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Jacob
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Re: All valid points
Jacob   8/25/2014 3:13:17 AM
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"You are right, the china products offer more features for less price but with less quality too but then do you think majority of the people care.'

Adeniji, it depends up on which segment of customers they are targeting. Daily wages or weaker section peoples look only for affordability, mid segment peoples look for functionality and at the same time executives level people's looks for quality and brand.

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Adeniji Kayode   8/22/2014 5:55:45 PM
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@ Jacob, You are right, the china products offer more features for less price but with less quality too but then do you think majority of the people care.

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Jacob   8/20/2014 12:30:14 AM
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"I feel that is an honest tag, most of the time, items are made somewhere and assembled somewhere else. While this may not necessarily affect the quality of the item, most consumers would prefer "made in .............""

Adeniji, in my view, am not bother about all these facts. I bother about whether it satisfies the price; I mean quality matches with prices. I cannot expect IPhone standard or quality from a $100 worth Chinese Smartphone.

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Jacob   8/20/2014 12:25:03 AM
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"You are right on that, but almost all items that carries" made in China" seems to be cheap and less in quality and sometimes an imitation, that is why items made in China get assembled somewhere else."

Adeniji, quality depends up on price. Is it possible to get a high quality device at a low cost; impossible?

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Adeniji Kayode   8/19/2014 5:44:49 PM
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You are right on that, but almost all items that carries" made in China" seems to be cheap and less in quality and sometimes an imitation, that is why items made in China get assembled somewhere else.

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Adeniji Kayode   8/19/2014 5:39:32 PM
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I feel that is an honest tag, most of the time, items are made somewhere and assembled somewhere else. While this may not necessarily affect the quality of the item, most consumers would prefer "made in ............."

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Adeniji Kayode   8/19/2014 5:33:08 PM
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I agree with you on that. The tag "Made in USA" should among many things mean quality. Somehow, that is the world expectation.

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Jacob   8/19/2014 7:05:13 AM
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"Well these days everything get done in china. I do not see anything wrong in it but there should be some procedures strictly implemented on it because of the pirated equipment. "

Nimantha, that's user concerns. If you want you can but otherwise leave it.

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Jacob   8/19/2014 7:02:07 AM
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"You go to any American store where bulk population goes, its almost impossible to find anything made in USA. Every country must encourage locally buit products otherwise in long run they are bound to bear the repurcussions in economy. Someone mentioned to me few years back that China has more AMerican dollars than America :-)."

SP, that's Chinas capability, you have to look in to such issues from other angles like how they grow as a industrial hub and how they attract companies.

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Rich Krajewski   8/18/2014 9:41:31 PM
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"What are your thoughts?"

I think it's an amazing about-face in the media. None of these arguments are new, so why are they being hauled out now?

As I mentioned in an earlier post, some of the reasons may have to do with manufacturers trying to gain leverage in negotiations, with threats to move on the one hand (to foreign governments), and promises to move on the other (to the US).

Another reason may be the realization that the global economy is still more tied to the US than realized, and that US collapse won't bode well for the rest of the world.

Yes, I use the word collapse.

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