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I have a friend at work who is Chinese and he told me how these things happen. Since these people get paid next to nothing to work long days assembling these things, they sneak a product or two home then reverse engineer it and start producing it on the side and make money on the side selling the knockoff.
I love China assembled IBANEZ guitars. They're not knockoffs but genuine. Except they're assembled in China not the USA. A decent chinese ibanez electric six stringer costs $185. Unlike a USA model for $450.
No difference in quality whatsoever. Selling like hot cakes out here.
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Regarding the other stuff you mentioned, don't take my word pal. I know what you mean.
Was comparing the chinese ibanez to a usa assembled ibanez. The stores out here are authorised dealers so don't know how you ended up with an inferior quality model. Frankly haven't seen a chinese assembled Fender strat in our stores yet. Don't know if Fender outsources assembly to china.
Even the guys who buy the chinese guitars always get the pickups replaced with Dimarzio or Diaddrio pickups (the stock pickups are good but you can get the best for a bit extra).
Used to see those camcorder new movies a few years ago. But now with the internet people are downloading pirated good quality ones. Worth the wait I guess. Even if its pirated
Regarding the low (hazardous) quality of baby food and medicines thats something of concern. I'm surprised it hasn't been a major issue yet.edit on 17 12 13 by AsianAlienKungFusion because: (no reason given)
Never buy electrical switches or plugs for your home made in China. Pay the extra and get Canadian made or in the USA, don't trust that stuff to be tied to and control my outlets and switches. I hear their drywall is not good either and molds easily. That's my personal opinion.edit on 12/16/2013 by whatnext21 because: (no reason given)