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Re: On behalf of Danzl Signs...

Posted By: Don MIner
Date: Thursday, 16 October 2008, at 6:42 a.m.

In Response To: On behalf of Danzl Signs... (SVP Neon Equipment)

> Mr. Danzl had trouble logging on and asked
> me to post this for him.
> ----------------

> I have to agree with other replies......
> It's a nice start BUT membership rates seem
> exhorbitant.
> As a one-man shop I am having a hard time
> justifying my current overhead, let alone
> join an organizaton that charges thousands
> of dollars yearly for a wholesale
> manufacturer to be a member. Someone needs a
> reality check as to whom make up the largest
> part of neon fabricators throughout the
> country.
> I'm actually somewhat offended by the
> terminolligy used in membership
> classifications with corresponding
> subscription rates. For example:
> "Executive Membership" (for
> $5,000.00 a year) is defined as a neon
> wholesaler "whose primary business
> relies heavily on the neon lighting
> industry". 90% of my income is from
> wholesale neon manufacturing - I would say
> that puts me in that category. I rely
> heavily on the neon industry, but sure can't
> justify that rate !!! The descriptions of
> any other group certainly does not define me
> or my business..... but Neon Wholesalers are
> allowed to join other groups. What's the
> point ( If I am to be grouped with people
> who don't even have a major interest in the
> neon industry ) ???

> Thanks for your time,
> Tony Danzl
Tony, Amen to that! I can't afford it either. Huge vendors can use it as a tax write-off, but what about the little guys, like us? Don Miner

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