“Levi Ponyboy” Grant King is nothing if not careless.
Further to this story reported yesterday, the victims advise that Grant King was operating as an “Independent Trader” (which would also be illegal for King to be, under his current third bankruptcy) on Trade Me, and all references and identifying details pertaining to the Trident Cycles merchandise he was flogging to an unsuspecting public had been removed.
It wasn’t until the Trident Cycles victims found this website, and then tracked King to the Trident Cycles Facebook page (where they subsequently found the bike they had purchased) that they realised they were buying a Trident bike.
King had stripped all identifying Trident features from the bike point-of-sale, so that:
a/ Trident Cycles could not be identified as the manufacturer;
b/ Any and all warranties for the bike he was selling to them could not be subsequently claimed against.
Now, either Pang Tong Investments (the parent company of Trident Cycles in NZ) and Directors Wei Li & “Stone” Shu are parties to this commercial fraud, or King has been skimming product off the top of the inventory list, and pocketing the cash for himself as an “Independent Trader”, without the knowledge of Pang Tong Investments.
Of course, this should be no surprise to Pang Tong Investments, as this is exactly what King did when he worked at Holdfast Marine selling Rocna Anchors – Pang Tong were the manufacturers for King then as well.
Talk about a mass fallout among thieves -wait until all of this hits the local and international Chinese media in a few weeks time.