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Offline jason randomTopic starter

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The confused solder station
« on: March 18, 2024, 10:54:33 pm »
saw this recently at fakebook marketplace. It's having an identity crisis. When I queried the seller if they changed the face plate they wouldn't respond.





 

Offline Ranayna

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Re: The confused solder station
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2024, 02:29:21 pm »
Even on the label it is both 937D and 858D :D
937D seems to be the proper model though i would say: I can only find 937D as soldering station and 858D as hot air station.

Voilamart GmbH is also quite interesting. Voilamart seems to be an australian company, but GmbH is german, the german version of a limited liability company.
Google knows a Voilamart GmbH that is closed.
 

Offline Haenk

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Re: The confused solder station
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2024, 07:12:49 pm »
Voilamart is a chinese company:

https://uspto.report/company/Lin-Yantao

The brand is registered for some stuff, but not for most of the stuff they sell.

The german company (GmbH) is still registered, but has never filed anything. Very likely a case of tax fraud.

All in all this seems to be a very secretive odd company, there are literally no infos available - still they sell via Amazon and their own websites.
 

Offline thermistor-guy

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Re: The confused solder station
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2024, 06:11:43 am »
Voilamart is a chinese company:
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All in all this seems to be a very secretive odd company, there are literally no infos available - still they sell via Amazon and their own websites.

Recently I've noticed Chinese companies using Western sounding brand names and company names, and US/EU URLs, to try to hide the Chinese origin.
 

Offline mendip_discovery

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Re: The confused solder station
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2024, 12:23:54 pm »
Voilamart is a chinese company:
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All in all this seems to be a very secretive odd company, there are literally no infos available - still they sell via Amazon and their own websites.

Recently I've noticed Chinese companies using Western sounding brand names and company names, and US/EU URLs, to try to hide the Chinese origin.

They also use localised addresses to also get people to buy.

Recently we had a chinese firm ask my firm to confirm or deny that we gave thier customer permission to use the company name to register Chinese urls. I suspected it was part of a scam if we responded.
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Offline Refrigerator

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Re: The confused solder station
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2024, 01:20:10 pm »
Regular chinese no-brand generic product being labeled whatever hits the most tags to drive sales ;)
I highly recommend switching to T12 based stations because they're just so much better and cost the same or less.
I used to have these stations and they suck so bad. Works ok if you're a newbie but changing tips is a pain and cracking the heating element is an even bigger pain yet.
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