I JUST HAVE TO!

Billy Griffin

I know most chasers avoid the page, but has anyone seen the newest "gimmick" Faidley is up to? Forgive me, but I just had to "rant" about this one...

He's asking $3499 per week to FOLLOW him with your own vehicle !!!!! :shock:

Does this mean that we'll all owe him a check if we happen to fall in behind him while on the road? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Okay, I can see the chase tours charging, and yeah, I guess I can even go along with him charging for his "one-on-one" tours priced at like six thousand dollars, but come on... charging to follow along behind his vehicle ????????????????????? :twisted: And he wonders why so many people have, well, inappropriate opinions.

I normally wouldn't even lower myself to posting on this, and please forgive me Lord for the gossip, but this is just silly. What's even more silly is there's probably some rich schmos out there that will pay him almost 4 grand just to drive their own vehicle and follow him around for a week.

Next time I see you guys out on the road behind me, I'm gonna pull over and charge you $500 a piece! Hell, I think that's a heck of a deal compared to 4 grand. :lol: :lol: :lol: (just kidding folks)

Oops... oh my gosh, I forgot to mention that if you do take the tag-along trip, that does include a two-way radio to borrow so you can keep in touch with his corporate chase team. Now that makes all the difference in the world. :wink:

Okay, I'm done now. Does anyone else think this is just simply idiotic or am I just crazy?
 
For the one on one chase it is $6499.00 and the funny thing about it is that three weeks are already reserved.

May 28 through June 1 (Reserved 5/04)
June 3 through June 7 (Reserved 7/04)
June 9 through June 13 (Reserved 9/04)

$19,497 for 15 days "work".:roll:
 
Oh yeah, and that's only for ONE person... each additional person in the tag along vehicle costs $900 extra. :?

Well in that case, again, me charging you guys only $500 per vehicle if I catch you behind me, you just can't beat that! :roll:

And hey, my kid has some of those old GI Joe walkie talkies I'll throw in for you to communicate with me. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Gees !!!!!!!!
 
Oh yeah, and that's only for ONE person... each additional person in the tag along vehicle costs $900 extra. :?

Well in that case, again, me charging you guys only $500 per vehicle if I catch you behind me, you just can't beat that! :roll:

And hey, my kid has some of those old GI Joe walkie talkies I'll throw in for you to communicate with me. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Gees !!!!!!!!

Heck, most of us are THRILLED just to split the fuel costs with a partner. :wink:
 
BTW... I'm sitting here in Lakewood, CO attending a training class all week, so you can bet the bank there'll be some type of severe weather back home (Oklahoma).

Good luck to all those chasing, and once again...

just avoid getting caught behind Warren Faidley or you'll owe him $4k !!

Yeeee Hawww! Nuthin' like snow chasin' here in the Rockies! I just hope I don't run into any hill men wanting me to go on a canoe trip up in the hills. :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
Oh yeah, and that's only for ONE person... each additional person in the tag along vehicle costs $900 extra. :?

Well in that case, again, me charging you guys only $500 per vehicle if I catch you behind me, you just can't beat that! :roll:

And hey, my kid has some of those old GI Joe walkie talkies I'll throw in for you to communicate with me. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Gees !!!!!!!!

Heck, most of us are THRILLED just to split the fuel costs with a partner. :wink:


Yeah Bill, I'm going to start putting ads in the paper to see if anyone still has one of those old Mopeds I could rig up into a Chase-Ped. :wink:
 
The trick is finding a target audience that's both lazy AND stupid; they don't know anything and don't care to learn as long as they've got something in front of them to entertain them. It's actually quite brilliant, though I have to wonder how one stays so far ahead of the rest of the pack regarding the marketing of non-wx savvy/wx-enthusiastist types. I'm sure running the "rest of us idiots" down is a large part of the arsenal.

FYI, that's a direct quote so let's not start with the libel bullsh*t.
 
:? :shock: guess I missed that one! "rest of us idiots"?

Sad thing is, you're absolutely right... for those who have all the money one could desire, simply being entertained is all they need. Hell, if you've got the money, just let someone else do the work and let their vehicle get torn all to pieces. I guess that's the logic behind it.

I've taken lots of people chasing with me over the years, and never asked for anything more than "pitching in" for gas. I think I'll make me up a cardboard sign and just in case I run into him this year, I'll hang it out the window saying, "Hey Warren, just send me the bill!" :lol: :lol:
 
:? :shock: guess I missed that one! "rest of us idiots"?

Suffice to say, be careful what you blurt out over the radio, lotta ears out there.
 
Damn! Just when I thought I was finally going to be able to afford coax for all my antennas! :lol:

Yeah, but you made no mention of throwing in the G.I. Joe walkie-talkies !!!
 
I'm going to have to agree with Shane on this one. If I could find someone who was willing to pay me $6500 to ride around for a few days, I'd sure as heckfire think seriously about it. Are there ethical issues involved? Sure there are. At some level, it's not morally right to misrepresent storm chasing to take that kind of money for something which could be found dirt cheap elsewhere.

But if there are suckers out there, then why not take advantage of them? I suppose at the end of the day I couldn't do that to someone. But from a marketing perspective, it is pretty smart. The only place I can see where he messed up is charging $900 extra for passengers in SOMEONE ELSE'S car. Surely that's gotta make any intelligent person's BS meter flicker, at least briefly.
 
I know most chasers avoid the page, but has anyone seen the newest "gimmick" Faidley is up to? Forgive me, but I just had to "rant" about this one...

He's asking $3499 per week to FOLLOW him with your own vehicle !!!!! :shock:

Does this mean that we'll all owe him a check if we happen to fall in behind him while on the road? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Okay, I can see the chase tours charging, and yeah, I guess I can even go along with him charging for his "one-on-one" tours priced at like six thousand dollars, but come on... charging to follow along behind his vehicle ????????????????????? :twisted: And he wonders why so many people have, well, inappropriate opinions.

I normally wouldn't even lower myself to posting on this, and please forgive me Lord for the gossip, but this is just silly. What's even more silly is there's probably some rich schmos out there that will pay him almost 4 grand just to drive their own vehicle and follow him around for a week.

Next time I see you guys out on the road behind me, I'm gonna pull over and charge you $500 a piece! Hell, I think that's a heck of a deal compared to 4 grand. :lol: :lol: :lol: (just kidding folks)

Oops... oh my gosh, I forgot to mention that if you do take the tag-along trip, that does include a two-way radio to borrow so you can keep in touch with his corporate chase team. Now that makes all the difference in the world. :wink:

Okay, I'm done now. Does anyone else think this is just simply idiotic or am I just crazy?

Free enterprise is a beautiful thing.
 
For the one on one chase it is $6499.00 and the funny thing about it is that three weeks are already reserved.

May 28 through June 1 (Reserved 5/04)
June 3 through June 7 (Reserved 7/04)
June 9 through June 13 (Reserved 9/04)

$19,497 for 15 days "work".:roll:

What do you wanna bet that those late season "reservations" magicaly become available as the date nears, or that the chases in question simply dissapear off the schedule. :wink:

(IMO, Warren's obscene pricing has pushed him over the ethical threshold. Pure greed is seldom a 'proper' thing.)

-Greg
 
For the one on one chase it is $6499.00 and the funny thing about it is that three weeks are already reserved.

May 28 through June 1 (Reserved 5/04)
June 3 through June 7 (Reserved 7/04)
June 9 through June 13 (Reserved 9/04)

$19,497 for 15 days "work".:roll:

Really reserved or is it a PR gimmick? Some people (I don't know who - not any chasers) would be impressed by the fact that he seems to be such a sought after tour guide and may want to book with him based on that.
 
For the one on one chase it is $6499.00 and the funny thing about it is that three weeks are already reserved.

May 28 through June 1 (Reserved 5/04)
June 3 through June 7 (Reserved 7/04)
June 9 through June 13 (Reserved 9/04)

$19,497 for 15 days "work".:roll:

Really reserved or is it a PR gimmick? Some people (I don't know who - not any chasers) would be impressed by the fact that he seems to be such a sought after tour guide and may want to book with him based on that.

I totally agree, and I actually think that's what's going on. Warren's site or his "chasing tours" aren't advertised at all, so how in the world could he manage to get all chase tours booked, and at that price?
 
For the one on one chase it is $6499.00 and the funny thing about it is that three weeks are already reserved.

May 28 through June 1 (Reserved 5/04)
June 3 through June 7 (Reserved 7/04)
June 9 through June 13 (Reserved 9/04)

$19,497 for 15 days "work".:roll:


Any one notice that those reserved seats are reserved for 2004
 
For the one on one chase it is $6499.00 and the funny thing about it is that three weeks are already reserved.

May 28 through June 1 (Reserved 5/04)
June 3 through June 7 (Reserved 7/04)
June 9 through June 13 (Reserved 9/04)

$19,497 for 15 days "work".:roll:


Any one notice that those reserved seats are reserved back in 2004

Might make some people think "hey, it must really be worth it". I think it is bogus as well. Common sense would take over at some point and people would realize that the cost is just too much.
 
Then below this...he has his "Monsoon Tour"

You can chase with him for THREE days for the low price of $2,500.

Nearly a thousand dollars per day, to MAYBE see some lighting. No Warren... :roll:
 
Then below this...he has his "Monsoon Tour"

You can chase with him for THREE days for the low price of $2,500.

Nearly a thousand dollars per day, to MAYBE see some lighting. No Warren... :roll:

Oh my...

I hope his customers don't come out expecting 3 consecutive days of guaranteed action...they may very well get 3 days of hot, clear weather due to the Monsoon's typical pattern: bursts and breaks. That's a high price to spend on 3 short days which is a shot in the dark for Monsoon, esp if someone happens to time it during a "break" period. Lodging and transportation is not included? For $2,500, one could base at a luxury resort in Scottsdale for 7 days taking advantage of the off season prices, rent a car, have the time to drive the good distances too, providing a significantly better chance to catch something over the course of 7 days. I live here, and I drive hundreds of miles and sometimes all night. 3 days? That's a farthing for what's needed unless someone got extremely lucky.
 
Thats Pretty Stupid

What About The Guy, Who Has An Auction On E-Bay, Currently At 121,788$ To Ride In This Little Storm Car That He Has Built, Out Of, GET THIS FOLKS, Fiberglass And Plexiglass, And What He Does Is, If You Pay This Ridiclous Amount Of Money, Then You Get To Ride With Him In This Suped Up Kia Sophia (LoL J/K I Think Its A Cavalier) Thru A Tornado, Now The Video I Have Seen, These Tornadoes Havent Been Over An F1, And I Think I Might Have Saw An F2, I Mean What Kinda Idiot....... Oh Yea And Did I Mention The Other Thing You Get, A Star In A Tornado Reality Show, IF IT GETS APPROVED BY A HALF WAY DESCENT TV STATION LOL WHAT A CROCK, LETS SEE WHAT YOU REAL CHASERS THINK, CUZ I THINK ITS A CROCK OF $#!T
 
Re: Thats Pretty Stupid

Originally posted by Chris Love
What About The Guy, Who Has An Auction On E-Bay, Currently At 121,788$ To Ride In This Little Storm Car That He Has Built, Out Of, GET THIS FOLKS, Fiberglass And Plexiglass, And What He Does Is, If You Pay This Ridiclous Amount Of Money, Then You Get To Ride With Him In This Suped Up Kia Sophia (LoL J/K I Think Its A Cavalier) Thru A Tornado, Now The Video I Have Seen, These Tornadoes Havent Been Over An F1, And I Think I Might Have Saw An F2, I Mean What Kinda Idiot....... Oh Yea And Did I Mention The Other Thing You Get, A Star In A Tornado Reality Show, IF IT GETS APPROVED BY A HALF WAY DESCENT TV STATION LOL WHAT A CROCK, LETS SEE WHAT YOU REAL CHASERS THINK, CUZ I THINK ITS A CROCK OF $#!T
Sorry Chris, there is an entire topic dedicated to that auction.
http://stormtrack.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5845
 
Im still a an inexperienced chaser but I have seen 6 tornados now so for the LOW LOW price of $1000 dollars I will let you have your picture taken with me! WOW, Just think of it, a picture of you and Dennis Gulley, together! And for an additional price of $200 I will smile and pretend that I like you in the picture. Hurry and order now as I am very busy looking in the mirror and admiring myself!

As Karen R asked in another post, what is wrong with people today? Well to me it is big ego's and greed! Get rid of those and the world would be a better place!

Dennis
 
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