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Sorry if I am late to the party... but I only just heard the news (or rather saw) that Scythe is closed?! Where am I supposed to buy a Kaze Master and Typhoon(s) now? frown.gif
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They are not totally gone, this is what they had to say on their website:

"Japanese manufacturer Scythe is hereby providing an official statement in regards to the closure of the US branch. Scythe US branch was managed separately from the Scythe Group. As the company which holds the stock of the US office had to close and will undergo restructuring, the Scythe US office inevitably had to close its doors, too. However, the other Scythe offices around the world are not influenced, due to Scythe Group’s head quarter in Japan being a separate company, and will continue business as usual. We plan to either open a new branch office in the US, or contract a main distributor in the near future. For the mean time, Scythe Taiwan sales office will take care of our US channels. Due to the Scythe Group structure, luckily there is no influence on any other Scythe offices."
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Yeah I read that, one question that arises though is, how long will it take them to "restructure?" Unless third-parities like Newegg decide to import... it's still looking very expensive to get any Scythe products now.
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Originally Posted by EliteGamer83 View Post

Yeah I read that, one question that arises though is, how long will it take them to "restructure?" Unless third-parities like Newegg decide to import... it's still looking very expensive to get any Scythe products now.

we can only hope. however I have a feeling it wont be that simple. it's likely channel partners that currently carry full line of scythe products will be offered 1st dibs in becoming official licensed distributor of scythe products. newegg only carry a portion of their product lines (no fans) so they will likely have the chance only of other partners decline.
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I recieved this response from Hank Peng when asking about an rma for a busted fan last month...

Hi _____,



We are very sorry that our product failed to perform to its fullest potential.

Normally we would issue RMA # for it to be sent back to us but since we are located in Taiwan, this would not be applicable.

I wish I could send you a replacement fan but we do not have this in stock.

Given the current situation with Scythe USA, would it be ok for you to hold on to the fan for now?

We are expecting Scythe USA to be back in operation by May. (It is currently undergoing restructuring phase.)

We will then either issue you a full refund or send you a replacement fan. All you have to do is keep this email for later claim.

We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused and we hope you will understand.

Thank you.



Best Regards,

Hank Peng

SCYTHE TAIWAN CO., LTD.

URL: www. scythe. com

So hopefully in just a couple months things here in the US will be back in swing. I have to say that I have also missed thier presence the past couple months. I think I speak for all of us Americans when I say May can't get here soon enough!
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I suppose that is good news. It is rather unfortunate that it came to this though. Everyone is hurting in the US economy. They have always had great products I hope that they are able to get up and running again by their scheduled date!
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