Alco West.

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PatGilmartin
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Alco West.

Post by PatGilmartin » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:15 am

Hello this is my first post on the board.
Thank you to the Admins for approving my request to join.
So I’ve been scouring the Internet for suppliers of drawings/castings and eventually found my way here and then to Alco West.

Whom I contacted over a week ago via the contact request form on their web site, but as yet no response.

Is anyone able to advise me if they are still trading, on holiday or just really busy?

Thank you.

Pat.

Bob Chamberlain
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Re: Alco West.

Post by Bob Chamberlain » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:37 am

If you are trying to get in touch with Alco West (Bruno Platzer) his contact # is out of Las vegas 702 371-6397 he does not get on chaski much if at all and yes he is very busy but always able to take a few minutes. Try that # good luck.

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Builder01
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Re: Alco West.

Post by Builder01 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:07 am

It is not clear to me why some businesses post a contact email address at a website, and then simply do not respond to emails. If you don't do email, please just post a phone number at the website. I have encountered this many times, especially for overseas businesses.

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Re: Alco West.

Post by Mountaineer » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:18 am

I've done business with AlcoWest and found Bruno to be professional and easy to deal with. He is a business owner and last time I exchanged emails with him (a month ago) was extremely busy. Don't know about Bruno's experience, but I find most emails (unless from folks I already know) to be a waste of time.

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Mountaineer.

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Builder01
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Re: Alco West.

Post by Builder01 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:20 am

If email is a waste of time, why bother posting your email address?

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Re: Alco West.

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:08 pm

Agreed: Only put out there the main way you wish to be contacted. Another example, don't put your fakebook information on there if you're never going to get on your account and don't want to accept inquiries from there. Ditto for the e-mail.

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Re: Alco West.

Post by Mountaineer » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:00 pm

I hear what you're saying, but my guess is his business is mostly word of mouth. There's a small number of real, paying clients for a guy like him, and a lot of time wasters that don't pay the bills.

Btw, my email is about 98% trash. And this is with a good spam blocker. I'm sure I've deleted real emails in my rush to dump crap and get to work.

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PatGilmartin
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Re: Alco West.

Post by PatGilmartin » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:37 pm

Thank you all for your replies. I will keep trying to get in touch with them. He seems to be the only source of N1 Berkshire goodies in 7 1/4” that I can find.
Cheers.

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Re: Alco West.

Post by Greg_Lewis » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:50 am

Bob C. please check your private messages.
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