Kind of you to allow me freedom of choice as to where I buy my gas, anchovies and beer. :
Your pathetic crusade is built on your credibility, having seen your sneering posts all over the net I expect it to go out with a whimper.
As to the service staff on the barge, repeating your lies means you descend further and further into mendacity, it also means your posts are worth the paper they are written on.
Dogbreath, you shouldn't be the one talking, you're not the one spending thousands on boat gas over the year. Let alone spending the $$$ on an expensive boat. I have a problem with paying prices that are out of line. I have several cars which consume big $$$ in gasoline, and I'm not whining. 351 4bbl, 302's, 454's. I've paid my fair share in gasoline too, twin 225 Optimaxes, twin 250 4 strokes, etc etc etdc.
Lies? What lies are you talking about? I've already had my posts validated, other individuals also experienced the safety violations, the higher prices, etc.
Is that all you have to defend your friends at the barge? Just unequivocally calling my experiences and observations lies? Do you really think I have something to prove by getting on here with some kind of groundless and vengeful agenda? I don't have ANYTHING to gain by making up lies on this subject.
It's not my actions which are costing that retailer sales and profits. It's their actions and their behaviours. They're priced above everyone else and they brought this criticism on by their actions and their employees and retailers actions.
So why are you so hell bent on smearing the facts and observations as experienced by myself and others? I've been on that barge and seen other people just livid about the price of fuel...on more than one occasion. I will never set foot on that barge again as a matter of fact as a result of the issue. I'm driving past every Esso both on land and on the water at this point, and every Tim Horton's that exists at an Esso as well, just because the whole situation and actions by the retailer have slighted me so much. Not that it makes a different to Imperial Oil Corporation or False Creek Esso, but at this point, I'm not going to stop telling others how to save a few bucks or anyone who could benefit from my experiences.
Just because you think it's cool that someone go out there and charge above market price that justifies your action to smear me and discredit me? He makes his own market because he's the only game in town in False Creek, and it's being exploited to the max and Esso is on his side.
Dogbreath, I'm going to refrain from falling into the same trap that you and other critics of my posts on this issue have and I'm going to leave any personal attacks out of this.
It's individuals like you that are obviously not interested in saving others money and aiding their enjoyment of the sport. In fact, you seem to believe that people should pay through the nose---you don't want to save anyone money $$$$. That's fine and that's your business. I have no quarrels with you or that.
I want to save people money so they can spend more time enjoying boating and fishing yet you seem to think that opportunism by corporations and businesses and poor business practices are justified.
Case in point..without naming any specific names.... Tackle Shop A and the now former Tackle Shop B would rather tell a customer and future customers to go to the competitor than do the right thing in terms of customer service and sound business practice, even if it means making next to no money every once in a while on a sale. Hence in my visit to that store to see if things have changed, I once again had to take my money elsewhere..substantial coin at that.....and their attitude is simple.. "screw anyone that knows they're getting hosed on some, I want to hose the naive ones". Your attitude is just the same, make the most money possible, do the least, and rip people off because it's easier. Any business that lets a legitimate $500 sale walk right out the door is operating on borrowed time.
You govern yourself accordingly based on what you're happy with--good.
If I draw attention to a situation and choose to pass that on and save others money, that's my business and you shouldn't be critical of that. I'm not critical of you for shopping there am I?
At any rate Dogbreath, I can see that your principles and mine are at odds and I'll govern myself accordingly as I'm sure you will. Unfortunately, I can't say I'll just let this issue pass on by with no hard feelings and sad to say, but I'll have to adjust my other sporting behaviours towards others on this baord as a result and I'll have to withold more information. That's unfortunate. No point to contribute on this board anyways because certain people don't give a fling flang jang no matter how good the intentions or advice is.
I won't be thinking about anyone who was pernicious to me when I barbeque my steaks and salmon and dine out at the Keg with all the money I saved by buying gas elsewhere while knowing that other individuals aren't eating so well as a result of blowing my advice off.
I'll stick to my guns and stick to my principles.