That's tacky, very tacky.
Sponsor or not, as a sponsor, I still have to abide by forum rules, and I can't spam. Eddie and myself could easily be in direct competition with each other on bodies, I could easily make them, but I would rather work with him than against, he refers people to me, I refer to him, it works out great, and we are great friends.
I have no problem with competition, in fact, it just encourages me to do better work all the time so that I don't have to worry about competition, but trying to steal a sale away, that is typical used car salesman sh*t, I'm sorry if it makes me sound like an *******, but we all have to play by the rules here.
Matts Music, I appreciate you as a business, making an honest living, but trying to steal a sale from Rich or any other sponsor, whether you can deliver a better price or not is sick. Your banner is up there just like Rich's. Rich gets the sale because of his reputation, your first few posts would have been better spent contributing to the site, not spamming with the EXACT same post in 5 forums.
When people see you contributing, as a forum member, answering questions, helping out, that is when you gain customers. I've had great success, because I love the site, and love the people. I try to participate as a member, not a sponsor, I show pics of my work, because I am a sponsor, and I do advertise, but I NEVER say this job was $XXX or "don't call so and so, I'll do it". I respect teh other sponsors here, and I feel that I am respected on this site.
Your name has been on the verified vendors list for as long as I've been here, so, be a member, and contribute, that's what it's all about.
Just my 2 cents
no offense meant to anyone, just calling it as I see it.