Originally Posted by adsw
I have received countless E mails in just the last three months which all have been answered, from previous or current owners of OLD ONIX the brand I created, I have answered questions of service or just about the history of what they own, and have supported the old product that we made and designed. I have been asked about all of the OA range from 1984 to 1992 and I am proud of it.
I'm sure it makes you feel good but having taken the time to read your other postings on other forums, you're very much into the whole good old, glory days phase of your life.
I have helped people that bought our products over 25 years ago, that still love them and use them ,I have received thanks from all and praise as well for what we made . The forum method of communication has helped countless people to say thanks to me and allowed them to ask for help with the OLD ONIX range. I will keep posting and helping people but on forums that dont look for fault and appreciate it .. strangely the European forums, this being the only one that attacked me and the only one that is mostly US based that I posted on ..Funny that dont you think ?
Look for fault? How's about looking at a more forthcoming of the history for starters? You know, things like questions I've asked a couple of times already such as how many products did you sell and what was your yearly maximum gross amount in sales?
I have done this because they could not get help with their questions and were not given support for what we made in the Eighties/Nineties . Most of these people have asked for it from the current owners and have not even received a reply. They have told me this , I have answered every E mail the best I could even if I couldn't help with the question .
Support for legacy products can always be problematical. If you've felt strongly about this for a number of years, you could've uploaded operator manuals, schematics, and repair manuals so that those with problems might be able to take them to an electronics service center in their own country. Before the forums, there was USENET, which is now Google Groups. You could've posted there.
My posts are for one reason only, to set the record straight as to who I am and what I did with ONIX and to offer support, because the current promoters do not even know how, or care to support old ONIX products. If you use a companies history to sell products surely you have to support the history that you use ?
You see, you're so overstating this whole thing of using the company's origin as a promotional tool. You're a foot note and so is O'Brien (btw, where can I find him?). If you feel so strongly about this, why not provide scans of owner's manuals, schematics, and service manuals? You do have at least the latter two don't you?
I ask you Chu is it wrong to raise awareness so that I can help people find out about things they own or want to buy ? or is it trying to live in the past ?
This may take a polygraph or many psychiatrists to find out
Why are you so late to the game with this whole awareness and helping thing? It's only been the past few months that you've had significant internet activity. You live in the world's fifth largest economy so you can't feign ignorance of the internet as a means of global communication.
Have you got an issue with my willingness to help people that have asked for it ?
Nope, but I haven't seen any of it here.
What is your issue with my wanting to set the record straight ? When so many old customers have asked for help and have been so grateful for getting it ? The current owners turned their back on the old range, is it wrong for me to support it ? For no personal gain ?
You're getting a kick out of it and that can be construed as a personal gain but there's no problem with that. And there's no problem with you looking to flesh out the story from your perspective but you still have not answered questions that pertain to sales and dollar volume. Answers to those questions might beget others. You see Adam, and I'm speaking just for myself and not as a an American cowboy, I'm not a big fan of softball questions and comparable responses. I'd like to dig a little deeper and I'm just not satisfied with a Reader's digest version of history.
Chu I will end my replies and answers on this thread, but suffice to say you have a hidden agenda, why else would you keep on replying ? All I have done is help people that have asked by raising awareness that I am here to do exactly that, further more to help with any questions . All of my posts have a personal E mail at the bottom and out of the hundreds of E mails in the last three months not one has failed to comment on how nice it is to have someone that both replies and helps, so quickly as well.
I tell you Adam, I've heard so much of this hidden agenda thing over the past couple of years. If you want to help people Adam, then go to where they're asking questions. If you want them to find you, then start a webpage and put some stuff on there. In this particular thread, you haven't helped a damned soul. You talk about culture. About DNA. And you do it in the vaguest of ways as if you're running for political office.
You get out of life what you put in and Chu, I sleep well at night , this is not sour grapes as you put it or living in the past , its pure and simple support to people that have asked for it . I am proud of what we made and rightly so . It was what ONIX stood for, it was the value of what our customers bought, it was the true ONIX dna.
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I sleep good too. Must be my mattress.