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“The wind thing, actually the fiberglass box is better for the wind, because it “gives” a little, the metal will eventually fatigue. Keep in mind that unit has not been around for 20 years yet.”
The box is not the problem. The problem is that the whip and base mount has very little foot print on that box that even with the little bit of give during high wind, the small foot print is acting like the point of a needle through leather, tough but eventually the needle pokes through…same with the whip and box.
With enough back and forth motion due to the inertia movement and push by wind upon the whip, its like bending a piece of metal over and over again in the same spot…eventually it breaks.
There was a suggestion to use a tension spring relief at the base. That would resolve the issue for awhile. But the added spring would add to the weight and tension factor on the top of the box, again eventually it will break loose.
I think the dual large washer approach is best. It solves the inherent problem of a tiny foot print below that whip.
“I think we live in an age of high expectations, which makes it interesting to try to do business, if somebody doesn’t get an immediate response, they just assume you are hiding.”
Over the last 60 years, the public has been force fed the fast this and that mentality. Example…fast food, fast service, hurry here and there, never enough time in a day, rush rush rush.
Anyone remember when people took their time going to and from, spending that extra few minutes looking at things before grabbing and shoving into the cart, taking morning or evening walks and actually walking at a nice pace?
Rolling with the times is a must if your in business these days…large or small. Anywhere you place your marker for attention to your product, you might want to start monitoring on a more consistent basis. People tend to hang out where they feel comfortable…both in the real world and online. There is no reason why people should be forced to go look for you when right over there to the right is a nice large banner that should take me to a place where I can reach the vendor. Your suggesting the customer take that extra time to hunt you down at one specific location.
That approach is fine for a brick and mortar business. Even those have more ways than one to contact them.
Judging from the other places in reading posts and blog entries, even at the one specific place there seems to be a line of waiting customers.
A few days turn around for a response is not too bad. But weeks and months? That is a bit extreme IMO.