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    Posted: 19/Oct/2011 at 9:49am
Some of our European stores are being hassled by German distributors, namely Graupner and Robbe.
Robbe has formed an 'Association' called 'European Modelhobby Association' which they are using to threaten stores that carry hobbyking products.

Does any of our European customers know about this Mickey Mouse "EMA" association created by Robbe?

We have engaged our European Lawyer to take a look at the documents given to the stores for signs of Anti-Competetive behavior.

Edited by Anthony_Hand - 19/Oct/2011 at 9:50am
Should vegetarians attend meetings?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/Oct/2011 at 10:56am
How are they threatening the hobby stores? This is getting very interesting.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/Oct/2011 at 11:01am
But how are they going to make a living if they cant sell everything for 5 times what they bought it for from China?

Seriously though, I had a quick search but didn't come up with much on the "European Model Hobby Association" apart from http://www.abmahnberatung.de/ that appears to be free legal advice translated from German to English with google translate.

It looks like they tried to heavy someone then ended up having to pay them in the end? I don't know what to make of it.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/Oct/2011 at 11:02am
Seems they start the attack through Radio Frequency laws/guidelines.


Probably by accusing the product of not being compliant with RF laws in Europe.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/Oct/2011 at 2:21pm
Sick em ant!
MAAA why won't you allow AMAS members to fly at MAAA fields? Criminal really.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/Oct/2011 at 4:46pm
Graupner has almost gone insolvent this year. 45 of 165 employees were laid off.
Seems to be the last try to force the people to buy their products.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/Oct/2011 at 5:01pm
How did you find out about the lay offs
MAAA why won't you allow AMAS members to fly at MAAA fields? Criminal really.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/Oct/2011 at 5:05pm
read it in a newspaper called Stuttgarter Nachrichten

http://content.stuttgarter-nachrichten.de/stn/page/2827875_0_9223_-graupner-kuendigt-45-mitarbeitern.html


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/Oct/2011 at 5:32pm
Typical incompetent behaviour, if you fail in the market; try twisting the law.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/Oct/2011 at 5:36pm
suppliers are trying the same thing here. Before HK lipo batteries 3s2200 was $125 usd
MAAA why won't you allow AMAS members to fly at MAAA fields? Criminal really.
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