Rust & Dust
- Mar 17, 2011
- First Name
There isn't even an argument to be made here. You're just delusional.
Two things I will say, from personal experience, about the industry awards that are bestowed on vendors.
1) The full breadth of vendors of a given category, for what the award was given, will miss a good portion of companies that may be better than the awardee. So dealers are presented with a "partial" list of companies from a given category. Bottom line, are the awardees worthy of their awards? Possibly, but nobody really knows if many companies are left off the potential awards list.
2) There is absolutely a pay-to-play going on in receiving an award. Again, from personal experience. I will not disclose publicly but PM me if you would like to know details.
We no longer participate in these types of events/award nominations.
I think dealers are reluctant to believe these types of awards anyway.