June 8, 2011

AD Hardware...

by Chris Randall

We made an update to the Audio Damage store today. This will be mostly transparent to you guys, as we added the ability for the store to query the USPS for true shipping prices and apply those to orders that contain mailed goods. The only differences you'll note are that the "Merchandise" category is now "Hardware," and in it, ironically, is some merchandise.

The Audio Damage BotShirt and Stickers are now available for purchase. The shirt is $15 plus actual shipping costs, and the stickers are 2 for $2.00, free shipping.


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Jun.15.2011 @ 12:45 AM
OK that makes more sense to me now. I bristle when it comes to "I buy American because it is best"- clearly very rarely the case - but support for community, preparedness to pay a little more for local stuff- that is important and worthwhile. Nice one.


Jun.15.2011 @ 2:37 AM
Chris Randall
Well, another aspect to consider is that this is a nation of inventors. Most of the things that people use in their daily lives around the world were either thought up here (airplanes, Levis, television, the internet, rock & roll, Mickey Mouse) or perfected here (the automobile, stock markets, reality television, action movies, pizza). So we have what I think is a somewhat understandable, if not justifiable, snobbery about things in general, and things made here in particular.

This is in no way defending nationalism, of course. Borders are a relic of millennia-old divisions of race and religion, and have no place in the modern world, in my opinion, except to justify the gainful employment of politicians. Just trying to point out _why_ we think the way we do, since it just does not make sense to people not raised here. The only non-Americans that truly understand America are Filipinos and Mexicans, in my experience. People from both of those nations know exactly what we're up to, how to exploit it, and why being an American is both intensely desirable and a cross to bear.

It is also worth mentioning that unlike pretty much every other country in the world, this is a Federal Republic. What that means, in the context of this conversation, is that we not only have an over-arching pride-of-place in the geographic designator "United States," but each individual state (along with the dozen-odd non-states like Guam, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, what-have-you) also has its own semi-nationalist pride. When you deplane in the Portland International Airport, one of the first things you see in the main terminal is a store called "Made In Oregon," which has pretty much what you think it has (heavy on the marrionberries, light on electronics.) I've never seen another state with stores like this, but I'm sure they exist. We have 50 individual sub-countries that we have to keep track of in addition to the Big Mo. It ends up being more of a headache than it is worth most of the time, but every American is conscious of it.


Jun.15.2011 @ 11:01 AM
The "Made In Oregon" thing also carries over to Washington state. At the "Made in Washington" stores (found in the finer malls) you can pick up Applets and Cotlets, smoked salmon, various jams, that sort of thing. I don't think that the stores will sell you Windows 7, Portal 2, Starbucks coffee (not that there is any lack of opportunities to buy this at the mall), books from Amazon, or a 747.

Jun.15.2011 @ 6:49 PM
Shirt arrived and I like the intensity of the blue with the color variation in the T it adds a nice bit of texture. Very nice effect.

I really liked the bezerker68 sticker. Super cool.
Thank you Audio Damage.

Levi's are most definitely a disappointment these days.

Thanks for the helpful list edanderson.

Jun.17.2011 @ 5:55 PM
Cutter Filtoff
Super nice shirt and print! The print even doubles as an automatic bib when my dumb ass spills a drank :D :D :D

Jun.17.2011 @ 6:09 PM
Cutter Filtoff
link [www.raleighworkop.co...]

Probably the most beautiful handcrafted jeans you'll ever find. All the materials to make the jeans are within a 3 mile radius of the shop.

I was sold on 21oz selvedge denim after I took a spill off my bike, and did a 6' slide on my face and knee. My face was torn up, but my jeans didnt wear through. To this day, many washes later they still don't have a hole in them.

Jun.18.2011 @ 12:05 PM
Cutter Filtoff
I was mis informed about the 3 mile radius. It's actually 200.

Jun.23.2011 @ 2:09 AM
Just got my shirt here in Australia.Another unique shirt for my small collection thanks AD

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