It's not "BS".
I look at it like this. People should not rip others off in life. Likewise, when you sell guns at ungodly prices (which I admit I pay) you should not **** your customer base deep in the @$$.
If HK claims the 500 are the last made, they better have the last 500 serial numbers. Otherwise they jabbed you in the backside without lube.
You are upset because you believe you were mislead. You were. The LAST 500 are now followed by a bunch more. Now I am upset too.
The thread popped up again on HK-USA. I posted. It was pulled again.
I think a nerve was hit that only draws negative attention to the disingenuity on HK's part for mis-marketing the final "500." Unless they can come up with a better explanation, I have a hard time not believing that anything more than an opportunity to make additional profit was at play for the latest batch of P7M8's to hit the market. It is an insult to those of us who paid a premium for the "last 500." The fact that HK-USA can't come up with a better explanation is good sign that it's a bunch of BS and they know it.
Well, as being a member of the forum for a couple of years I can say that personal experience, feedback, criticism, and opinion about HK and it's products has always been allowed here, as long as the post has been "should we say, professional?" I'm not infering your original post was not, just that perhaps there was another reason why it was pulled. Usually a mod will speak up and explain when it is questioned, as you have. I believe you have a valid complaint if indeed HK sold and marketed the M8's as the last 500 that would ever be produced. Spare parts should not be assembled with matching (bolt and frame) serial numbers and sold as complete pistols if indeed that was true because everyone would agree that those are complete pistols released with higher serial numbers and your pistols are really "one of 700, or 720, etc." Now, from what I know, (and I'm often wrong) HK announced the end of production of the M8, and then later announced it was going to produce another 500 pistols and those were sold as "one of 500, etc." I'm not aware that they have ever indicated that those would be the last ever produced and or released. I'm not defending HK per se as they have had several marketing blunders, just that I'm providing my understanding of the issue.I only wanted an explanation from them but they pulled my thread! So I found a few more forums to inform people of what HK is doing. This is an online forum, last time I checked that means a public place for open discussion! I believed I should be able to tell people, my experience with certain manufacturer! A few website that is funded by major gun manufacturer will screen and remove any negative thread posted by their customers! One of the forum removed my post and deducted 4 points! LOL They can deduct all they want but I am not going back! IMO that is not the kind of forum you want to visit to get info on certain product?
I had to get out my " after the last 500 " to check the date code, it's AH not BS . Am I missing something here? Oh well, it still shoots nice.Pulling the post may have been "BS." Higher serial numbers than the "last of 500" is either "BS" or perhaps they just don't get it (that's my vote).
:380: I guess it all depends on your definition of when a gun becomes a gun. When the parts are made, when they are put together, or when the serial number goes on?