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Jul 20, 2012, 07:45 AM
Hey Guys, Watch This.......
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Originally Posted by kusunokimasahige
MESSAGE FROM FMS to AROS (fellow member)

I spoke to my contact from FMS tonight about the Banana Hobby/PW-RC/RC Castle issue and here is what I was told just minutes ago. (I have paraphrased due to some translation/grammar but this is the majority of the message)...

"We feel very suprised that people on the forums are saying that FMS won't sell to PW-RC and RC Castle, as we have been receiving emails about this issue. The truth is, PW-RC and RC Castle feel they are unable to order from us due to Banana Hobby's low prices. We have tried to persuade them, even offering a special price for them. We were told that their profit is too small to compare with the banana hobby price point.

We are very much willing to and would like to continue to do business with PW-RC and RC Castle without question. We don't quite understand why they only wish to order spare parts from us. I will talk to them myself and hope we can come to an understanding. The forum community has misunderstood that we don't want PW-RC and RC Castle to sell our product but that is simply not true! Please help me to explain to our loyal customers on RCG that FMS would like to continue to sell to them very very much, as we are well aware of their wonderful history of customer service and support."




So after all that "there's nothing to see here after all, move along"
Glad this was put to rest ( although I'm not sure it is). Interesting that the original post that started all this was posted in the first place and in all these threads. I stopped counting there's a few more. I'd like to know why if the facts were not in.

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Jul 20, 2012, 07:49 AM
Tally Ho!
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Well, just like Sandancer did, I posted the message Aros received in as many FMS threads to prevent misunderstandings
after my protest action.

Why he posted it in so many threads I do not know.

Nuff said. Topic can be locked by mods.
Jul 20, 2012, 08:08 AM
Hey Guys, Watch This.......
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It's all good. Maybe now you understand my comment calling this another vendor "witch hunt". Maybe we can all learn from this.

Jul 20, 2012, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by bamaguy
From the Consumer Affairs website.....

"In April 2011, the California Better Business Bureau listed them for having 367 complaints filed in 2011 up until the listing in April. I also found that the owners, Dan and Tom Wu, were involved in a trademark violation/misuse case with Textron-Bell Helicopters. The case appears to have been settled, but I did not look into the details."
OK I see.
Last edited by Mikey 68; Jul 20, 2012 at 01:56 PM.
Jul 20, 2012, 01:55 PM
Don't Move I've Dropped My Nut
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Originally Posted by twiztidbowler
Did you think maybe his parents owes the company or these were once owners back then.
Entirely possible....don't know if the Wu's are the present owners, or if Pete is related to them. Tom Wu also owns two other websites/business', one involving automobiles---but it appears to be located overseas.
Jul 20, 2012, 01:57 PM
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So what Im hearing is Tom Wu is the owner of Banana Hobby who lives in China, But Pete is the one the runs Banana Hobby in the US. So he is the go to guy for the problems
Jul 20, 2012, 03:00 PM
Banana Hobby is in no way involved with the business dealings FMS may have with their other distributors. We strongly believe in the FMS brand and the quality of their products, and will continue to support them 100%. They share our vision in continuing to provide better products and service to our customers. We thank them for relaying that message to the RCGroups community and we are in full support of their statement.

Pete is an incredible pilot and a very valued member of the Banana Hobby team. He is an integral part of what drives this company forward as we bring you new products and improved service.

As always, we thank you for your support.

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