The difference between China and the western world

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  1. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    China: $22.50 incl. shipping
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    Straight out of one of the finest trash cans in Shenzhen. DOA (looks like the engineers scraped around with a screwdriver at the top on the backside).

    Europe: $28 incl. shipping
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    Sealed box, brand new, perfectly working - and I don't even wanna know where it's from.

    Lesson learned: Don't trust the chinaman traders.
     
  2. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    I agree for some products it's well worth buying from official dealers. Plus the saving in this instant was minimal, a lesson for us all?
     
  3. toothpaste macrumors 6502

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    being cheap cost you more in the long run. buy it cheap, buy it twice.
     
  4. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    Is it just me? Or does the 1st photo look like it is a "package" of dope? :p
     
  5. ZZANG macrumors regular

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    Buying from trusted vendors is always encouraged... This is nothing new. Always issues with people ordering items from China or shady sellers that look just like the product... Only to have it be a dud.


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  6. vong macrumors 6502a

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    this is why i hardly buy electronics from ebay...
     
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    That's just Apple ... in their own little world.

    Ever bought something from Newegg or got a replacement part from Dell? Thats more like it.

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    Still better though.
     
  8. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    This is potentially a pretty inflammatory thread.
     
  9. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    I thought the first picture was drugs or cocaine! :p
     
  10. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    You are effectively comparing the quality of service provided by the vendors, it isn't really a China vs the rest of the world thing is it? After all, both products were made in China, I can see that the "official" one definitely is.

    I've bought stuff from Chinese companies and gotten great service and quality, but I didn't save that much money. Ultimately, spending less generally gets you less, doesn't matter where you buy from.
     
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  12. Giuly, Mar 19, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2011

    Giuly thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Have a little "should I buy an iPhone 4 in May or wait for iPhone 5".
     
  13. Qianlong macrumors regular

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    Please go on Youtube and make a "chinaman traders" video, see what will happen... :mad:

    and what were you planning to do with the $5.50 in savings??
     
  14. Bonch macrumors 6502

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    I guess it's better then putting pee pee in your coke.
     
  15. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    Only because of the OP's stupid thread title. He makes a bad purchase and concludes that he's got the market cornered on cultural worldliness. :rolleyes:

    I hope it's not lost on the OP that the card he ordered from the European retailer was manufactured in China.
     
  16. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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  17. xNatechx macrumors newbie

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    I really don't think the OP's intention was to offend anybody, but I do think that this is a classic case of ignorance. :rolleyes:
     

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