Pioneer Balloon Company - Makers of Qualatex balloons
From: "Mitchell Bruntel" <>
To: <>, <>
Subject: RE: "Stealing" Competitor's Customers
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 23:12:43 -0500

Hi  Debby:
My 2 Cents.
No.  It isn't "stealing" if you are a customer in the car dealer
and you feel you could do a better job.
Especially if you DON'T know who the current decorator is.

Now that I've said that, the chances of us passing dealerships isn't too
high, even though we ARE close by!

Mitch Bruntel
Invitation Magic
Fanwood, NJ

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2000 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: "Stealing" Competitor's Customers

I agree wholeheartedly with all the posts about bidding on a job when you
know who the balloon decorator is, but I have another ethical question to
pose.  Here's a "for instance"
You get your new car at a dealership that uses balloon decor, though you
don't know ( or care ) who does it.  In  addition to perhaps wanting to add
new account, you feel that the decor is poorly done, and that if they are
already spending $$$ on balloons they could get more value for what ever
are paying.  You don't know what they pay at this point.  They haven't asked
you to bid on decorating their showroom, but you are there all the time when
you have your car serviced.
Is it ethical under these circumstances to say "I think I could do a better
job on your showroom"?
Just another point to ponder.
Debby Levi CBA
Inflated Creations
Paramus, NJ