Lucky Craft Co in trouble?

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Lucky Craft Co in trouble?

Post by zodiak311 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:54 pm

I heard some rumors that Lucky Craft may be in danger of shutting down because of tax issues. Can anyone confirm this, or heard anything else?
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Re: Lucky Craft Co in trouble?

Post by fishballer06 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:15 am

I haven't heard anything about this. Doesn't make it not true, but it's news to me.

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Re: Lucky Craft Co in trouble?

Post by JBcrankaddict » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:35 am

I've been noticing a lot of the lures are out of stock on many sites. Terrible news

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Re: Lucky Craft Co in trouble?

Post by wilddog66 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:41 am

Been looking for Flashminnow 95 MR’s for a month now, can’t find any.

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Re: Lucky Craft Co in trouble?

Post by Johnny A » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:43 am

zodiak311 wrote:I heard some rumors that Lucky Craft may be in danger of shutting down because of tax issues. Can anyone confirm this, or heard anything else?
Which Lucky Craft? The main in Japan or Lucky Craft U.S.A.?

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Re: Lucky Craft Co in trouble?

Post by BigG » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:38 am

Say it ain't so.

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Re: Lucky Craft Co in trouble?

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:56 am

Following...

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Re: Lucky Craft Co in trouble?

Post by Johnny A » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:06 pm

There is a lot of LC Japan presence on Facebook lately though.

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Re: Lucky Craft Co in trouble?

Post by Cal » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:25 pm

This news is from more than 5 years ago. Lucky Craft USA has resolved their tax issues and isn't going anywhere.
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Post by BigG » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:46 pm

Thanks Cal

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Re: Lucky Craft Co in trouble?

Post by zodiak311 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:05 pm

If that is the case, why are so many stores not getting anything from them to stock their shelves? :-s
I've talked to five retailers and hear the same story...
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Re: Lucky Craft Co in trouble?

Post by Strewth » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:01 pm

zodiak311 wrote:If that is the case, why are so many stores not getting anything from them to stock their shelves? :-s
I've talked to five retailers and hear the same story...
This is certainly puzzling, and is something I have found as well. Huge fan of the pointers. Unbreakable and work on a vast range of species. Saw a 110 cm barramundi landed on a 78 DD pointer.

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Re: Lucky Craft Co in trouble?

Post by Cal » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:40 am

Direct from Lucky Craft USA:

"We are totally fine, we have been preparing many items, so some demand for old model can’t be satisfied enough."
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Re: Lucky Craft Co in trouble?

Post by zodiak311 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:27 am

:-k [-(
Even TW can't keep some of their products in stock. It sure is a strange way to run a company. Their Pointers are one of their better selling products, what gives if they can't keep up with the demand? I've been waiting two months...
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Re: Lucky Craft Co in trouble?

Post by jerkbait22 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:28 am

wilddog66 wrote:Been looking for Flashminnow 95 MR’s for a month now, can’t find any.
Sadly they were discontinued.

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