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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - dampers and more

hi people i will have for sale in 3 to 4 weeks back set of aliminiun dampers a full kit for about 195 with free p&p and front set shortly after that to follow and a lot more to come like all the cables a windscreen a chrome hand brake and to top it all a autoelectrican and a very good engineer mechanic that can build very high spec engines thank you tommy
thomas turner

very scattered areas of business, do you have core business or jack of all trades?

do you have a functioning web site for potential customers to go to and will you be advertising in the 'Advertisers' section on here as you seem to be a formal business?
Nigel Atkins

nigel,

Ive asked the same,

im unsure if tommy is a brick and morter store front, an ebay drop shipper, a fabricator, or a middle man between servicers and people needing work done


Prop
Prop and the Blackhole Midget

hi prop thanks for that all the above lol speak to you later thank you tommy
thomas turner

On principle, I wouldn't buy anything at all, from someone who can't be bothered to write a decently punctuated sentence.

If someone can't be bothered to explain themselves in clear and easily read english, it makes me wonder about the quality of the products and services on offer.

And actually, reading these "tommy" posts, I wonder if the whole thing is a hoax.
Lawrence Slater

Unlikely to be a hoax, Tommy has been around for a while now, especially in the 16v section.

Not everyone is able to type perfectly, or indeed notice when things are right. And bad spelling or poor punctuation by no means infers poor technical ability.
Rob Armstrong

But not bothering to use capital letters even for one's own name rather shows a lack of attention to detail, which if carried over to the business (it often is) can be disastrous. It says 'steer clear' to me also.
David Smith

that nice smith to say so if you want any thing that i sell over the next 10 years the anster is no thank you tommy
thomas turner

hi R0B thank you for that so it look like that they are some real men left on here not just pen pushers and white collars good luck ROB THANK YOU TOMMY
thomas turner

QED :-)
Steve Clark

:-)
David Smith

Ditto, Steve and David. lol.
Lawrence Slater

Hi Tommy,
Perhaps it would help if you could explain a bit more about what you will be offering.

I assume you are past the first prototype stage if you are confident enough to begin to announce your products to the world so maybe some pictures also would be a help?

Andy Phillips (frankenfrog)

can you post a photo?


Norm Kerr

Hi Tommy,

I'm just trying to understand what you are saying.

does
"hi people i will have for sale in 3 to 4 weeks back set of aliminiun dampers a full kit for about 195 with free p&p and front set shortly after that to follow and a lot more to come like all the cables a windscreen a chrome hand brake and to top it all a autoelectrican and a very good engineer mechanic that can build very high spec engines thank you tommy"

translate as:

Hello everyone, in three to four weeks time I will have a rear aluminium damper kit for sale (for which model?) for about 195 including P & P. Soon after I'll have a front set for sale, shortly after which, I'll have many other parts including all cables (?), a windscreen (for which model?) and a chrome handbrake. In addition, I'm a very good auto electrician as well as a very good engineer who is able to build high spec engines. Tommy

Are you a business or and individual? Where about in the UK are you and are these one off items or do you intend to be supplying remanufactured parts?

I'm not tacking the p*ss but it really would help in you clarified what you're offering here.

Thanks in advance

Gary
G Lazarus

Gary

Here is the standard tommy response

(((hi gary thanks for that all the above lol speak to you later thank you tommy)))

Tommy, is this a full time gig, or do you also have a day time job

Tommy,

If you would like, id be happy to converse with you thur email about setting up a business plan for what your wanting to do, as well as other business practices ...ive done it for 30 years.

A business without a written plan is a boat without a rudder


Prop
Prop and the Blackhole Midget

Although Tommy has an English sounding name, it would appear that English may be his second language.
If that is the case, I wonder how many of us Brits could write in another language.
I speak a little German, but couldn't put a grammatically correct post on a German forum.

Bernie
bernie higginson

tommy,
to me you're coming across as a stroppy teenager, perhaps your comments were just meant as jokes and I missed it but it seems a peculiar way to promote yourself and your business

not all Spridget owners are of the Facebook generation and mentality, I'd guess a large percentage are not so you need to tailor your marketing to match the potential customers you are trying to attract
Nigel Atkins

Hi bernie. No excuse these days. If he can manage that much, he could manage a comma or two as well.

Do they use commas and full stops in Germany?

Verwenden Sie Kommata und Punkte in Deutschland?

I can't speak enough to have done this on my own, so I simply used a translation site.

http://www.freetranslation.com/en/translate-english-german

Now I need a german bod to say if it's correct, or near enough to make sense. :).
Lawrence Slater

Meanwhile, he's disappeared.
G Lazarus

""Meanwhile, he's disappeared.""

Nahhhh, he is reverse engineering a cool new part to call his own.... hahaha, sorry I shouldnt have said that.

Prop
Prop and the Blackhole Midget

it'll probably be an oil filter head using Paul Walbran's pictures (have a peek on K board).
David Smith

The Lawrence's of the wold use to piss me off now I just think there have a low IQ I don't care if someone can't spell punchuation theryjust arsolls
J Austerfield

J Austerfield.

If your post made sense, I'd critique it. It doesn't, so I won't. :)
Lawrence Slater

translation:
J Austerfield used to be pissed off by the Lawrences of this world but now just thinks they have a low IQ

and

he doesn't care if people cant spell punctuation as they're just ar*eholes (I don't think he meant what he put on this bit)
Nigel Atkins

Like I said Nigel, and even with your version of a translation, it doesn't make sense.
Lawrence Slater

It could just be a gay thing for lawerance

Lawerance have you been parading around town in buttless leather chaps lately?

If You make yourself into a target, then people will try to pin something to your ass

Prop
Prop and the Blackhole Midget

Hey Prop. No leather, but maybe it was the french maid's outfit. LOL.
Lawrence Slater

I know nothing about Mr. Turner or his business but I think these attacks on him are shameful. He might be writing in a second language, he might be dyslexic or have other brain-function anomalies. Regardless of his business acumen, or lack thereof, there's no excuse for belittling people just because they do not write in perfect English.
Nick Nakorn

Nick,
I'm not defending others but tommy isn't an innocent party in all this, have a look at his replies some are very childish, not the way to conduct yourself if you're trying to drum up business as appears to be the case
Nigel Atkins

I agree.

If he's savvy enough to advertise on here for free, he can't have that many "brain-function anomalies".

All he has to say is. "I dont reed and rite so good so give me a brake plese."

But even if he does, that won't alter the fact that reading what he posts is tedious hassle, and likely to be off putting to prospective buyers.

That's just life, even if you might feel sorry for him.
Lawrence Slater

I'm not arguing about the content of his writing but about the attack on his ability to write. By all means be critical of content but it's not nice to be critical of writing ability. If Tommy doesn't 'read and write so good' then please do give him a break; that's no more than we would expect from others ourselves surely?
Nick Nakorn

"If Tommy doesn't 'read and write so good' "

"IF". Exactly Nick. To me it just looks like lazy text speak, and it's bloody annoying to even attempt to read it.

If he can make the products he's advertising, he must be able to read a drawing and spec's I'd have thought. So he can't be that disabled in 3Rs.
Lawrence Slater

who attacked him? One or two people expressed their supplier selection criteria and stated that on the evidence of this forum he didn't meet them. No more, no less.
David Smith

hi dave yes that right lol lol
thomas turner

see it is a hoax nobody that daft lol lol.
Lawrence Slater

I agree with nigels last response

If tommy is going to solicit his wares, then he needs to present himself in a higher standard to be taken more seriously

If tommy dosnt take his business image and what it is supposed to represent to a professional standard then why should anyone else show tommy or his company as worthy of respect

Prop
Prop and the Blackhole Midget

Prop
Prop and the Blackhole Midget

hi prop yes we must have a chat thank you tommy
thomas turner

hi slater a question for you sorry actually 2 how old are you and what do you work at thank you tommy
thomas turner

Tommy
let's go on a little exploration trip!
There is a long key on the right hand of the letter L on your keyboard.
It has an arrow down to the left and the letters "Enter" on it.
If you press it once the next letter you type ends up on the next line.
If you do this on the end of a sentence it makes reading what you wrote a lot easier for us.

Now show us some pics of what you are trying to sell us!

I am curious to see what you make, and as long as you try to make your writings readable we won't whine about spelling mistakes etc (I'm a dyslectic to)
Onno K

tommy when you at least try to make a proper sentence i will answer you lawrence
Lawrence Slater

Lawrence. LOL.
Bernie Higginson

yes ok slater lol lol
thomas turner

How does this thread keep getting bumped without having any more posts added to it?

It's the third time. Are we being hacked?

Rob

Rob aka MG Moneypit

What do you mean bumped Rob?
Lawrence Slater

Bumped back to the top. Or is it my imagination? I'm sure I have seen it drop down the rankings only to appear at the top again with no new postings. Is that possible? Maybe I'm going MAD!!!


Rob
Rob aka MG Moneypit

Do you have a temperature? Flu like symptoms? Have you been following the Ebola thread? Maybe you have a virus? ;).
Lawrence Slater

I was reading the Ebola thread. I touched the screen, then rubbed my eyes. OMG

Rob

p.s. This reply has been included to increase the Ebola content of a midget thread in the hope it will get deleted.
Rob aka MG Moneypit

Great now ebola has mutated into a computer virus

Nice knowing you rob, good luck with that whole projectile vomiting, bleeding out and dying thing

Haha

Prop
Prop and the Blackhole Midget

Hey Prop, that's nothing. I once forgot my wife's birthday, it was far worse.

Rob
Rob aka MG Moneypit

leave it long enough, the Ebola thread should burn itself out ;).
Lawrence Slater

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