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RE: Surf in or near Manila« on: June 14 2009 06:06:00 »
Hey dom, everyone is free to choose who they like to learn how to surf with. I think and hope that evryone that takes surfing lessons here in the Philippines, wether it be with Paolo' PSA, or any of the other surf lesson business are very satisfied with the services they pay for. So maybe just be better for you to enjoy surfing yourself and let others make their own mind up with who and what they pay for their surfing experience.
RE: Surf in or near Manila« Reply #1 on: June 14 2009 08:06:00 »
Daryl, your answer avoided the question.
I don’t have an issue if someone chooses another instructor as opposed to your services. I just want to know if fair pricing is being practiced. In another topic within this site, Tim actually had people complain about unfair pricing practices. The surf lessons that you do are actually higher priced than others but I’d like to know, as well as the others in this forum, whether the price applies to all. Do you charge the same prices for everyone or does the price depend on whether one is from abroad, from a well to do family, non-Filipino, or any of the combination? Also, how is your higher priced lesson a better deal? Simple question.
RE: Surf in or near Manila« Reply #2 on: June 14 2009 23:06:00 »
bakit ang daming haters dito.NAKAKADISMAYA. bakit ba hindi na lang kayo magsurf?! lahat kayo nagmamagaling.nakatry na ako sa real magsurf.hindi ko nagustuhan.unang una maliit ang alon.pero ok lang naman ganon talaga minsan.at yung mga beginner na kasama ko dun hindi naman inoverprice ng psa sa board rentals.at hindi nila pinush na maglessons sila.may entrance fee nga lang dun sa the park para dumaan lang papunta dun sa kabilang side ng ilog.pero ok lang pwede naman umikot kung gusto niyong hindi na magbayad.hindi ako tinuruan ng psa para lang malaman ninyo.oo mahal nga ang surf lessons sa kanila.pero pakealam niyo ba kung malunod yung mga tinuruan ng psa?hay nako.wala lang di ko lang maintindihan bakit ang daming haters na "surfer" dito.
RE: Surf in or near Manila« Reply #3 on: June 15 2009 00:06:00 »
You are becoming a bit silly here. 1.I have never met the Tim you are talking about. 2.Just because one person has unfair pricing practises, doesn't mean PSA or the rest of the surf lesson business' do. 3.Our prices are on all of our advertising and cost the same for everyone (although our repeat clients do enjoy discounts). 4.Our prices are what they are because we believe it is worth it and thats our right to determine, not yours. Now as I said b4, go and enjoy your surfing and have fun.
RE: Surf in or near Manila« Reply #4 on: June 15 2009 01:06:00 »
forgot one last point of your questionaire. Its not up to me to differentiate PSA's services from other surf lesson business'. Its up to the client. And just so you know, we encourage our clients to try other surf spots where surf schools are, as long as they use a local coach at the spot they choose to go. That way, we know are clients are safer than if they were alone and the locals get some business. We know we are doing is good for surfing as a whole. So Dom, thanks for the opportunity for us to let people know. You are actually helping us with our networking. Enjoy your surf.
RE: Surf in or near Manila« Reply #5 on: June 15 2009 17:06:00 »
Firstly, you should put my whole reply to that post. Why didn't you put the part about how I offered the girl that got ripped off a free surf lesson. Secondly, just like I havn't met you in real life, I havn't met Tim. It just shows how much of a waste of time you are being now, so don't expect anymore replies from me to your posts. But you are welcome to keep trying to bait me. I've shown this forum that I am not the guy you are trying to picture me as. You shoud quit surfing the net and get in the water more.
RE: Surf in or near Manila« Reply #6 on: June 18 2009 05:06:00 »
i am not hater. i am only giving my opinon on this topic "surf in or manila". i also heard testimonials about surfing real and psa. i think PSA crews also knew the downside of their surf skul, and hopefully they are working to have a cheap and long time surf experiences in their pool for all surfer levels.
RE: Surf in or near Manila« Reply #7 on: June 18 2009 08:06:00 »
Daryl, yes you did offer the girl a free lesson but you were doing that in order to compensate the girl for her experience with shady surf instructors. It was noble of you. But that’s not what I was referring to. My question was simply asking whether you decide your prices based on your customer’s status. On the other hand, you take it that I put you out to be in the same category as Tim. That is not my intention. Unless you want to avoid the question, then I can only assume that you are doing the same thing. By now, everyone knows about the topic. But my question has not been answered on whether you price everyone equally or not. I don’t need your self justification or self promotion, just a simple yes or no reply. Can you do that?
RE: Surf in or near Manila« Reply #8 on: June 18 2009 18:06:00 »
go to my post dated June 15. Your question was answered there. I was hoping the matter was closed then and told you not to expect another reply. Now for the last time, I consider this matter closed. Bye
RE: Surf in or near Manila« Reply #9 on: January 11 2010 00:01:00 »
I am a beginner when it comes to surfing, my mga nkasabay ako once na mga beginners dni and they say they started sa wavepool (CME) but they say that its a lot different when it comes to the ocean. They find it hard to catch waves in the ocean they say, but in the wave pool they were able to catch and ride many waves. For me it is better to learn surfing in the ocean compared to the wave pool.. you'll just waste a lot of money because it's too expensive, I have nothing against it but c'mon man admit it! its too expensive compared to go to a spot near manila say zambales or la union and spend your money there, nkapag surf ka na nkapag travel ka pa.. wavepool is just for busy people in manila who wants to try surfing but i don't recommend it for thos who really wants to pursue this hobby.