(Closed) A vendor dissing their competitor (Vent)

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I totally agree!!  Ithink it is very unprofessional to talk ill of competitors.  If they feel it’s gonna get thembusiness, I think they are very misinformed.  I would never book with anyone who spoke ill of a competitor.  If it was a caterer telling me of an ill experience with a photograoher, dj, bakery etc. I see it differently.  But caterer to caterer, it’s bad business.  I’d use that to see what I could get out of the caterer…lol….saying “Well they offered me x, y, z”….lol.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ew. That would leave me with a bad taste as well (and one less customer for them!). As  @mrstobeeisme: mentioned, if it’s a venue commenting on bad DJ service or something like that, I appreciate that (since they’re not in direct competition). I also don’t mind if a service compares their details to another (like you get a vest, tie, and square with us while x only offers you the tie). But once they trash talk like your potential caterer did, see ya!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have a feeling they have lost a lot of business to them in the past, and they were trying to do anything they could to turn you off of the competition. I am going to bridal faire this weekend where several of the caterers I’m considering will be, and I hope that whatever samples or menus they have will knock my socks off, and make my decision easier. I definately would not go with a vendor who purposely badmouthed a competitor-to me that is absolutely unprofessional.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wow that is so unprofessional… I wouldn’t use them either!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

They must not have been too confident about their own company. I’d let them know why you didn’t choose them if they ask. What a horrible business practice. 

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(Closed) A vendor dissing their competitor (Vent)

posted 7 years ago in Food
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