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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:58 pm

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Thaks for these great pictures! :DMay I say that I love the way tylo is painted? Interesting facial mask and tail strips. Very Happy
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Thanks Roger. These were actually made for an Italian company called Hobby & Work Publishing (I have one figure that hasn't had the makers name removed). They were issued with a magazine periodical, or at least, that seems to have been the intent. Whether or not they were actually issued is anyone's guess! There does seem to be a Sarcosuchus but I've not been able to chase any down yet (it seems to be one of the rarer ones, as is the Olorotitan).
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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:56 pm

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Thaks for these great pictures! :DMay I say that I love the way tylo is painted? Interesting facial mask and tail strips. Very Happy
Do they made the sarcosuchus? alienVery Happy

Thanks Roger. These were actually made for an Italian company called Hobby & Work Publishing (I have one figure that hasn't had the makers name removed). They were issued with a magazine periodical, or at least, that seems to have been the intent. Whether or not they were actually issued is anyone's guess! There does seem to be a Sarcosuchus but I've not been able to chase any down yet (it seems to be one of the rarer ones, as is the Olorotitan).

Thanks for info! Let us know if you find the sarcosuchsu! Very Happy bounce Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:42 pm

Found these in a discount store for £1 each[Poundland for those in the UK!:) ].They are obvious copies and I have included a picture of what they are sold as.They are reasonable copies but could do with better paintwork.They also had a tiger-the paintwork was awful and a horse which I didn't think much of!!
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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:47 pm

Oh, they are more scandalously copied than I thought! A better painting with that price? It would ruin CollectA! affraid
Have you noticed if they copied the fox? I would love to have it or any other copy to see how it look in real. Could you please pick one for me next time, Taylor? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:56 pm

Hi Roger-will certainly get the fox for you if he appears!So far the only copies are the ones in the photos and a tiger and a running horse.The best copy-shame to say it-is the wildebeeste.
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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:40 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:12 pm

Not sure if this is significant, but early last week, I popped into my local branch of Poundland, and happened to notice a series of plastic animal figures being sold individually in transparent plastic boxes which appeared to be inferior copies of some CollectA figures. I was particularly surprised to find amongst the wildlife series a cheap plastic version of CollectA's Black Wildebeest, with really shoddy paint work, which is what initially made me stop and browse, as I paid a pretty £££ for my CollectA Black Wildebeest when the figure was released last year, so I was quite surprised to see the same figure (although vastly inferior) selling for a pound. I was in Poundland a few days ago, and the figures were still there. Most of the wildlife had gone, but a selection of farm animals and some dinosaurs remained. As it goes, I don't own any CollectA farm animals/dinosaurs so couldn't say if the figures bore any resemblance to CollectA ? However, I can say for certain that the wildlife were definitely inferior looking versions of CollectA figures, because I have the genuine CollectA ones - Black Wildebeest, Male Lion, Zebra, Giraffe.
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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:36 am

It really sucks! Mad  Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:28 pm

My previous thred to this shows the copies of the models available in Poundland.
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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:27 am

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing 
very nice price... and will be great for repaint.. ( real collectA too valuable to be repaint ) Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:12 am

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very nice price... and will be great for repaint.. ( real collectA too valuable to be repaint ) Laughing 

Good point cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:19 pm

Found a copy!:
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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:41 pm

Holy S..... Shocked 
What an unfortunate model Laughing 

They even use CollectA`s logo ! tongue 

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:56 pm

Aliexpress is quite known online shop which sells copies of almost everything Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:31 pm

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Aliexpress is quite known online shop which sells copies of almost everything Razz
Ahhh ! Good to know Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:02 am

I have yet to see any CollectA animals in any of the stores anywhere near where I live. We mostly find Schleich, Mojo Fun, and Papo, and there aren't a whole lot of discount variety stores near where I live. Nevertheless, this copyright infringement is just awful! Just imagine collectors or little kids purchasing or receiving inferior quality CollectA rip-offs! Hopefully they will find the company and sue them for copyright infringement. Evil or Very Mad And that "stegosaur" looks like the cheap Imperial brand dinos I used to play with in the 1980s in my backyard! Hardly scientific or accurate!
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PostSubject: Copycat warning from CollectA   Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:10 pm

I received this in an email:

"Dear Friends and Fans of CollectA,

 

Copycat Warning!!

At CollectA, all products are developed from our original designs and so copyright protected.

Recently we have found copycats of our products in Greece and Italy. While we are vigorously taking legal actions to bring them to courts, we would like to draw your attention that although our animals may appear relatively simple to design and manufacture, they are actually not.  It takes us enormous time and efforts to develop an animal from concept to market. There are a lot of people – designers, consultants, workers, salesmen, just to name a few - with real mouths to feed behind the CollectA name and logo.  We therefore need for your understanding and support.

If you like our products and agree to our company’s vision, mission and approach, please support us by buying only our products, not cheap imitations or knockoffs of our products.  Before purchase, please check our company name and logo on the packaging and products.  Thank you!

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:30 pm

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With any good brand comes the imitators.  Rolling Eyes 

Exactly  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:13 pm

Yeah ! I hope they get cought and get a HUGE fine  Suspect Suspect 

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:51 pm

I saw the CollectA sets sold under the brand eduland for spanish department stores El Corte Ingles, but those are probably legal sets!

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:41 pm

I sold in the past jeans, it was my job. And so i know the problem with copies. And CollectA is my favourite "major" brand at the moment. And i think it is also much more difficult to find CollectA copies as CollrctA origins here in Germany.

I think copies are not okay if there is a copyright, but someties for vintage brands, but this is my opinion, it is not bad if sometimes exist copies. So copyed Yujin also PV.

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:38 pm

I hope that they catch whoever did it.

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:27 pm

Yeah, El Corte Ingles sells some Collecta under the name Eduland. But they are legal. I think it´s like a special collaboration, Eduland sells some sets you can´t find on Collecta (the sme animals but different combinations)

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:41 am

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With any good brand comes the imitators.  Rolling Eyes 

Exactly  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:41 am

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:26 am

An email from CollectA.

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"What is really discouraging is the copycat is a big company with over 150 years old history and now sell the knockoffs in Greek & Italy with TV commercials. That really worries a lot especially they are all straight copies. Anyway, we are not scared of fighting with the giant."
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I think it's disgusting what the company did.


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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:43 am

Sue them!!!!
I do support COLLECTA all the way!!!
Thank you so much for letting us and me know this.
And I do support and love CollectA real and only products.
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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:51 pm

I got some collecta, where one of them stood collecta and some procon, but was with collecta paper on?i bought it on mpv
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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:00 pm

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I got some collecta, where one of them stood collecta and some procon, but was with collecta paper on?i bought it on mpv

I don't know the complete story, but CollectA were originally marked with Procon and now CollectA. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:09 pm

Ok then im more calm :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:36 pm

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Ok then im more calm :-)

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PostSubject: CollectA copies in Bulgaria   Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:03 pm

Yes,
I want to share that I also found in Bulgaria some of these models..and others..
Most of them are chinese copies from Collecta...
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Just the horse I`m not shure is this Collecta....


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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:10 pm

And copies of Papo Triceratops and Collecta tiger:
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It`s interesting how they change the Papo Triceratops.
It`s actually mirrored reverse from the original...and the head is more rotated...

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:43 pm

Kosta you was to fast for me. I also found this Knock offs in Bulgaria

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:26 pm

Shocked Shocked Shocked Oh my so many copies, why can't these cheap chinese companies just make their own designs Rolling Eyes Evil or Very Mad

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:31 pm

Yep so much Surprised And those aren't even looking nice... So poor.
Thanks for photos, Kosta Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:41 pm

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Kosta you was to fast for me. I also found this Knock offs in Bulgaria

:) Yes, I think is the same.... I ordered from a bulgarian website and they came from Varna....
You said that yours are from Varna too.
I spoke with the guy , who sell them..and he told me that he erdered them from China.
That Gorilla from China..which I repainted..was from the same seller.
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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:27 pm

affraid affraid

Almost exact copies Shocked Shocked

And they even have the nerve to write "The Authentic..." Laughing Laughing

The worst thing is that they are actually quite nice Embarassed So I want to say CONGRATULATIONS with these great finds Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:07 pm

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Almost exact copies Shocked Shocked

And they even have the nerve to write "The Authentic..." Laughing Laughing

The worst thing is that they are actually quite nice Embarassed So I want to say CONGRATULATIONS with these great finds Very Happy

Actually, they are made from a cheap material...and inside are hollow. They have ugly grout in the midle.
And the legs (especially) on the deer..and giraffe, are so soft, and they are crooked Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:38 pm

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Kosta you was to fast for me. I also found this Knock offs in Bulgaria

:) Yes, I think is the same.... I ordered from a bulgarian website and they came from Varna....
You said that yours are from Varna too.
I spoke with the guy , who sell them..and he told me that he erdered them from China.
That Gorilla from China..which I repainted..was from the same seller.

I found this copies in small shops with toys , books and other things.

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:40 pm

The copy factory is Zhong Jie Toys - but i dont find this figurines on their website

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:54 pm

Not nice, not fair for CollectA Evil or Very Mad Mad

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:06 pm

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Actually, they are made from a cheap material...and inside are hollow. They have ugly grout in the midle.
And the legs (especially) on the deer..and giraffe, are so soft, and they are crooked Mad

Ahh, ok ! Then it is not so bad. Very Happy
I just feel sorry for the grandmother who buys them for the grandchildren who wanted the real thing Laughing Laughing

Still, on the photos they look really nice Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:43 pm

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Kosta you was to fast for me. I also found this Knock offs in Bulgaria

:) Yes, I think is the same.... I ordered from a bulgarian website and they came from Varna....
You said that yours are from Varna too.
I spoke with the guy , who sell them..and he told me that he erdered them from China.
That Gorilla from China..which I repainted..was from the same seller.

I found this copies in small shops with toys , books and other things.

Yes, the seller who I found...he sells this toys to the small shops.
That`s why I couldn`t buy only one toy from him..but he sold to me the hole box with 12 models..but they are only 5 animals Very Happy
But they are very cheap. The hole box - for 8 euros :)
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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:45 pm

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Actually, they are made from a cheap material...and inside are hollow. They have ugly grout in the midle.
And the legs (especially) on the deer..and giraffe, are so soft, and they are crooked Mad

Ahh, ok ! Then it is not so bad. Very Happy
I just feel sorry for the grandmother who buys them for the grandchildren who wanted the real thing Laughing Laughing

Still, on the photos they look really nice Very Happy

yes, for that price... they look ok. They are pretty cheap.
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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:52 pm

I hate copy of CollectA. Few weeks ago I saw in some shop a nice figurines. I thought "Wow, Collectas!" but there was nothing written on it! They were only copy No No No

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:52 am

Kosta is right. They look nice in pictures but when we touch them they're really bad. Very poor manufacturing . They are here 1,80 €, the same price of a pair of Happy Kin Toys little dinosaurs. I like the dinos much more than these CollectA copies. :)

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The copy factory is Zhong Jie Toys - but i dont find this figurines on their website

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:32 am

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Kosta is right. They look nice in pictures but when we touch them they're really bad. Very poor manufacturing . They are here 1,80 €, the same price of a pair of Happy Kin Toys little dinosaurs. I like the dinos much more than these CollectA copies. :)

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The copy factory is Zhong Jie Toys - but i dont find this figurines on their website

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Yes, but without this copies :)

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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:41 pm

Like Gugogulo76, no stores near me sell CollectA; any copies I have found have been on eBay. I wish the Chinese companies would just make their own designs Mad Rolling Eyes Suspect I don't know if anything can be done about them copying other companies designs scratch I think something should be done, so then the Chinese companies will learn to make their own designs and not copy off others.
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PostSubject: Re: Attention Collectors - Unnoficial copied Models sold officialy as CollectA   Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:48 am

China does not seem to have any manufactures with original ideas. All they do is copy!
They do the same thing to the company my dad works for.
It really ticks me off when people do this, but there is nothing we can do about it. Mad Mad

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