Beware of Fakes

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by alidesigner, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. alidesigner
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    alidesigner Senior Member

    Guys I posted similar in the design section but thought it should go here too.

    There is a boat builder in China that is basically cutitng and pasting from all different web sites (including ours) and marketing these plate boats as their own. They are even combining words from one site with pictures from another.

    So if anyone is tempted to buy a kit or design from China be carefull.
     
  2. welderbob
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    welderbob Junior Member

    My local competition took a retired builders name (they didn't buy it) and scanned his brochure. The used his reputation and brochure to call themselves a 30 yr. old company. It took about three years of pressure to get them to take down the web sight.
    Now one of my former employees has taken a deposit to build a 35; twin diesel work boat. He has no plans,architect,employees,money,equipment. He has never built an inboard boat.
    Doesn't anybody do there home work before they spend your tax dollars?
    Moral of the story, you don't have to go to china to get taken.
     
  3. mydauphin
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    mydauphin Senior Member

    Don't worry they will be out of business soon, they are undercutting you, but they do not know what they are doing. The problem with government and any large contracts is that they give it to a friend or a friend of friend. The bid process is rigged from day one, then when whole thing falls apart they cover it all up if they can and they have to pay you to fix it. Such is government contracting.
     
  4. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    Steve, I've ready all your posts, but where is the link to the Chinese site so we can all have a good laugh??
     
  5. mydauphin
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    mydauphin Senior Member

    Or better yet we all ask them complicated questions they can't answer..
     
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  7. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    They obviously don't know how to use a spell checker ...
     
  8. alidesigner
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    alidesigner Senior Member

    Yeah these guys are also using the name of a well respected shipyard.
     
  9. Alik
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    Alik Senior Member

    The worst thing the 'designer' can make is to use others designs to market his services.
     
  10. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    Sound like a lot of sour grapes to me ! Get over it !! Anything that goes on the net is fare game !! Get on with living !!.
    If you have a good idea dont even tell your mrs keep it to yourself and take it to the grave . If you are stupid enough to feed them info and they take pictures then go away and build a boat that looks like your design who's the silly one ??
    I work with a bunch of Chinese every day of the week !! :D
     
  11. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    The Chinese themselves need to address this problem, or it will become their problem. The web community can react very quickly to abuse and it is easy for a backlash to get going. Original designers can simply state they are not associated with any Chinese company and streetsmart customers will simply check such claims when considering a Chinese source. A list of bogus or copycat companies and their websites can easily be set up, the word will go around. Guilt by association is an automatic human reaction and respectable and responsible Chinese companies will find business getting harder to find. Fix it, China!
     

  12. Robbo
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    Robbo Junior Member

    I smell a troll. No wonder the world is running out of exclamation marks-tunnels used them all up in one post.
     
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