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Old November 1st, 2007, 10:41 AM
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pleasing the greenies

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7052340.stm
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Old November 1st, 2007, 11:41 AM
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a little off topic but i liked his quote in there about being the only shareholder and being able to reinvest in the company instead of paying dividends... more american companies need to take this philosophy...


it would be sweet to be him though, i'm sure he has a fleet of rediculous d's just rolling around...
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Old November 1st, 2007, 12:45 PM
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It seems like they ought to have some interesting bits..... I wonder if they would send parts over here? It says they have 100 Wolf engines, isn't that just a 300Tdi or is it something special? All in all, I'd like to push my shopping cart through there a time or two. Thanks for the heads up, that's interesting.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 07:04 PM
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Looks like a great business. I get the impression they only deal with bulk orders and/or governments, not little guys like us.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 04:05 PM
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http://www.hobsonindustries.co.uk/

Might be worth contacting the guy, seeing if he does deal direct with customers for small parts and stuff.

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Old November 8th, 2007, 12:54 PM
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I did, and unfortunately here is the response. Nice to see that despite their success, it appears to be a family business still

"Dear Charles

Thank you for your contact in response to our feature by BBC News.

I'm sorry we are unable to assist you with your request. Our services and goods
are in principle supplied to Military and Government Clients only to support
fleet users and do not have the set up to sell vehicles or parts to individuals.

Thank you for your interest just the same.

Yours sincerely

Barbara Hobson"
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Old November 9th, 2007, 07:47 PM
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D-90.com fleet?

I bet George has enough to buy from him.

His prices seemed high though 7000UKP for a motor is 14k us!
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