I have not been on this website for a while as i have been away and still on holiday now, WOW we are now on double figures pages already
I have been sitting on the evidence, that there was no one other than WANG ZHIKE who had produced the design for a while now, i did not want to publish it as I thought it best not to, but its already out so no harm me adding it ( I still have the original Design documentation on paper ). When the original unit I was selling came out, this original design was registered to a Chinese company, that had the above designers name on the registration. There are no ignorant excuses, clever wording or changes in future designs that will make the past event any thing other than a RUSE, to delay or stop me from selling this product in the UK when i first imported them.
it was an illegal act, FACT !
HOWEVER, the guy in question does have some fantastic products, i have always admired his gear, yes, the alterations that have been made by other sellers and ones that i may be implementing, will all be good.... his also! ......Its a great product whom ever you buy off, i probably will not be sticking my IP on alterations i ask them to do, as i think everyone should benefit !
As for the product, if anyone ever has any IP on future alterations, then they have a legal obligation to advertise it with evidence !
A few days ago, I got word that yet another two companies like ours are now arguing about yet another product IP infringement
I am not going to mention who, as its best left alone. So i have been thinking........I came to this business, not as a job, i came to it as a hobby, people should love their hobbies and not have to put up with all this, I have been trying to campaign to get prices down for years, being an engineer, i was disgusted knowing what goes into some of the units and the prices they were on sale for. I have worked hard, giving out free basic schematics so average joe bloggs can understand, giving away free prizes on my groups, helping people to build units from scratch so the less fortunate can enjoy the sport, and yes to make some money, in this modern world its hard to live without it.
I feel that some people are still not getting it, OUR SPORT IS DYING !!!!!
!!!!! , the government is right now implementing more restrictions, more anti's are rallying together, as they have nothing better to do, too much time on their hands, never had to hunt or prepare food, most of them have not seen what its like to be in a war, I have! its even more scary when you cannot defend yourself. They don't fathom that our sport and the skills that wrap around it, protected them, protect live stock and help control the balance of nature. They are laughing at us, bickering over scraps of our ever declining sport. We should be rallying together, helping one another, making sure the next generation or shooters don't have these problems.
I have spent more time in China than most in in this forum, i can tell you that as a seller, our days are numbered, a few of the biggest market leaders are already closing the gap between manufacturer and buyer, soon there will be no middle man or need for one. If you think this is not true then just look at the changes that are being implemented already. I sincerely wish all our sporting companies well and hope we can get along better in the future as its a declining one for us.
Its not all doom and gloom, the prices will drop even more
......so my job is near at an end !
As for me......well i'm sorry to say guys, i may well be slowing down soon, going back to what I loved the most, Hunting, Helicopters and spending more time with my family, i will still be selling parts, making deals, designing crays stuff but not to the extent or suffering of my family anymore,
Got to get my priorities right.
I'm signing off this post now as -
I do not need to prove my innocents any longer and not having to be the one to do it, put an icing on my holiday cake !
Shane Ashley Platt