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Trump China Tariffs put PC Case Maker Caselabs out of business
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PC Case Maker CaseLabs Closes Permanently

8-12-201

U.S.-based PC case manufacturer, CaseLabs, announced on social media that it is "closing permanently" and will not be able to fill all current orders. "We have been forced into bankruptcy and liquidation," CaseLabs said in a statement. "The tariffs have played a major role raising prices by almost 80 percent (partly due to associated shortages), which cut deeply into our margins. The default of a large account added greatly to the problem... We reached out for a possible deal that would allow us to continue on and persevere through these difficult times, but in the end, it didn't happen." PC Gamer reports:

CaseLabs is likely referring to the growing number of tariffs being enforced on Chinese imports by the United States government. China and the US are currently engaged in a trade war, causing many U.S. companies to lose money, lay off employees, or close entirely. CaseLabs went on to say that it won't be able to fill the backlog of case orders, but other parts will most likely ship to customers. "We are so incredibly sorry this is happening. Our user community has been very devoted to us and it's awful to think that we have let any of you down."
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They must have been on the edge before the tariffs.
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Caselabs deserves no one's sympathy. This is their own fault for not providing jobs to American workers. Don't forget that it was Caselabs that launched a misfired cheap shot at Thermaltake, a company that was so pro-consumer that they went out of their way to avoid forcing customers to buy one of their own CLCs for use with their Urban SD1 case. Meanwhile, the tariff is having an effect, with Taiwan ODMs considering moving production out of China: https://www.techpowerup.com/246644/taiwa...rt-tariffs
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The commenters aren't buying Caselabs' story: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/casela...37592.html
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