These computer guys.. they think this is funny getting a propeller fixer, welder etc to sit down once a month and write about his Industry.
What I have noticed this month is a serious downturn in servicing being done in time for the new season.
We ran special last month offering a free prop check , new split pin and a couple of new 2014 stubby holders. Not one taker!
no big deal but its better than a kick in the ass I suppose :). boats. need servicing, maintenance and warranties on major components.
At SOLAS our stainless steel range of propellers afford a full five year warranty.!
We do not wish to be known as the single use, non repairable die cast alloy propeller maker.
ok. off to enforce the mum duties for the next fortnight. Early lunch with my mum in doubleview so if the shop is closed when you get here, it wont be for long:)
Welcome to the first 2014 blog for Just Propellers WA,whos owner is me, Michael Constantine. Howdy. Over the past 11 years in this Industry it has been made plain and simple to me and others still in the Industry, that if you do not keep your pencils sharp,your buying power keen and a handle on your business, you will invaribly fail..
In recent years and months the closing down of some of the most iconic businesses, names and manufacturers in Perth is a worrying trend that I hope slows soon.Sure we all wish to save a buck,spend less, get more,but from my personal experience in the long run it will only cost the people who run with these internet purchasing ideas that will be the biggest losers. The internet has reduced the worlds contact size dramatically. It is really amazing but isnt it funny how when you want to return something how quickly that the world almost explodes back to normal size.
This is how we blow overseas suppliers away;.
1.PITCH AND PROP EXCHANGE ON ALL TRIAL PROPELLERS
2.FAST EASY FREIGHT THAT IS AFFORDABLE FOR TRIALLING PROPELLERS.
3. WE ARE IN THE SAME COUNTRY
4.WE WILL ANSWER CALLS IF WE MAKE A MISTAKE
AND 5. REALLY THE BEST THING IS WE DO NOT COPY, COLOUR OR TRY TO SELL AS A SOLAS ANY THING THAT ISNT A SOLAS
We even had a new supplier of inferior brand propellers move into a suburb in Queensland and sell himself off as the SOLAS man.Been here for 25 years! not!
I suppose the best form of praise is to be copied!
Well ive just had another sea container of propellers delivered so i best get into it ,count it and stack it away ready for the summer rush
All the best and cheers