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Caselabs is no more :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by kindai, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. kindai

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 9, 2013

    Posts: 5,486

    Location: Bromsgrove

    Oh man, my STH10 was the best case I ever owned, what a bummer.
     
  2. Hotwired

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 17, 2009

    Posts: 6,510

    What tariffs are these that they got screwed by.
     
  3. Random Guy Esq.

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 1, 2014

    Posts: 1,576

    That's a shame. I wonder whose was the "large account" that defaulted?
     
  4. crinkleshoes

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 9, 2009

    Posts: 11,301

    Location: 720S, M4 or SR3

    That's a shame... love my SMA8... the build quality is fantastic.
     
  5. hyperseven

    Soldato

    Joined: May 1, 2013

    Posts: 5,443

    Location: M28

    Wonder if Corsair will gobble up all their IP?
     
  6. Jokester

    Don

    Joined: Aug 7, 2003

    Posts: 37,522

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Probably the ones on Chinese metals.
     
  7. orbitalwalsh

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2015

    Posts: 11,736

    ^^^^^ import steel , then electronics - no idea if these include stuff like USB leads from case IO ports etc ...

    All made in the US but materials weren't

    Seems with the slap in tariffs prices will slowly creep up. Speaking to an AIB or two, technically then can ship their Cards and boards back to Taiwan HQ and then ship from there to US. Normally it's just shipped straight over but would be hit by new tariffs . Not sure now with likes of EVGA being US based and having no HQ that I know of in Taiwan...

    Default account could of been a US based system builder either consumer or industry - proberly guessing prices would go up ..
     
  8. HoneyBadger

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 2,092

    Location: Hoo, Kent

    Such a shame. I did actually own a Mercury S3 which I sold on eBay.

    Must say, I wasn’t quite taken with the design, but none the less you can’t fault the quality.

    I wonder what this means for bestcases.eu
     
  9. Schizo

    Don

    Joined: Feb 19, 2008

    Posts: 13,271

    Location: Home

    Wow that's a big shame,loved my sth10 and go to admit they are the best made cases out there,motto everyone's taste but I loved the quality of mine.
     
  10. BTVA

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 12, 2017

    Posts: 406

    I don't see any problem here, you can always buy thermaltake (the best case company), they make cases that look better and are cheaper too!!
     
  11. ^JP^

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 13, 2004

    Posts: 4,209

    Location: Norwich

    Sad times! Never going to replace my TH10A until the format of PCs changes to a state where a case is not required.
     
  12. Glanza

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 8,974

    Location: South Yorkshire

    Shame they've been a player for years and I'm happy with my current case from them.
     
  13. Kainz

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 15, 2002

    Posts: 20,914

    Location: In a cowfield, London, Uk

    Is this the company that now owns OCUK or is that another Case xxx?
     
  14. Hotwired

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 17, 2009

    Posts: 6,510

    Caseking
     
  15. Kainz

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 15, 2002

    Posts: 20,914

    Location: In a cowfield, London, Uk

    Ahh, cheers.
     
  16. Legend

    Soldato

    Joined: Dec 31, 2006

    Posts: 6,349

    It's a shame... I don't know if they have a rival when it comes to build quality, but I felt they'd been lacking in the design aspect for a while now. It's not like there isn't a market for expensive cases, as the likes of the DAN, NCase and others have proven, but Caselabs has been feeling a bit staid for a while now. I think if they'd focused more on this aspect they might have stood a better chance of survival.
     
  17. BTVA

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 12, 2017

    Posts: 406

    I doubt that they are going down due to lack of orders. They actually have a ton of backlog orders waiting to be fulfilled, in the past few years they had to close the orders off in order to fulfil the remaining. I think the tariff problem is just a tip off point, they probably have internal problems related to productions, human resources and such.
     
  18. Minstadave

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 8, 2004

    Posts: 23,280

    Location: Rutland

    Thermaltake the best case company? Not sure if serious......
     
  19. BTVA

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 12, 2017

    Posts: 406

    wait what you are telling me they are not???
     
  20. Schizo

    Don

    Joined: Feb 19, 2008

    Posts: 13,271

    Location: Home

    A case is very subjective as people like different things,I personally like Corsair,antec and caselabs but other people might not like the same case.