The true story - Marltons

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  1. Gavin Faulds

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    Hello to everyone.

    My name is Gavin Faulds - General Manager and one of the shareholders of Marltons Pets and Products CC.

    Just a short note to set a very wobbly record straight regarding rumours that Marltons has an ownership share in Sam's Aquarium - Brackenfell.

    Those rumours could not be further from the truth and are laughable in the extreme, but in our industry such rumours are used by people to exploit and manipulate situations, hence this post.

    In fact if all the rumours in our trade are to be believed, then Marltons would have a share in every pet store in Africa!!!! I wish....

    Perhaps it is the fact that one of our ex-Sales Managers, Chris Barnard, who resigned from our company and now manages the shop on behalf of Sam, that people may draw some link and put 1 and 1 together and get 14. Chris resigned and left our employment in November 2011. We have no links with him, other than as a the manager of a customer - Sams.

    I would encourge Ebrahim and Sam, of Sams Aquarium to comment on this post and put such rumours to bed once and for all.

    Please feel free to contact me on gfaulds@marltons.co.za should you have any further queries on this or any other issue regarding Marltons and you would like to know the true story.

    Many thanks

    Gavin Faulds
     
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  3. Alan

    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hi Gavin and welcome to MASA, first off thank you guys for an enjoyable evening at Northlands last night. Secondly it is sad how rumours spread in this industry, but they do tend to blow over very quickly, thank you for setting the record straight and nipping this one in the bud.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    on a side note, i use your products in my marine setup :) and your complete FW kits for kids Xmas gifts

    :thumbup:

    if i may ask, would Marltons be venturing more into marines?
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome..
     
  6. Perky Pets

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    Hi Gavin - nice to have you guys on masa .

    Could be a double edged sword though , now i can ask for some discount :blush: because you will see how much we advertise your products ! :thumbup: lol

    Good to hear from you.
    David
     
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    Welcome

    The more players we have from the industry involved on MASA the better
     
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    Welcome to MASA glad to have you onboard!
     
  10. Gavin Faulds

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    Alan,

    Many thnaks for your help and nice to meet you last evening.

    Gavin
     
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    David....

    No cheekiness allowed on this forum.

    Gavin
     
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    Welcome sir :)
     
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    WELCOME and thanks again for a wonderful evening last night as well .....when are u giving all us loyal Marltons supporters a special ;) special price
     
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    :welcometomasa2:to MASA...stay long enough on MASA and soon we'll convert you and you'll also be opening a TANK THREAD...:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Hi Gavin

    Welcome to MASA. Ive been tracking posts on this forum lately and I must be honest I didnt pick up any rumours you are referring to on MASA, so dont you think it would have been better not to have introduced this as now you have opened the forum to potential politics. I can understand if the rumours were on the forum.

    I dont think it really matters if suppliers have shares in LFS, its often good business, but the last thing we want is for non-sponsors, sponsors and LFS shops using the forums to clarify their own issues. I personally think your post could potentially put other suppliers at an unfair advantage as this post could also be construed as negative marketing

    Im surprised that the moderators allowed this thread in the first place as its allowing a member of the public to show some disrespect to a sponsor and encouraging a public spat. I know its difficult to separate relationships but from what ive read the moderator has a duty to protect the sponsors and something doesnt sound right

    I love this forum and our focus should be on reef keeping, so to the moderators, could we please discourage any politcs. Apologies for being outspoken on this





     
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    If I remember correct marltons was a sponsor and Sam's has not been put in any bad light
     
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    Hi Yuri, Exactly my point, so is it fair for non-sponsors to get airtime, maybe Red Sea should sign up as a sponsor and [sorry to put it this way Gavin] stick to discussing reefkeeping in his personal capacity.

    I bet any other non-sponsor discussion would not be allowed on MASA.
     
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    UHM No, we did give Gavin permission to clear up a rumour but not to advertise.
     
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    Hi Alan, thanks for clarifying. You just had a missed opportunity of signing Red Sea as a sponsor in exchange for the permission to clear the air, just kidding. Now this makes sense, lets go back to reefkeeping :thumbup:
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Nah, we dont have to resort to those kind of tactics to get sponsors on MASA, quite honestly the guys that sponsor are the guys that can see the value in what we do.
     
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