It seems strange to me that there's nothing on the ICE Web site about
the company being for sale, but perhaps not as strange as seeing a
business offered for sale on ebay, of all places.
I'm also curious about the relationship with Array Solutions (through
which many ICE products were sold, no doubt -- at least to hams): the
home page of the ICE Web site includes the words:
"Copyright © 2002-2007 Industrial Communication Engineers, Ltd. and
Array Solutions - All Rights Reserved."
On 03/12/08 04:22 am Edward wrote:
> If you look at the numbers, it paints a picture. Started in 1989 with
> $12 million in sales total. That means the average year is about
> $650,000 in sales volume. Today its less than half that. Also, if
> 250,000 of the coaxial surge protectors are in service and you figure
> that the average price of one has been about $30 or $35 each of the
> period (they are currently $40 - $50), then over 2/3rds of the sales has
> been that one product. Which was patented. When was it patented?
> Interesting that patents are good for 17 years and the company is for
> sale about 19 years after inception.
> I agree with Dick, WC1M's range and its likely on the low end of the
> range.$200k - $350k value.
> It's a shame to see a good reputation company like I.C.E. close down but
> even more of a shame to see someone pay 10 times the value and hope that
> the amateur community is going to support their mistake.
> Sounds like Peter Dahl did this a heck a lot better than I.C.E. is
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