Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Baofeng UV-3R: US Re-seller - Import Communications

Some facts plus some guessing on my part...

I think Ed of wouxun.us might be setting up to sell the UV-3R.

Follow along...

On the Wouxun Yahoo Group, Ed responds to some comments about the UV-3R:
"The factory has applied for Part 90 certification, which may take about a month.
Hopefully they will be distributed in the US by a company, Import

Ed Griffin
So he knows the factory has applied for and hopes to have their Part 90 Certification in a month. I had not heard that anywhere else and I've been trying to keep up with any developments on this front. I tried looking for Import Communications via Google, but didn't really find anything. On a whim, I tried http://importcommunications.com/ and got the following error:

I believe that http://www.kmaantennas.com/ is Ed's original/other business. A quick whois check confirms that Ed is the owner of the Import Communications domain and that it was registered about a year ago.

Ed Griffin
PO Box 451
New London, North Carolina 28127
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Created on: 22-May-10
Expires on: 22-May-12
Last Updated on: 22-May-10

Lastly, I did look and see that Ed is a member of the UV-3R Yahoo Group. This doesn't mean a lot by itself, because it would make sense for him to an eye on the competition, but I'm adding it to the pile of circumstantial evidence.

Worlds collide - Wouxun and Baofeng! It makes sense that he might setup this more generic company to sell multiple brands. I'm actually a little jealous. I thought about trying to set myself up as a re-seller, but didn't have the courage or time to really pursue it. I hope I am correct, because I think Ed will be a good guy to sell these things.

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