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Gong Boards in Australia

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Created by Rossall A week ago, 12 Sep 2021
Rossall
WA, 624 posts
12 Sep 2021 2:42PM
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Does anyone know why Gong boards won't ship to Australia ? New Zealand, Kazakhstan and just about everywhere else in the world but not Australia

micksmith
VIC, 1570 posts
12 Sep 2021 9:33PM
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Racism?

colas
4345 posts
12 Sep 2021 9:50PM
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From their web site, they state they do not ship rigid boards or one piece paddles outside of Europe. All the rest is OK (inflatables, sails,...)They do not ship rigid boards to New Zealand, Kazakhstan,... where did you get this info?

cbigsup
453 posts
12 Sep 2021 10:22PM
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No USA either!

colas
4345 posts
13 Sep 2021 12:39AM
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cbigsup said..
No USA either!


Well, last time I checked, the USA are not in Europe :-) (yet?)

justaddwater
NSW, 334 posts
Saturday , 18 Sep 2021 8:14AM
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colas said..

cbigsup said..
No USA either!



Well, last time I checked, the USA are not in Europe :-) (yet?)


I don't like our chances of getting anything French at the moment

colas
4345 posts
Saturday , 18 Sep 2021 3:26PM
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justaddwater said..
I don't like our chances of getting anything French at the moment


Ah ah :-)
This said, I do not see any anti-OZ feelings here in France. The blame game is on the US, not really on OZ. And is limited to government officials, and I guess the shipyard that was contracted.

Kami
1546 posts
Sunday , 19 Sep 2021 4:38AM
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justaddwater said..

colas said..


cbigsup said..
No USA either!




Well, last time I checked, the USA are not in Europe :-) (yet?)



I don't like our chances of getting anything French at the moment


USA seems to do some weaponry free hours nowadays, go for it

justaddwater
NSW, 334 posts
Sunday , 19 Sep 2021 9:03AM
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To our valued and loved French supping allies we say SORRY

micksmith
VIC, 1570 posts
Sunday , 19 Sep 2021 10:03AM
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justaddwater said..
To our valued and loved French supping allies we say SORRY



Speak for yourself jaw, it was a dumb decision to go with outdated technology at the time and a much better decision now IMO

justaddwater
NSW, 334 posts
Sunday , 19 Sep 2021 12:52PM
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Thanks for the reply mick,as I'm not that politically motivated who's decision was it in the first place? Oh and by the way the smiley faces usually mean to be taken lightly and in good humour,I hope your day improves

micksmith
VIC, 1570 posts
Sunday , 19 Sep 2021 1:30PM
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justaddwater said..
Thanks for the reply mick,as I'm not that politically motivated who's decision was it in the first place? Oh and by the way the smiley faces usually mean to be taken lightly and in good humour,I hope your day improves

Sorry mate if you thought I was having a swipe at you and yes I realise your comment was tongue in cheek.

justaddwater
NSW, 334 posts
Sunday , 19 Sep 2021 3:33PM
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It's all good mick,I hope you are getting waves,stay safe .

colas
4345 posts
Sunday , 19 Sep 2021 2:24PM
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I found this article seems to give a good summary of what happened:
www.businessinsider.com/cost-culture-clash-50bn-deal-france-lost-to-us-uk-2021-9

And shows the major hypocrisy of the French authorities to feign discovering the issues at the last second.
- nearly 200% budget overruns (from 36 to an estimated final 90 billions). We also have these issues on nuclear reactors construction.
- delays
- arrogance: unilaterally deciding to reduce the number of OZ jobs
- attitude: If had arrived systematically 15 minutes late for meetings at my Job, I would not have lasted 5 years...
This draws a familiar picture of arms manufacturers being used to do want they want because contracts are decided politically, and they feel entitled to business practices that would be unthinkable in a competitive world.
The only fault I can find on the OZ side is being surprised that the French economy stops in August, or workers need healthy decent lunch breaks. It would be like not anticipating that China stops for their new year holidays. Workers around the world need decent vacations and meals!

Rossall
WA, 624 posts
Sunday , 19 Sep 2021 9:52PM
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Just as an update of sorts I wrote to Gong via their customer support link on the website a week ago asking if they could consider shipping to Australia in the future but so far no reply at all.

If I ever get a response I will
post in here.



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