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Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

Discussion in 'Jason Stoddard' started by jason stoddard, Jan 23, 2014.
  1. dmckean44
    I know the court decisions on this stuff were in the early 2000s.

    But you don't really have it that bad, imagine being C.F. Martin & Company and having to change your label after 175 years of labeling Made in the U.S.A when literally nothing has changed.
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  2. crazychile
    Get ready for the For Sale ads of old Schiit gear that has the Made in USA labels. Selling at a premium of course, because its moar betterer.
  3. RickB
    I'm hanging on to mine.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2019
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  4. Robert Padgett

    In a few years, the children of today will be arguing the difference in sound quality between the two marques...just like what year the tube was made in the Soviet Union.
    Good year, bad year, Did you meet your Five-year plan?
    I am pretty sure those Russian tubes were tested by rolling over them with a T-38 and then expected to last 10,000 hours...
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  5. jimmers
    I often wondered about how strict "Made in America" was, I assumed at least some of your small components were from other parts, I didn't know if you were allowed that - apparently not.

    At least it gives you a new marketing angle, maybe the popular acronym with the M crossed out would be going too far :thinking:

    "Constructed in the USA, raw materials from exploding stars."
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  6. KoshNaranek
    I think that you meant T-34. A T38 is an aircraft.

  7. RCBinTN
    A wise sentiment indeed. I honestly think that is the first time I ever saw you post thoughts in a text format.
    ps. I like your clips and have nobody on ignore. I was constantly going back to "show the hidden content" that I'd missed :)
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  8. jimmers
    Russian T-38 amphibious scout tank
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  9. alpovs
    LOL. He can sue 300+ million people.
  10. Jason Stoddard
    Holy moly.

    Guys, here's the thing. Manufacturers can either:

    1. Really really really make sure they comply with not only the spirit of the law but letter of the law of the FTC--and be prepared to prove it--continuously--if challenged.
    2. Think that lightning will never strike, and continue using "Made in USA"--and perhaps jeopardize the future of their company and their employees.
    3. Use safe terminology and sleep well at night, knowing their companies and employees are safe.

    That's really about it. When things get really contentious, the FTC can step in and set additional rules, like the "% Domestic Content" on new car window stickers or the speaker amplifier ratings that came about after the rated power wars of the 1970s. Yes, all audio amplifiers above a handful of watts technically need to comply with FTC rules. See an interesting article about that here: https://www.audioholics.com/audio-amplifier/ftc-consumer-audio
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  11. alpovs
    I wonder if you could get away with "Made in California". FTC is federal and I doubt California has similar state laws.
  12. JamminVMI
    Low. Into HifiMan HE 4xx.
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  14. Jason Stoddard
    California's law actually specifies numbers, but it has laws...with real teeth...and the same caveats apply--expect to have to PROVE the origin of every single part and be willing to go through reviews all the time. We'd have to hire a bunch of people to take care of this. No thanks.

    And wait, there's more, I looked it up. This is why we didn't pursue "California Made."
    Boom. Done.

    Also, and:

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  15. alpovs
    Sometimes I see "Product of USA". I wonder what it means in terms of those rules.

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