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Old 2012.01.14, 12:23 AM   #8
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1. Do you have any proof that PN Racing is breaking the Anti Trust Law? If so, could you please provide it?
PN Racing's communications threatening multiple distributors and retailers in their network with suspension of their ability to sell/purchase PN Racing products if they purchase/sell competitors products is illegal. this practice is known industry-wide and yes, we have documented this evidence (nanotrax sells PN Racing products and has received e-mails to this effect). any retailers that wish to forward more evidence may do so by forwarding their intimidating e-mails to support@xpowerrc.com

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Who has tested your parts? Why are you confident in the quality? How do they compare to other brands and why should we chose your parts over others? You should send your parts to local tracks to test them against others in order to prove that "we use higher quality materials"
'confidence' comes with our manufacturing process, materials and testing in our home markets. there is no company producing anything for the global markets that isn't confident about what they're selling, otherwise they wouldn't be selling at all. just like any other new company coming into any market, we'll wait for consumers to decide and grow in time. why one chooses X-Power over another company initially is a personal issue. it could be the color of our parts, availability, curiosity. no matter what the case, we're confident in customer's satisfaction.

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That's wonderful that you respect your customers. In fact, your products aren't innovative. X-Power has taken other company's ideas and made slight modifications to the products. Your mini-z differential comes with the gears 9-14t (idea stolen from PN Racing!). The left hub, left and right pressure plate holders look identical to those of PN Racing. The differential adjusting nut is probably an exact QteQ copy. Your ma-010 differential is practically identical to kyosho's design. (one set of screws is countersunk and the other isn't, while all of kyosho's differential screws are countersunk. again, almost a negligible difference).
every aftermarket parts company looks at a product from the OEM and makes optional parts that we feel are improvements or are in demand by consumers. PN Racing, Atomic, Reflex, etc make parts for Mini Z that are exactly like Kyosho's original parts but perhaps with slight differences in material, color, design, etc. this is the function of an aftermarket parts company. i mentioned integrity as we have documented evidence that a certain company purposely makes products that don't last to force customers to have to purchase more often, generating more sales for them. is this legal? yes. is it ethical? no. this may be an acceptable for some in the industry, but it is unacceptable at X-Power.

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4. "we hope that retailers and customers will appreciate our integrity" How do expect to get respect when your parts looks almost identical to those of PN Racing and Kyosho? There are minor differences (motor mount does not have the ability to use a wire-type spoiler), but these do not make a difference in the parts' performance. As far as I can tell, these small modifications and alterations are the only differences in your product designs.
once again, see above...everything we do and everything they do is a slight 'innovation' on an existing product. so saying we or anyone else is 'copying' is like saying there shouldn't be aftermarket parts AT ALL.
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