retail customers are increasingly treated as Bata Tester which company do not even need to pay to get them to work and in fact making money off them ; this is bad business practice at play ; I am pretty disappointed in Victo bringing such shame to a great name. In any case I think straight off copying each and every styling cue of the Sheaffer Balance today is to me no longer being possible to be considered as a homage. There really is no need to fashion the white dot, nor to have the clip exactly the same shaped. The Balance of course had been copied over and over again , even by Sheaffer themselves ( and those 90s copy are not really tat good either ); Ranga, Edison, and plenty others too, there is noting wrong about that when the original one had long gone but not to the point how the 626 being fashioned.
Instead I think Victo would be best to rekindle customers in better product and more sensible styling and decent workmanship. Needless to say such consistent bad performances simply are not encouraging at all
I agree, both about testing betas on customers who are spending their money in good faith that the product is ready for sale and about Victo going too far in copying the Balance. Keeping the Sheaffer trademark white dot really was too much.