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Juul accused of selling 1 million tainted vaping pods to customers and retailers
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Juul accused of selling 1 million tainted vaping pods to customers and retailers
https://www.kmov.com/news/juul-accused-o...b4397.html

Quote:According to the lawsuit, then-CEO Kevin Burns responded to those concerns saying: "Half our customers are drunk and vaping like mo-fo's, who the f*** is going to notice the quality of our pods?"
30-10-2019 02:25 PM
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(30-10-2019 02:25 PM)TinWhisker Wrote:  https://www.kmov.com/news/juul-accused-o...b4397.html

Quote:According to the lawsuit, then-CEO Kevin Burns responded to those concerns saying: "Half our customers are drunk and vaping like mo-fo's, who the f*** is going to notice the quality of our pods?"

A truly classic Gerald Ratner moment.

Dissing your own customers is rarely a good plan.

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30-10-2019 02:47 PM
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I remember the Ratner episode - quite a stir it made. Sometimes it is wiser not to tell the truth[Image: smile.gif].
30-10-2019 02:53 PM
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Verily. But the line about the prawn sandwich was a classic.

He remarked that one of the sets of earrings was "cheaper than an M&S prawn sandwich but probably wouldn't last as long."

Just noticed that many of our younger members weren't born when he said that. It was in April 1991 he managed to nearly kill his company.

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That's funny. I assume he was being facetious and trying for a laugh, and failed miserably.
30-10-2019 02:56 PM
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(30-10-2019 02:56 PM)TinWhisker Wrote:  That's funny. I assume he was being facetious and trying for a laugh, and failed miserably.

It entered common speech, most Brits over 40 would know exactly what was meant by "doing a Ratner"

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/201...d-selling/

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In 2005 he said,

"I wasn't trying to 'tell the truth' or say that our products in some way really were crap.

We had 80% of the UK market and there is no way I would have offended or looked down at our customers. It was a jokey reference."
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"I wasn't nervous or drunk or anything like that. I read it off the autocue. It took me ages to write the speech and it was changed at the last minute and the joke put in.

Why it made such a big story was because the media all had hand-outs of the speech, and it was made in front of 6,000 business people."

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For anyone who can't see the non-EU only article (Like me). Here's a link to an EU accessible version of the story. Pity it had to be the Daily Hate, but what can you do.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...-pods.html

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30-10-2019 03:09 PM
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Whoops, sorry.
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(30-10-2019 03:47 PM)TinWhisker Wrote:  Whoops, sorry.

Being in the US you wouldn't know. A lot of US corporations are terrified of the EU's GDPR so just don't make their content accessible in the EU.

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