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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. Scott Kramer
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  2. rkw
    My thought is, what would put you on the FTC's radar about a "Made in USA" label? That job is too big to chase on their own. What would get their attention is if somebody files a complaint. So the real people to fear are competitors, enemies, and politicians who don't like you and could use the FTC as a weapon.
     
  3. Rensek
    My understanding is anyone you piss off can bring forth a lawsuit that could draw in FTC action. Sell a bifrost multibit to john merica in texarkana. He sees made in America. He takes the lid off and sees a chip with markings on it, he researches said marking and finds its made in China. He gets pissed. Bam, lawsuit. Oh wait, a few more people hear about his lawsuit? Bam, class action suit. Eventually government fines on top of it.

    Etc, etc. People do stuff all the time that other folks dont quite understand. To quote a favorite country tune of mine. "God is great, beer is good and people are crazy" (Not a religious statement)
     
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  4. Earbones
    Sucks.
     
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  5. ItsAllInMyHead
    @Jason Stoddard - Great chapter. Thank you again. My Schiit is back "home" where I consider it to have been "made".

    Welcome to the nightmare. Friendly reminder from a "Bob", but not in your field - you may consider putting your Prop 65 notices on the website. If I overlooked them, apologies. Start boning up on conflict minerals - the 3Ts and G, and see if it may apply to you / your suppliers. I'll bring you a fine bottle of Scotch to sooth the headache you will soon develop.
     
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  6. Paladin79
    I deal with conflict mineral statements and ROHS almost daily and Balvenie would be a welcome antidote. I once looked for cable connectors made in the US and other than some compression F connectors made in Georgia they are few and far between. Such is life, we do not manufacture in the US like we once did.
     
  7. KoshNaranek
    The back if Schiit products should read:

    Assembled in USA of predominantly US made components.
    This message would have been shorter except for lawyers.
     
  8. Jason Stoddard
    Prop 65 warning is on the site...but only shown to California purchasers at checkout, since those are the only people it applies to. Same with packaging—Prop 65 stickers only go on boxes going to California, or paid for with a California card.

    A little bit of complication saves confusion for everyone who doesn’t live here in this state...we’re all used to seeing Prop 65 warnings in coffeehouses and breweries, and on pretty much everything we buy...hell, they are on power cords. Nobody in California pays much attention to them.
     
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  9. Rensek
    That's probably a smart idea, I have avoided buying items in the past that have had prop 65 warnings on them, or thrown them away if I saw the warning after purchase. And this is way out in the US Midwest, far from California.
     
  10. ItsAllInMyHead
    Excellent implementation. Thank you for the clarification. That'll teach me to use a VPN.
     
  11. Pietro Cozzi Tinin
    Any chance of a page with all ads and logo's?
     
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  12. JohnnyCanuck
    A great idea!

    JC
     
  13. alpovs
    A VPN won't change anything for you. It's based on the billing address as I understood.
     
  14. Pietro Cozzi Tinin
    Explain to me how an internet connection can see a billing address?
     
  15. Pietro Cozzi Tinin
    @Ableza came with the perfect solution: "Made in the USA from US and foreign sourced materials".
     
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