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Re: Adams Holsters lighter
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2019, 03:39:43 pm »
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    Re: Adams Holsters lighter
    « Reply #26 on: February 06, 2019, 03:56:54 pm »
    They are not the well known brand as elaborated on in the description because apparently you can't engrave their products without being sued(which I find to be stupid but I'm no lawyer so what do I know).

    Probably because it projects an official relationship between your business and theirs.

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    Re: Adams Holsters lighter
    « Reply #27 on: February 06, 2019, 04:03:41 pm »
    From what I've read the whole argument they've made is because they offer an engraving service. But that still is like Ford saying you can't paint their cars because they also paint cars.

    I'm very much of the opinion when you buy a product that you own it, and you can modify or sell it however you like afterwards. I mean honestly I wouldn't even mind not mentioning zippo at all or referring to them, I just like the option of a metal lighter that is US made. And if I could find one I'd go that route, though that said the price would also be more expensive. I did consider just ordering them engraved from zippo but ballpark would have run around $40 per lighter, maybe more once shipping was calculated back and forth etc. And while a metal flip lighter is cool I have a hard time justifying that kind of cost, and doing it that way I'd be fine just letting customers have them engraved etc.

    Just a weird situation, and blocking brands to me doesn't make sense since there are an absolute ton of guys doing this. To the point that it's all fly by night for the most part so they can play whack a mole with zippo. But in my case I don't want that fight, I like to deal with stuff absolutely straight on. And while I'd rather be engraving a zippo just on principal also I've gotta say my love for them is somewhat soured reading their response to people modifying their lighters and being sued for it. It's an enthusiast brand of sorts, customizing is absolutely the best part and I think if they were to allow it, they'd make way more purely in availability of their products.

    Who knows though it's outside my wheelhouse, unless they change policy I'll source my own lighters elsewhere and use them for this project. Maybe that will change in the future if they change policy but I don't see that happening.

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    Re: Adams Holsters lighter
    « Reply #28 on: February 06, 2019, 05:45:34 pm »
    That could be it.  I just know that, when I used another commonly available fluid (because it was cheaper), I was filling my lighter damn near every day.  When I decided to spend a few extra dollars, the Zippo fluid lasted longer.

    Thanks for the confirmation  ;) . It was every few days or so, I believe as well. I use Ronsonol lighter fluid, I think it's just the common 'on the shelf' fluid one can find around here (not knocking the lighter fluid itself).
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    Re: Adams Holsters lighter
    « Reply #29 on: February 07, 2019, 11:59:45 am »
      I prefer Bics.

    Mainly because I usually have one or so I "turn up"......... :cool  Not what people expect when they borrow a lighter.

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