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Hi just thought id let you know about our new website , we are suppliers of ron hill , mountain equipment , and sprayway gear our prices are much cheaper than your high street stores and we promise to treat your order with the urgency it deserves. Also we are currently offering all runnersforum members free postage on all their orders regardless of number of items etc why not come and check us out.

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at least finish your website before spamming us with it

mountain equip mens soft shell...no item found
wms soft shell ...no item etc etc
 

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double standards

in reply to footmans response , I suppose the link to his website mysteriously put it self there !!! Also if he bothered to read the website properly he would of noticed there is a link to my sister site and between them there are over 500 items listed. We offer a lot of our goods at half the high street shops which just shows how some of the retailers like footman have been ripping consumers off for years with their pricing structures would he like to point out to the customers exactly how much profit he is making out of them ok each pair he sells which is why retailers like him do not take to sites like ours who sell the same items as the high street shops but at respectable prices.
The website is up and running and we are adding items daily we have been putting a lot of effort into getting the site ready hence why we have concentrated on putting more runners gear on than camping gear as we are advertising on running websites basics of marketing I'm presuming !!!
 

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Okay okay let's not get personal about pricing. People are free to make a choice about how much they pay. Most people are aware that business are there to make profit and sometimes those profits are big.

I accept the mountainrange website isn't exactly bursting, with many categories empty.
But the search does work, so at this moment in time I'm happy that along with the ebay shop it's offering enough to be advertised.

At some point we will be introducing a section where people can plug sites relevant to running and training.
 

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I assume you run as you have joined.

Why not put your business address in your signature, like footman and then become a valued member of the forum by contributing to posts.

We are (in the main) quite grown up and will decide if we wish to go to your site. At the moment I avoided this thread at first as it was one of three and looked like blatent spam. I am still unsure of your intentions and for that reason have not gone to your site.

If you were another valued member, I would have definately had a look see.
 

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forum etiquette normally suggests that one comes in and talks about the subject before putting up a post which is a blatent advert....you obviously have a problem with retailers, go talk to the big boys about it, as a small independant i do not make nearly the amount you think i do...would love to know your background and how you can make such sweeping statements

lets look at a few facts

1 i am not a retailer as such, my work is specialist and involves analysis of sports people and fitting of footwear to suit their needs, ask any forum member who has been to see me if i tried to SELL them a shoe, I sold them a service and let them decide waht to do with it.

2 I personally have no problem with sites offering good prices to people all power to you, if you cna make a margin to survive in that way then as i say i have no problem...where i do have an issue is
A} you come on here and spam us with your first post
B} your site has product categories with nothing in them...if it isn't finished then finish it before telling us
C} you then make a personal attack on me for commenting about your site when i go to a web site which advertises a product type, i want to go straight to that category, if i can't find what i want i leave, i don't hang around to find a link to another site or read the small print to find out where it may be

BTW on shoes the standard margin is sub 40% unless you are a multiple buying several hundered pairs , then consider rent, rates, heat lights, etc etc and tell me whats left.... but hey you already knew that....I'm not hiding behind anything, if anyone is i think it is you


for what it is worth, i joined this forum about a year ago, i don't spend too much time here because i am busy.when i am here you will notice that what i post about is subjects i have knowledge in where i may be able to help..i don't go touting for business every second word, i let others promote me, it's the way forums work. unless someone can give me a pretty good reason to stay around I'm not sure I'll bother the stay and take the kind of abuse you like to dish out
 

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Hi hrun
Thanks for taking your time to post a reply, Just a few facts about my self I am a runner and have been for 25+ years in my younger days competitively but unfortunately due to my legs not being as they used to be these days it is merely just for fitness and enjoyment. I have been in the running retail trade for nearly 25 years and in the last 3 years decided it was time to work for myself so I an not as earlier post suggest a newbie.
A senior member of this site advised me to join and get involved with the post and I have read most of them with enjoyment i am currently revamping a new website to offer the quality goods I sell at reduced prices and so thought I would pass the details on your members who maybe interested in purchasing and grabbing themselves a bargain.
I clearly labelled the new post as new running gear website and have been working extreme long hours to get it up and running footman was right in what he said about being no softshells listed which is why I started the posting as running gear because I have been concentrating on listing as much gear as I can in as many hours there is in the day but because I was promoting the running side I have tried to get as much on as I could.
Footman obviously didnt pick up ok this and decided to pick up on the fact that there were some of the camping categories not showing items, I posted a link to my sister site from the new website for them members who would want to purchase sleeping bags and tents etc I also have a contact icon on the website for anyone wishing to ask questions or have any messages for me etc.
I would of hoped that footman who is a retailer like myself although not dealing in the same type of goods could of emailed me through the website rather than trying to put the shop down in the forum if he would of read the forum heading or the message on the main website all would of been clear to him and we could be talking about items that matter I came out and defended myself as most people do and if I offended anyone in anyway I apologise the end of the day we all have to start somewhere as I'm sure footman did one day. We are not desperate for business both sites are doing over and above expectations we are trying to get everything listed ad quick as we can but carrying over 1000 different styles it will take a little longer to get there and our priority is shipping all the orders out the same day.
It is a matter of personal preference where anyone buys there gear from and we are just offering an alternative I'm sure if footman comes back in a week or 2 he will find more items than he can shake a stick at , I apologise to footman for the retaliatory comments it certainly isnt my style and I would hope if he wants to contact me in future he is welcome to call or email me anytime where I would gladly answer any questions he may have. For anyone visiting the site they can follow the link to the sister site or email me with any stock request as we have a massive range available.
 

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Glad to hear you still enjoy running as a hobby.

Welcome to the forum and I hope you settle in. Personally I would let people find their way to your site through a link in your sig.

All the best
 

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mountainrangeuk

i have looked at your site again, prehaps you could put a link from the section with no product directly to the sister site

let's just all play nice for the better good of running:):)
 
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