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  2. Mick Friend

    3D Closed

    I'm with you Martin 3D are a great bunch to work with
  3. Gray

    Key Fobs

    I'll personalise you in a minute.
  4. hibsjo(SCO)

    Key Fobs

    yes see above answers they will all personalise them for you ya trumpet carry on!
  5. rapidlocks

    3D Closed

    and reiterates my point on unfounded statements such as "they are gone " and the unjust speculation that tarnishes their reputation further that gets posted is innacurate and potentially liable . im all for tightening up this industry , but not by such ridiculous siezures of provable genuine stock being siezed until they conclude their investigation , if 3d had been a less succesful group such a siezure could be terminal , its no comfort being exhonerated once you go under , im glad they are in a position to weather the storm . it would make much more sense to target the resellers of chinese counterfeit keys and the online sellers and those that buy china keys who avoid import duty with their doctored low invoices , it is these they should be targetting not legit suppliers lets hope this puts an end to the jungle drum network of innacurate and unfounded speculation once and for all .
  6. grey duster

    3D Closed

    This stinks of the car manufactures trying to shut down the independent trade. I hope everyone has any branded products they stock in genuine manufacture packaging.
  7. grey duster

    3D Closed

    From 3D's Facebook page this afternoon 3D Group Official Statement: There has been a lot of speculation as to the circumstances surrounding our unexpected closure last week and we feel it is now time to fully explain. 3D Group would like begin by apologising wholeheartedly to all of our customers and friends within the industry for not being able to make this statement sooner, but for reasons that will become apparent as you read on, we had to seek legal counsel before doing so. Last Tuesday, 19th March, we received a visit from Trading Standards along with brand protection officers from several manufacturers. They entered our premises with a warrant pertaining to counterfeit goods, which they defined as any branded product not stored in original packaging and easily traceable back to a dealer network. Over the course of the day they seized over £500,000 in stock including many original packaged products bought directly from their respective dealer networks. During their visit we actually received a delivery from one of our main dealer suppliers which included original remotes not in genuine packaging. They chose not to confiscate these items, however, even though they were not packaged. In spite of this we were given no opportunity to present any evidence relating to the purchases of any of our other stock. We made the decision to temporarily close during and after the Trading Standards inspection for a number of reasons: Firstly, our servers were also seized during the investigation which meant we had no access to much of the data and software needed to run our business effectively. Secondly, as Trading Standards made no note of what products they had taken, we had to conduct a complete stock take of our whole warehouse before we knew what stock was left on site. This process took our entire team over a full trading day to count, check and make adjustments to our stock levels. At 3D Group we pride ourselves on the quality of our products. Wherever possible, we source items through dealer networks and deliver any items that are received in original packaging to our customers in that packaging to give reassurance that the items are genuine. Where original packaging isn’t offered, suppliers are assessed and samples are ordered and thoroughly inspected to ascertain quality. If there is any doubt that the goods we have received are not original, they are either returned or amended and sold as aftermarket. This could include removing the logos, however in many cases we will swap the remote shells for our great quality aftermarket versions. We believe in transparency and so aftermarket products have a “c” in the part number and/or “aftermarket” in their description so that our customers can easily see if an item is aftermarket or not. We do not condone the behaviour of any other suppliers in the industry who do not clearly label their aftermarket products as such. The majority of product lines affected are original remotes and none of our aftermarket products have been affected as we strictly do not stock any aftermarket remotes with logos. Fortunately, we still have a huge range of stock available as well as a large amount of savings that will be reinvested. We will continue to trade as best we can whilst our stock levels are replenished. Moving forward, we will take more precautions when purchasing stock and if we believe an item to be original but we cannot prove unequivocally that it came from the dealer network, the logo will be removed and the item will be sold under an “nl” (no logo) part number. We will also be introducing new icons on our website, helping to make it clear to customers if the item they are purchasing is direct from the dealer network. We will also add new fields showing whether a product has been sourced from the dealer network with a logo, if the case has been changed, if the logo has been removed or if the product does not come with a logo from the factory. We now have fantastic legal and financial teams on board to help us navigate this understandably difficult situation and we would like to reassure all of our customers that every employee at 3D Group is working as hard as they can to help maintain our fantastic levels of service and to return our stock range back to normal as promptly as possible. We have already had so many heart-warming messages from our customers who wanted to show their support and we would like to say thank you, sincerely. It means an awful lot to us all. We hope that this case concludes with a positive outcome, otherwise we may well see the end of automotive locksmith suppliers selling genuine remotes within this industry and everyone will have to rely on their local dealers or solely stock aftermarket products.
  8. Gray

    Key Fobs

    I was looking for personalised ones.
  9. grey duster

    Key Fobs

    NW Keys also do them
  10. Gray

    Key Fobs

    Well FFS I was hoping to give the work to someone on here.
  11. hibsjo(SCO)

    Key Fobs

    you can do a search on google for that ffs carry on!
  12. Who does printed loop fobs?
  13. Hi OS Keys, Are you happy to share the blank / cutting details with us?
  14. This Blank is a JMA EUB2 Key blank. Silca machines do not have a specific card to use for this series. However i have found a suitable one and have been cutting keys for the last 4 years. We do have a list of the correct depth ad which card to use. https://www.oskeys.co.uk/eurofit-e001-e300
  15. Thanks graham & exp121260.
  16. Then I would have used the 2mm cutter and tracer for cutting this key.
  17. Yesterday
  18. Thanks Falsh, Could you private PM me some info about the machine i.e make , model and couple of photos , you town as well please. I will pass the info to him and if interested he will be in contact. Thanks Riz
  19. I have always used 2mm cutter and Tracer for these keys without issue. however, I am not sure whether this issue is due to the size of cutter and Tracer you have used (2.5mm) . It's some time due to the side croove of the key not locking correctly in the jaws or the customer key is worn down badly.
  20. Hi Graham. It was a hu92 mini key I cut it and would not go into lock. I was thinking it was due to using 2.5 cutter and 2.5 tracer?
  21. Use the 2mm then, it depends on the key you are copying. What keys are you struggling with ?.
  22. Hi all.whats the best way to cut the laser car keys.should I use the 2mm cutter with the 2mm tracer or the 2.5 cutter with the 2.5 tracer.i seem to have a problem with using 2.5 cutter and tracer.thats on the rst mustang. Thanks
  23. Looking for a rst mustang or something similar cheers
  24. I have a Tibbe machine Sth Yorks, is that to far?
  25. There the ones who still haven't replied how much for postage to UK they have the keys still awaiting reply
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