Originally Posted by Mudslide
Okay...but I'm still awaiting word on why Craig didn't have a problem selling AA products which were marked "Made in the USA" on the previous rendition of speakers...with cabs made in Denmark, tweeter in Germany, etc. I think it does indeed matter to Craig that the cabs were made in China and this is not a USA labeling issue. Perhaps Craig just had a come to Jesus moment and is now himself coming clean. I guess we won't know unless he responds.
I don't know MK and I don't know Craig. But this issue is not one for public display unless Craig has himself contacted the FTC and gotten their interpretation of the law (and not his or anyone else'sopinion of it). So, like it or not, it does seem to come off as a business relationship turned sour.
You and Craig are asserting that AA has broken the law, thereby demeaning the company. If it's true, the FTC should come down hard on AA. If it's not true, and AA is operating withing the FTC guidelines, then it wouldn't be inappropriate for MK to bring suit against both of you for libel.
Well first of all...I haven't done jack, in the way of libel. I'm sure if I'd said anything that even came close, the mods would have had something to say about it first. All I've done, is clarify Craig's remarks...defend him, where I see fit; express my own views on the subject, and convey what I've read elsewhere on the subject. In fact...if you look at my posts, you'll see I've NEVER typed the letters FTC; because I'm not a dealer, and don't really know what their rules are. AFAIC, this debate is more held to the court of public opinion.
Second of all...I can understand, why Craig might
(and that's not to say he did know the cabinets were
made in Denmark; just if
he did) have more of a problem with China, versus Denmark. For example...and this argument could be made with any number of things; but I'll go wine, for instance. Let's say the bottle was label "made in Italy". But you did some investigation, and found out...some of the grapes came from outsourced vineyards in France. OK...maybe some mistruth; but I'll take some French grapes in my wine most days. Now...let's say those outsourced grapes, were from Romania? Is that a little different??
For me it is; and again...I am on record, as not
having a problem with Chinese products. But some do
...and I am aware of that; whereas to my knowledge, NO ONE...has a problem with woodworking from Denmark. Just because I don't care about speakers made in China...and maybe you don't care about speakers made in China; doesn't mean no one
cares. In fact, I think Craig has made it clear...from very early on; that he has
had complaints. Complaints that may or may not have created financial impact for him...and then in turn, when he went to the manufacture (which any dealer would do); he felt the issue was mishandled.
I don't see what's so hard to understand; but I guess it just has to do with what POV you share.