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Old Jul 19, 2012, 06:35 PM
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Banana and fms. What do you think you are doing?

This is a message for pete.

What is the status of your dealings with fms ?

Why do other resellers back out of stocking fms planes?

Did you secure any monopoly in selling these planes ?

Are you from now on the sole distributor worldwide for fms planes ?

Answer honestly.



Km
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 06:42 PM
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This is a message for pete.


No answer and i will launch an official complaint with the eu commission on monopoly misuse as well as the us trade standard agencies.

Km
You are addressing your questions to the wrong person. Pete DOES NOT run/control Banana Hobby. He is just an employee.

See.. http://www.la.bbb.org/business-revie...e-CA-100075745 You can contact the BBB for the names of the owners. I believe it is owned and run by 2 individuals. They have 20 employees, Pete is just 1 of them.
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 06:44 PM
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Yep he's just the 'front" man.

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Old Jul 19, 2012, 06:56 PM
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Letter to Inspector General of USITC has gone out already.

More people should write with their concerns.

http://www.usitc.gov/scripts/contact_us.asp

KM
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Make sure whoever, This should be on Facebook also! you know you can't have enough advertising .... Oh boy this is going to be interesting
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 08:06 PM
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You are addressing your questions to the wrong person. Pete DOES NOT run/control Banana Hobby. He is just an employee.

See.. http://www.la.bbb.org/business-revie...e-CA-100075745 You can contact the BBB for the names of the owners. I believe it is owned and run by 2 individuals. They have 20 employees, Pete is just 1 of them.
I have seen this type of >>>> before.... California just knows better how to throw special powder in your eyes to confuse us
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 08:10 PM
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I have seen this type of >>>> before.... California just knows better how to throw special powder in your eyes to confuse us
Too Funny. A conspiracy theory.

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Old Jul 19, 2012, 08:18 PM
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This is so funny it is ridiculous. A conspiracy by a model airplane manufacturer and an importer.

What a joke! Like somebody can make gazillions of dollars selling rc planes.

I can see this sort of thing happening in the trillion dollar oil business, but in the radio control model airplane industry?
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Since when are price agreements or exclusivity agreements conspiracy or even racketeering?

Its not a conspiracy at all, It is monopolism.

KM
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Since when are price agreements or exclusivity agreements conspiracy or even racketeering?

Its not a conspiracy at all, It is monopolism.

KM
I have to ask ........ Can you prove all these allegations? If so count me in.
Seems like your getting way worked up over something you have no control over.

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Old Jul 19, 2012, 09:27 PM
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I am not just worked up over something. If RC castles, Raymond, Philip of PW, as well as other vendors who like to sell FMS products internationally are thwarted by BH striking some deal with FMS therefore making it impossible for EU members and citizens of other countries to buy these planes unless from BH in the States, it is monopolizing trade in a bad way. From what I have read so far in various topics as well as in emails posted written by PW, it looks like there is a deal of some sort. People should have freedom to decide from whom they buy their stuff. Whether that is from Chinese sellers directly or not.

US citizens have the right to be able to order these planes for a better price with better service which is exactly what happened before. Now, at least from the looks of it, it seems that trusted vendors cannot (or maybe will not) or are not allowed anymore to carry FMS products. That is monopolizing trade. I am a citizen of the EU as well as a World citizen, but I will not have any company, whether or not it is BH or whatever other company, strike a deal which robs me of MY right to choose from whom I want to order FMS products.

You can say all you like about my little crusade, which is not at all a crusade but a protest, but if the day comes that you yourself can only order your RC stuff from BH you will feel the same.
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 09:41 PM
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Can you prove first hand any of your "allegations" ?
Yes or No?

If yes prove it and I have your back.
If no then " there's nothing to see here move along"

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Old Jul 19, 2012, 09:53 PM
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Mike, why dont you read the emails sent by other vendors which have been posted by Sandancer in various FMS topics ?

I know you would like proof. But the proof has to come from the vendors, not me. That is the entire reason I question BH straightforward. Yes or No. Simple enough question. But needs explaining. Of course, I can also ask FMS customer service and get an answer in Chenglish, that is why some of the members who know people who speak Chinese have asked for a letter by either Philip, Raymond or FMS in Chinese so we can translate it.

Thats all. I will see how this all plays out.

And if there is nothing to see and I need to move along, then these are definetely not the droids you are looking for..........

KM
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 10:20 PM
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[QUOTE=kusunokimasahige;22212269]Mike, why dont you read the emails sent by other vendors which have been posted by Sandancer in various FMS topics ?

I know you would like proof. But the proof has to come from the vendors, not me. That is the entire reason I question BH straightforward. Yes or No. Simple enough question. But needs explaining. Of course, I can also ask FMS customer service and get an answer in Chenglish, that is why some of the members who know people who speak Chinese have asked for a letter by either Philip, Raymond or FMS in Chinese so we can translate it.

Thats all. I will see how this all plays out.


Your the one wanting us email the feds about this. Without proof what's the sense? One vendor cut and pasted. You call that proof? I call it one side of the story. Sorry but I need more than that. Look I don't really care but the forums have turned into some kinda vendor witch hunt. Vendors being bashed on a regular basis. If your so concerned open a business and have at it. Last time I looked manufactures were free to " reserve the right to refuse service". At least that's how it works here.

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Old Jul 19, 2012, 10:29 PM
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A witch hunt you call it ? I voice my concern as do others on here.

Thats all.

No witch hunt at all. If I would conduct a hunt on witches, stakes would be erected and people would be burnt.
I just ask for stern clarification that my consumer rights are not treaded upon.
Did you know that if I would order any FMS plane from the US the costs of shipping
would be exorbitant ? Even more so than from China ?

Nuff said, lets wait what people will say or do.

KM
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