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Cases CaseLabs Going Bankrupt

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by damien c, 11 Aug 2018.

  1. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    https://twitter.com/CaseLabsUSA/stat...64322079977472

    Trumps tariffs have meant prices had to increase by 80% making the cases have basically no profit margin according, to the tweet.

    Some orders will be sent out but a big chunk are not going to be done.


    Personally I hope someone in Europe can start producing these types of cases, so those who go for a monster watercooled build don't have to rely on the majority of mainstream cases, which are just not cut out for it except the occasional case from Corsair.
     
  2. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Such a shame. They make some of the best cases.
     
  3. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    Very disappointing news, I love my Case Labs TH10.

    Thermaltake do rip offs based on Case Labs designs.
     
  4. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Wonder if them selling to a case manufacturer would be an option?
     
  5. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Would be nice if a proper case manufacturer with access to real global distribution bought them... one can hope, but I fear it'll fly under their radar.
     
  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Ow. First victim of the thermaltake knockoff flood.
     
  7. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    It was the trump tariffs not Thermaltake.
     
  8. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Ftfy :hehe:
     
  9. pre

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    Very sad. Invested in a magnum case a few years back and they are made with amazing quality.
     
  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    @MLyons - Let's call that the final nail in the coffin. I can understand you wanting to deflect blame from a business partner, so I'll let it drop.
    I want to know who defaulted on them.
     
  11. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I've got no skin in the game. I've offended our partners on here before. What were/are Thermaltake doing? I know they stole a few caselabs designs but I wasn't under the impression that they were stealing other designs.
     
  12. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    There's a good, though old now, round-up on Legit Reviews - the site CaseLabs sent a panicky letter to when Thermaltake got its lawyers involved. (Ignore the Swiftech one, that's just 'cos Thermaltake's is a rebadged Swiftech.)
     
  13. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    It's a joke as old as the venerable TRUE due to people getting confused with coolers from two similarly named companies: Themaltake take their designs from others, Thermalright is the right one to buy.
     
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  14. Yaka

    Yaka Well-Known Member

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    man sad news im still using my th10 :/
     

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