Grand Am Series
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
What country is going to be a "new" China?
You know how the good quality electronics (or cars for that matter) were all once made in USA, England or Germany and anything made in Japan was regarded low quality junk?
Soon after Japanese engineers and workers learned how to make quality stuff and almost everything that was well made was incidentally "Made in Japan". The low quality stuff was now made in Korea.
Again, it took a few years and Korea started to come up with some really fancy stuff (like Samsung) and China started floading the market with garbage. Not anymore. Like the engine in the new Chevrolet Equinox is made in China and many well regarded manufacturers are making their stuff there. I have an Infocus DLP projector that is made in PRoC and there is nothing wrong with it. It actually rocks and has been flawless so far.
So to the point now:
I just bought a brand new Frigidaire fridge 2 weeks ago.
Not a car, not a computer, not a rocketship for crying out loud - a damn fridge!
It just broke down last night.
Full of food too! Bye, buy weekly groceries!
So I looked everywhere to find out where this piece of junk was made and I couldn't find a little "Made in ..." badge anywhere in sight...
But I swear to god, when you peak in the back where all the plumbing is it looks as if it was soldered together by a half-blind child in rural India or something. OMG, no wonder it quit working after 14 days...
What do you think - as Mainland China manufacturers are learning the art of quality, who's gonna be next to replace them?
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