- From: "sQuick" <squickdrill@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 02:24:05 -0000
"Pt" <peatea@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
For some reason we are being forced to buy Chinese made products.
Be it musical gear, toys or clothing.
Many of the products are good quality and good prices but I don't
like having Chinese products forced on me.
When Christmas shopping at Walmart, K Mart and other places I took the
time out to read the labels.
The majority of products are made in China.
Now I'm an old guy and I remember when the market was flooded with
Made in Japan products in the 50's.
Many of my toys were MIJ and were total junk that broke the first time
I played with them.
In the 70's I worked on large construction jobs in Chicago.
You could always spot a Japanese person with a camera near by taking
pictures of the work being done.
Again in the 70's there was a rash of beautiful looking MIJ guitars
flooding the market.
Most were pure junk.
But you could always spot them because of the off brand names.
These days I am retired and living on a fixed income.
I can't afford to buy MIA Mackie, Gibson, Fender custom shop
I buy what I can afford.
My PA is old and US made.
My main guitar is an old Guild made in R.I.
My main amp is a Marshall made in England.
But almost everything else is MIK, MIJ or MIC.
It looks to me like this country (and the UK) are throwing our jobs
I went to buy a replacement speaker (Celestion) for my Marshall
Guess where it's made?
Why are we being forced to buy Chinese products?
We are not forced to buy products from anywhere.
But people want it cheaper & cheaper & cheaper.
So its made in Japan or wherever where the guys making it
earn $10 a month.
I know its not good, but is the only way when society are pushing
for ever cheaper products...Is the same in every manufacturing industry.
Celestion still make speakers at the UK factory in Ipswich, Suffolk....
20 miles down the road from me.
- From: Pt