|A: My name is
Nick. I'm in my
|30's 40's (damn), own a small home with
an on-site machine shop in NE Ohio and have a 4 y/o
5 y/o 6 y/o 7 y/o
8 y/o 9 y/o 10 y/o daughter. My personal
interests include reading (primarily biographies and accounts of the early
days of aviation), lifting and airplanes (incidentally, which is just another type of
Despite the planes, I'm a homebody and am
typically tinkering around the property somewhere. Either with my daughter
or I'm in my shop.
I started selling Crosman parts and upgrades when I found a
large market open in the airgun industry. There were a couple independent
sellers and machinists, but eBay and Amazon were new almost completely
unpenetrated at the time. The guys that had their own dot coms were typically
mail-only and sometimes even cash-only affairs.
Most of the current independents, especially
the one known for his rudeness, penchant for blaming everyone but himself and
inability to spell his business name correctly, copied my listings,
photographs and descriptions. Sometimes verbatim. To this day, my stolen
images are in use across the Internet. Watermark and trademark your
intellectual property, people.
It all started
with my 12g Powerlet to Paintball Tank adapters. I wanted one for myself, so
set out to make one. That was the very first product I ever listed and it just
snowballed from there.
With the exception of about a year where I
had one employee, this is a one-man show. I write the web page, I make the
products, I process the orders, pack them and ship them. It's all me.