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Have you bought k2 skis recently?

post #1 of 65
Thread Starter 
Are you also angry about their moves to China and new seperatist moves away from their skiing grassroots and becoming a "brand" aquisition group. If you have bought k2 skis in the last few years you could be eligible for new legal claim. email me or post info if you are interested
post #2 of 65
How is a change in their business strategy had any legal implications to their customers? I could understand that if K2 is a publicly traded company (which I believe them to be) the stockholders could have some legal claim, but I would think general customers would not necessarily.

Personally, I've bought numerous K2 products in the past years, and although the production has moved off shore, I haven't really seen any difference in quality/durability.
post #3 of 65
K2 didn't move away from any roots. The ski company was acquired by another company some years ago. The parent changed its name to K2. The parent company was always in the "brand acquisition" business.

I'm having trouble seeing what possible claim a buyer of their products might have. (I mean, assuming the skis don't explode or something).
post #4 of 65
Right or wrong:
I don't care if they were the best ski made!!
I will not buy K2 ski’s made in China. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth, and unlike clothing I have very obvious options here.

MTT
PS: Maybe I will get over it in a few years but I doubt it.
post #5 of 65
smells like spam??
post #6 of 65
From me// Not spam!! very strong feelings about the subject

MTT
post #7 of 65
Thread Starter 
haha
its not spam.......what i need to do is sign up plaintiffs for a class action in CA....you are eligible if you have bought the chinese made skis in CA(although the case isnt against them for moving to china, although id like if i were able to do that..................MTT are you in the tahoe area? if you would like more info and are interested in helping or joining the suit, emial me at k2lies@gmail.com....................... on another note theyre already moving tubbs out of vermont and CO.......i know its a public company but come on do we have any pride in what we can produce? a name like k2 could still be profitable from mercer island and thats a fact
post #8 of 65
OHH SHIT!!
You are a lawyer// this is spam.. So you are representing people who did not see that most K2 skis are no longer made in the USA??
Shame on them for not staying informed

MTT
post #9 of 65
I still do not see the legal basis for a lawsuit. The only thing I can guess would be people that purchased K2 on the assumption that they were made in the US, because previous equiptment was, and were illinformed that most K2 stuff is made overseas. However, this to me, doesn't amount to anything illegal, its the same as the cop who handed me hefty ticket claiming ignorance of the law is no defence. In my opinion, K2 has not attempted nor have they succeeded in misleading customers to think the products are still 100% made in the USA (although to my knowledge some of their stuff is still).
post #10 of 65
I don't know if he's necessarily a lawyer. It's sounds like a very unlikely claim, but he could be either (i) a lawyer who's crazy or (ii) a lawyer who's so clever he seems crazy.

I don't know if K2 could be profitable from Mercer Island, since it would be hard to build a factory in one of Seattle's more expensive suburbs, both from a zoning and land acquisition perspective.

Vashon Island, maybe.
post #11 of 65
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Originally Posted by MTT
From me// Not spam!! very strong feelings about the subject

MTT
I knew it 'twarnt you MTT. I smelled somthing fishy---
post #12 of 65
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Originally Posted by sjjohnston
I don't know if he's necessarily a lawyer. It's sounds like a very unlikely claim, but he could be either (i) a lawyer who's crazy or (ii) a lawyer who's so clever he seems crazy.

I don't know if K2 could be profitable from Mercer Island, since it would be hard to build a factory in one of Seattle's more expensive suburbs, both from a zoning and land acquisition perspective.

Vashon Island, maybe.
Helluva way to start a class action that smells like the customer didn't know the product was no longer made in the expected location eh?? Mercer Island?? ::::

Lisa---ya'all bought an island---eh??
post #13 of 65
skier j

No offense taken// and I think you were right. Just another fine American?? Going after the ohh mighty dollar/ In the wrong forum.

Also I bear no ill will to those who choose to By K2. My feelings and choices are just that (mine)

MTT
post #14 of 65
What is the real issue?

If the skis were marked in a misleading fashion, I'd be pissed too. If they had something like ... "K-2 USA" .... or "K-2 .... someplace USA" ... then the fine print along the edge indicated they were made in China. Sue their asses off!

I think that shows intent to mislead and since I would never buy a Chinese ski, and have since stopped (though limited anyway), at WalMart too.

How many times can we sell ourselves the same cheeseburger?
post #15 of 65
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Originally Posted by Yuki
What is the real issue?

If the skis were marked in a misleading fashion, ---snip---
To me, this would be the only issue.
post #16 of 65
Thread Starter 
im an avid skier from colorado who happens to be trying to sign up kskiers like myself(onde of the plaintiffs) the case has to do with misleading the consumer and k2 breaking CONSUMER laws in the state of california.........i just am looking for poepl who bought some of the skis that dont follow aw(all of them to my knowlegde).............but hey i can talk about other things on this forum if none of yall are interested...........sorry for budging in if you think im a lawyer, CASUE IM NOT!!!
let it snow
post #17 of 65
Thread Starter 
oops
also sorry about the mercer i did mean vashon
post #18 of 65
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Originally Posted by skimanj
im an avid skier from colorado who happens to be trying to sign up kskiers like myself(onde of the plaintiffs) the case has to do with misleading the consumer and k2 breaking CONSUMER laws in the state of california.........i just am looking for poepl who bought some of the skis that dont follow aw(all of them to my knowlegde).............but hey i can talk about other things on this forum if none of yall are interested...........sorry for budging in if you think im a lawyer, CASUE IM NOT!!!
let it snow
What CONSUMER law was that?

You'll find a hugely sceptical audience here when claims reek of opportunism. There have been quite a few who come on with a first post that goes something like (in so many words) "How can I screw company XXX cuz I diddn't do my homework, abused my equipment, expect too much from a decade old item" --------take your pick fella.

Make a cogent, articulate case, back it with fact---not innuendo---and you might get some repsonses------otherwise ----------------

Let the games begin!:
post #19 of 65
Thread Starter 
haha
ok im not here to argue
and nothing has happened to me personally so youre wrong on all those accusations.....I do however think it is nice to here input on what k2 has done so we can continue on that standpoint...... but anyways im not going to argue about what im doing you will see more info newspapers possibly and maybe ill start a blog with about it AFTER filing and you will feel better about me and yourself
post #20 of 65

where's the beef?

skimanj, just what exactly is the problem? Exactly, not "kinda, sorta" ... how were you misled by K-2?

Was there something on the ski? How was it worded?

It would be neat if you could summarize the California law too.

If what you are posting is valid, it's great that you share the information with the ski community. If on the other hand, it remains hazy (your point), don't be defensive about others questioning what's behind it.
post #21 of 65
Thread Starter 
true point................at this point in time i cant share the information....when filed(more plaintiffs in the class) i will return with an explination.....
post #22 of 65
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Originally Posted by skimanj
haha
ok im not here to argue
and nothing has happened to me personally so youre wrong on all those accusations.....I do however think it is nice to here input on what k2 has done so we can continue on that standpoint...... but anyways im not going to argue about what im doing you will see more info newspapers possibly and maybe ill start a blog with about it AFTER filing and you will feel better about me and yourself
I feel quite good about myself, thank you.

I feel a new round beginning----

No hard facts, no personal experience, just vague "what K2 has done" What in the world does that mean??::

Why can't you share with us what the specific issue is??
post #23 of 65
Don't feed the trolls folks, kill this thread now.
post #24 of 65
Thread Starter 
yea dont help anyone that wants to keep k2 from still hiding the origin of their product

kill the thread
post #25 of 65
Educate us then.

Point us to an example
post #26 of 65
OK, here's an example: It's summer in the northern hemisphere. It's hot. It's muggy. We ski not. This is the best we can come up with?! er . . . up with which we can come?!
post #27 of 65
Yep he’s a lawyer!! My hands just got sticky typing here?? And not in a good way

MTT
post #28 of 65
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Originally Posted by oboe
OK, here's an example: It's summer in the northern hemisphere. It's hot. It's muggy. We ski not. This is the best we can come up with?! er . . . up with which we can come?!
That certainly is an example! Of what---I have no idea
post #29 of 65
skier j,

So what's it worth. The ski is still the ski (?). It says made in USA - lie. So what's to gain in court: 11 cents for each of 3,000 people maybe 5,000. It's time poorly spent. Don't buy the product.

Isn't Volkl moving to China. The whole freakin world is moving it's mfg to China. This is one problem I can't even seem to blame on GWB, though I'm sure his hand is in this. It's a huge problem. Soon it will be French skis only if you want to avoid China. F#@k!ng French.

Back to my original thought: what are the damages?
post #30 of 65
I bought some last season K2 Apache X's 2 weeks ago.

There is little stickers on the bottom that very clearly says "Made in China". I knew they were made in China before I even went looking for ski's. Other companies produce their ski's in China. What's the big deal?



My runners, jacket, cargo pants, t-shirt that I am wearing are from China.
My Ibanez guitar is from Korea.
This computer is loaded with junk made in China and Taiwan. Very high quality junk I must add

you see the pattern here......

I don't see the big deal unless you have been duped into buying something that had misleading information printed on it.

Now I had better put all those Chinese made clothes back on again before I get a chill
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