posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 04:26 PM
Originally posted by Annee
Originally posted by ldyserenity
If they're chinese crap, why in the name of crack is it f&&*&^& so expensive for a chinese made crappy prada bag ( I don't think either coach bags
or prada are very stylish myself). So we have overpriced Gar-bage (prounounce it garh bahggge) as well.
Just because something is made in China does not make it crap.
Quality is determined by the manufacturer. Don't insult the Chinese workers. They're just trying to make a living too.
I have to agree there, much of the quality is good, or very good.
What is not so good is the methods that have been used to manufacture are now banned in other countries, for a variety of reasons, mostly
environmental. But there are other things to watch out for, which could be down to a lack of understanding or clarity from a foreign importer, (say
the US) for what those goods are made from. Leaded paint for instance, it's cheaper and if the manufacturer is not given a checklist for the paint
type to be used, then it is likely that leaded paint would be used.... the bean counters at work, nothing new to most manufacturing, they will all try
it on. Guys in the US will remember the GM Corvair, and the Ford Pinto, regardless of the non too straightforwardness of court cases, it was still
down to the bean counters and convention, rather than 'could do better' . The one caveat I make is that the ol' Fender strat in the US is better
than the Chinese one, but in sound only, perhaps though the Chinese might catch on, and see if their patent license is missing something, and yes,
there are so many American patents being licensed to China, and imported back to the US..and everywhere else.