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Old 11-18-2008, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default RIP : Harman Motive

http://harmanmotive.com/blog/?p=167

Update: FAQ on the closing is here http://harmanmotive.com/blog/?p=179 -- not 100% dead yet...
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:11 PM   #2
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That sucks.
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:15 PM   #3
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Planning on down sizing to a smaller building?
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:15 PM   #4
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Yeah that really sucks

Their customer service kicked ass.
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:23 PM   #5
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First of many to go down... especially when we are just at the beginning of a recession.
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:28 PM   #6
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Wow that really sucks. Were seeing a good hit ourselves its going to be a rough ride for a good while.... i just hope we can ride it out.

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Old 11-18-2008, 04:33 PM   #7
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oh no!!!

they're one awesome shop!!

you'll be missed!
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:41 PM   #8
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wow..shame
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:45 PM   #9
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Yikes! And they haven't even been around for very long either.
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:50 PM   #10
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That's a shame, I thought their 2008 sti exhaust was the best sounding of any I've heard. I hope they continue as a company.
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:07 PM   #11
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Yeah it's too bad. Many companies had great growth over the last 5 years and expanded anticipating more growth but were caught off guard with the economy. Unfortunately it's going to get worse before it gets better.

We all need consumers to keep spending as that's what keeps the economy going.
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:12 PM   #12
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why couldnt it have been Vivid

i agree with ET, buy more stuff guys so we can stay afloat!!!
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:13 PM   #13
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toy stores are the first to go
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:19 PM   #14
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there's gonna be quite a few of these in the next 9 months to a year I bet. Sad but true
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:22 PM   #15
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Sorry to hear. What wheels are those on the silver STi in the picture?
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:29 PM   #16
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i agree with tom and element tuning, as much as it hurts to keep going out and spending money its what has to be done to keep stimulating the economy and keeping people in jobs. that goes from buying new parts to used parts, ive been selling ALOT of used parts lately and no one seems interested. I mean im letting stuff go for great prices and with that money i plan on getting bigger and better parts so its going right back into the industry.
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:35 PM   #17
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thats so weak.... they have done 4 of the best maps i have ever had tuned...

i think im shedding a tear...
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:39 PM   #18
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Everyone has their own problems to deal with in whatever way they can.

Companies and consumers alike. There's no single "right" thing to do for every person.

Feel free to put my lost $40,000 back into my 401(k) and we'll talk about new parts
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:55 PM   #19
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Everyone has their own problems to deal with in whatever way they can.

Companies and consumers alike. There's no single "right" thing to do for every person.

Feel free to put my lost $40,000 back into my 401(k) and we'll talk about new parts
Agreed but for those who are afraid only because of all the media need to go on their vacations and continue with their spending habits. Those who are in retail positions, the automotive industry, etc, really have to worry about their jobs and spending. These are the people that rely on consumer spending in the short and long term.

I've lost triple digit $$ of my retirement in the stock market but I'm young enough that I know it will come back in the next 5 or maybe 10 years so I'm just going to ride it out and buy what I can while it's cheap. For those approaching retirement, yikes!

No doubt I'm spending more wisely but I'm still spending
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:17 PM   #20
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Housing Industry is the first to go
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:27 PM   #21
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Everyone has their own problems to deal with in whatever way they can.

Companies and consumers alike. There's no single "right" thing to do for every person.

Feel free to put my lost $40,000 back into my 401(k) and we'll talk about new parts

Im 19 and already have watched my self loose about 40k in stocks, bonds and mutual funds. I know how you feel and it sucks but if people stop spending money eventually people like me and you will be out of jobs. Im not gonna lie i have cut back on spending but its more so the dumb **** i used to buy.
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:30 PM   #22
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:11 PM   #23
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Was there last week to pick up some Rally Armor and after asking for a tune appt. was told that the company will be focusing more on OEM products that have provided them with success these past five years. I will continue to support them when they do. Best of luck to the whole gang.
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:17 PM   #24
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that sux. Everything happens for a reason, and I'm sure you will come out stronger in the end.
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:34 PM   #25
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from the read, they're not going away.. just downsizing?
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