Ivo is only trying to stand up for what he believes is right. He is not a hater, however you use the term. There is nothing to be gained by "hating on you" the effort being put into this discussion is about ethics and character. Neither Ivo or myself have anything to gain by your rep being fluffed or shitted on, we are just trying to point out what we see and how we see it.
Henry, you keep stating your Ebay reputation, being someone who does not use ebay, it looks to me that your positive feedback is in response to your prompt service and communication. Good job, that's how any respectable business should perform.
However this is how I imagine your latest customers realization of his/her purchase.
Scenerio plays out at local kite spot.
customer walks up to group of kiters..
"hey guys how are you? my name is Joe, and I am just starting to get into this awesome looking sport.
crew.. thats great man, are you taking lessons?
Joe " well i might but I found this great beginner package on ebay and I was thinking of giving it a go by myself at first, you know save a little money"
crew ok, thats not the best way but if your going to try let us see what you've equipped yourself with.
Joe Here it is, and I only paid $400 dollars for it.
crew general laughter and surprise thats a beginner package alright, for its time. Did the seller say anything about the kite and bar tech being outdated and not as beginner friendly as a kite just a year or two newer would be.
Joe, No none of that, just alot of tech information about the kite, but it said beginner and effortless relaunch.
Crew Well the kite does not have near the range or the relaunch capabilities of the newer bridled kites, see that guy on the water with his kite down, all he does is pull a outside line and up the kite goes, your kite relies on an system that was in use for only one year and was found to be very gimmicky and over engineered.
Joe so i was mislead to believe that this was a good buy for a beginner?
if the guys is lucky thats how it plays out. Three years ago in Madison we had two guys show up at our spot with a 19m c kite they had bought on ebay. It was blowing 30 and they proceeded to walk away from us to an adjacent field and hot launch the kite dead down wind. The guy with the control bar got lofted 25 feet up into a tree and broke his arm in a couple places bouncing of the branches on his way down.
but i am sure you shipped the kite out right away. sorry henry not trying to hate, just painting the picture as I see it.
Just seeing your last post, and I take no offense to this, I am not hiding behind a computer nor is Ivo, if we were having this discussion on the beach with a jury of our peers I think I would be much more persuasive. Its tough to know whether people are getting the jist of the thoughts behind the words.