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Lawsuit in china: Brunswick billiards vs. Yalin ?????? - 06-27-2020, 07:12 AM

Anyone got any info on this: LAWSUIT IN CHINA: BRUNSWICK BILLIARDS VS. YALIN ??????

I heard this from a solid source in China. Anyone have any input?

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06-27-2020, 07:14 AM

Hey Trent, WHY ARE YOU YALIN???


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06-27-2020, 07:17 AM

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Hey Trent, WHY ARE YOU YALIN???
Sorry Jimmy, I am nervous about all of this!! YOU SO FUNNY!

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06-27-2020, 08:29 AM

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06-27-2020, 09:09 AM

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Anyone got any info on this: LAWSUIT IN CHINA: BRUNSWICK BILLIARDS VS. YALIN ??????

I heard this from a solid source in China. Anyone have any input?

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Why would they sue their own partner?? Have they been selling Brunswick-labeled tables without permission? I could see them getting sued for that. Good luck with case. Business law/ethics enforcement in China is a murky deal on a good day. Try asking Yalin. https://www.facebook.com/pg/yalinbil...=page_internal That table in the pic is a Yalin-marked GC5.

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06-27-2020, 10:03 AM

People in Asia do one thing well, CLONE American ideas, and products.


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06-27-2020, 10:08 AM

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Yalin has been making B'wick stuff for quite a while. IF they are getting sued they must have really gone off the rails. As i said above, my guess would be selling tables labeled as B'wicks and not Yalin. They made/make like 95% of GC5's and 6's. B'wick made(or sourced) the pockets and some of the ball-return parts. A certain %age has to made in the US for legal reasons.

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06-27-2020, 10:44 AM

Well two member here on AZB had problem with their Chinese partner, both shall we say got the shaft.

Jack Justis allowed a Chinese Company to do a Justis West Case, apprently the deal did not go will for Jack.

JBCases partnered with as Chinese company to do his JFlower Tribute Case, again the deal went south. Now the same company is selling JFlower everything from Cue to you name it. JFlowers made cases, never made cues until the Chinnese decided to use the name.

Chinese companies make just about everything you can think of and they use E-bay to sell their stuff, and Amazon.


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06-28-2020, 01:14 AM

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06-28-2020, 06:37 AM

How many Brunswick tables are sold each year?

It's pretty obvious looking at Diamond & some other smaller niche producers that they could be made in the US & make money. Just not the kind of "free" (multi-?)thousand$ profit per table merely from sourcing elsewhere and slapping the Brunswick label on it.

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06-28-2020, 06:47 AM

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How many Brunswick tables are sold each year?

It's pretty obvious looking at Diamond & some other smaller niche producers that they could be made in the US & make money. Just not the kind of "free" (multi-?)thousand$ profit per table merely from sourcing elsewhere and slapping the Brunswick label on it.

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Brunswick quit paying serious attention to pool years ago. It was their legacy product so they just decided to farm them out and delude people into thinking they were still made here. All they do is assemble and ship. The tables have just enough US-sourced parts to be legally marked "Made in USA". IIRC on the GC5's&6's all they make are pockets and ball-return gulleys. Everything else comes from the big rice bowl in the east. Slate may still be from Brazil, idk for sure. B'wick Billiards is part of Life Fitness and they are currently owned by KPS, a big investment bank. The future of the billiards co. is anyones' guess.

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Brunswick quit paying serious attention to pool years ago. It was their legacy product so they just decided to farm them out and delude people into thinking they were still made here. All they do is assemble and ship. The tables have just enough US-sourced parts to be legally marked "Made in USA". IIRC on the GC5's&6's all they make are pockets and ball-return gulleys. Everything else comes from the big rice bowl in the east. Slate may still be from Brazil, idk for sure. B'wick Billiards is part of Life Fitness and they are currently owned by KPS, a big investment bank. The future of the billiards co. is anyones' guess.
I think most in the pool world are well aware of this by now.

Hence my question: "How many Brunswick branded tables are sold per year" Essentially at extravagant mark-up.

It could give some insight into what the market potential might be for new US based manufacturing. We've got all the raw materials. In some cases (perhaps some lumber) they are being shipped to China and then traveling back again as finished product.

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I think most in the pool world are well aware of this by now.

Hence my question: "How many Brunswick branded tables are sold per year" Essentially at extravagant mark-up.

It could give some insight into what the market potential might be for new US based manufacturing. We've got all the raw materials. In some cases (perhaps some lumber) they are being shipped to China and then traveling back again as finished product.

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Unless you know someone at Life Fitness the actual production #'s are going to be hard to come by. I'm going to msg them and see if i get any response. I think people would be shocked(maybe not) at what it actually costs B'wick to produce the Gold Crowns they ask 10grand for. The fact that a Diamond Pro is roughly half the price says a lot. The factory in China that B'wick makes up to 20,000 table per year. I think Diamond #'s are around 1,500/yr but i'm not positive.

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The fact that a Diamond Pro is roughly half the price says a lot.
Exactly.

Might even exist an argument that Diamond uses better materials as well. However some material choices may be down to customer preference /familiarity (e.g. formica rails for B'wick)

Diamond appears to be made essentially complete in Indiana.
Some parts may be sourced world wide.
As has been noted in other posts - hard to tell where slate comes from these days unless Diamond says?

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They do not respect international copyright laws - 06-29-2020, 11:33 AM

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Well two member here on AZB had problem with their Chinese partner, both shall we say got the shaft.

Jack Justis allowed a Chinese Company to do a Justis West Case, apprently the deal did not go will for Jack.

JBCases partnered with as Chinese company to do his JFlower Tribute Case, again the deal went south. Now the same company is selling JFlower everything from Cue to you name it. JFlowers made cases, never made cues until the Chinnese decided to use the name.

Chinese companies make just about everything you can think of and they use E-bay to sell their stuff, and Amazon.
This is and always have been a serious issue with doing any business with the Chinese. Period. They do not respect copyright laws. They also have clauses in the agreements that allow the Chinese Communist Party to take government ownership of the plant (nationalize) at any time they so choose for those businesses that were greedy enough and stupid enough to do deals with the devil and build manufacturing plants in China. I am doing my best to not buy anything made in China. I am going out of my way and paying more if I have to in order to not buy Chinese. If any of my projects for my job require new formulations, I am looking for non-Chinese ingredients. I will do my damn best to not buy from Amazon even if the goods on Amazon are not made in China. It is not always possible to buy non-Chinese and that is a result of the last 40 years of policy here in the United States by both sides of the aisle. Not to mention the quality of products made there is often subpar or made cutting corners. They have no respect for environmental laws, ethical business practices, ethical labor practices, etc. Until the CCP is overthrown by the people and real changes are made, I don't see it getting better anytime soon.


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