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  1. #61  
    Quote Originally Posted by cardfan View Post
    Just another example that if you negotiate hard you get results. I think he did fine. I only posted that he shouldn't expect preferential treatment. But he went to war for a bit and got results.

    For example, if you go to a Best Buy for a tv, surely you don't pay their asking price? Or what a car lot asks for a car? Or if your a business, you don't sign a lease without going back and forth. Many on here have called Sprint getting all kinds of perks.
    This is true but when people go to war for a car or a tv. Its not because they expect to be treated special. Its because the prices are severely marked up. The customer knows it and so does the sales rep. Trying to get a better deal and expecting one because you think your famous are two different things.

    I guess you can use whatever tools are available to you to get the job done but that does mean its gonna look good.
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    entitled much??
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    #63  
    Alrighty, I'm just going to summarize my previous post: Critics of Salty Off-Grid's ways, Palm disagrees with you. Sprint too.

    If you believe you have an entitlement, you can either do something about it...or just sulk in a corner thinking about how not special you are. One day you're criticizing someone for negotiating for a little kick-back just because he thinks he's earned it, and the next, you're letting people take away your bigger entitlements and doing mean things like stealing elections out from under you.

    @Salty: If off-grid living helps you keep a level and respectful head like the one you've obviously got on, I just may strike out myself...
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  4.    #64  
    Quote Originally Posted by Goyena View Post
    @Salty: If off-grid living helps you keep a level and respectful head like the one you've obviously got on, I just may strike out myself...
    Goyena, if ever you are serious about that. I (and many more people like me) will be more than happy to lend you any assistance and/or advice. It's easier than most people think.

    Peace,

    Salty
  5. #65  
    I personally dont care if you get free stuff or not it really doesnt matter to me because it doesnt affect my day one bit. I have gotten "extra upgrades" and incentives from carriers and I have been told no or just not asked for them.

    To each his own I say.

    But what bothers me is how people think they are so important or special that they feel they should post it all over the internet or forums for people to see. I dont care what happened to Salty or his Sprint contract or that his wife broke her phone.

    Apparently he just felt the need to complain to everyone in hopes of gaining support to help his cause for a free phone.

    Come on really. You wanted a cheap $50.00 phone. With the rebate/credit thing they were offering it would have cost what? $60.00 OMG your kidding right. Maybe you should have complained at the Sprint store when they told you the Pre was $299.99 with a mail in rebate. Told them you only wanted to pay $199.99 up front.

    Sorry just tired of all the complaining threads around here.
  6. #66  
    Quote Originally Posted by Salty Off-Grid View Post
    ... We stopped in Abilene, Texas at THE COTTON PATCH restaurant for dinner (lunch to you yankees). I eat there quite often and it is always very, very good. ... I don't know if the sandwich was good or bad. I just saw a guy get made into a long-term customer.
    ...
    Well, I'm a permanent Cotton Patch customer.

    I only tell you this to say you might want to think about another way of looking at it.

    Michael (Salty Off-Grid)
    Thanks for sharing this story. It makes me want to visit The Cotton Patch if I'm ever in that neighborhood! You're definitely right about keeping an objective mind and being open to alternative ways of thinking. Hopefully this thread has died down now and you can get your farmwork done. :-)

    -- Bob
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  7. #67  
    Quote Originally Posted by Salty Off-Grid View Post
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    Now, I do not believe for one second that there is nothing Sprint can do, or that the cheapest phone they have in the building is $150. I told them I would take a dixie cup and a string and pay $50, I just didn't want to pay $150 for a new phone that I don't need.
    ...
    Except that didn't offer "nothing", they offered you $150 phone and a $90 credit on your next bill. That's a $60 phone, pretty close to what you asked for. Yes, you have to pay up front, but so do they. They're simply ensuring that they get their value back from you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Salty Off-Grid View Post
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    I acknowledged repeatedly that I know the damage was our fault, and like you said, it doesn't hurt to ask. I asked, fairly. They rejected it, which is there right. Then, I chose to utilize my right to cancel service and remove my support for Sprint, even if I am still a big fan of the Pre. All I asked is for the service to be cancelled, for which I will pay a premium.
    ...
    The problem was, after doing that, you got on here and seemed to whine about it. I'll give you the benefit of a doubt that you were attempting humor, but "strangled and raped" doesn't sound like humor. That, coupled with your other thread that they "ought" to do something for you, and insistence that they are "doing nothing" (when in fact the opposite is true, though "nothing" is exactly what they really owed) - all of this portrays you in a bad light.

    I'm glad you got a phone from them. Personally, I'd recommend the Pro simply because of the resale value. I think it would have been good if you'd been able to hold your disdain for Sprint until after it was resolved. Probably would have been better for all.
  8. #68  
    Quote Originally Posted by Shane112358 View Post
    Am I the only one concerned about the state of their country's agricultural system when this guy has so much time on his hands to a) Call/email/Twitt Palm and Sprint all the time and b) Create so many posts about it on PreCentral?

    Dude, give it up and go grow me some potatoes.
    Huh??? What concern is it of anyone's how much time he has on his hands. I don't get this post at all...

    BTW, where did you get the time to post? Shouldn't you be flippin' some hamburgers or something?
  9.    #69  
    Actually all of that has been explained. I should not be shocked to find so many with socialist tendencies on here, but this is a discussion forum. I discussed what was happening with me and Sprint, discussed my mistakes at attempted humor, discussed that I thought Sprint was wrong (not morally, just businesswise), discussed why I thought they were wrong, discussed what i would have done about it and why, and discussed what resulted with both companies.

    The personal attacks and outright vitriol certainly hasn't come from me or anyone who has been supportive of me. Some people aren't satisfied unless everyone is as miserable as they are... that's the way of life. I just deal with it and move on. Like Goyena said, Palm and Sprint agreed with me and I'm sure that pisses off the Bolsheviks.

    That is what discussion is all about. Simply stupid and ironic comments like "I am tired of the complaining" are just a waste of bandwidth.

    Peace,

    Salty Off-Grid
  10. #70  
    Quote Originally Posted by Goyena View Post
    Alrighty, I'm just going to summarize my previous post: Critics of Salty Off-Grid's ways, Palm disagrees with you. Sprint too.
    So if I kidnap the CEO's daughter and it gets my wife a new phone does that mean they agreed with me as well?

    Salty, you seem like a really nice guy and good on you for getting what you wanted out of the deal. I just don't personally agree with the tactic of retroactively demanding payback for what was presumably just some nice guy sharing how much he liked this neat new phone he bought.

    It's just disappointing for those of us who had a different picture of you painted in our heads after reading the original. Me anyway.
  11.    #71  
    Quote Originally Posted by hparsons View Post
    Huh??? What concern is it of anyone's how much time he has on his hands. I don't get this post at all...

    BTW, where did you get the time to post? Shouldn't you be flippin' some hamburgers or something?
    Exactly. You see, this is the emotion behind a lot of this crap. It has nothing to do with what I said to Sprint or vice versa. It is "someone might get more than me" or somebody feels entitled, or "how are the world are cattle going to survive if no one is standing by them all day saying 'please keep eating cow'"

    Frankly the amount of free time I have on my hands ought to make this guy question his adhesion to a system that promises him endless "time saving" devices and no free time. I'll be glad to help him free up some time, but he'd have to make some big changes. My cows don't care what I'm doing.

    Human nature.

    Michael (Salty Off-Grid)
  12.    #72  
    Quote Originally Posted by GMoney749 View Post
    I just don't personally agree with the tactic of retroactively demanding payback for what was presumably just some nice guy sharing how much he liked this neat new phone he bought.

    It's just disappointing for those of us who had a different picture of you painted in our heads after reading the original. Me anyway.
    If you think I demanded anything from Sprint or from Palm you have a completely wrong idea of what happened. There is a big difference from me saying on a discussion board my opinion of what someone ought to do, and what was said in discussions with Sprint. I have listed those discussions in depth on this thread. I never demanded anything accept my right to disconnect service and pay $400 for the right. Period. Sprint asked me what I wanted and I told them only after they asked me. I never once contacted Palm ever. Still haven't. They contacted me after they read what happened.

    Repeating an untruth will never make it true.

    Salty
  13.    #73  
    Quote Originally Posted by theChrisLake View Post
    By labeling someone a "bolshevik", you've just personally attacked someone.

    Way to show how mature you are.
    Yeah... I saw you on here defending maturity when I was being called a hypocrite, Michael Jackson, etc. Way to show your fair-mindedness.

    Salty
  14. #74  
    Quote Originally Posted by Salty Off-Grid View Post

    Repeating an untruth will never make it true.

    Salty
    Hey buddy, you put yourself out there, thought processes and all. Even if you didn't say them, how could we NOT read those in there?

    Like I said, you seem like a nice guy, lessons learned all around. You should invite us all out to the ranch for some cow tippin' to smooth things over.
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    #75  
    Salty,
    First of all the guy you spoke at SPRINT doesn't know who you are. You are one among the 30 million customers they have. You did a good job promoting Pre. But did anyone from PALM or SPRINT ask you to do that ?
    Asking them for a deal is not bad, but telling them that you are doing a great service by promoting the Pre doesn't go well with them.

    In fairness , they should have given a deal, which they did with that 90 dollars. So whats wrong with paying 50 dollars for your wife's mistake ?
  16. #76  
    Quote Originally Posted by Salty Off-Grid View Post
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    Frankly the amount of free time I have on my hands ought to make this guy question his adhesion to a system that promises him endless "time saving" devices and no free time. I'll be glad to help him free up some time, but he'd have to make some big changes. My cows don't care what I'm doing.

    Human nature.

    Michael (Salty Off-Grid)
    OK, your original post irked me. This one made me laugh. Guess that puts you back in the "positive" column for me.

    I gotta say though, I'll be glad when the rest of you folks are perfect - like me...
  17. #77  
    Salty - Think of this as an interesting anthropology study. I was wondering many of the same things that some readers responded to here. I was (hopefully) cool enough to withhold my opinion. As a reader, the "what about the cows" thought went through my mind too. (On my parents' small farm, there was things like weed whacking around the electric fence needing to be done.) You're right that we all have a picture in our minds that does not necessarily represent reality. Hopefully you can help people to better understand your way of living as part of your presence in this forum. It's great to see that many of the same things (like a phone getting smashed in the van tailgate) happen in your world that happen in ours. It helps us to see that our worlds really aren't all that different.

    -- Bob
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  18. #78  
    This is some funny ****. If your wife by broke her phone, its still your fault. You didn't have insurance on it, so Sprint doesn't need to do anything.
  19. #79  
    Well the Goat still loves you all. I imagine that is all that should matter.

    For the record. Flexible companies who are able to swerve around policy to help customers out tend to be considered really good companies. In my opinion I think Sprint's decision to help Salty out was not a bad decision at all.

    Also for the record, if I didn't have insurance then I would have just got on Ebay and bought a Curve or something.

    My "GOOD" preview and the 5 minutes of internet fame I got almost got my friend fired. So don't think that Palm or Sprint care if you wrote good reviews or not.
    -Goatin' Ain't Easy-
  20. #80  
    OK Salty... first post or three I was "agin ya". I even thanked those against you. And, for that I apologize. After reading all the posts, I must say - I'm "fer ya".

    My Father has a hobby farm. And, you'd think the smaller the farm, the less work you put into it... NATURAL CONSEQUENCES - you get what you go after.... IF you keep going after it AND are willing to go to the Nth degree to get it!

    My ONLY problem with this whole thing is - why can't Sprint have more customers like this?

    The problem customers ARE NOT the ones willing to pay to play. The problem IS customers who aren't willing to pay to play. You know, the "welllll... what IF I told you I was going to cancel service" customers.

    I'm pretty slow - BUT I GET IT - Salty would have paid $400 for the point - HE DIDN'T ASK FOR SPECIAL TREATMENT. Sprint would have still made money on the transaction. BOTH would have been happy and in their Moral right.

    HOWEVER - the truth is that Salty is the MINISCULE MINORITY - HONEST.

    He wanted a REFURBED PHONE - understand that concept and you'll understand that the labor on the chat line, phone line, and the manager's followup was a greater EXPENSE than selling a refurb for $50 - better than half of which would likely be PROFIT.

    After reading what this guy has endured... only to offer a few sarcasms instead of biting returns.... That is admirable.

    THANK YOU SALTY FOR BEING YOU
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