For a man who wants to pull his company out of the black cloud it is now under, I would say this is a very good first step on the long road ahead. But let us remember that their prime competitor ( Leupold ) has a long standing ďWe fix our scopes and donít care who the original owner isĒ policy. Why not do it for everybody? Past history being the way it is, Iím sure that there were a lot of USO duds that were sold off by their original owners. The way their current downloadable catalog is worded, if youíre the second hand owner, you can expect no support from USO. Their policy, not mine. But if they can do it for one, why not all?
Another step in the right direction is the settlement with Mike Miller. Very wise indeed for USO not to drag this into court. Now how about loosing the threat to sue anyone for ďmisusingĒ their catalog? Iím talking about the nastrygram on page one directly beneath the USO logo. Think about it, how many other catalogs have you seen in the world where the first paragraph threatens to sue you?
In light of the recent ( yet rare ) good news from USO, Iíll skip my sizzling bacon commentaries.( www.usoptics.com/catalog.pdf
) But so far as their condescending comments in regards to their competitors, all I shall say is that you had better be sure your on top before you talk down to the others.
JW#3, A good start to be sure. A VERY good start! But if you seek to be taken seriously in this community - itís going to require a complete revamp, not just idle tweaking here and there.
Regards to all, ang keep things moving forward.
[ 12-30-2003: Message edited by: Big John ]