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Happy to see Summit taking some sort of action against SM. I know Broader is not the only brand they have copied over the years.

Unfortunately I don't think we have seen the last of SM. I think Summit will private label what INV they can of SM to mitigate losses and SM will be back under a new brand name within a year or 2.


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Noce to think they did it because of their values, but I'd say they have lawyers that said you better do this. No doubt they're going to be names in any proceedings Broader is going to bring against Speedmaster.
 
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The applause for this situation should be for Jay @ Broader Performance.

I cannot understand how the big ones like Edelbrock, Holley, Sonnax or whoever else under the sun could sit down with a buyer from Summit or Jegs at PRI or SEMA show with a straight face as their stuff is being listed alongside Speedmaster's.

It was Broader - the small operation with a handful of staff members - who made a sincere appeal to reason and decency why this was wrong - the name copying of the brand name was outrageous and ignorant - but also the insanity of not even providing proper support to the poor soul that wanted to save a buck or was caught by a flashy website. Those hundreds of thousands of views are a testament to how that message resonated.


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Wouldn't be an issue if it weren't for greedy consumers demanding cheap products.

goob- i said what i said, fight me.


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Wouldn't be an issue if it weren't for greedy consumers demanding cheap products.

goob- i said what i said, fight me.


I’m sure when you’re browsing the shelves, you just pick out the most expensive version of every item you need.


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Wouldn't be an issue if it weren't for greedy consumers demanding cheap products.

goob- i said what i said, fight me.


I’m sure when you’re browsing the shelves, you just pick out the most expensive version of every item you need.


If the most expensive happens to be the USA produced product, then yes, I do.

I'm quite accustomed to paying up to 3 times the price for USA products and materials.


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I hope someone can figure out who these crooks are and make them pay for their crimes. Sounds like it was made in China.



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Yes, the copies are probably made in China and yes it needs to be stopped.

Why do some American products cost up to 3 times more? Is it because of wages? No, in China they get paid much more than you think and close to what we make here.

The real problem is American Tax system was set up in a time where everything was made in America and the working men and women paid all of the Federal Income Taxes through our paycheck.

Now we have become a Global Economy and what that does is gives Foreign made goods a 50% to 100% tax break. You pay no Federal taxes on imported goods yet everything made in America is taxed heavily and that has to be passed on to us.

I would say the answer and solution would be to have a point of sale tax and eliminate the Income Tax and business taxes. Then it would not matter if you were an illegal alien working for cash or multi millionaire you pay taxes on what you buy and not what you make.

Problem with that is we have a Corrupt Government with a severe spending problem and huge kickbacks, money laundering and bribes.

If we were to change our Tax system now the Government would just make it worse for us.


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Speedmaster is Australian, its the old ProComp stuff rebranded.

They have been steeling others designs for years.


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Wouldn't be an issue if it weren't for greedy consumers demanding cheap products.

goob- i said what i said, fight me.


I’m sure when you’re browsing the shelves, you just pick out the most expensive version of every item you need.

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I’ll blame those companies for finding cheaper labor and materials offshore and not lowering the price. I really don’t have an issue with offshore parts if they are held to a strict spec. It’s really too late to complain about it.

The knockoff parts are a separate issue. The bbc heads aren’t even close to a Brodix off the shelf. You get what you pay for.


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Knock off companies are a dime a dozen industry wide. Everything that has any value has been copied and then made in China. Summit and Jegs should take a look in the mirror because nearly all of their name brands (Jegs or Summit) are Chinese knock offs.


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