Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Washington, DC
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Very sad, indeed, and certainly coming off my short list. We do our best to avoid products made in China. When possible, we try for made in USA, but baring that we try to purchase from our allies, wherever they may be. And China certainly isn't one of them. I know that lots of products have components that come from places like China and then get a Made in Wherever sticker depending on final assembly, but we at least try the best we can to make sure our dollars either stay in the US or go to our friends, the ones who actually buy from us in return and don't manipulate their currency for competitive advantage and to our detriment. I'll stop now before I turn this into a political rant . . . .
PS - from my experience and that of friends who have actually lived and studied in China, now that China has the exact manufacturing specs, it won't be long before even more knockoffs hit the market.