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Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by Presentation, Oct 3, 2006.
Another former SRO member.
Hi from Wisconsin
Good to see you Presentation!!!
Nice to see you Wesley. Not many of us found this site.
Who owns this site?
They are coming, most are logging in and checking it out first. It is the closest thing I have to seen to the layout we had. Who owns the site I will let them explain it, but here is what Jim posted on another board today when questioned if BR or SR owned the site. Jim you will notice one of the things we liked about SRO board so much is there were no advertisements and no one trying to sell you stuff and usually no troublemakers (the Mods did a great job of keeping that stuff out.)
"Hi thunderbird, its not controlled by Brunswick. Its just sitting on our server. Who are we? We have a yacht brokerage company and marine electronics business. Because of the nature of our yacht brokerage company we sell a tremendous amount of used Sea Rays. at the end of '03 some customers started asking us where they can find info about sea rays online because they knew I was very heavy into particpating in online forums like boatus or tht. I honestly had no idea where to send them so I promised I would open them up a forum on our server. In early '04 I did that. In '05 or so I learned about SRO which was certainly a thriving community. I have never tried to compete with SRO, in fact there has never been a mention of it on CSR or vice versa. Since our site had a lt of info I have just left it up. It gets a few posts a day and certainly has a bunch of registered members. If every Sea Ray owner under the sun ends up there, that would be great, if nobody shows up thats OK too because we don't make any money from it. But I do plan to leave it up and I will invest whatever resources are necessary if there is interest. If the SRO guy wants to send me the data from his server to stick up there I would certainly do it.
I am a boat us member and we provide a link to boat us's insurance services on our other sites. I think they have done something neat here with this owners section. I can't imagine trying to keep all of this moderated and orderly!
Jim, hope you do not mind me posting but people are going to be curious...
Hi Presentation. The server is owned by By Owner Group which operates BOE Marine and By Owner Yachts. BOE sells marine electronics and By Owner Yachts (BOY) offers innovative yacht brokerage programs. You'll see way down at the bottom of the main page we have some support forums for both companies. In reality, most people email us so these forums have not been very productive. We have some new software we are integrating into BOY that will be much more effective than the forums were so they will likely go away in a month or so. We will be heavily promoting our marine electronics forum when we launch a new version of boemarine.com so we will likely move those forum to another server, unless of course they end up being used by CSR folks in which case we will leave them here. I will likely officially move these Sea Ray forums to their domain officially instead of piggy backing on our BOY domain if the forum gets popular with you guys. I've told a bunch of other people that we will dedicate the resources to give you guys and gals with Sea Rays a nice place to hang out, and keep it All Sea Ray All the time!
Even if this forum sees a boatload of traffic it will still always remain free because it is just a very small part of our online activty. Thanks for coming!
I was at another site called The Hull Truth that had a section for BOE. I asked a few questions about radar and got very straight forward answers. Then I linked to the site and prices were only average UNITL I added the item to the cart then BINGO the prices would drop to the best prices I could find anywhere. Not sure how many orders are lost beause the actual price is not shown up front. Or I'm just slow and I don't know how to use the site, LOL.
Best wishes in growing this forum.
We at BOE are authorized Garmin dealers as well as authorized dealers for the other brands that have MAP pricing (Minimum Advertised Price). As dealers we have to honor their pricing policies or else they will not sell to us anymore. We have to hide teh actual sales price until an item is added to the cart. It is very confusin and downright deceptive if you ask me, but its not our rule. I bet we do lose a lot of sales because of it.