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View Poll Results: What is your opinion of FPV merchandise?
Great 4 14.29%
Ok, but could be better 15 53.57%
Hopeless 5 17.86%
Huh? Do they have merchandise? 4 14.29%
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Old 10-22-2003, 16:52   #1 (permalink)
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FPV Merchandise @ SMS

Went to the SMS on Friday night. Rushed in to see the new GTHO/FPVT6/whatever but they were all hiding.

Got to sit in a GT, GTP and Pursuit side by side with out a salesman harassing me, sure am glad I bought a GT-P.

Went the the FPV merchandise stand next to the FPV display and asked the cute little blonde behind the counter "Have you got any GT-P stuff?".

Her reply "No we only have Ford here"...... WTF

I replied "No, Ford FPV GT-P, like that orange one over there" pointing at the Blood GT-P on display.

She then then turned to her boss who was beside her and asked "You know what a GT-P is?", he replied "Never heard of it"

I asked who they worked for suspecting they were both 'rent an airhead' temp staff. They replied that they were both employed by the merchandising company that has the rights to FPV product. I asked them a couple of FPVish questions like "What do you think of the Pursuit? and ....... Do you like the FORD Monaro?" They wouldn't know a GT from a Jumbo Jet,

So to FPV staff who read this ..........(Donna, are you there?)

Guys GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER....

Your merchandising people are hopeless. Please spend 10 minutes explaing the sales brochure to them.

It is getting really hard to remain a Ford enthusiest.
P.S. I really want to buy some GT-P stuff.
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Re: FPV Merchandise @ SMS

There was a merchandise stand?????????

Agreed totally with what you're saying here mate. Just as bad was the Saturday evening shift, not a single person from Ford HQ that I could see - the only people manning the stand were local dealership monkeys, who failed dismally on the first few questions I tried on them.

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Old 10-22-2003, 17:46   #3 (permalink)
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Re: FPV Merchandise @ SMS

Any wonder I like to make merchandise!
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Old 10-22-2003, 18:00   #4 (permalink)
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I have to agree. It was totally CRAP. I was looking forward to buying a good FPV jacket or Ford shirt, but what they had on offer was shithouse.

Terrible terrible job ford! I notice HSV had a superior display to theirs also...
Holden knows how to treat their fans I noticed alot of HSV shirts, not alot of ford ones. No wonder!

Hell, even VW, jaguar and others had better merchandise!!!!

Get your advertising and merchandising act together ford! Alot of people who stick it out to be loyal would like something to show we're proud :(
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Re: FPV Merchandise @ SMS

yep same experience here, was looking forward to looking at the new watch range and they didn't have any to buy.
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Re: FPV Merchandise @ SMS

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Any wonder I like to make merchandise!
If you can make GT-P stuff, I will buy some.
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Re: FPV Merchandise @ SMS

Yep was rprepared to spend and came home empty. Very disappointing stand. Didn't really get off on any of the items anyway.

Something I'm noticing is the decreasing amount of simply Ford branded stuff and tastefull clothing that can be worn to places other than race tracks. Anyone know who designs the Ford/FPV&R merchandising?
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Hell, even VW, jaguar and others had better merchandise!!!!
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Surprised that Jaguar had better mechandise, since they didn't make an appearance at the show!
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Old 10-23-2003, 01:20   #9 (permalink)
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Pretty poor display at merchandising stand. Ford should take note of HSV in this area.
Was looking forward to buying some stuff as shown in Blueprint yet not available and I might add half the dealers in Sydney have a poor display let alone stock.
As far as FPV stand was concerned, it was great nad had a good chat to an engineer from FPV, and Besnard was around at the same time. Great!
Ford lets stick it to HSV and make it bigger and better for your loyal customers next year.
PS Loved the Territory and would definetely like an Eight Cylinder for my wife, maybe an FPV version????
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Re: FPV Merchandise @ SMS

The best place to get merchandise is from the Ford merchandise truck that appears at the V8 Supercar races and at some other motorsport events. They have a pretty wide range of FPV, XR and Ford Racing stuff.
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