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12-13-2007 04:15 PM
Freesail99 Why I even said, I didn't read all the way back ......
12-13-2007 04:06 PM
TrueBlue
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Originally Posted by Freesail99 View Post
Not sure you heard and I didn't read all the way back, but Peter Harris has been replaced. A long time member of the WM board is now CEO.
Cam reported that in post #65 Freesail . . .
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Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
Hey...big news at West...Harris is gone. New guy is from West in the glory days! Maybe things will get better!
http://www.ibinews.com/ibinews/newsd...16ibinews.html
One of the reasons Harris threw in the towel . . .
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When he joined the company in January, 2005, the stock was trading at US$27.05 per share. Yesterday, it closed at US$9.20 per share.
12-13-2007 03:46 PM
Freesail99 Not sure you heard and I didn't read all the way back, but Peter Harris has been replaced. A long time member of the WM board is now CEO.
12-13-2007 03:43 PM
rsn48 The over pricing at West Marine is well known by most experienced boaters. For my wife, in Vancouver BC, I bought one of those electronic relief aids for sea sickness - I paid $165 Canadian. I found the same product on the net for $80 so I emailed Wretched Marine and they responded by passing it on, and you can guess what happened, I never heard from anyone. Since this happened around the time of my hip replacement surgery, I didn't follow up on it - more important things on my mind, like pain relief.

So I vote now with my dollars, and you can guess where they aren't going. Steveston Marine is just a very short block up and I can get basically everything there and not get as ripped off.
12-11-2007 07:16 PM
TAK I have been dealing with Dave at the Tracy store for years.. one of the few decent guys on the HHN property.. They will even match Defender if you do your home work.

That said any one that has owned boats long enough knows when your going to spend a little coin shop around .. West is not going to be the cheapest in most cases but it makes up for it in convience..
12-11-2007 06:58 PM
sailingdog Nah, I thought she was still working at a WM near me...
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Originally Posted by Giulietta View Post
What about her??

Was she laid off?? Where is she in all this??

12-11-2007 06:55 PM
Giulietta What about her??

Was she laid off?? Where is she in all this??

12-11-2007 06:53 PM
sailingdog That is good news... maybe WM will start concentrating on selling with some effort on customer service... rather than focusing on price gouging.
12-11-2007 06:49 PM
camaraderie Hey...big news at West...Harris is gone. New guy is from West in the glory days! Maybe things will get better!
http://www.ibinews.com/ibinews/newsd...16ibinews.html
12-06-2007 03:01 PM
telekitr
You got it.....

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Originally Posted by Cruisingdad View Post
Complaining about the prices at West Marine is like driving a Hummer and complaining about the cost of gasoline.
You got that right.....if you don't want to get burned, get out of the fire.
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