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I didn't realize that Really Right Stuff products were now manufactured in Afghanistan. When did they move from California? I've purchased a number of used RRS products from B&H this year, and in every case they are certifying to the US Department of the Treasury, that this equipment was manufactured in Afghanistan.

edit: RRS has confirmed that everything they sell does in fact come from the USA, and that the mistake was on the part of B&H.

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Dec 17, 2010 at 08:24 PM
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This will open a can of worms. But, looks like they are still in the USA.

http://reallyrightstuff.com/WebsiteInfo.aspx?fc=119



Dec 17, 2010 at 08:48 PM
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howatthunter wrote:
This will open a can of worms. But, looks like they are still in the USA.

http://reallyrightstuff.com/WebsiteInfo.aspx?fc=119


I've emailed RRS and asked them for clarification, but I haven't heard back from them yet.

I emailed B&H customer service about it the first time it happened, but never got a response. Normally goods from the USA are duty-free under NAFTA, but when the country of origin is a place like Afghanistan, these items are subject to duty and brokerage charges coming into Canada.



Dec 17, 2010 at 08:54 PM
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p.1 #4 · Really Right Stuff


I just got a replacement foot for a 500/4L IS from them. No mention of Afganistan, but it could have been made some time ago in the US.


Dec 17, 2010 at 09:10 PM
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jcolwell wrote:
I just got a replacement foot for a 500/4L IS from them. No mention of Afganistan, but it could have been made some time ago in the US.


Did you get it directly from RRS?



Dec 17, 2010 at 09:17 PM
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molson wrote:
I didn't realize that Really Right Stuff products were now manufactured in Afghanistan. When did they move from California? I've purchased a number of used RRS products from B&H this year, and in every case they are certifying to the US Department of the Treasury, that this equipment was manufactured in Afghanistan.


what are you talking about?
what does the Dep of treasury have to do with it?

and why don't you just call them via thw 800 line?

toll-free from within the United States & Canada 888-777-5557



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Dec 17, 2010 at 09:24 PM
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molson wrote:
Did you get it directly from RRS?


Yes. From their web site.



Dec 17, 2010 at 09:26 PM
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sjms wrote:
what are you talking about?
what does the Dep of treasury have to do with it?


The shipping documents from B&H include a sworn statement as to the origin of the goods they are selling. The form they use is from the US Department of the Treasury, for the US Customs Service.



Dec 17, 2010 at 09:31 PM
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p.1 #9 · Really Right Stuff


B&H probably has bad data in their database about RRS products. Last I heard, RRS was proud to manufacture their gears in the US...


Dec 17, 2010 at 09:36 PM
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adam613 wrote:
B&H probably has bad data in their database about RRS products. Last I heard, RRS was proud to manufacture their gears in the US...


Apparently so. I guess nobody bothers to read the parts about "I certify that the information on this document is true and accurate... and that I am liable for any false statements" when they fill out those government forms...



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when they added it to the database, I'll bet that there is a Country pulldown menu and US is at top and Afghanistan is next and someone slipped.

Move along, nothing to see here



Dec 17, 2010 at 09:44 PM
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B&H doesn't sell RRS though. oh you said it was used.


Dec 17, 2010 at 09:45 PM
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p.1 #13 · Really Right Stuff


Afghanistan


Dec 17, 2010 at 09:50 PM
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howardm4 wrote:
when they added it to the database, I'll bet that there is a Country pulldown menu and US is at top and Afghanistan is next and someone slipped.



That makes sense... I just noticed they show some Canon gear as being made in Afghanistan too. Maybe that explains some of the the crazy duty and brokerage charges on the new Canada shipping options too.



Dec 17, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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I have heard that RRS is made in Afghanistan. And Kirk is from Iraq. But Benro is from Canada


Dec 17, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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p.1 #16 · Really Right Stuff


Lars Johnsson wrote:
I have heard that RRS is made in Afghanistan. And Kirk is from Iraq. But Benro is from Canada


And Spock is from Vulcan.




Dec 19, 2010 at 03:57 AM
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p.1 #17 · Really Right Stuff


I think howardm4 is right.


Dec 19, 2010 at 08:06 PM
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p.1 #18 · Really Right Stuff


Nah Kirk is from Enterprise!


Dec 19, 2010 at 09:08 PM
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p.1 #19 · Really Right Stuff


RRS is in San Luis Obispo, CA, but they won't tell where the contract manufacturer that actually machines all their stuff is located. I'm sure it's in the USA.


Dec 19, 2010 at 10:16 PM
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they're in SLO too.

watch the video and they even give the name and its part of the tour.

http://reallyrightstuff.com/WebsiteInfo.aspx?fc=111

their machine shop is Top Precision in SLO. right down the road 1.8 miles from RRS


Top Precision, LLC
2741 McMillan Ave. Ste. E1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 786-4672 phone
(805) 786-4674 fax

http://top-precision.com/







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