That is not the fact at all actually, Chinese clones popped up after we sold just a few hundred. The reason was that someone (not me, I was strongly against it) decided to put manufacturing in China to save a few bucks and someone at the factory decided it was a good idea to sell them as a side-business (!).Neotko wrote:Also anders, you did publish 3d images of your olsson long ago, but until people started to use it and it was more 'know' noone sold a clone.
The clones did of course not pass the quality control that we were forced to set up and that is why you are reading about leaking Chinese Olsson block clones every now and then..
We were just lucky that those clones did not become more wide spread, it could have ruined the whole concept, just think about when people start returning Chinese clones claiming it is a genuine product that they bought second hand, wanting a new one..
I am not going to put any future manufacturing in China, that I can tell you..
So as long as the concept is working people are coping it properly it is not much of a problem, problem arises when the market is flooded with cheaper things that look proper in a distance but that are not working properly.