Minifab.net partners with inventables?

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madmike88
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Minifab.net partners with inventables?

Post by madmike88 » Sat May 03, 2014 3:38 am

Minifab.net is selling the Shapeoko but is just calling it CNC and using inventables photos but with their logo photoshopped over the inventables logo. Are they legit?

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Re: Minifab.net partners with inventables?

Post by WillAdams » Sat May 03, 2014 7:27 am

Given that they're not honest enough to not steal photographs, I don't see how they could be viewed as legitimate.

That's a shame too, since we haven't had many members from Mexico or Central or South America.
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Re: Minifab.net partners with inventables?

Post by PsyKo » Sat May 03, 2014 10:33 am

WillAdams wrote:Given that they're not honest enough to not steal photographs, I don't see how they could be viewed as legitimate.
They had time to change the Shapeoko logo to their own logo using a poorly accomplished photoshop job...

I red the description and I wonder what "Bandas Japonesas para Trabajos precisos" means :)

Also the price. Is it 15$ or 15k$ ??? Neither is correct :)

I wouldn't buy from this seller.

Additionnally since the Shapeoko is Open Hardware, I'm think they are allowed to sell it without mentioning the original creator, right ? Not sure about it...
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Re: Minifab.net partners with inventables?

Post by Gadgetman! » Sat May 03, 2014 12:06 pm

Well, 15K of Mexican Pesos is approx 1300 US$, so the price is in the realm of possibility...

Not certain how they can demand such a markup, though. Don't they WANT to sell?
(Not clue about Mexico's import duties, but still... for that price they must be paying retail for every part in addition to TOLL and VAT... )

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According to Google Translate, it means "Japanese bands for precise work" which probably means that they've bought the belts from Japan...
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Re: Minifab.net partners with inventables?

Post by PsyKo » Sat May 03, 2014 1:11 pm

Is Mexican Pesos the same as USD ?
They write "$15,000" on their website...
Still pretty expensive I guess...
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Re: Minifab.net partners with inventables?

Post by Gadgetman! » Sat May 03, 2014 8:32 pm

Actually, it seems its common to use the '$' sign to mean Peso.
(A site aimed only at their own country's people often doesn't 'qualify' it with 'USD', 'MXN' or whatever is the normal letter combination to indicate their currency)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_peso
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