Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by Rahz, Dec 6, 2017.
thank you ever so kindly good sir
I wish you all the best in the future. You appear to be an honorable person with high quality products. It is a tough business.
It's sad that the industry is so tough that it pushes out people who work so hard to build great product at reasonable prices.
it Is sad and it makes me feel sad when honest ventures prove unsustainable especially small outfits with the best intentions. The focus and hopes and dreams of owners and workers are wrapped up in the success of the company. For some, including family food farmers, it is like losing someone very dear. But out of those broken dreams arise new thoughts and ideas and imaginations that are new and vibrant. Whatever @Rahz does he will know he is respected here!
It's the end of something I enjoyed, but much of life is like that. All good things come to an end. As far as the industry being harsh or whatever there's been some innovation which is good, and there have been decisions I've made, some of which were mistakes. I dabbled in DIY parts. I got into the pin fin game late. I purchased a load of pre-built cases and while they are good products it wasn't the best business move, partly due to timing and the pricing changes that happened early '17 and perhaps partly because they looked like cheap Chinese lamps when they weren't. And of course, there were things I didn't do and other people did, and I'm happy for the guys who have succeeded this year.
On the plus side, I have other things to focus on next year. Also, not having a blue ribbon maybe I will get more involved in debate and product discussion Saying whatever came to mind didn't generally seem appropriate as an advertiser. I was here for several years before starting a business so I'll probably continue to be active here.
I appreciate all the kind words.
I go out of my way to support small and medium sized business. People say - all business is bad. This is not true. It is usually big big companies who own politicians.
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