It has taken me a couple of days to read through this thread...wow...Jon said:Wow, I can only imagine what would happen if David Coker possessed Spanky's ability to give an honest apology. That was warm, honest, and genuine, Spanky.
Here's what I think would happen:
1. People would respect him as a real person, not a company image.
2. People would register at his forum, talk about wheels, and come to depend on his wheel knowledge.
3. People would buy their wheels from him, over all other wheel companies, because they trusted him.
4. He would be forgiven for any money that he might have put towards this video.
Of course, what do I know. As Coker Tire would say: "You on the other hand, Jon, are worthless and should shut your 2 bit forum down".
First of all, I agree with your hostility over this pathetic attempt to promote profits under the guise of charity. All this does is breed distrust in people who would otherwise donate to those less fortunate then themselves, and we are all well aware that there are many of those people out there.
As far as these particular companies participating in this sham, they are all in a dire situation. On one hand they have all of us waiting for an apology and on the other all of their business partners / customers waiting to see if its true. Let this be a lesson to all...DO NOT STICK YOUR FOOT IN YOUR MOUTH!
Companies like Coker Tire, who called all of us brainless idiots would do well to consider that we are their bread and butter, and have the power to put them out of business. I am personally boycotting everyone business involved until I am personally satisfied that proper amends have been HONESTLY made.
BTW - Great satires everyone, if I wasn't so busy I would crank out a few myself.