I was just having a trawl around fleabay, and came about gear from these people:
Has anyone heard of them? They seem pretty new, and some of the English is pidgin at best. Prices for some of their products are pretty good,and they do claim CE certification, but i suspect they may be another gear4rocks type company.
Would you use their gear?
Its a bit naughty that their cams are called 'friends' and their wires are called 'wallnuts'.
They ARE based in Norfolk.......
Worse, clicking on the site brings up spam type popup pages.
The clue is in the name for their cams "Kouba".
Kouba was a cam manufacturer in Czechoslovakia which was bought out by a guy called Jindrich Hudecek (a handy World Cup climber in his day). His company, Hudy Sport is well known though you will be more familiar with Rock Empire (part of his company) and Trango who they make cams for. Adam Ondra is one of their sponsored climbers if that helps!
The Mantas are identical to my older Rock empire cams. They are excellent value for their price, but can be bought much cheaper in Germany.
They certainly look like the old-model Robot (I haven“t any of them though). The new model has forged cam stops and an extending sling as well as being lighter.
Since you can buy them much cheaper (£21.98 against £27.99 for the No.3 for example)from http://www.everything-outdoors.co.uk/acatalog/Rock_Empire_Robot_Cams.html it doesn“t make a lot of sense buying the older model really!
I noticed this and that is very worrying. Wouldn't part with any cash or personal info on this website.
Hope I didn't bother you too much with this. :)
Don't think, that you should be affraid of putting your personal info to our website. We're NOT handling with personal data of our customers, because we use eWay as our secured payment gateway.
Hope that thing with cash doesn't mean, that we're robbing someone!! It's nonsense.
I expect, that your reaction is because you don't know anything about us or you have no friends, who tried our products and it's normal in these times, don't trust people too much ... unfortunately
Boddy, gear4rocks is a company that sells Ukranian climbing gear (http://shop.gear4rocks.com/). They don't have a great reputation on UKC. So saying you're a gear4rocks type company, the OP is basically asking if you're selling Eastern European climbing gear.
As for the pop-ups, I can confirm that when you click on links in the site, you get pop-ups like this:
Good luck with your venture.
Thanks for the response.
Its just that a website like that, where you get weird popups from advertisings makes you think this is a spam or fake website.
Doesnt inspire with confidence to part with cash.
Hope you can get it fixed as im sure that it would put others off in the same way.
> Hudy Sport is well known though you will be more familiar with Rock Empire (part of his company)
Hi Jim, I only have a hazy memory of the details but I don't think Rock Empire have any connection with Hudy any more.
Your right, they seperated in 2007/2008.
About those pop-ups ... as I wrote to the others, I'll do my best to solve this irritating pop-uping nonsense, hope soon.
and line with link to eWay - www.eway.co.uk, our credit card processing payment gateway ... so hard to say, what exactly can affect pop-ups :(
If you'll have any idea, I'll appreciate your help.
Thanks for replying to the thread. It's good that you are keen to offer decent products at decent prices, and i wish you good luck.
I might give the wallnuts a try!
I was intrigued so had a look at those popups. It seems that it stops giving them to you after a few times so I cleared my cache and they came back so must be using a cookie or something to track.
Anyway, I took a look a the html and just cannot seem to find the pesky code that is doing it.
I can see that it is being triggered on the loading of a new page rather than the on click of the link.
Saved the code of the website and just cannot see anything untoward. Also I do not get the same behaviour running the html here on my local machine even though it does it consistently on your site.
Very strange. I would check your code on your local machine, and if you get them there, then I would comment everything out from the page and comment bits back in until you find the thing that is causing the trouble.
If you cannot recreate it on your local machine, then the only thing I can think is the hosting is doing something dodgy.
It is really bugging me that I cant find what is causing it.
No, it's because your website causes strange popups ; (
SR on behalf of Needle Sports
Can you do me a favour please and have a look once again and check if those annoying pop ups are still appearing?
Thanks a lot.
It's really bugging me as well, that I can't find, where the problem is ...
Hope that I finally solve that problem...
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