- posted 15 years ago
And I think the point here is that if Hornby DO have some plans that they would like to coordinate then they are unlikely to tell distributors if previous requests for non disclosure until an agreed date have been ignored. Alright - none of the disclosed information is critical, and I know of a few companies who DELIBERATLY supply false information to the channel with a covering note 'may be subject to change' and attaching an NDA. Then post the real document on the day in question, so people who jump the gun and take orders before a supposed release have to apologise to customers that something is not going to be available ( and return funds taken under false advertising :) ) New technology has made a mess of traditional practice, but the common courtesy for following a suppliers requests should still be observed. Otherwise they do run the risk of being left out of other forward planning ;) Had the statement been something that could affect the stock market Hornby will have to be a little more careful in future WHO they tell in advance!