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Old 01-09-2014, 10:51 AM   #19301
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OK here are thing 1 and thing 2:



1. A company we wrote a proposal for is being unprofessional about responding to the proposal. They have declined to respond to it and just started moving forward with another company for a first round (we are not yet "out" however). They have essentially decided to move forward based on changing the rules set forth in their RFP (costs, due dates, whatever) and did not allow us a response to those changes--probably because they're Doing it Wrong. The company is in the Netherlands.

2. The other company they selected is known for being a lowest bidder (friendly to us, but very low cost competitor) and doesn't have our history of knowledge and quality. Or so we believe (ha). That company turns out to ALSO be from the Netherlands.

It's like starting a long distance relationship (that you think is going well) with a rich, hot model/chef that you think is going well until the girl informs you that she's also going to be sleeping with her friend down the street that gives her a lot of presents but is kind of stupid. And she wants to keep you in the picture for some reason.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:55 AM   #19302
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I have a friend who owns a vintage clothing store in Somerville NJ called Incogneeto. She's super cool, and a walking encyclopedia of vintage fashion. She'd likely rent you the appropriate duds. PM me of you want my name to drop and her contact info. I'm sure it could be shipped there fairly quickly.
Thanks man, appreciate it. Unless shipping both ways across the pond is super cheap, I probably have to go local.
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Stop sipping the haterade. The party's in the uk and my cousin's wife is actually American. Thus the theme.
Ah, well then. I guess just change "The Netherlands" to "The UK" in my earlier query, and it stands.

Unless your cousin's American wife is the host of the party (this wasn't clear), in which case I'd simply wonder why she's subjecting all of her British friends to the Jersey shore.




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It's like starting a long distance relationship (that you think is going well) with a rich, hot model/chef that you think is going well until the girl informs you that she's also going to be sleeping with her friend down the street that gives her a lot of presents but is kind of stupid. And she wants to keep you in the picture for some reason.
Ah, yeah- I knew that girl. Erica Sutter.

She was actually a molecular biologist, but she did some work with a company which is developing technology to synthetically manufacture "genuine" meat and leather, so that's sort of like being a chef.
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OK here are thing 1 and thing 2:



1. A company we wrote a proposal for is being unprofessional about responding to the proposal. They have declined to respond to it and just started moving forward with another company for a first round (we are not yet "out" however). They have essentially decided to move forward based on changing the rules set forth in their RFP (costs, due dates, whatever) and did not allow us a response to those changes--probably because they're Doing it Wrong. The company is in the Netherlands.

2. The other company they selected is known for being a lowest bidder (friendly to us, but very low cost competitor) and doesn't have our history of knowledge and quality. Or so we believe (ha). That company turns out to ALSO be from the Netherlands.

It's like starting a long distance relationship (that you think is going well) with a rich, hot model/chef that you think is going well until the girl informs you that she's also going to be sleeping with her friend down the street that gives her a lot of presents but is kind of stupid. And she wants to keep you in the picture for some reason.
I hate bidding ****. Luckily we have enough repeat customers that we can work steadily without having to bid (most of the time).

Although, I've bid a few larger commercial projects this past year and actually just got off the phone with the VP of a company that we bid one for and they're sending out the letter of intent.

Biggest one we've done in awhile, so it'll be nice to be locked in and put it on the schedule.

Most of the time, I bid everything that comes our way, even if we're too busy and cant do it. This way, if anything falls through there's a plan b.
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:17 AM   #19305
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Ah, well then. I guess just change "The Netherlands" to "The UK" in my earlier query, and it stands.

Unless your cousin's American wife is the host of the party (this wasn't clear), in which case I'd simply wonder why she's subjecting all of her British friends to the Jersey shore.


Yes she is the host, I should have clarified
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Ah, yeah- I knew that girl. Erica Sutter.
But she does have a nice ***. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/Cu...w208-h207-p-no
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I hate bidding ****. Luckily we have enough repeat customers that we can work steadily without having to bid (most of the time).

Although, I've bid a few larger commercial projects this past year and actually just got off the phone with the VP of a company that we bid one for and they're sending out the letter of intent.

Biggest one we've done in awhile, so it'll be nice to be locked in and put it on the schedule.

Most of the time, I bid everything that comes our way, even if we're too busy and cant do it. This way, if anything falls through there's a plan b.
The bidding isn't the problem. It's that the company is normally a supplier for other companies and has less experience acting as the customer. They are essentially a division of a huge OEM.


JOE: can we assume you were the long distance beau who got the shaft instead of giving it?
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JOE: can we assume you were the long distance beau who got the shaft instead of giving it?
Well, I do enjoy the shaft...
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Unless your cousin's American wife is the host of the party (this wasn't clear), in which case I'd simply wonder why she's subjecting all of her British friends to the Jersey shore.
I'm not sure the "Jersey shore" held the same connotations in the Prohibition era as it does today.

Besides, the styles would likely not have been very far off were you to substitute "Manhattan" or "London" or "Chicago."


Oscar - It depends on how crafty you want to get. One option would be to find an inexpensive second-hand suit (grey, black, or blue) and actually add your own slightly broader pinstripes. Going with a 3-piece suit with a higher collared vest and broader lapels would be ideal.

Image search "Boardwalk Empire Jimmy" and you should get some ideas for something that would be higher end but not necessarily Ritz-Carlton.
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Thanks man, appreciate it. Unless shipping both ways across the pond is super cheap, I probably have to go local.
I have friends in Amsterdam, have posted them things from time to time including clothes (shop swag) and have never been put off by any astronomical shipping charge. I mean, folded tightly it would be a reasonably small parcel, and what does a suit weigh? With shoes and stuff, maybe 10 pounds max? Worth a quick online shipping quote. Not sure of the zip code in her town, but you could get close using my old hometown's zip of 08812.. They're about the same distance from the Netherlands.

Anyway, if I wanted to crush a vintage themed event, I'd call Stacey. She would hook you up, tight.
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Yes, she does.

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I'm not sure the "Jersey shore" held the same connotations in the Prohibition era as it does today.
Thank you for pointing out the logical inconsistency in the joke, Mr. Buzz Killington.

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I passed on buying a $1500 Miata tonight.

1994, black, 138k miles. Timing belt done within the last 10k miles. Body was basically straight, no rust that I could see. Paint was scuffed and scratched but okay. Dead battery (of the wrong type). Headlights stuck in the up position. Softop window torn out. Interior had been disassembled down to the tub, then haphazardly stuffed back together -- carpet not installed, dash and tombstone were loose, gauge hood missing, door jam kick panels missing, door cards had the plastic liner sticking out of the edges...

Second-guessing myself now. I was irritated because I had been in contact with the seller for several days, and not once in response to my many questions about the car did he think to mention that he had pulled the interior out and not bothered to put it back together. What I should have done is run down all the problems, offer him $1000, and see how badly he wanted it out of the driveway.

Hmm. Really torn about this one. Might give it a day, and if he hasn't listed it for sale by then, call him back and see how much he's willing to negotiate.
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I passed on buying a $1500 Miata tonight.

1994, black, 138k miles. Timing belt done within the last 10k miles. Body was basically straight, no rust that I could see. Paint was scuffed and scratched but okay. Dead battery (of the wrong type). Headlights stuck in the up position. Softop window torn out. Interior had been disassembled down to the tub, then haphazardly stuffed back together -- carpet not installed, dash and tombstone were loose, gauge hood missing, door jam kick panels missing, door cards had the plastic liner sticking out of the edges...

Second-guessing myself now. I was irritated because I had been in contact with the seller for several days, and not once in response to my many questions about the car did he think to mention that he had pulled the interior out and not bothered to put it back together. What I should have done is run down all the problems, offer him $1000, and see how badly he wanted it out of the driveway.

Hmm. Really torn about this one. Might give it a day, and if he hasn't listed it for sale by then, call him back and see how much he's willing to negotiate.
If it runs and you can get it for $1000-1200 I would probably jump on it. Fixing interiors is relatively easy.
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I passed on buying a $1500 Miata tonight.

1994, black, 138k miles. Timing belt done within the last 10k miles. Body was basically straight, no rust that I could see. Paint was scuffed and scratched but okay. Dead battery (of the wrong type). Headlights stuck in the up position. Softop window torn out. Interior had been disassembled down to the tub, then haphazardly stuffed back together -- carpet not installed, dash and tombstone were loose, gauge hood missing, door jam kick panels missing, door cards had the plastic liner sticking out of the edges...

Second-guessing myself now. I was irritated because I had been in contact with the seller for several days, and not once in response to my many questions about the car did he think to mention that he had pulled the interior out and not bothered to put it back together. What I should have done is run down all the problems, offer him $1000, and see how badly he wanted it out of the driveway.

Hmm. Really torn about this one. Might give it a day, and if he hasn't listed it for sale by then, call him back and see how much he's willing to negotiate.
ill sell you mine for $1500, come get it.
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Finally had my car picked up to put into storage for the time being. Guys who I crewed for last weekend at an endurance race offered to put it on their trailer and store with their racecars. No more taxes, insurance and failed inspection tickets for the time being.
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ill sell you mine for $1500, come get it.
I will vouch for it having an interior.
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I will vouch for it having an interior.
it also has a new TB, a striaght body, a good battery, a good softop, headlights go both up and down, and the elusive "revvy" 1.6L motor. (as well as sways, 11" rotors, and a prop valve)
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