sears joins the knockoff crowd

Discussion in 'Counterfeits and Fakes' started by evilunclegrimace, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. evilunclegrimace

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    I just found this on another forum that I belong to. Seem's like even US companies are OK with making unauthorized copies of other peoples merchandise.
     
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    I was sort of wondering the same thing. What/Who are we talking about here.
     
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    Sorry the link that I found did not copy over. I will go back and try to find it again. Basically it was a story about Sears ripping off the Robo grip from the US inventor after getting him to agree to supply Sears with the tool and not sell/supply any of sears competitors( Lowes-Home Depot). After a couple of years of very good sales Sears dropped the account and had the tool counterfeited over seas. I will look after the show that I am watching is over.

    This should of said Bionic wrench.
     
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    You're talking about the Bionic Wrench (?) guy, right?

    I remember reading something about it four or five years ago.
     
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    Do they even make Robo grips anymore?
    I got a pair when they first came out like 20 years ago. Nothing special about them.
     
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    Im guessing his patent expired. Open season then.
    Lol didnt mean to quote myself, meant to hit edit.
     
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    This is the company I remember reading about.
    https://loggerheadtools.com

    At the time some guy posted about it on a 4x4 site I was a member of.
    Seemed like Sears strung him along and then found a similar design that they had produced so they dropped him or changed the deal or something.

    Regardless of what happened, Sears sucks, has for a while and I'm surprised everytime I read somewhere that they (and Kmart) haven't gone under for good.
     
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    Yes , I had a brain fart. It was the Bionic wrench.
     
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    Yes that is correct.
     
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    Jokes on him! Sears doesnt own Craftsman tools.
    Wait a minute! This guy is mad at Sears for ripping off "his design" that he ripped off from something invented 60+ years ago?
     
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