Right-O, and also vendors have to suffer the wrath of the internets if they blatently copy things, so that is a deterent.I suspect (but do not know) Thomasio does not have a patent to enforce. Often, in low production beautique markets, specialized products are designed and manufactured. The only thing which keeps other people from producing the same items is setup and tooling costs to make the same product (with limited profits for a relatively small amount of sales to offset initial production costs). Of the (roughly 9kish, perhaps less) cars in the US, only some will choose to purchase a supercharger, only a fraction of those will feel the need to have a rapid-change pulley solution for their cars. In this circumstance, Thomasio must recover his non-recurring engineering costs, tooling and setup costs, plus existing inventory costs with a potentially shared market; which likely skews his initial profit model for his efforts.
Well said... Notice they let people go after noxxx for the whole clam hinge thing.They moved the thread into the dealer and aftermarket supplier reviews section, where no one can post. As a sponsor posting about another sponsor's practices I would suggest that you ask the forum owners to overrule this decision as you did not post the thread as a supplier review or request that it be treated as such. One would hate to come to the conclusion that this site or it's admins is attempting to conspire to allow one paying sponsor to perpetrate fraud against another.
It a freaking pulley, It is defined by about 4 features. If I was designing one, the main challenge would be trying to make it look different than the competitors.what's the definition of copying? what if shinoo sends in the pulley and try to make it with different material? HKFEVER takes all the original lotus parts and turn them into carbon fiber without modifying it, does that mean he is copying as well? don't take it personally, I'm just saying in the automotive industry, everyone copies each other and there's no right or wrong. and Ali, I'm sorry that it happened
This statement is simply not true, ONLY the "principals" were allowed to post.Well said... Notice they let people go after noxxx for the whole clam hinge thing.