Gimmieabreak & Gotchas Bistro

Daily I get the emails about social selling. Post relevant information on LinkedIn, and strike up conversations with potential clients when they post a thread. Here's some of the rubs: 1) I do not see that many "C" levels execs posting that often on Linkedin 2) Many of those "C" level execs that do are having their content posted up by ad agencies or internet marketers. I know of many that CEO's that do this because they do not have the time to post that content themselves. I find this...Read More...
OTTAWA, Jul 18, 2014 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- Broad Set of Capabilities Was Determining Factor For Selecting RapidResponse Kinaxis®, provider of RapidResponse®, delivering cloud-based SCM and S&OP applications, is proud to announce that Konica Minolta, a leading technology company, has deployed Kinaxis RapidResponse as its global sales and operations planning solution. At Konica Minolta, the IT Business Technologies team was struggling to get a quick and comprehensive view of the...Read More...

MY PC crashed any ideas???

Art Post
I had to get a new PC over the weekend, my other one was a little over a year old and windows wouldn't load. Did the entire recover process and the same thing.  Does anyone have any ideas?  I'm thinking windows 8 is corrupt however don't...Read More...

Worst Experience with Nuance

Never ever will I sell any of their products, I'm done with PPDM, Ecopy, pdf convertor, etc.. and whatever else they are looking to peddle. The service and support is horrendousRead More...

Suspect leaves photo copier clue at crime scene

OTTAWA - If it's true, this is one stupid crook.Cops are circulating an image they believe a break-in suspect took of himself with a photocopier -- during the break-in. It happened very early Sunday at Dan Murphy Ford on Bankfield Rd. in Manotick.The...Read More...

Scam from a Local Company

Jon Selman
I came across a situation recently where a prospect has a piece of equipment under lease from a local competitor. Upon reviewing the contract I noticed they entered a different model on the paperwork then what they actually have.Luckily for the...Read More...

So it happended again!

When new management first took over they instituted a new policy where the month would now close on the 25th and not the last day of the month. Not a big deal.Just about a year ago, they changed the close date again, this time to the 24th. Fast...Read More...

Commission Statements

THis has been eating at me for awhile. With the previous ownership. I would turn in a commission sheet and within 72 hours or less, the approved commission sheet was sent back to me. Thus any corrections or additions were made, I could then see the...Read More...

Booking Deals w/buy-out of existing leases

It's always tough when buying out an existing stream of payments on an old lease. However, can't the bean counters just request another stream of payment or buyout quote on the day of delivery for the new unit (instead od using one that is two to...Read More...

Material Data Safety Calls to the Manufacturer

While investing the teflon VOC gas and the "Parrot Sale", I asked the MDS rep at Ricoh what were some of the inquires he's gotten. Here's a few:Ingestion of Toner (gesh how the heck does that happen)Can I used the waste toner as fertilizer in my...Read More...

Dealer reseting meters??? USED as NEW!

I gonna try and keep this short. Visited a new account, could not get them for hardware since they just contracted for a new copier, however they stated they were unhappy with that dealer and already moved forward with another dealer because "we have...Read More...

Show me yours...

Anders And
Inspired by another tread:How about showing a picture of your oldest copier? I KNOW you have one or two stashed away in your cellar or archive.I have a 3M 001 and also a Ricoh FT4065 in mint condition. I don't know why I still have them...Pictures are...Read More...

Industry Analysts "WTF"!!!

I just go an update from IA tonight, one of the lead stories is Xerox and wide format.Here's the paragraph on wide format:WIDE FORMATIt’s been an interesting few weeks for our neighbors at Xerox here in Rochester NY. On March 1, Vice President...Read More...

Email 2 Ricoh America Corp about RBS

I sent this email to my DSM, Region Manager, VP & President. Lets see what type of repsonse I get, may you all can change a few things and send them to your DSMs and Region Manager along with Alan Nielsen and Tom Salierno" Gary, Art & Alan: RBS just taken two more of our larger accounts, one pricing at DMAP Level 6, customer (customer stated that they were 20K less than us on price) will not give me pricing, Eatontown, NJ based Health Management Firm (lost 7 machines) crushed us @ DMAP level...Read More...

Here's some of the BS

Here's some of the BS I deal wwith everyday, I'm sure a few get through. Someone registered today for the RFG boards from Canon. First things first is I get IP addresses when they log on. This person stated they were from Southern Cal and from Copiers...Read More...

Things to Think About!

GPSA couple of weeks ago a friend told me that someone she knew had their car broken into while they were at a football game. Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and especially allotted to football fans. Things...Read More...

Ricoh & Oracle

The other day I spoke to three different reps from three different dealerships, with myself that will make four.Why are we still waiting for upto six week for equipment? I have heard reports of orders that have been placed and lost several times,...Read More...

Ricoh You're Gonna Love This BS!

I get a copy of CRN Magazine delivered to my home every month. Congrats to Ricoh they won another AWARD for an Annual Partner Report Card for VARs (Value Added Resellers). As I was reading the ad/award, I noticed a link for Ricoh that I had not seen...Read More...

Boy do I have alot of Gripes!!!!!

Get this, my boss (the owner) calls me and tells me about an existing client that wants to upgrade thier duplicator. He states he wants to give to me since I am the most knowledgable in our office about duplicators. It is a church account and there is...Read More...
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