Posted: 12/6/2007 8:35:43 AM EDT
I used the Contact Form several weeks ago to ask them a question. This was the answer I received:
Anyone at least know when their annual sales mtg is gonna be this year?
What about at least give me a firm "No" on something I'm 99% sure they're not gonna do?
If you'd rather do this offline, might I suggest site email?
~6 month BTT
What question is it that you asked?
I think their statement pretty much says it all. They are not going to tell Joe Blow on the street anything about future projects or upcoming products that haven't been publicly released. Any thinking contrary to that on your part is ignorance.
E.A.A. used to import for Baikal.
Now, Remington is the [sole?] importer for Baikal, but they are only importing from Baikal's shotgun line-up.
So, either they do not have the import license/contract for the entire line, or they do, but are just sitting on the pistol line.
That's all I was trying to find out, at a minimum.
I did go on to ask that if they *did* have the sole import license/contract, did they have any plans (however tentative) to import anything from the pistol line.
But those were two separate questions.
It's not the main part of my job by any stretch, but I do occasionally deal in competitive intelligence, so I wasn't expecting them to send me hard copies of their strategic planning documents or anything.
But it's sometimes interesting what some companies will tell those who ask (so I did).
I had a couple of questions, and knew it couldn't hurt to ask.