£25 Reward

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  1. Jim

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    Some of you may remember Ludo's idea of having a reward tag on your keyring. He figured that the reward was a cheap price to pay for the expense, inconvenience and grief caused by a lost set of keys.

    Well I thought it was a good idea and my daughter Katie (13) is now making these key rings. Hopefully she will earn a few quid and save me a fortune in pocket money.:BigGrin: She is charging £3 per personalised keyring, which I think is a bargain so I bought two:BigGrin: I've just uploaded it to the club shop please go and buy one:thumb:

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  2. Hollyberry

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    I do admire an enterprising teenager! Move over Alan Sugar?

    Brilliant idea and I'll order a couple.
     
  3. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Whos phone number is on Key Ring? If the card is removable why not leave the phone number blank ................................... and let the owner fill it in, makes it easier to bulk produce them


    Peter
     
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  4. scotjimland

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    dream on Jim.. do you really believe that ?

    Chaz costs me a fortune.. :Laughing:

    good on her.. :thumb:
     
  5. Jim

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    Well Katie has made and sold 4 keyrings (posted today, Pauline and William)

    She just told me that maybe the £25 reward is too high for Funsters, and thinks she might sell more if the reward was just 50p:Rofl1::Rofl1:



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  6. old-mo

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    Or perhaps "Free" L.M. to the finder.. :thumb::BigGrin:
     
  7. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    Hi Katie

    Just a suggestion, but as your keyrings are personalised, why not let funsters choose how much reward they wish to give.

    You could get your Dad to put an option when they buy in the shop to choose £1 £5 £10 £15 £20 and £25 reward

    eg Reward Amount then multiple choice

    Hope that helps and good luck with your new enterprise :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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  8. bobandjanie

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    I was only saying last week I might take me Becks Motorhomes key ring of my keys, because if I lost they know its a motorhome on a fiat chassis. :Doh:

    I think the reward is a great idea, and worth £25 all day long, knowing what my brother charges to cut and program keys. :cry:

    So maybe just the smiley and nothing about motorhomes on it, would make us buy them. :thumb:

    I was in the showers a few weeks ago, found some Keys in there, looking at the keys similar to my keys. :BigGrin: So I know they belong to an english person. :RollEyes:

    Bailey same as our caravan, and a fiat key and fob so walking round the site at gone 10.00 at night pressing the fob, set the alarm off on a Bailey motorhome.
    A lady comes out and I say you have lost your keys, he never knew he lost them, all I got was we wondered what was going on, not a Thank You very much. :RollEyes:

    Had there been a reward on the key ring, I would have probably got £25 and a Thank You. :Wink: Or maybe not. :Rofl1: Bob.
     
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  9. cruiser

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    great idea I will order 2. I am allways misplacing mine.
     
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    just put 2 on order.:BigGrin:
     
  11. Chris

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    Great idea:thumb:

    I will buy a couple when I get home.

    My son has just published an e book and I am beginning to feel lost and awestruck at the abilities of our youngsters.

    Keep it coming:thumb:
     
  12. OddSocks

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    There is a company does this. One of the keys which came with my motorhome had a keyring with a co. name, a phone number and a serial number and the £10 reward offered. It is a nice heavy keyring, chrome with engraved wording, and enamelled on the other side with details of an insurance company, and their claims phone numbers etc.

    Note I have not given away any details - don't wish to rain on your daughters parade lol :) Good on her. I like to hear of teens being industrious!

    My insurance policy covers lost keys and locksmith fees btw.
     
  13. TheBig1

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    your insurance policy may very well cover lost keys and locksmith costs, but without a doubt you would still have to pay an excess of far more than £25. in fact many policies have an excess of £250 or more. remember you have to pay the first £250 of the substantial cost of a locksmith and keys. its nowhere near as cheap as just getting a spare cut as modern engines have immobilisers and these need to have keys coded to them, last time i asked a spare remote key for the new ducato was over £300

    i would be very happy to pay a small reward like £25 to recover my keys quickly if lost or stolen. yes as you say there are specialist companies do this and you pay for a key specific insurance to cover this. more than £10 per year if i remember
     
  14. RS_rob

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    Some insurers automatically enroll you in key club & I know personally that Adrian flux do with all there customers not that I insure my now new pride n joy with them :Wink:

    Just pointing out that some do & it covers all your locks n keys being replaced.
     
  15. SueBaz

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    Such a good idea!

    Just looked at my bunch of keys for our Burstner; the main bunch now reside on a dayglow green coil originally intended to fit on a motorbike disc lock. Why? Well.... :RollEyes:

    1. There's the original master ignition key now used only for cab door and manufacturers immobiliser
    2. The separate and additional Thatcham approved immobiliser/alarm key fob
    3. The 'new' ignition key ( separate to the one above since the old ignition lock burnt out)
    4. The key for the side lockers
    5. The additional Fiamma side locker security device key
    6. The separate habitation door key (barrel changed after being bu$$ered by incompetent burglar)
    7. The new water cap key ( old one left somewhere in France......).
    8. Push bike padlock key

    All of which slips discreetly into my pocket......... :Rofl1:

    We have a backup set when away but I have just thought through the ramifications of loosing either set. Safe return would be easily worth a reward

    Will order a couple of fobs when we are nearer getting back from our travels in July.
    Could Katy do a Euro € / Pound £ reward version?

    Have Fun. :thumb:


    Barry and Sue. :Smile:
     
  16. eddievanbitz

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    The impact of you loosing your motorhome keys would be considerably less that a newer motorhome.

    In 1999 for "MMM" there was an article published, written by Jonathan Lloyd. In the article a motorhome was broken into, hotwired and started in under twenty seconds.

    I know that this was factual, as it was Van Bitz that they used and I did it.

    in 2009, ten years on there was talk about "hot wired, revisited" We declined.

    The reason? you can no longer hotwire vehicles, you simply keep changing components until you can start the vehicle.

    I also devised the system to remove the earlier Fiat immobilisers that Fiat said "couldn't be removed" which was fine but they kept going wrong. (I still regularly send out instructions how to do this for owners faced with a big bill)

    On an older vehicle anyone in the industry worth their salt would have you in your motorhome, with the engine running in no time at all, so you wouldn't be massively inconvenienced.

    If I lost my keys, I would be SO GLAD to receive a call from someone local to let me know that they had found them, perhaps before I knew that I had lost them.

    Key databases are fine, but if I dropped my keys whilst walking around Poole harbour on a Sunday evening, I bet I'd stand a chance of getting them back quicker, locally with minimum cost implications with my telephone number on and an offer of a quick twenty five quid, than a office based database system.

    I also vaguely remember a big Hoo Haa about one of the key/credit card systems that was a scam so that would worry me as well.

    I have ordered two for my motorhome, two for the Van Bitz exhibition motorhome and two for the Van Bitz technical support van!:thumb:

    Well done little Katie :Smile:
     
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  17. TheBig1

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    its in depth technical knowledge and approachability that makes you and vanbitz such a successful trader Eddie. :thumb:

    just wish some others were as knowledgeable on their specialist subject or as honest
     
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    Hi Jim

    Just ordered four of these key rings. 2 for me and 2 for my son.

    Wish I had ordered them sooner as son just had to pay BMW £130 to order him a new remote alarm.:crying1:

    He lost his keys at the Somersault music festival last month.

    No news yet from lost property. :crying1:
     
  19. mike mcglynn

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    Hey, thats a good idea as my darling wife lost her Fiat key to her little car and Fiat wanted £252 for new key I tried a specialist key co and they said that model was one of the very few they cant duplicate :( so Jim bring some of those to the Malvern show and well done Katie you might be a wealthy young lady entrepreneur one day or are you already:)
     
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    Just a thought Jim.

    Instead of Motorhome fun on the back could my son and I have a fun smiley instead.
    Andy would not want motorhome fun on the back of his keyring and I would rather not as one is for my Car and one for the motorhome.

    Hope you can do it, ta
    Lesley x
     
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