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post #10516 of 26127
The chipped panel is the proverbial nail in the coffin. That's unacceptable.
post #10517 of 26127

Surely that's a fluke and not the norm...

post #10518 of 26127

I make boxes in the US and I'm sorry to say that box looks imported. 

Even though $100 seems steep it would be very difficult to make a good box in the US that retails for $100.

I am only speculating and have no information as to where they get the box, but the tease photo of them un-boxing one lends me to believe they purchase these and don't make them in house.

Using typical retail keystone margins, Grado would pay $25 for the box > wholesale to retailer  for $50 > who then retails to consumer for $100.

Hard to imagine someone making a box with hardware and foam in US that they could sell to Grado for only $25...

Problem is if Grado imported a shipment, pre-boxed in retail cartons, they would not be able to open each to QC...

I'm am 100% speculating so please don't assume I know anything other than how much it costs me to produce wood boxes in the US using a very high tech, high volume method.

It's just the only explanation I could think of for Grado shipping out a box like that (albeit to a retailer, not a customer). 

i am sure their intentions are 100% good, but it may just be impossible to sell a wood box for a decent price ($100), unless you make and sell direct cutting out the retailer (which doubles the price).

Just my 2 cents...

 

I would definitely send pictures to info@gradolabs.com. I am sure they will make it right and want to see the problem!


Edited by parbaked - 11/22/13 at 4:44pm
post #10519 of 26127

That's a pretty big fluke, if you ask me. I've been thinking of getting a shadow box to both store and display my HP1 and HP2, I have the original foams for them too.

 

Thinking of getting a quote from here for a custom box:

http://www.meadowsdisplaycases.com/displaycaseprice.htm#wood

post #10520 of 26127

So what was the surprise that came with the box?

 

Or was it just a....."Surprise! You just got ripped off!" sort of surprise?


Edited by jonbmet - 11/22/13 at 4:50pm
post #10521 of 26127
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Originally Posted by jonbmet View Post
 

So what was the surprise that came with the box?

 

Or was it just a....."Surprise! You just got ripped off!" sort of surprise?


There was a t-shirt in the box, sized XL.  Its bright blue and has some slogan on the front "Whats best 4our Ears", then a print of 4 different Grado cans on the back. 

post #10522 of 26127

Sounds like a great shirt....I would just like to buy one of those.

post #10523 of 26127

It would be interresting to compare the craftsmenship of the old wooden box that the RS1 used to come in, with the new one.

 

I'm sorry that you didn't get your money's worth barid, but in my opinion, by posting those pics, you're probably going to save a lot of grief to future potential buyers.

post #10524 of 26127
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

It would be interresting to compare the craftsmenship of the old wooden box that the RS1 used to come in, with the new one.

 

I'm sorry that you didn't get your money's worth barid, but in my opinion, by posting those pics, you're probably going to save a lot of grief to future potential buyers.

 

Yeah I was a bit surprised myself, but live and learn I guess. 

 

Figured I'd throw the red meat out there to see if anyone else had got their order yet and had a similar experience.

post #10525 of 26127
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Originally Posted by 1117 View Post
 

Hi guys... just in case anyone is looking for sexy Grado cans:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/691516/instant-grado-ification-sale-various-grado-models


Trying to decide if I need another set of Grados or if I should buy a TV. Cable guy is scheduled for next Tuesday....so what happens if he gets here and I don't have a television? :D

post #10526 of 26127

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Edited by austonia - 1/16/15 at 2:24pm
post #10527 of 26127

Check out this box on the 'bay

 

post #10528 of 26127

looks like he cut the foam to make it fit. pretty unique storage there!

post #10529 of 26127

Nice, but I'd be too lazy, to use it, I just throw my headphones on stands that I made, exept for my PS1000, due to the weight of their cups, I always lay these glorified dumbells flat.

 

Someone I know even went trough the trouble of fabricating a nice wooden box for me back in 2006 when I bought my GS1000, and I must have used it 3 or 4 times.

 

Oh!, and even though my friend is not a cabinet maker by trade, In my opinion, the box I have as a much better fit and finish than the one Grado is selling.

post #10530 of 26127
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

*snip*

 

Oh!, and even though my friend is not a cabinet maker by trade, In my opinion, the box I have as a much better fit and finish than the one Grado is selling.

 

not just in your opinion buddy! :biggrin: (and i haven't even seen your box!)

 

those pictures of the Grado box remind me of the cheap wooden boxes I was looking at in my local craft store.

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