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What's up with Best ?

Postby Toby » Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:55 pm

Last message posted on FB on August ... unpaid invoices ... no replies to emails and FB messages ... are they still in business?

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Re: What's up with Best ?

Postby SENDIT! » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:43 pm

Normally, I see a post like this and I suspect possible guerrilla marketing. However, since you're the one posting the question, I guess not. ;)

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Re: What's up with Best ?

Postby foilholio » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:23 am

Best had a successful business model and chose to abandon it, and then eventually best went bye bye.

I think price and gear is more important than marketing. But it would seem you can lack in one or so if the others make up for it.

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Re: What's up with Best ?

Postby anthohopk70 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:09 am

Hi Toby, and ? Are you surprised of this ?? It was clear and obvious, best is never paying invoices ! best is dead, you have 3 or 4 guys left, no release of gear, same bar since 5 years now, no more dealers, most of the kites ordered and paid online are not delivered to customers... They never recover and will never be able to get back into the game, it is too late now. The name is burnt, even with couple of millions you couldn't relaunch the brand, the guys at the top management made too much damage... Good luck for your payments...

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Re: What's up with Best ?

Postby Leon van Bergen » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:54 am

This is also my opinion. I find it particularly remarkable that there are still people who dare to buy kites from such a company, big balls!

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Re: What's up with Best ?

Postby Exal » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:10 am

What unpaid invoices? Last social media post was from september 23rd and no bashing on social media aswell? What's going on? Besides that I don't think there is anything wrong with skipping dealers and selling out of the factory. It is not for me tho since it's not true kiteboarding :lol:

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Re: What's up with Best ?

Postby Toby » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:36 am

Which account did you look at?


https://www.facebook.com/Best.Kiteboarding/

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Re: What's up with Best ?

Postby Exal » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:18 pm

I had a look on facy and then on insta: https://www.instagram.com/bestkiteboarding/

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Re: What's up with Best ?

Postby Toby » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:45 pm

Exal wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:18 pm
I had a look on facy and then on insta: https://www.instagram.com/bestkiteboarding/
Thx, I sent a message there...let’s see what happens!

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Re: What's up with Best ?

Postby anthohopk70 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:47 pm

Hi Toby, what are the news from best ? Did they reply to you ?


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