This new made in China garbage that we buy

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This new made in China garbage that we buy

Postby MemberSince99 » Wed May 29, 2013 6:54 am

After less than 6 months, my coffee maker is shot. We aren't talking a 20 dollar maker either this one was over 100. And I got less than 6 months for that.

Seriously, just about everything you buy these days, all this garbage made by slave labor in China, is ready for the landfill in a few months. What a huge waste of money and resources. It's not just this I've seen this time and again - you go buy some el cheapo piece of crap, it lasts more than 2 months if you're really lucky then it goes to hell. It's not worth fixing that would cost more than buying another piece of crap that will last a few months.

It's a shame we can't import stuff made in Europe, it would cost more upfront, but when you have to replace this junk every few months, it's MUCH more expensive that way in the long run. Think about it. This is just ludicrous.

Way back when I can remember when stuff was made in the US, and sure you got the occasional POS but nothing like this. It's crazy.


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Postby MemberSince99 » Wed May 29, 2013 6:59 am

I forgot to add - I'll be really lucky if the carcinogens in the thing don't kill me 20 years early too. Another benefit of made in China. Dog food with poison toothpaste with anti-freeze drywall with stuff that kills you painted lead toys the list goes on and on. I've wondered how much of that junk is killing me. I probably don't really want to know.

Slap it in a fancy box with an American name on it and sell it to the rubes and laugh all the way to the bank, that's what makes America great.

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Postby djrez4 » Wed May 29, 2013 7:50 am

Here we go again.... :rolleyes:
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Postby MemberSince99 » Wed May 29, 2013 9:55 am

I noticed you didn't argue the point.

Honestly, I'd pay more for better quality stuff that would last, because I'm not saving money buying crap I have to replace again in a couple of months. These days it's all made in China so even with the stuff that costs more you don't know if they are just selling you a name brand and ripping you off. But I'd pay more for something that would actually last a few years. That's not too much to ask is it? A few months is nuts but it's great for profits I'm sure.

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Postby djrez4 » Wed May 29, 2013 12:25 pm

The point may be valid. Your tone makes it a bad post.

No one forces you to buy Chinese-made products. Choose differently next time.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Wed May 29, 2013 2:49 pm

Buy a European machine. That's why I did.
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Postby Bksuper » Wed May 29, 2013 3:43 pm

If it was a nicer machine (>$100), and you bought it from a reputable source, it should have more than 6 months of warranty, and if you paid with an amex or visa sig, then it should be doubled as well. Take advantage of a free replacement, Member :)

Yes, I agree we should make more in the US, we have too little manufacturing infrastructure and know-how to be sustainable, especially with this trade deficit, but that's a separate issue from quality control. Things break for a lot of factors, and if they do so too soon, thats what warranty is for.
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Postby KrazyNick » Wed May 29, 2013 4:35 pm

I do miss the days when it seemed like everything was made in the US. Now it seems like everything is made in China!
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Postby Moneytalks » Wed May 29, 2013 5:54 pm

Drink tea, it's better for you 99 :)

And about the made in China products, eventually, wages will equal or exceed the U.S. so I don't think goods will be made there for much longer. Japan makes good stuff on the other hand - buy your kettle and tea from there :)
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Postby MemberSince99 » Wed May 29, 2013 7:18 pm

I got it from Best Buy. Not sure if that's reputable or not anymore!

Prior to that I had a Bunn machine that lasted years. It was about 4 years old and still going strong, but this new one had an automatic maker and all the bells and whistles so that's why I bought it. Dumb in hindsight. I ordered another Bunn, already threw this one out. I'm sure I could contact them and monkey around for weeks trying to get a warranty replacement and maybe actually get one, but I'd rather just be able to make coffee again and I know that Bunn I had before lasted years so if this one does the same, I'm cool with it.

The new one was a Cuisinart, just total junk. I will not buy that again.

And next time I will do like SRT and get a European machine it will cost hundreds but that's still cheaper than replacing a Cuisinart every 5 months over time.



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