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  1. PenelopePitstop

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    Somebody on site has just asked me if I've heard anything about Brownhills going bust? Saying the banks have pulled the plug. Anyone heard anything?
     
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    Brownpiles

    Other than the trauma that all the customers will inevitably be put through:Sad:, in my opinion, if this is correct, it couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch.

    With any justice they will never blight the leisure industry with their cavalier attitudes again - though, cynic that I am - I'm sure somebody else will be only too willing to carry the torch for customer dissatisfaction.

    Hooray for the good guys, sez I. We (think we're pretty sure we) know who they are. :thumb::BigGrin:

    John
    I should make it clear that I have, and have had. no connection with this company.

    (I just heard about the problems:thumbdown::swear:)
     
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    where did you get that info from ???????
     
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    Somebody on the campsite who bought a new van from them a few months ago asked me if I'd heard anything. :Smile:

    I thought I'd ask on the forum as if it's true somebody on here will have heard.
    :Laughing:

    If no-one has heard anything then I will tell the couple so!:thumb:
     
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    Don't touch brownhills with a bargepole !! i got my experience through buying a vehicle through them ! once they have the money, THATS IT !!!! :Doh:
     
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    BUT - does anyone know if it's true???
     
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    Yes! I purchased our first m/h from Brownhills and would never ever use them again. I hope they have gone bust, apart from some of there employee's.
    You are right, got your money---good bye!!!!
    I do believe "what goes around comes around"

    Pete
     
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    PP are you sure he is not just confused with the recent management buyout?
     
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    That was what I wondered but they seem to think it is a recent event!

    As no-one has confirmed it I'll take it that they've just heard a rumour!:Laughing:
     
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    My brother phoned them and they told him if it was true she would not be speaking to him so we wait and see.
     
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    The "rumour" cost me a lot of money that should have been done under guarantee, take it as read, don't touch them with a bargepole, listen to those with experience of their failings ! :Doh:
     
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    Penelope....you asked the question and you have had the replies, so just pass the information on ! then let them decide on the outcome. i just wish that i had had the information supplied by the funsters before i embarked on the journey to cannock ! :Angry:
     
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    personally I am with Steve, I would not touch them with a BP.

    However what I would find difficult is as to why would the banks pull the plug? The only assests are in their well overpriced stock. Therefore the bank/receiver would be clawing very little back. It would make more commercial sense for a massive downsizing operation and of course a buyout by a more reputable firm.

    Or are we in these really troubled times likely to see manufactures selling their own brands on forecourts? the likes of Hymer taking over and sellingtheir product direct at smaller outlets?
     
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    Will do Steve:Smile:

    Thanks everyone!:thumb:
     
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    I dont think that you are likely to see that happening frankly. Dont know about Hymer but I cannot see the British converters doing it.

    Peter
     
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    Obviously Im sure you would not like to see that happening JC, but it could be quite an interesting concept.

    Just off to south wales to the Hymer dealer, or off up to Birmingham to see the Swift range. At least one things for sure, you would know where you went for your warrenty, a bit like if I have a ford and it breaks down it goes to a ford garage regardless.
     
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    Hi, I think Mercedes did something like that a few years ago with there franchised dealer network
     
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    Come and see us this weekend, eight 2009 Swifts on display plus plenty of other new Swifts and a good selection of pre-owned

    AND mulled wine and mince pies with a free prize draw thrown in for good measure:Eeek:

    Peter
     
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    Bank decisions never do make sense, when you dont need money they are trying to throw it at you when you do need it its not at all or half (half fritters away sadly)

    Many good businesses be ruined by banks especially nowadays with business branches are run by morons who are dependant on a computer or have no power to make decision.

    In the old days the managers made decision (much better)


    Now this has nowt to do with Brownhills but someone mentioned banks:Doh:
     
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    I've had two invitations to join them for a Christmas lunch so maybe it is just a rumour!
     
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