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Remember back a few years when flat screen television mounts started to make their way into the market? Those contraptions, while expensive, performed their job (keeping the TV on the wall) rather flawlessly. Still, consumers weren’t trying to pay an arm and a leg just to get their TV mounted. So, knockoff brands began to emerge online, and rather than pay the sever-hundred-dollars for the name-brand mount, they opted for the $30 overseas version.
And how did that go?
Simon Sedek, a senior buyer at Nashville-based Electronic Express, remembers quite clearly: “Those mounts weren’t certified or seal-approved, and then people started complaining that their TVs were falling off the wall,” he said.