Find fields & stores near you!
Find fields and stores
Zipcode
PbNation News
PbNation News
Community Focus
Community Focus

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-18-2017, 11:04 PM #1
awwwwe_mayne
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Angels Made in China

If this is a repost sue me. However this was a rather interesting read on the subject of what undoubtedly didn't help them closing.

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/a...-in-China.html
awwwwe_mayne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sponsored Links Remove Advertisement
Advertisement
Old 05-19-2017, 12:24 AM #2
dr.strangelove
The Angel Eye Doctor
 
dr.strangelove's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Earth
 has been a member for 10 years
Can't get the article to load, but I recognize the title. Been around before, but it's still an interesting piece. Worth reading for anybody who hasn't (if you can get it to load).

The China move didn't help, but they had moved back to the UK for a good while before they folded. Pretty much all of the manufacturers were moving overseas at the time since paintball was cratering along with disposable income after the recession. There was a brief wave there of knockoffs from several brands because the overseas factories were running canceled orders (or overrunning normal orders) and then dumping them if the companies wouldn't pony up for the excess inventory. Lesson learned: don't mistake yourself for a big fish when you're a little bit of plankton on the scale of business that these types of contract manufacturing facilities usually do.
dr.strangelove is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2017, 12:46 AM #3
Somnambulistz
Should I Fake My Orgasms?
 
Somnambulistz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: A Meadow
Annual Supporting Member
 has been a member for 10 years
Somnambulistz supports Ninja Paintball
me chinese me play joke
__________________
Angel 1 Speed
Torque ReduX

LIVERPOOL FC

"The UN UN-Nazi'd the world forever"
Somnambulistz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2017, 04:59 PM #4
awwwwe_mayne
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
I actually had to turn off add blockers for it to load. However the article stated they employed a total of 8 people including one quality checker at the china factory. Crazy
awwwwe_mayne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2017, 09:59 AM #5
Winnebago
Angels 4 Life
 
Winnebago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
 has been a member for 10 years
i don't know... back in the day... the A1/Fly did not seem to have more production problems than your other big name markers made in china. just anecdotal sampling of other marker forums on paintball sites.

Personally I credit their demise to lack of sponsorship and marketing... kiddies want to shoot guns that pros shoot.
__________________
FS: DM4 / Angel Parts / Heat Shrink Tubing 3/4"
----
WTB: G7 Ram | A1 Ram | 90* G7/06Speed/A4/Fly Frame
WTB: Angels + Jerseys
Angel Rescue! (aka WTB Broken Angels)
Old PBN Feedback
Winnebago is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump