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05-27-2020, 05:40 AM   #1
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GRIII survey back in 2019, have anyone received the free battery they were promised?

As title says, just curious if batteries ever made it to people. I haven't received anything myself.



05-27-2020, 06:39 AM   #2
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No, and I completely forgot about it
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I wonder if that was from Ricoh at all lol. Hope I didn't provide my s/n and info to someone on the internet )

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I would go up to the Ricoh factory gates and put a padlock on them until you're paid.

Send the repo guys after them!

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I would go up to the Ricoh factory gates and put a padlock on them until you're paid.

Send the repo guys after them!
I'm just trying to gather data) see if anyone have received them at all

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QuoteOriginally posted by aaacb Quote
No, and I completely forgot about it
I forgot all about it too.

QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
I would go up to the Ricoh factory gates and put a padlock on them until you're paid.Send the repo guys after them!
Seems reasonable
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Reached out to Ricoh on Facebook, will see where that takes us

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Didnít know about the free battery offer. I did a reasonable amount of research, I thought, before I bought the GRIII and was aware of the battery issue but donít recall seeing anything about a free battery. Bought a second battery with the camera. If the offer was made then they should honor it.

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Didnít know about the free battery offer. I did a reasonable amount of research, I thought, before I bought the GRIII and was aware of the battery issue but donít recall seeing anything about a free battery. Bought a second battery with the camera. If the offer was made then they should honor it.
There's no big issues with the battery. They just offered a free one for filling out a survey. I agree they need to honor it.

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Back about 10 years I took a VW Jetta Diesel out for a test run. I liked the diesel engine power characteristics quite a bit.

Nice engine and I think that little diesel is an excellent engine...great torque

VW Canada was supposed to send out a free travel mug ....but they didn't.

I recall contacting them...not even an answer. A travel mug is really not a big deal at all in the grand scheme of things.

But I did think at the time, if VW had difficulty following through on this offer....what would their parts and service be like. Do I take a chance on buying a new V-Dub ? As it happens we didn't buy a new VW, but have bought about four new cars from other manufacturers since than.

Decades ago I worked as a salesman, to pay my way through U. and I recall a couple of sayings we had in that fraternity. One was ...' if you make a promise, no matter how minor...have product....you can't sell from an empty wagon.'

Another was...'it's hard to get a customer, but easy to lose one.' Another...'Don't rankle the customer over a small thing.'

Now, I have a Ricoh GR ll, that I bought new about a year ago. I also bought a spare battery. Great camera. But I think I would be a bit put off....if a spare battery was thrown in as part of the deal for buying a new GR lll and Ricoh didn't come through on that promise.

Ricoh should of come through. It's not a great way to start a wonderful consumer relationship, by not coming through with what you promised.

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I just found a little package at my door containing a DB-110 battery, mailed from Ricoh This is an odd coincidence, but pretty cool either way No message, but the only reason I can think of is that original survey

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I contacted them on Facebook, they go me a battery within a week (in a hilariously huge box). So I'm pretty happy.

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Yes received my battery 2 weeks ago. Thatís when they shipped them out.
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