TROUBLE AT CLARK ??

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:59 am

I got the heads up that RC tank legion out of Malaysia has been stripped of its Clark board dealer status...........
Seems to have caused a lot of backlash.
Is this indicative of the way things have gone with the pretend-release of new tanks, or just a localised issue that has leaked into the public domain you think ?
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Postby Jimster » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:18 am

First I’ve heard of it. His videos really helped me out at times.
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Postby Kaczor » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:00 am

There is some drama shared on FB Page of Clark Models:
https://www.facebook.com/CLARK-MODEL-313209919787
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:32 am

There was a thread in world rc tank community where Stanley says he has been "kicked" (well, ceased distribution) by Clark, and a bunch of unhappy users appeared and started complaining against Clark products reliability, installation problems among other things, but specially Clark's behaviour.

I know some people love Clark products but IMHO from his miriad of boards not even one suits any of my needs. Biggest shame is he says he does what he wants, not listening to his customers at all and even laughs about functions request.

But fall for ones, rise for others! The great thing of this is RC tanks australia will start producing new boards soon which are way more feature rich than any Clark product. I think this is a great news for our hobby, let's see what appears now in the market! :D
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Postby tankme » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:05 am

So the ASP is coming back?

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Postby silversurfer1947 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:48 am

This is the latest from Kevin at RC Tanks Australia which does not bode well at least for the near future https://www.facebook.com/22887162712807 ... 960386228/
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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:03 pm

HERMAN BIX wrote:I got the heads up that RC tank legion out of Malaysia has been stripped of its Clark board dealer status...........
Seems to have caused a lot of backlash. Is this indicative of the way things have gone with the pretend-release of new tanks, or just a localised issue that has leaked into the public domain you think ?


According to Clark it appears to from a violation of his distributor's sales agreement by RCTL selling out of his region but then who truly knows. One thing's for certain, there's nothing quite like a blood feud between ethnic Chinese from different countries. Tends to get nasty.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:19 pm

Xiaoshan_Sailor wrote:
HERMAN BIX wrote:I got the heads up that RC tank legion out of Malaysia has been stripped of its Clark board dealer status...........
Seems to have caused a lot of backlash. Is this indicative of the way things have gone with the pretend-release of new tanks, or just a localised issue that has leaked into the public domain you think ?


According to Clark it appears to from a violation of his distributor's sales agreement by RCTL selling out of his region but then who truly knows. One thing's for certain, there's nothing quite like a blood feud between ethnic Chinese from different countries. Tends to get nasty.


Shame if thats the case, its a global economy, ..........region ????...........a customer wants something from a vendor he can afford, trust, or some other reason, as long as the product is moving, that should be the aim.
Anyway, could be the start of a decline, only time will tell.
If I wanted a Clark, I would want get it from Mr Mekker (reasons listed above) but the postage & exchange rate kills me every time.
Hes not in my "Region" either I assume, but thats MY choice about who I buy from, not the product vendors.
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Postby Kaczor » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:43 pm

Clark put me off by programming with the remote control ;) His never ending story with virtual models are another matter.

Stanley Tay announced the premiere of a new board soon, we will see ;)
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Postby jarndice » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:53 pm

Shame if thats the case, its a global economy, ..........region ????...........a customer wants something from a vendor he can afford, trust, or some other reason, as long as the product is moving, that should be the aim.
Anyway, could be the start of a decline, only time will tell.
If I wanted a Clark, I would want get it from Mr Mekker (reasons listed above) but the postage & exchange rate kills me every time.
Hes not in my "Region" either I assume, but thats MY choice about who I buy from, not the product vendors.[/quote]


For reasons that I have bored the Forum with time without end I will have nothing to do with "Tankzone" BUT for reasons that I have never understood CLARK made them their official dealer in the UK,
With that in mind I bought my first CLARK board from http://www.heng-long-panzer.de/en/as with every other purchase from them it was a pleasure to deal with them,
Knowing now about "Maxmekker" any further CLARK boards that take my interest will come from him and I am pretty certain that the law is in favour of the buyer not a licencee when it comes to buying from anyone other than an "Official Dealer" :thumbup:
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Postby BarryC » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:54 pm

Kaczor wrote:Clark put me off by programming with the remote control ;)

Amen
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:47 pm

Shaun and anyone else.
It would appear that tankzone isn't an official Clark sanctioned distributor.
I've just taken this screen shot off of the Clark Facebook page of his recognised distributors.
I wonder if tankzone was supplied by RC tank legion?
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Postby Jarlath » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:05 pm

Immortal Hobbies has not been in business for a couple years now... Curtis closed up the store (I know I bought a bunch of his remaining tank stuff).
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Postby tankme » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:51 pm

It seems Clark is as good as updating his website as he is at delivering the promised BT-7...or was it the Cromwell, or the M113, or ....

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:03 pm

tankme wrote:It seems Clark is as good as updating his website as he is at delivering the promised BT-7...or was it the Cromwell, or the M113, or ....

Bit ironic that he disassociated himself from someone who was more reliable selling his products than him lol.
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Postby jarndice » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:19 pm

Mick that attachment is years out of date,
Just go to the "Tankzone" site to see that they are the official UK dealer for CLark Boards.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:50 pm

jarndice wrote:Mick that attachment is years out of date,
Just go to the "Tankzone" site to see that they are the official UK dealer for CLark Boards.

Yep, it sure is lol. I guess Clark isn't so quick to update their Facebook page lol.

I just took this off their website.
Regional distributors.

Australian: http://www.ozarmour.com.au/store

Canada: http://www.chariotsofwar.net/index.html

China: https://shop135964203.tw.taobao.com/

Germany: adam1976@gmx.net

Germany: http://www.heng-long-panzer.de

Indonesia: http://www.facebook.com/KatulistiwaRcStore email: ralf_alexxis@yahoo.com

Japan: http://shop.ayard.jp/

Korea of Republic: http://www.008shop.co.kr

Norway: http://norwegianrctank.weebly.com/ emial: stiansollie@broadpark.no

Philippine: http://www.lowdoghobby.net

Portugal: http://www.hobbysector.com

Russia: http://rctank-club.ru/shop e-mail: parts@rctank-club.ru

Singapore: http://www.RCTankSingapore.com

UK: (No need to give them free advertising ;) )

U.S.A: https://dakrctank.com/

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:03 am

Remember, it is a distributors normal function to supply retailers! If there were no UK distributor, as pre tankzone, then one of the others could reasonably do so. Let's take a little care about what we think of other individuals. Its opinion and not unlike expressing political views, just more personal..... Mick.


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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:32 am

Oh contraire Mr Jumbo01, it's not my personal opinion I was taking into account, just the fact that only that one dealer on the list I posted makes guest appearances within our forum blacklist.
It's nothing remotely like expressing a personal political view. Nor is it really personal to me, unless you consider that just like in the real world, where I never advertise or recommend any tradesman that I've received anything other than good feedback about, I can't in all conscience have a link to a potential bad sales experience within one of my own posts.

Now with all that being said, I'm not stopping anyone else from posting it.
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:37 am

No probs Son', l was referring to Clark rather than Tankzone but didn't make that clear. It's Ike political views, when you make them you are just saying what others have said already, as you say here. No fuss though.

BTW, l've used TZ a couple of times in the past and on both occasions they were fine. A minor problem with one of the purchases was resolved promptly, at their expense and in a friendly manner. I guess l was just lucky then. Most retailers (people) listen to calm, good reason.

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