Made in China MANFROTTOs

Started Dec 20, 2010 | Discussions thread
aus4ever Forum Pro • Posts: 10,545
Re: Right! Reduce all of us to equal poverty...

mrsfixit wrote:

aus4ever wrote:

To be fair, lots of things that we use daily would be a lot more expensive if they are not made in some 'Third World' countries.

Sorry, I don't buy that. It's propaganda. It's what the corporations and the government want you to believe, to justify their lack of ethics.

Certainly companies are not moving their manufacturing elsewhere just for the sake of dropping their price. It’s is all about competitive advantage and bottom-line. Think about these scenarios – if everyone’s unit cost is in the region of $100 and your unit cost is $30, you can beat them all and still make a good profit selling for $80. Then if everyone’s unit cost is now in the region of $30 and someone is selling for $50, can you still keep your price at $80?

See how the price of big screen TVs has come down. Here in Sydney, a Sony 55-in LCD is selling for less than $1700. How much would it cost if it is manufactured in Japan?

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