Re: Buyers Warning! (fwd)

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Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 15:53:11 -0700
From: "Jeff W. Parisse" <jparisse-at-teslacoil-dot-com>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: Buyers Warning! (fwd)

Condenser Products doesn't sell their excellent Tesla Caps anymore because
certain Tesla Coilers didn't understand the product's application and
and harassed the company on the Internet until C.P.  withdrew the product.
This even AFTER C.P. had responded to requests to retool their design and
offer hassle free replacement caps. C.P. bent over backwards to service
Tesla coilers and was more responsive to our needs as Tesla coil
experimenters than any other firm. Question: Has any other manufacturer of
quality capacitors developed a line of relatively low cost, high efficiency,
discharge capacitors specifically designed and rated for Tesla coils?

Answer: No.
Reason: The "Few Bad Apples" theory. Sorry Tesla Bunch.

Repercussion: Many are thinking twice (three times even) about letting
their sources out of the bag. Who has noticed besides me that "top down"
contributions to this forum are on the decline? Why reveal a source or
technique that may lead others to a vendor if someone is just gonna screw
it up? Yeah, it's sad. I joined this list to learn AND share. There just
that many secret fishing holes left...

Jeff W. Parisse, Director
kVA Effects

>In a quest for caps, a cap manufacturer told me a story about an incident
with a
>coiler. The manufacturer built a cap for a "Tesla Coil" per this "coilers"
>specifications. They sent the cap on faith of funds. After a long drawn-out
>eventually this coilers "dad" paid for it. Later, dad wanted his money back
>because it wasn't "working" (imagine that), and on and so forth.... BTW,
>occurred about three months ago.  There's a few intertwinded details to
>story, but what I want to point out to all, is when dealing with
>(which the rest of us also need to do), PLEASE be honest, intellegent, pay
for the
>part, and don't drive the manufacturer NUTS! Manufacturers like accounts
>purchase "thousands of caps". When buying a singular cap, the manufacturer
>above and beyond the call of profit and margin etc.. etc.. and the last
thing we
>need is a manufacturer who doesn't want to deal with "Tesla Coil" types.