Have a look on your own:
type Aquatuning inside "owner"-mask and you will see:
Bitspower is lost for Aquatuning (no more BP-products in stock, replaced by product copies of own trademark Phobya), ACRyan is lost (only some old products in their shop, replaced by copies of own trademark Phobya), Dye Bomb in progress.
Swiftech still owned and Aquatuning is still their main distributor in Germany (Europe?). Danger Den still owned but no products in stock.
not many left that aren't grabbed by AT!
Is Phobya owned by AT?
As Scamps said, Phobya is AT's own brand.
AT isn't Swiftech's European distributor, that's a company in France.
How does watercool stand?
Does Aqua crap have there tentacles around them?
they only have 3 now, SilenX iXtrema , MasterKleer, and Recom. the others were surrendered, or transferred.
and Yate Loon in the US.
i find it funny how there isn't a single reply from aquatuning in this thread but it defends itself in the case contest thread.
Last edited by penguins; 11-03-2010 at 04:10 PM.
That company needs to burn in hell.
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Aquatuning posting on this thread would be corporate suicide. You can't defend what they did in any way shape or form. It may have been legal, but its a really crappy thing to do. They will never even acknowledge this happened, just ignore it and wait for it to go away. Shame it didnt get more press outside of this forum as I know many people on other forums hadnt even heard of this until I told them. Benchtec were sponsored by AT and didnt know about this (not sure when they dropped them but I dont see any AT banners on their site anymore so good on them), its not like this is well known information outside of this forum. If they reply it will whip this thread up into a frenzy and that may just push it out into web.
TBH im surprised they had the balls to even register an account here. XS staff can't ban them from joining as obviously they have a right to express their opinions exactly as we do. I doubt they'll break any forum rules, but until they do they have the right to post here just as any of us do. I'm just glad there will always be someone around to point to this thread on every post they make.
Until they address this there's too many pissed off people on this forum for this to get dropped, but as i've said above theres no way they'll address it. Bad situation.
Sadasius really left XS?
Interestingly (or not, depending on your expectations), someone recently posted a question in the Aquatuning sub-forum at Bit-Tech. The question was if AT stocked any Bitspower items, to which the AT rep replied "In short no. We have dropped bitspower range.". I quoted that post and linked to this thread, asking if the two were connected. The same AT rep edited my post to say "Pointless post." and locked the thread.
They just ignore anything that has to do with this trademark grab. Even if you ask a question about what that case design comp that may show them in bad light, they ignore the question and/or delete it.
*sigh* let me clarify - once again - threads are locked here when the original question / issue has been addressed, and posting degenerates into trolling, flamebaiting, and personal attacks. The rep from AT has no more influence over whether a thread is deleted or locked than does any other member.They even tried getting threads locked here when something is posted they don't like.
I am sorry people like Sadasius have left over this issue. That is an individual choice people are free to make. Some have assumed that allowing an AT rep to post on XS means "XS" actively supports AT. That is not the case - they / he is allowed to participate as are other vendor reps.
If people have new information on AT or their business practices, they are free to post them in this thread. The request is that we do not get into the trolling, flamebaiting, or personal attack drama.
@ shazza, i dont make the rules here.
But ill 100% support the idea of removing any link to them on this forum. They pissed on our hobby, and shouldnt be allowed to be on the greatest wc forum on the planet. Thats the punishment they deserve for again, pissing on our great hobby!
But, i do understand your point of view.
just my 2 cents.
My hardware changes to fast and to much to keep a sig up to date. I just gave up on the idea.
I meant that when there was a thread or 2 here that wasn't going their way, they posted that the thread should be closed. That is what I meant. Sorry if it read different.
Then regarding this thread and its original content. It indeed sounds fishy but has there actually been any facts that it would had caused something? I see that swiftech has gotten their trademarks and doesnt seem to have any problems with AT and are actually still supplying AT with their swiftech stuff. Also the other companies stuff are still sold normally all around EU. I mean that I dont actually see consequences of this. If there was actually something bad going on, would these trademarks already gotten pissed off at AT and stopped sellin stuff to AT.
I'm not really trying to defend AT on this subject but atleast I'm getting quite tired of this. Starting to feel like pointless drama. Everyone should have their own opinion and keep it to themselves. As you said, you and none of us normal posters here make the rules so I'm just glad that atleast moderators here have taken a "neutral" stand to this.
Now i dunno if they will ever make any statement of this or what is this really all about but atleast I am going to be their customer as long as there wont pop up another equal store in EU. And currenly none of the existing ones arent. Atleast for me.
Took me forever to write this with just 1 hand so gonna keep this as my only reply here. Just my opinion.
Last edited by Elpy; 11-30-2010 at 11:50 AM.
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Dont you think a company should always be revaluated to see if they are the same standing?
Do you want to continue down this path, because then i can say there is absolutely 0 watercooling companies which have NEVER messed up once.
And i say 0, because i can point out each mistake ALL The companies did in the past.
AT has been doing a great job for the community, and its downright unfair to judge them on actions last year, when they have been working hard this year.
Also its down right RUDE to chase a vendor off, when he has been working HARD to clean up the name they once had.
Yes they messed up, but it was a financial move. It had very bad social ramifications to it, but it was non the less a financial move, and the company has tried to make amends to it by things like this:
Now b4 u guys start bashing a vendor, u should check to see if they had any changes since the year they got bashed.
In Aquatunnings case, they have been working hard to get a good reputation, and so far, they restored there name in my book.
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