GOOD SERVICE / PEOPLE WITH GRUDGES &
Here is a story about a person who decided to slander
This is all about
SERVICE and the
a person talks when they have nothing better to do
with life. Amazing that some people have nothing to do
except sit at home hiding behind a computer thinking
up crap to smear others with; also amazing they think
that the people involved with his slander / smear
campaign won’t find out.
This is to show you that although we as Feather & Fur
offer top class service and promote top class calling
items, as well as make top class cages, chairs,
lights, urines, hand calls etc, we still come across
such dribble that some people say about us, in fact
this is the first time I have encountered this, and I
have been in this business for over 20 years, but it
shows you just who is out ready to pounce just like a
jackal!, although we have never had any dealings with
this such person, this individual decided to slander
I am placing this on my site so hunters can see
exactly how people with small minds think - I have no
problem placing this on my own site as it is all crap
anyway and I have nothing to hide. The person who
thought it good to slander me is just a person bored
with his life, sitting on a forum and bitching about
anything to stir up trouble; he must really be angry
with life. He comments on our service/products, but he
has not seen anything we have manufactured in the past
3 to 4 years.
I am including his name here as he decided to slander
our name. He claims our products are cheap, and he
burnt his fingers buying from us, but it is amazing
that he could have burnt his fingers when he has never
bought anything from us at all. It is also amazing
that he says our products are cheap, but we get good
references and wonderful feedback from happy clients
nearly every day that are happy with our products and
service. The truth is that if I had to publish all
the references I would have to open a separate section
on my website, but anyway this was his choice to start
See the contactable reference at the bottom
that I received just 2 days ago.
I find it incomprehensible that such a person tries to
smear another professional with such drivel. Maybe he
is bored with his life and needs some excitement, so
he chooses to knock us; however it would be nicer if
he decided to give hard facts and not shoot off his
He comments also on our site as giving not such good
info and advice, but our website is far superior to
most other predator sites in SA and abroad – prove me
wrong, show me another site that can even try to
compare with ours about jackal and lynx control, and
the wealth of info we offer is totally unmatched by
anybody else locally. What we offer the general hunter
nobody else can match - we cover a massive spectrum of
interesting topics, including trail cams and night
vision; at this time (2009) nobody covers this
locally, but this ‘hero’ says what he does and tries
to bring us down.
Maybe this person should wake up as his coffee is
cold, think outside the box and see that other people
can see through him easily, as one person so finely
put it to me: “You can see the way he writes. he is
short a beer in his six-pack”. Most the others said
just forget him, and that he isn’t worth the time of
Here is the forum on which that he claims all these
amazing facts. Maybe you also know him. If you do,
send him our regards and tell him to wake up. Maybe he
likes slander – the wheel turns!!!
The forum started like this - a person mentioned us
and the hero responded as follows:
Gaan kyk by Africanpredator.com die man
gee heelwat raad oor maniere vir nagsig en hoe om dit
goedkoper te bekom.......
Pasop my vriend.......
Ek dink jy weet, hoev jou niks te
......hoe om dit goedkoper te bekom
Goedkoop is sy produk se
Raad, daarvan het hy baie, jammer net
nie altyd van die beste nie...
Ja, my vingers lelik gebrand.
Amazing he claims all this, but he has never bought
anything and he also never answered the emails I
sent him; maybe he should grow some balls seeing he
talks so much.
Here is a reference of a few days back, from a person
who also says our products and items are bad – yeh
right! (He is contactable – not a ghost) unlike the
crap Marias wrote.
NIGHT VISION AND SERVICE
DECEMBER 27th / 2009
----- Original Message -----
From: LEON HENRIKO _ Namibia
December 27, 2009 5:57 PM
Subject: Excellent Service received
from Gary Laubscher ( africanpredator.com )
I want to take this opportunity to
thank you for your excellent service, specialist
advice and products I recently received from you.
I have tested your equipment including
the Luna SB 50 Night Vision Binoculars with the Laser
Extended Range Illuminator as advertised on your site
and it is really impressive !
The illuminator made it easy for me to
pick up eyes at a distance of over 400 meters and at
250 meters I could positively identify my targets with
Your shooting chair with lights works
perfectly on my Land Cruiser pick-up.
Your calling CD's and DVD's which are
really informative and the detail experience and tips
you share is very practical and it works !
My compliments on your excellent
networks and speedy delivery service.
It is a pleasure to do business with
you and I hope to see you soon.
So, Franc - I hope you get the picture, if not, and
you still can’t understand, come and see me, I am
sure we can work it out nicely between us, man to
man. Instead of hiding behind a computer, get a
life, do some good and become a better man. Stop
trying to slander and bring down a business who
offers good service and also manufactures some of
the nicest equipment available, and if you still
have slanderous intents lets see what you can
manufacture, design and make and last of all lets
see your great website – get a life! You must be a
pretty sad case if you go this route to slander
others by name.
Here are two
letters he decided not to answer.
----- Original Message -----
December 12, 2009 11:47 AM
Mr F Marias
Please note that I am writing this to you in a
friendly way, although I find it very hard to
understand the logic here in actions mentioned against
I have been
informed via a client of mine with a link to a forum
in which you comment against AfricanPredator.com after
a member asked about night vision and was directed to
comment that he must be careful etc.
Mr Marias, I would strongly advise you to please stop
warning people against our website as we have never
done anything against you to deserve such comment.
What info have we ever given you or what have we sold
you to deserve such a comment?
you have an axe to grind? What product did
I sell you that burnt your fingers? Tell me and I will
return your money!
You have no idea as to our service and what our
website can offer; your claims make me very sad that
one outfitter can knock another without reason. I
would strongly suggest you not mentioning us in a bad
light and refrain from such comments. I would never
mention you in a bad light publically.
Mr Marias, this has hurt my feelings and I can tell
you this, the wheel turns. I never did anything
to you to mention me with such contempt. Mr Marias,
let's be civil here and not knock others. This is
unacceptable and I am in twos and threes regarding
Let's respect each other.
That got no reply, here is another try
Sunday, December 13, 2009 9:56 AM
Last correspondance Cc
I last spoke to you near 3 years back, I never sold
you squat but you comment on bad products. It is
totally unethical to mention us this way and totally
unacceptable, I never did you any harm. However, I am
not going to get into anything with you, just remember
the wheel turns, in fact its already started. You make
comments on a site and warn people to be careful, I
find your actions unacceptable and this matter is not
finished. I don’t know who you think you are, but you
seem to have issues, sort them out!
This has hurt me badly, seeing that you as a
professional will go that low, we can both play this
game. If you have any decency you will change your
attitude and edit that post, my word my man - what did
I ever do to you, that 3 years later you make such
attacks on me ??????????????????
Show me what you bought that burnt your fingers? in
the past 3 years you bought SQUAT, you make up lies
and spread crap about a person. What did I do to you
to deserve that on a forum?.
What products do I have that are bad? I have a red
light ( sold over 300 without any complaints, new hand
calls thats better than most imported stuff, lures,
cages and chairs. All top quality stuff, I suggest you
get your facts in order before spreading crap all over
the place, but as I say we can both play your game.
It is a sad day when a person decides to knock another
without reason, and to publically slander another !
BUT by doing this you get a very true reflection of
exaclty how a person really is, in this case you can
judge for yourself.
If you go on a public forum and mention a persons
business in a slanderous way then you must expect
the wheels to turn, until this individual decides to
remove his slanderous words from the forum this will
remain on this website.
I am not mentioning the website this belongs to as
this is a personal attack on AfricanPredator by Mr F
Marias - it has no relavance to the forum website
owner and I am not in the business of naming others
Finally - this part of his reply really bothers me ;
Ja, my vingers lelik gebrand
If he burnt his fingers buying our stuff why did he
not complain the next day, or cancel the order or
demand his money back.
The reason is ; he never bought squat but decides to
rather slander us, the man has issues, a grudge and an
axe to grind, it must be really bad to be Franc Marias
and to hide behind a computer, but now people know
exactly what his true colours really are..............
every story has two sides!