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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankin View Post
    And, in conversation I often find myself saying something like, "Oh, yes, I have a friend who (fill in the blank)," when it is really someone from TE, whom I have never met.
    This is me ALL THE TIME.

    Thank you for letting us know what's been going on, Susan. I suspected that there were some market forces at work. I will say that I used to work in direct marketing and I studied it in grad school, and I ended up with what some people tell me are ridiculously high expectations when it comes to customer service. And TE is far and away the best company I have ever had the pleasure of interacting with. I am truly impressed by the things you have been able to accomplish.

    And despite the fact that I really don't need any more short-sleeved jerseys, I notice that you have one that's blue and orange -- and I want it. I think I know what I'll be giving myself for my birthday...

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    Susan,

    I truly appreciate that you were willing to share so much here with us about the tough decision you had to make. I hope that you can continue you to make the business end of TE work for you. The forum is a special place and you and your staff have been amazing when I have made purchases (probably too few....)
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    Oh my! put me down for a Gaia Plus jersey when they are available! I appreciate the plus size focus. I will be in the market for a new pair of the shebeest capris soon.

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    What they said! Thanks for being up front ... ...

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    As a "just in case" measure, if Susan decides to stop paying for this lovely TE forum, I created an FB group so we'd have a place to touch base. I sincerely hope we get to keep the forum, but I understand the fact that it isn't free.

    If anyone wants in at any time, I made it a closed group and called it "After TE". Hope it never gets used, but you just never know.

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    Thanks, Pax. I'm pretty new to the forum, but I really appreciate a place I can ask questions and not feel foolish, and know I'm with my own people. It's good to know that there will still be a place to find this.
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    Thanks, Pax.


    Susan ... totally understood on the running apparel. I didn't start running until just a few years ago, but as long as I've been running, women's apparel has been easily available at the LRS, where the same hasn't always been true at the LBS. Still ... what has not been available, for women or men, is running apparel in PRINTS. It's all boring solids, or at best solids accented with contrasting solids. Given the popularity of wild colored shoes lately, I'm thinking that runners are super hungry for some color in our wardrobe. Hopefully when!! (not if) it's time to expand your line, you'll consider branching in that direction.
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  8. #38
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    Nice idea Pax! It's good to have alternatives but hopefully this forum can stay around.

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    Thanks Pax! I will join now in case TE just goes "poof" one day, without warning. I don't think Susan would do that, but in case I miss an announcement in my travels, it will be comforting to know I won't lose all of you good folks!

    ETA: I can't find the group! Searched for "After TE" (w/o quotes) in FB and in Google "Facebook group After TE", but nothing. Could you provide a direct link, Pax?
    Last edited by emily_in_nc; 03-10-2016 at 11:36 AM.
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    Try this, Emily, https://m.facebook.com/groups/196572...?ref=bookmarks if that doesn't work I'll open the group to make it more "findable".

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    I opened the group, if we end up using it much I can always close it if people prefer. Also, I don't know anyone's real name so feel free to say who you are here when you join.

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    I followed the link and it opened up in a strange way, but it opened! I submitted a join request. Even if we don't do much with it, it is a nice alternative way to connect, kind of the best of both worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catrin View Post
    I followed the link and it opened up in a strange way, but it opened! I submitted a join request. Even if we don't do much with it, it is a nice alternative way to connect, kind of the best of both worlds.
    My thought as well. Sometimes forums glitch out and having a place to connect will be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pax View Post
    As a "just in case" measure, if Susan decides to stop paying for this lovely TE forum, I created an FB group so we'd have a place to touch base. I sincerely hope we get to keep the forum, but I understand the fact that it isn't free.

    If anyone wants in at any time, I made it a closed group and called it "After TE". Hope it never gets used, but you just never know.
    Long live TE! I occasionally try to recruit to TE, mostly from Reddit. Hope we get new folks here to talk and of course shop!

    Other options include meeting on TE's FB itself to keep discussion and shopping going. We'd be nice, Susan.
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    I would not want to share what I share here on TE's FB page (which I already get). Fine to talk about clothing, though.
    I did a join request; I belong to a few other groups, but for the life of me, I can't remember if I have to wait to post a comment, because there seems to be no way for me to do that now.
    Last edited by Crankin; 03-10-2016 at 04:27 PM.
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