Dictionary.com defines "Aboveboard" as: "In open sight, without tricks, concealment, or disguise."
Recently in the Jaws Community it came to our attention that another artist had made an attempt at producing his own Bruce Shark for sale. Sadly, this individual has attempted to copy-cat everything he could from us ranging from the shark's features right down to our unique wooden-style display stands and our long established photography style. He even directly copied our OLD prices, the funniest part!
But the most disturbing part about this whole situation is that this artist freely gave a well-known "Jaws Collector" one of these sharks as a gift and in return this collector decided to whole-heartedly review and endorse this imitator while slighting our family's 8+ years of hard work. When questioned about this completely unethical behavior we were met with hostility and told that we were offensive to the copy-catting artist.
Now, everyone is free to have their favorites, however, we've fielded a great amount of email asking us about this questionable display of ethics and so far EVERYONE see's clearly what is a cheap knock off of us and not even an accurate Bruce depiction... except for the aforementioned "Jaws Collector". One old saying captures this incident perfectly. It explains how a bribe can blind the eye of the receiver and pervert justice.
We would like to make it clear to our customers and all fellow fin-fans that every single review about every single Shark City Ozark shark has been earned. No "Freebies" have ever exchanged hands in order to receive "Glowing remarks". Our work stands on its own without having someone "in our pocket".
We are purposely holding off on posting our All New Low Prices on our 25-inch Collectible Sharks just because we will not be rushed by this "copy-catter". We'll post more photos, descriptions, and reveal the new low prices soon. I am getting stronger every day and recovering well ahead of the curve.
Thank you friends for maintaining us as the Professional Industry Standard since 2007!
Mike, Cathy, and the Entire Schultz family of Shark City Ozark