Location: High Asia
Yesterday I posted the undermentioned text on the rifle scopes forum. However I think it can be of interest also here in the tactical scopes one.
In the meantime I've checked more "ghost-name" optic brands with fake American or German names ("Alpen, Burris, Bushnell, Millet, Ziel" etc.) and all this low-price low-quality stuff is apparently coming out from Shenzen based unaccountable chinese factories. U can check the "contact" addresses in their website, just to find many of them have the SAME addresses (e.g. Bushnell, Millet and Tasco) not only in the USA but also in Europe and Hong Kong. This adresses are only stores, or fake offices with one computer and one telephone. All this is just bulls*it cyber-camo of illegal or para-legal activities to invade western markets with no-quality items and to destroy our tactical industry.
We are under attack
From a place in High Asia, 2011 12 03 Von G Kurtz
This morning I was exploring the Net looking for info related to a nice old Hensodlt-Wetzlar 20x60 spotting scope which is part of our family hardware heritage. With my surprise, checking a German optic shop (http://www.ritter-optik.com/de/Zieloptiken)I noticed the advertising of a 10-40x60 riflescope at a price of 160 Euros.
A little research showed me clearly that all this stuff is some Chinese-made amass of low quality materials, something one can easily find in Hong-Qiao market down in Beijing (I’ve seen it many times) for prices in the range of less than half of what Herr Ritter is selling in Deutschland.
It is interesting to note that the name “Ziel” (which can be translated as “aim” in German) has quite low visibility and no info is given of the provenance of this material.
Moreover, while www.ziel.com doesn’t produced any significant result, the www.ziel.it showed up an Italian site selling all kind of low price, low quality optical and electronic bullsh*t … but NOT (significantly) any weapon-related item.
I would like to make aware the readers of this mail that all this Chinese stuff is inferior quality, inferior materials, no-name, no-brand, no- retraceable factory stuff. It is produced at this ridiculously low prices making use of labor force with no insurance, no social-safety and sometime even no-contract. And it is produced taking in no account not only the involved human resources but also the product’s quality and the environment, with the only and solely target to take your money and – possibly – to destroy competitors and monopolize the market (an old Chinese strategy).
As it is supposed to be a precision product, but has no precision at all, you can guess all this bullsh*t is probably little more than a waste of resources and materials, polluting the environment.
Moreover, there is a subtle but very serious “inside” danger in the import and commercialization of this “things” in Western Countries, related to the possible damage to serious western companies, with their wealth of knowledge which is part of our technical and scientific culture as well (in the worst and in the best) of our history.
Finally, what for me is most disturbing, is the “camo” use of fake German names for this amass of Chinese “me*d