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posted : September 8, 2004 Post subject: Is Stoney Cove the Marks and Spencers of Diving
Not so long they were who all others looked up to. They were the best.

Ok they were pricey but you knew that you got quality.

Then things began to slip... It became a bit samey. They offered what THEY wanted and if you didn't like it then... well tough.

Other saw a gap in the market- a chance and they took it.

Market share began to slip but they said "It's ok" werethe best. all the other are too small. What can they offer?"

But things got worse. They decided to invest an show thenation that they were still the mightiest... but all that investment it taking a very long time.

The staff did not have to be helpful. they were the best. If you didn't like their opening hours well... Tough.

Okay they thought lets try someting else. A realunch offering food like to competition already did.. but not really as good actually.

A FEW of the staff could see the rot. They cared. The rest knew for a fact that the customer was WRONG.

What next? A markeing campaign telling every body that they were the best.. that should do it.. put the competition in their place- make them show respect. I know, in the marketing point out to all of their customers that they shouldn't do this beacuse it's not allowed and whine on about how hard it is to be the best.....

Yet are they. Have they lost the plot?

Or should we, the customers, show more respect and gratefully accept what's given to us?

How much more market share can they lose before someone says it's time to roll over.

Dinousaurs did not die out because they were not the biggest or strongest. They die out because they did not evolve quickly enough.

Any thoughts?



 
posted : September 8, 2004 Post subject: Is Stoney Cove the Marks and Spencers of Diving
2 decent people in the shop. The rest are snide

Margaret's good

And Fluff.

The rest don't care



 
posted : September 8, 2004 Post subject: Is Stoney Cove the Marks and Spencers of Diving
Did you know that Midland diving now do Nitrox?


 
posted : September 8, 2004 Post subject: Is Stoney Cove the Marks and Spencers of Diving
The pubs no better. The last time I ate there my friends had to wait 45 minutes for their order to arrive. Thery were lucky- Mine took an hour and a half and only half the order was there.

Why on earth can't you get a cup of coffee at 8.00?

How can a bacon sandwich take so long to do?

Its a monopoly and your right- why the hell should they change? Except they're no longer the national dive centre.


Yes. The shop staff are arrogant






 
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