01-11-2016, 08:32 PM
Quote:So am I, but it's the only way of response a private buyer can choose. Any better suggestions are welcome. On some markets I don't have a real choice, because China is dominant, copying without any respect to copyrights. On other markets I have a choice - I don't want to lecture you, I just said, I made enough bad experiences with Chinese traders. And I buy preferrably local Europe.
I assume you're living in the US or Canada, then. That brings TTIP up and into discussion, but since that's a photo- and not a political forum and I don't know much pleasant things to say about TTIP, mostly because it's kept secret what is never a democratic way to deal with things, I will not going on with that discussion.
I am from Australia, not the US or Canada. I agree that further discussion of political and economic issues would be out of place in this photo forum. My original post was simply to say that my experience with Chinese manufacturers of photo products differs from yours. I have had mostly good experiences, both in relation to the quality of the products, and to the response by the seller on the few occasions when there has been a problem. You responded to this by telling me that in buying Chinese, I am acting against the interests of my kids, etcetera. I don't agree with that, for reasons which I have explained. I would also note that at one time, Japanese products were regarded as junk, now they are high end. I believe that Chinese products are on a similar quality trajectory.