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#33894 - 10/19/07 03:43 PM Damn the Euro
d-elvis Offline
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I miss the days when top of the line gear could be ordered from overseas companies at a fraction of the cost. Sigh \:\/
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#33897 - 10/19/07 04:07 PM Re: Damn the Euro [Re: d-elvis]
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I suppose defective stuff might be cheaply imported from China.
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#33898 - 10/19/07 05:12 PM Re: Damn the Euro [Re: oenophore]
MarcC Offline
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Coincidentally, there's a big thread on n00bs-rc.com where a number of folks have their panties in a bunch because Black Diamond cams are now being manufactured in China.
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#33899 - 10/19/07 05:19 PM Re: Damn the Euro [Re: MarcC]
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What, are they afraid they'll be covered in lead?
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#33902 - 10/19/07 05:47 PM Re: Damn the Euro [Re: quanto_the_mad]
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It is indeed one of the stupidest threads over there.

And that's saying something.

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#33912 - 10/20/07 07:13 PM Re: Damn the Euro [Re: GOclimb]
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Actually, there are threads about that on Cascadeclimbers, mountainpost and rc.com.

Why do you think it's stupid, gabe? I'm honestly curious...

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#33917 - 10/21/07 10:08 PM Re: Damn the Euro [Re: crackers]
EastVillage Offline
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Having our one of our primary US innovators and manufacturers of expensive, high quality climbing gear go to China is indeed a big problem. The new Chinese made BD cams are in stores and the price hasn't dropped one dime. Now, the wages formely paid to the US BD employees who made the protection is heading to China.


http://www.mountainproject.com/v/climbin...china/106015512
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#33925 - 10/22/07 10:23 AM Re: Damn the Euro [Re: EastVillage]
oenophore Offline
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the price hasn't dropped one dime

And it's no tough guess who's pocketing the difference.
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#33930 - 10/22/07 04:17 PM Re: Damn the Euro [Re: oenophore]
chip Offline
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Nothing wrong with someone making money, which then goes back into our economy. The increase in paid sales tax, etc. continues to increase our treasury; just as has been occurring over the last few years and has occurred every time we have seen a tax cut.
I like cheap prices as much as anyone but trust the free market to rein in anyone who doesn't provide goods or services at reasonable and competitive rates. The EU is now working out as expected to provide those people with a more stable and competitive economy.

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#33933 - 10/22/07 05:27 PM Re: Damn the Euro [Re: EastVillage]
strat Offline
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 Originally Posted By: EastVillage
Having our one of our primary US innovators and manufacturers of expensive, high quality climbing gear go to China is indeed a big problem. The new Chinese made BD cams are in stores and the price hasn't dropped one dime. Now, the wages formely paid to the US BD employees who made the protection is heading to China.


http://www.mountainproject.com/v/climbin...china/106015512


Guess what? Pretty soon the wage that goes to the engineer that INNOVATED the protection is going to be going to China too unless this country wakes up and starts generating some scientists and engineers! THEN we'll be in a world of shit. The world is flat.

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