Armory Den: Legal Solvent Trap Cleaning Kits
Foreign Purchase Warning for Consumers
As a consumer in the solvent trap market, it’s important to ask the right questions prior to purchasing online. You should understand why certain US solvent trap companies have been shut down, why others still operate, and which companies will continue to operate for the long haul. You should also understand why those who purchase solvent traps overseas are visited by the ATF and receive a letters from the U.S government regarding illegal products they have ordered online. These questions are far more important, opposed to saving a few bucks by ordering illegal solvent traps made from weak diluted metal composites.
Illegal Chinese solvent traps are permeating the US market, and a majority of them are illegal. These Chinese solvent traps are not vetted, nor do these companies have U.S attorneys or former Special Agents and specialists to ensure legal solvent traps are being engineered for legal U.S purchase. These foreign solvent traps contain inferior and diluted metals, and poor finishes. More importantly, they contain clear and unclear characteristics deemed to show ‘constructive intent’ by regulators. This is very important to understand.
Even legitimate U.S sources such as firearm and non-firearm auction sites, as well as broker/listing sites are littered with illegal solvent traps sold by their subscribers who list them on these outlets. Even Armory Den products have been cloned and listed on these same reputable auction/listing sites. We process complaints to protect consumers, but it is extremely difficult to get timely resolution and/or response. The reason foreign companies choose to clone our products with weak materials and illegal versions, are because we dominate search engines.
Armory Den is one of the most reputable and trusted solvent trap cleaning solution companies listed on Page 1 of Google, Bing, Yahoo and DuckDuckGo. Any company, counterfeiter, or scammer can easily create an Paid Advertisement in a matter of seconds, but being listed on Page 1 of organic search results takes time, reputability and investment. Companies with long term views invest in such a thing. Google and other prominent and respected search engines only want to show reputable companies who sell products consumers can trust, as well as relevant and reliable information.
Chinese companies will advertise their products as legal, simply because they dont know any better, and because they are not legally bound to U.S laws. To them you are a sale and a number on their analytics reports. If you’re lucky enough to receive one of their illegal solvent traps, you may end up with a knock at your door from the ATF (order logs in hand), and you will also be receiving a letter from the U.S government – a headache that is not worth the risk.
Meanwhile, the foreign company who sold you the product will have zero repercussion. Overseas sales are monitored by the ATF through Customs, whether you believe it or not.
There are also companies in the U.S who sell illegal solvent traps, simply because they do not understand what makes a solvent trap legal vs. illegal. These companies will eventually be shut down, and the ATF will request the order log to pay a visit to past buyers.
Don’t be the one to ask yourself later… “Was the illegal and inferior solvent trap worth the $45 in savings, and legal issues that arise?”