I agree-sour grapes-KP is doing well for a reason-great prices, great selection, and great service. And laminating wood is a procedure, not an individualized "patent-able" idea. Same for sock blocks-there are *lots* of different sock blocking tools on the market (at least I would think so, I've never actually shopped for any, lol). How can someone claim that only they have the right to produce and sell them?
Too bad people are saying these things! I have to admit, hearing something at one of my (not so) LYS~I was searching for teeny long circs to make my first pair of 2@a time socks using magic loop, and one of the sales people (not the owner at least) started commenting how another customer brought in her new Harmony needles, and how she was SOOO excited and in love with them. Then she proceeded to rag on them, that they weren't all that great, she didn't like them at all, what's the fuss, yada-yada-yada. All the while she didn't realize that I had a set at home of my own that *I* also think are GREAT. LOL~ I just blew it off, but wouldn't her face be red if she knew?!
Anyway, I do think since KP has gained such a loyal customer base and prices are so low, its not surprising that other sellers might start grumbling .
Oh well. I'm still going to shop there