• I swear this is true

    Posted by Steve Broughton on June 28, 2002 at 4:00 pm

    Had a call this morning from a fella called Malcolm who is the dealer principal (pretentious name for sales manager) of the local Land Rover dealership:-
    “Hi Steve its Malcolm from Parkside”

    Me:- Hello mate how are you, what can I do for you today

    “We need a set of magnetic signs for our new Defender parts van”

    Me:- Ha Ha Ha Ha click! Bzzzzzzz!

    Ring! Ring!

    Me:- hello alpha grafix

    “Its Malcolm what happened we got cut off”

    Me:- I thought you were taking the p*ss Malc

    ” What about? I want some magnetic signs”

    50 points for anyone that can tell me my next reply

    Steve Broughton replied 20 years, 1 month ago 6 Members · 8 Replies
  • 8 Replies
  • Paulsad

    Member
    June 28, 2002 at 4:07 pm

    Steve – I must be well thick are there vans plastic or something?

  • Mike Brown

    Member
    June 28, 2002 at 4:25 pm

    alloy and composite bodies?…except for the back door of a Land Rover – that’s steel…I think

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    June 28, 2002 at 4:37 pm

    I must admit – I would have just sold him the signs without even thinking about the fact they wouldn’t stick to the metal of the Defender. 😳

    I bet the “Dealer principal” hadn’t thought about it either, so you did him a favour by spotting his mistake.

    Well spotted, You did him a favour – I hope he paid you a good price to provide vinyl lettering instead.

  • Graham.Scanlan

    Member
    June 28, 2002 at 8:41 pm

    i thought you was going to tell me that he had an outstanding invoice from 120 days ago 🙂

    but this time i guess i was wrong

    can you do me a set of magnetics for my robin reliant

    reading : trotters inc

  • Paulsad

    Member
    June 28, 2002 at 8:42 pm

    I still don’t get it – I think it was for the parts van – not the actual Defender (I’m goin mad – help – its Friday night I’ve had 5 whiskys a curry – 3 Stellas and I’ve got work at 7.00 in the morning)

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    June 28, 2002 at 9:52 pm

    If I have read it correctly Paul yes it is a parts van but it is also a defender. I did some magnetics for a Limmo recently, 2.5mtrs long by 280mm deep. The guy also wanted one on the bonnet, good job we tried a bit of scrap magnetic first because the bonnet on a Limmo is aluminium to.

  • Paulsad

    Member
    June 28, 2002 at 9:58 pm

    Apologies to all – suppose it just shows how much there is to know – mind you if it had been a Reliant Robin I probably would have latched on sooner!

  • Steve Broughton

    Member
    June 29, 2002 at 8:05 am

    Sorry Paul mate, yeah the defenders skin is mostly ally as are most Land Rovers these days but the guy that wanted the magnetics has been selling these things for 15 years he should have known better, so what did i do? I made him a set took them round and watched as he tried to fit them then could,nt understand why the kept falling on the floor 😛 😛 😛
    Hee Hee I’ll get more mileage out of taking the p*ss than the £50 I would have charged him for them 😀 😀 Life’s too short you gotta have a laugh!