hamei wrote:Does the word "China" figure anywhere in this story ? You guys are going to have to become a lot more cunning if you want to keep buying stuff from here
jan-jaap wrote: "Designed and built in the USA"
I regularly buy stuff straight from Hong Kong / China. Low price, low expectations (never been disappointed so far though
guardian452 wrote:And I think so far this year I have not bought anything "made in china"...
hamei wrote:guardian452 wrote:And I think so far this year I have not bought anything "made in china"...
How about that ball your avatar is kicking ? Do you wear clothes ? Shoes ? Have a dog that you feed ? Furniture that you sleep in, sit on, eat at ? Do you ever use any tools ? Have a car that you drive ? Wait ! Didn't you say you bought an Ipad a while back ? Or a MacBook ?
Just for kicks ... how many "financial products" did you buy this past year ? This is what the US is going to live off ? "Investments" ? And hi-tech service economy jobs (if you live in India) ? Move beyond that stupid old-mindset manufacturing economy to one based on smoke and mirrors and hot air and everybody kissing the rich guy's dick ?
Emphasis mineguardian452 wrote:No 'financial products' in the biblical sense this year...
guardian452 wrote:2. most vietnam/usa/cambodia/indonesia/brazil/spain. I see surprisingly little textiles coming from china.
Now of course if I were to say... buy an oriental rug... it seems appropriate to buy something from china.
3. some german and some spanish shoes, vietnamese, italian, chinese, and mexican shoes. You are striking close to the heart here as my senior/thesis project involves a heavily modified pair of... running shoes...
4. no dog anymore.
My parent's dog (mutt) has never been to china.
5. most of it is old cheap ikea stuff.
... emits a foul cheap-plastic smell whether on or off so I store it in a ziplock bag when I'm not using it
7. japanese. all of it is japanese. even the radio, the tires, the glass, etc.
No 'financial products' in the biblical sense this year... I have a US checking and savings accounts for some time now and a canadian and dutch savings as long as I've been old enough... not that there's a lot in there, mind you...
hamei wrote:3. some german and some spanish shoes, vietnamese, italian, chinese, and mexican shoes. You are striking close to the heart here as my senior/thesis project involves a heavily modified pair of... running shoes...
Wenzhou. The label is pretty much meaningless. Germany, Spain, Italy, all those countries have joint ventures here. Truth in labelling ? Yeah, right. Do you have any Crocs ? Wanna hear some stories ?
guardian452 wrote:No, crocs (along with $200 plastic chinese nikes) are bullshit just like the people who wear them.
But I have been to, and have a couple pairs from, herzogenaurach; you may or may not be aware, tis NOT a city in china.
believe it or not many shoes are still made in the 1st world if you know where to look and not just luxury items... these you can buy for a reasonable price at a bigbox store like dicks or meijers.
[ot]Hold it. My Nikkor 200-400/4 has a label claiming "Made in Japan". What you are saying implies that Nikon lies, though. Anyway, since said lens is one of the best there is, it only means that China seems quite capable to produce something rather acceptable, indeed. Why not in other areas as well?[/ot]hamei wrote:btw, just for Oskar, ALL the Nikon lenses are made in China now.
Oskar45 wrote:Hold it. My Nikkor 200-400/4 has a label claiming "Made in Japan". What you are saying implies that Nikon lies
jan-jaap wrote:My experience with OWC has been mixed so far.
It will be RMA-ed tomorrow.
I've worked in places about that size building various industrial widgets. Places much smaller than that even, churning out a few dozen units a day...I'm old and crotchety and I've seen far too many people play that game ... this is their "factory" ... looks pretty warehousey to me. Caveat emptor.
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