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Offline RogerCZ75Bfan

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Re: Question for people on this board
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2012, 11:18:55 PM »
Off topic but wow only over 5,600 rifles sold in all the years of running czechpoint-usa? I'm very surprised the number isn't much higher. With all due respect, it doesn't sound like you're getting filthy rich with this business.

You are absolutely correct in all aspects.   5,600 rifles in 4 years is a very small number in the firearms business here in the USA.   When you compare vz.58 rifle sales to AR-15 and AK type rifle sales in the USA, the vz.58 doesn't even move the needle on the scale.   Even though the vz.58 is a great rifle, the majority of military-type rifle owners are not interested in it.   And, the few people who are interested in venturing outside of the AK or AR-15 world will often refer to the internet for vz.58 information.   

I'm sure many potential future owners visit the CZ Forum and read these posts.   That is why I ask for people to contact me with any issues or questions about their D-Technik/CSA vz.58 rifles.   I find that at least one third of the people who contact me about an issue have no issue at all - it ends up being a person not familiar with the rifle.   As I had stated in my post above, a person with an issue should contact me first.  Once the issue is resolved, and if that person wishes to do so, then they can document the problem and solution in the forum for others to read.   This will help prevent misinformation.  In other words, let's not scare away potential future vz.58 owners with bad information - there are not many of us as it is.   

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Dan
Just as the Czechs wanted their own rifle and didn't want to follow lock step and file of the the Russians and just issue AKs, they designed and manufactured their own unique rifle. Kinda like us Vz.58 enthusiasts. We realize it's different and in many ways better than the other military rifles. Perhaps this justifies all the looks I get at the range while firing the beautiful rifle Dan sent me. I'll put the dust cover on properly tomorrow and enjoy it even more. I wish Dan continued success and BTW, all the shooters down here in FL immediately recognize it as the Vz.58. Nobody asked, "What AK variant is that?"
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Re: Question for people on this board
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2012, 10:38:27 AM »
I'm proud to be the owner of a Czechpoint VZ58 and a Century VZ2008.  I'm also proud to be able to participate in a forum where cool heads, reason, and logic seem to be the order of the day.

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Re: Question for people on this board
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2012, 01:27:20 PM »
Thank you, and we try to keep it that way. :)

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Re: Question for people on this board
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2012, 04:08:19 PM »
Bought my VZ58 from Czechpoint about a year ago.  I'm one of those silent buyers who has had zero problems.  But if I did, I expect I'd ask Dan first, given his demonstrated willingness to help solve problems.  I'm just very glad to own a quality rifle that is so low on problems.  My main concern is keeping enough ammunition around.   8)

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Re: Question for people on this board
« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2012, 02:01:32 AM »
Dan,

IM VERY IMPATIENT!! :o. I feel as if the more info I can gather by posting in BOTH ask Dan and the rifle forums, the better equipped I'll be to take care of my problem.

Take care sir.

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Re: Question for people on this board
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2012, 12:27:07 PM »
Dan,

IM VERY IMPATIENT!! :o. I feel as if the more info I can gather by posting in BOTH ask Dan and the rifle forums, the better equipped I'll be to take care of my problem.

Take care sir.


Your situation is a prime example of asking a question on the board and getting frustrated from misinformation  (example:  the suggestion that the folding stock screw is not removable).   

I do not answer questions on this board any sooner than e-mails sent directly to me.  If you would have just sent an e-mail to me with your question, you would have received the correct answer and avoid the possibility of, as you said, "getting super pissed."   

Dan

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Re: Question for people on this board
« Reply #36 on: January 06, 2013, 11:04:24 AM »
To reply to the OP. I would say that it is a result of people not knowing that you are the go to or not taking the time to thoroughly peruse the site and find out where to go.  The scenario is usually something like... Customer has problem, Customer Googles websites dedicated to the product they are having a problem with, Customer scrolls down and sees product sub forum, in this case (VZ-58), Customer posts problem.

So while it is usually frustrating for both parties, I don't think it's intentional.

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Re: Question for people on this board
« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2013, 09:13:26 PM »
hello Dan, Chechpoint and forum guys,
    i had an issue a while back with my VZ, i found this site on the net and asked questions thinking it could e something easily fixed without asking chechpoint first. i thought i could fix the issue easily myself (maybe could have) but Dan found my question on here and had me return my rifle and fixed it up perfect.
    very pleased with chechpoint and their service, Dan is a fine gentlemen and i love my VZ more than rifles i have payed much more for. next time i have an issue i will be taking it right to Dan/chechpoint for an answer and service if needed. and i did read the FAQ section a few times once before purchasing. but always forget to ask for coozy.

     there are many intelligent guys on here but as stated by the guys at checkpoint they have been in the buisiness longer and worked on more than anyone. thanks for the great rifle and fixing it when i broke a part and it was my fault. i even told them it was my fault and he still fixed it free. thanks again!
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Re: Question for people on this board
« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2013, 05:57:15 PM »
I'm curious and I'm hoping you can shed some light on this question for me.   When people have problems, why do some not ask me for assistance in the "Ask Dan" section?  Or, send an e-mail directly to me?   Why do some people avoid contact with me and post their issues in the "VZ-58 semi auto rifle" section only? 

Very few people know D-Technik/CSA rifles better than me.  I handle the vast majority of warranty questions and warranty repairs.  Next month will be 4 years that CzechPoint officially launched and I've been working at CzechPoint since June, 2008.   I am looking for feedback as I find it strange that some people will post problems and yet not even contact me for assistance.  These are some ideas that I have for possible reasons that people do not contact me:

(1.) Dan is not responsive
(2.) Dan does not really know what he's talking about.   vz.58 rifle owners know more than he does.
(3.) I like to post my problem and see if other people have the same problem as me.  I'm not interested in what Dan has to say. 
(4.) I don't want to bother Dan, he's already busy enough.
(5.) I don't want to bother Dan, I heard he's a real jerk.
(6.) My rifle is not working and I'm really upset.  So my priority is to complain first as it makes me feel better.  Hopefully my complaining will yield some real information that can solve my problem. 
(7.) Dan has lots of gray hair and seems too old to yield any worthwhile information.
(8.) Dan is a former Marine grunt and I've heard those grunts are pretty dumb. 

OK, so I've added some silly ideas above to keep it on a lighter note.  But, I would like your opinion on why some people never contact me with their questions or issues.  When I have a problem I need help resolving, I go straight to the manufacturer for real answers.  My thinking is:  who is going to know the product more? 

I appreciate your assistance.

Dan

Dan....

I am hearing someone who is a little frustrated.  I know what that is all about.  I have been in similar shoes before myself.  DROVE ME NUTS!!!!

Can't answer your questions but just want to say that when I lay out my hard-earned folding green for a new gun, the "what if" factor is always very important to me.  I want to know that if I get a "problem child"  (everybody has a few every now and then) the company is going to make things right for me...quickly and painlessly.  And I have EVERY CONFIDENCE that that is the case with CzechPoint.

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Re: Question for people on this board
« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2013, 08:32:47 PM »
My personal experience with asking Dan for help regarding an  issue with his product has been VERY NEGATIVE

I have used email to communicate with Dan directly

Dan was completely dismissive and UN-helpful

I was actually quite shocked as I was under the impression that Dan cared

oh well

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Re: Question for people on this board
« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2013, 09:13:50 PM »
Don no longer looks into, checks on or answers messages from this community. I recommend trying to e-mail or call him directly. I'm sorry, as it was his choice.

 

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