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Old 03-21-03, 10:30 PM
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How many of us support the sponsors?

I was thinking that a real hardcore cycling fan would have the following:

Saeco coffee maker
T-Moble phone
Only use USPS (no UPS or FedEx)
Allessio wheels on their Saturn
NetZero internet service
Drink 7-Up
An account at Once
some Prime Alliance thermoplasics (?)

Anyone pay attention to cycling team sponsorships when buying goods and services?
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Old 03-21-03, 10:40 PM
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I drink Peet's Coffee, they support MY racing club!!
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Old 03-21-03, 11:15 PM
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You drink Minute Maid too?
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Old 03-22-03, 12:03 AM
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Nope. When I decide to buy something, I decide on the basis of what it can do for me, not what someone else would like me to use.
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Old 03-22-03, 01:40 AM
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If there are two products that are similar in value and the maker of one supports cycling - I'll buy their product.
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Old 03-22-03, 04:25 AM
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Unfortunately, there is one sponsor of USPS Team that I will not buy their product. Nothing to do with the Posties...
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Old 03-22-03, 07:13 AM
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Which sponsor cyclezealot?
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Price first.Dont care about sponsors or racing.
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Whew, I thought you meant the sponsors of this forum, and I was all ready for a major guilt trip....

Um, I use the Post Office for all my mailing needs.
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Old 03-22-03, 08:00 AM
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I drive a VW, So You could Say I support Roland Green.
 
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USPS!
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Old 03-22-03, 08:50 AM
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USPS for small package delivery. Sierra Mist (Pepsi/7-UP product). Each by default... (Didn't know they were sponsors).
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Old 03-22-03, 09:19 AM
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Tim Horton's, they support cycling in Canada and their coffee is the best anyway!
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No one has a Festina watch?
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Fubar. I will not name names, but I will say their product has to do with shoes.. My reason has nothing to do with the quality of their product but related to worker treatment and off-shoreing. I buy New Balance..
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Originally posted by Scooby Snax
I drive a VW, So You could Say I support Roland Green.
Good choice
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Trek and Giro have to be making a killing off The Boys In Blue! I wish I had bought stock in Trek before the first Tour Lance won
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Originally posted by cyclezealot
Fubar. I will not name names, but I will say their product has to do with shoes.. My reason has nothing to do with the quality of their product but related to worker treatment and off-shoreing. I buy New Balance..
Lol, thats like saying, " Someone here does a real good job at moderating, I won't say his name, buy his initials are fubar5."

I like that the said company stuck with a certain postie through a tough time in said posties life. But I agree with your points for not supporting said sponsor.
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Old 03-22-03, 10:45 PM
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Fubar. I live next door to Mexico. I have a thing against slave labor. That is all. There have been factories not meeting minimum safety standards where people have unnecessarily died in fires. Of course that happened not too many years ago at some plant in your part of the country..... When you can't find a textile job in North Carolina, remember they are in Indonesia with some worker making .20 cents an hour.. Plus working conditions need be investigated..
Such companies stick with some of our favorite Posties, maybe not from loyality, but for Public relations puposes.. You buy New Balance shoes, they include a sticker stating, made in the U.S. with Union made labor.. Buying American shows real patriotism, when and where possible. Thing is the product costs no more than products made with slave labor.. Plus I find they have better support than alternative B. If only I could still run due to a bad knee.
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I will generally at least consider a sponsors product, and favor it when making a purchase if price or quality don't rule it out.
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I support my sponsors, my Avatar is one of them.
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Old 03-23-03, 11:28 PM
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I drive a Subaru. They support cycling and MTB in many ways , plus their cars rock! Subies rule!
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I use USPS.
I support the Back Yard Burgers Cycling Team by eating the burgers. Very tasty.
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Support the bikeforums so we can continue to chat!

Imagine if we all sent just 15 bucks each per year. Thats less than we will spend on one dinner out at a bad resturaunt.
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Originally posted by LA Law
No one has a Festina watch?
No one can afford a Festina watch. Buy me one and I'll wear it.

I'd use a Saeco espresso machine too, if I had the bucks to buy one. My little Krups machine does just fine and I picked it up for $5.00 at an estate sale.
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