Planned for earlier this week, today’s demo was rescheduled due to heavy rain in London, which meant that we were down to only four people able to attend at short notice.
No worries, the Optimax / Ultralase Harley Street clinic frontage small enough so that we easily covered it and didn't suffer - but they did!
By 1.30pm, rough calculations estimated we'd lost the company(s) in excess of £20,000, with prospective victims we spoke to on the way in to their consultation - certain they were going ahead with surgery, telling us they’d changed their minds on the way out!
Definite cancellations included 2 lens exchange patients (£6.5k each), and 3 laser patients (£3,590 each).
Many people passing by stopped to ask for more information, some saying they’d been close to booking consultations but were not now prepared to take the risk and would stick to wearing specs, and thanked us for raising awareness!
The banner had people on the opposite side of Harley Street taking photos and crossing over wanting to know what it was all about! (Bigger banner next time!)
Russell, you really should have thought it through before entering a CVA, because it’s not a good USP to tempt customers with!
A very satisfying result all round - and it didn’t rain!
A fun day out in Glasgow today @ Optical Express 200 St Vincent St
All Optical Express patients who attended the demo were operated on by David Teenan, all in litigation...
Ronnie (wearing beanie) is blind in one eye, while his friend Dougie's case is listed in court on 5 March.
Sadly I won't be there, because it won't happen - but I'd love to be proven wrong!
OE cannot afford any more major negative publicity, but I have no doubt that Dougie will be pressured by his lily livered legal team to accept an out of court settlement - as has been the case with hundreds of other legal claims since Stephanie Holloway's landmark award of £569,000 (+interest) in 2014.
There are two law firms I am well acquainted with who need to realise that OE play great poker - grow a pair and call their bluff boys!
NB: Do contact me if you are in litigation and have any concerns about your solicitor as I'm happy to share information that I may have about them.
Hello my name is Arturas and I am from London. I have problems also with OE
Next week can I join with you?
__________________ admin: Hi Arturas…
I have hidden your email address but will let you know when the next demo is
A little birdie told me that Jan Venter has been flown in from his ranch in Sth Africa, to treat the problem patients that no-one else can...
So two days ago four of us made flying visits to Optical Express stores in White City (Westfield), Shaftesbury Avenue, and Harley Street.
We made it inside all except Harley Street - where they now have an entry system and CCTV to keep out unwanted protesters!
No demo, simply to hand out flyers and cards to patients inside the clinics.
On previous visits to Westfield on operating days the upstairs waiting room was always full of RLE patients. This time however there were only two post op patients, sitting outside the operating room wearing fresh bandages on their eyes and resembling a scene from the disturbing dystopian novel, 'Never Let Me Go’!
I guess OERML must be doing something right as all locations were almost empty, and the handful of potential customers we spoke to on their way in/out of Harley Street and Shaftesbury Avenue stores definitely won’t be going back!
I can also provide PDF for flyers and new OERML cards