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To: Mike Gifford
This thread has 20 replies. Displaying posts 1 through 15.
Post 1 made on Friday September 22, 2000 at 14:59
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Mike: As others have expressed, I am glad you are contributing to this forum on But, is there no one in your company that can take the initiative that you have, who might have a little more information or the authority to send Daniel a preview of the software, etc.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems that you are taking this on yourself, without much help from higher ups. We certainly appreciate that. But, doggone-it, UEI can SELL REMOTES by contributing to this forum!!!! Ask Uli from Crisp Solutions!!!

Uli is gonna smoke you guys with the 616 if someone doesn't start updating us more frequently and with more and better answers. Again, Mike, your comments and updates are appreciated, but it seems that you aren't getting the support you need.

Greg :-)

P.S. I'm emailing this to you, so please feel free to forward this to your superiors!!!
OP | Post 2 made on Friday September 22, 2000 at 21:05
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Here, here!

From all of us, Greg, thank you. Now, do we have any betting folks willing to lay odds on a *meaningful* response? :^)
OP | Post 3 made on Wednesday October 4, 2000 at 00:29
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Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh........ Mike?
OP | Post 4 made on Thursday October 5, 2000 at 16:47
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Greg: At this point we can probably assume that one of the following is true:

(1) Mike does not visit this site regularly;
(2) Mike has been 'reminded' not to make things worse (i.e, even more embarrassing) for his bosses by attempting to communicate honestly with potential customers; or
(3) Mike has been fired for attempting to communicate honestly with potential customers.

Care to make a friendly wager as to what happened? I hope it's item 1. :^)
OP | Post 5 made on Thursday October 5, 2000 at 18:32
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Okay, Paul, my man. I will wager that Mike is none of the above. His superiors put out a contract on him and he's a goner. Cause I emailed the same message to him.

I still think it's silly. Uli tells us when things are being "put back" or when the software has bugs, etc. But he does something about it!

I know. Mike IS UEI. He is making the remotes in his basement (and solder is in shortage in his area), printing out the manuals on his HPC printer, coding the software in his spare time, and has his son updating the website for him.

Other than that, I have no idea!!! LOL

BDM Awards?

Greg :-)
OP | Post 6 made on Thursday October 5, 2000 at 20:01
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Greg: Either that or founding member of the "Best Remote That Never Was Club"! ;^b
OP | Post 7 made on Thursday October 5, 2000 at 21:27
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I know it's been a long time coming, but damn you guys whine more than my kids.

Either go buy a Pronto or just wait till they're in the stores (whenever that might be).

If you think it so easy to bring a product to market try doing it yourself.

BTW- I've never met a salesperson in my life that didn't lie to make an extra sale.

OP | Post 8 made on Friday October 6, 2000 at 14:22
Ron Barr
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You're right. We should expect representatives of companies to lie to us, because that's real life. After all, who here doesn't lie to customers and our co-workers on a daily basis to get ahead? It's the American Way.

Our expectations are just too high...

OP | Post 9 made on Friday October 6, 2000 at 17:58
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I'll have some cheese with my whine, please!!!

Hey, Jeff! Lighten up! I'm just having a little fun with this situation. Sure, we can go and buy anything we want. I like the MX-1000. But, it's true that they could do a lot better job in customer relations. That being said..... I'm gonna wait until it comes out!

Ron: I hope you're joking!!!

Greg :-)
OP | Post 10 made on Tuesday October 10, 2000 at 13:46
Louis N
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I ordered a 1000 direct from ur last thur and it came ups red monday
OP | Post 11 made on Tuesday October 10, 2000 at 14:17
Ron Barr
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I always forget how badly sarcasm comes across in print. Yes, I was joking.

I'm glad I pre-ordered though - I'm starting to get hopeful again, a very dangerous proposition.

OP | Post 12 made on Tuesday October 10, 2000 at 15:00
Eric S
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Ron, actually there's a rule around here among the marketing and sales people. "Don't let Eric talk to the customers, he's incapable of lying." :-)
OP | Post 13 made on Tuesday October 10, 2000 at 20:06
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Ron: I kinda thought you were!!!! lol ;-)

Eric: ROFL

-Greg :-)
OP | Post 14 made on Sunday October 15, 2000 at 17:06
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Louis N. - or anyone who has an MX-1000.

Louis posted above that he has recently received his MX-1000. What are your comments on the product so far?

Thanks - Gordon

OP | Post 15 made on Monday October 16, 2000 at 08:39
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I got tired of the nonesense. My new B&K AVR307 came with an SL9000 preprogrammed for my receiver. It also works my Denon DVD3000, Toshiba CZ3299K Digital TV, JVC VCR, Pioneer 1090 LD, Sony DD DTV box, and Uniden DTV box perfectly. I don't need the MX-1000, and I suggest that you guys give up the quest too. I have never seen a better job of destroying a great brand name except for Firestone.
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