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CaptainJack
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Luxembourg, Belgium
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2003 - 12:29 AM UTC
I noticed a new company, which caused me great delight, until I realised that they were basically producing the same products that I have been working so hard to develop over the past two years. While I'm all for competitive /free marketing, I don't really see the use in reproducing the same concepts very similar in content and nature. Several of the items produced by this fiorm, which I deign to mention, are still in development because of insufficiantly clear material. Copying posters ad Hoc is of no service to anyone. Our aim is to produce a finished product which means researched, graphically enhanced, and printed on fine grade, glazed, acid free paper. Ultimately quality always wins out in the free market place (or at least that is what they say) Todays market is a limited venture and becomes tighter each day. We at Dream Catcher shall continue to produce the best quality diorama accessories at the lowest possible prices, to provide you the modeller with the widest and most unique possible selection. Hopefully originality, counts and is eventually rewarded .

James Welch

For Dream Catcher SPRL

For a list of our current product line please feel free to contact us at:


[email protected]
GeneralFailure
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European Union
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2003 - 03:04 AM UTC
Hi Jack,
I didn't hear from you since you moved to Liechenstein !
Sorry to read that. I understand how you must feel. I'm not sure about your "quality always wins" adagio, though. I'm affraid there is a market for everything, and some people just think pennywise (and poundfoolish). I'm not as much worried by that. However, I am worried by people who just copy what others have done, and make life difficult to people who work hard to bring a nice product. What a shame.
I wish you a good 2003, though. With good health, and much love. Cheers, mate !

I
CaptainJack
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2003 - 03:11 AM UTC
Thanks my dear friend for all the support and encouragement you have proffered since I have known you. You are a beacon in the tempest. It's only normal however if you work in an airport! Happy new yar Jan. Let's have a great 2003!

Jack the Dream Catcher
GeneralFailure
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2003 - 03:15 AM UTC
LOL Jack ! I wonder why everyone is so nice to me these last few days. I said some very naughty (but well meant) things about the American President, and instead of putting me on a one-way flight to Novosibirsk, you just keep saying nice things... :o
Crazy planet, this is...
Maki
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2003 - 03:24 AM UTC

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I said some very naughty (but well meant) things about the American President...



You did WHAT?? Bad General, bad General... !!! #:-) Now go and wash your mouth with soap...

Jacko, I'm sorry to hear that someone is copying your products. There are a lot of companies producing almost the same poster sets and a tipical modeler usually can't really tell which one is of better quality. Then the price factor plays a key role when deciding what to get... I suppose you haven't thought of getting a lawyer for this kind of things?

Mario M.
CaptainJack
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2003 - 03:28 AM UTC
tough to enforce and expensive at the cutting edge. Hopefully common sense will rule out, as the overhead costs and investments for such adventures are enourmous if the job is done correctly. I have invested loads in grahics programs, and state of the art printers.

Jack
HunterCottage
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2003 - 03:32 AM UTC
Let it be known we will only buy at your place!! Now if I can only get a model built...
Desert-Fox
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2003 - 01:14 AM UTC
Any one noticed??

This is a completely European thread...........lol
GeneralFailure
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2003 - 01:38 AM UTC
LOL ! There's plenty of all-European threads on the Dutch, German and Swedish forums !
staff_Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 - 06:14 PM UTC
:::evil laugh:::

I just had to ruin it.

James - I know your pain. It's not the same but many of the other model sites seem to be copying my ideas and work too. Ahh well...what is that old saying??

Cheers,
Jim
GeneralFailure
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 - 09:40 PM UTC
[quoteAhh well...what is that old saying??
Jim[/quote]

No worry, Mate. There's only one Armorama. Since things keep moving here, we'll allways be a few armlengths ahead !

Now what is this old saying ? Will you tell us ?


slodder
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 - 01:41 AM UTC
Jim
Others may be copying your ideas but I haven't seen a site as well organized and easy to use.
Eagle
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 - 04:51 AM UTC

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Others may be copying your ideas but I haven't seen a site as well organized and easy to use.



Ahmen to that bro'
penpen
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Hauts-de-Seine, France
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 - 07:22 AM UTC
Jack, I hope your buisiness won't be suffering too much from these people.
I also hope that the public makes them understand that inventiveness and quality, such as you've shown, are the keys so that us customers will keep on finding plenty of great stuff.
I saw with great pleasure that your products are now sold in a great shop in Paris : Blast-Models. Everybody there only has nice things to say about them.

cheers !
And plenty of luck for 2003 !
Arthur
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2003 - 05:40 AM UTC
Jack,M'Boy cross my palm with silver,then give me their names and addresses,sorted.
Arthur.
The senior moment hitman.
BillyBishop
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 02:34 AM UTC

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:::evil laugh:::

I just had to ruin it.

James - I know your pain. It's not the same but many of the other model sites seem to be copying my ideas and work too. Ahh well...what is that old saying??

Cheers,

Jim



Ahh Jim, look at it as the ultimate compliment/flattery (make you feel better I hope) and remember it is also member support/content that makes a site and last time I looked you have one heck of a membership!

Cheers, Michael
sgtreef
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2003 - 12:39 PM UTC

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I noticed a new company, which caused me great delight, until I realised that they were basically producing the same products that I have been working so hard to develop over the past two years. While I'm all for competitive /free marketing, I don't really see the use in reproducing the same concepts very similar in content and nature. Several of the items produced by this fiorm, which I deign to mention, are still in development because of insufficiantly clear material. Copying posters ad Hoc is of no service to anyone. Our aim is to produce a finished product which means researched, graphically enhanced, and printed on fine grade, glazed, acid free paper. Ultimately quality always wins out in the free market place (or at least that is what they say) Todays market is a limited venture and becomes tighter each day. We at Dream Catcher shall continue to produce the best quality diorama accessories at the lowest possible prices, to provide you the modeller with the widest and most unique possible selection. Hopefully originality, counts and is eventually rewarded .

James Welch

For Dream Catcher SPRL

For a list of our current product line please feel free to contact us at:


[email protected]




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