Well you would think that one wouldn't need a warning that a cue could be damaged by putting it into the case a certain way. Especially when about a dollar's worth of foam rubber would stop any damage from occurring.
As to the offers yeah I think that Justis builds pretty cases. They are very attractive. Real head turners.
If you ever do accept one of those offers make sure you let the new owner know how to load it according to Jack's instructions.
Because some people on here have damaged their cues by not knowing the "proper" way to load a Justis case.
By the way on your Instroke there was no proper way. I built them so that the butts and shafts could be put in either direction.
In fact at shows I would literally throw the cues into the case pin down to show people that the cue COULD NOT BE HARMED.
Isn't this how a case should be first and foremost? Shouldn't it be as good on the inside as it looks on the outside? Or even better?
I've been in the industrial control valve & instrumentation business here in Colorado for 32-years.
Every once in a while a competitor goes to an engineering firm and starts taking shots at us.
The few times I've had to take off the gloves and shoot back since I am trained in reverse negative selling, I always win the battle.
To make sure that I don't lose the war I'll look at a group of engineers and say "I wouldn't blame you guys if you didn't specify either one of us".
I could tell you some stories of competitors lashing out and causing both of us to be taken out of the specifications, and nobody needs to be put under a microscope...it does no good.
There is something going on other than a personal issue causing this negative selling, and I can assure you that it isn't doing either one of you any good.
There will always be the "mob mentality" on this forum, but you should look forward to building great cases, and marketing on the level of Instroke unless you want to just take orders from AZ members and not reach out to the global market.
All of the Jack Justis bashing in the world isn't going to change the mindset in every pool hall in the country, unless you want to go out and do presentations with both cases side by side, which may get you a couple of orders.
Justis cases fit a narrow market, mostly to people inside the pool scene, cue builders, pro players and collectors.
Instroke is a large market and every league player knows about Instroke.
I'm confused at this point which market you are going after because if you think the guys making me offers on my Justis case are going to say "oh, OK" when I hand them a JB case saying it's better, that is never going to happen.
They also want my It's George, Thomas, Whitten & Fellini cases.
It's George & Instroke cases are very easy to sell here locally.
I've been a fan of your products for a long time and have some rare Instroke cases.
Now that everyone is under a microscope there are a couple of things I don't like about my Justis case, as with your stuff, but what good is this doing for business when before all of this I didn't care?