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Warranty service wasn't the point....

We're talking NO SERVICE even out of warranty, or so the original poster seems to be saying.

This, in the face of a few indisputable facts about 'gray market' goods...

Were do they come from?


Yes, manufacturer who knowingly and willingly dump large volumes of merchandise onto the laps of outside-of-US distributors at fire-sale prices knowing full well where that merchandise is likely to end up.

Grado chased a phono cartridge I purchased from 2Juki back to a distributor in Thailand who 2Juki financed to make HUGE purchases of audio gear from numerous manufacturers.

Did John Grado believe all of those cartridges he sold into Thailand were being consumed in the local market?

When I asked him he about blew a gasket!

So the manufacturers claim innocence in the face of evidence to the contrary and leave themselves no choice but to allow local distributors take every measure to protect themselves against gray market merchandise, including what we are seeing with STAX, I'm guessing.

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