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Which "made in <country name>" gives you most confidence in the product?

Germany
72 (41.6%)
USA
20 (11.6%)
China
3 (1.7%)
Japan
37 (21.4%)
Switzerland
13 (7.5%)
UK
9 (5.2%)
Holland (The Netherlands)
11 (6.4%)
Italy
3 (1.7%)
Australia
2 (1.2%)
Korea
3 (1.7%)
Taiwan
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 170

Voting closed: May 08, 2015, 08:38:37 pm

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Offline Zeyneb

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Your best "Made in ..."?
« on: April 08, 2015, 08:38:37 pm »
Which "made in <country name>" gives you most confidence in the product?
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2015, 08:58:00 pm »
you forgot UK
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 09:02:36 pm »
I added UK as well.

Please ask if your favorite country name is not listed I will add.

It seems only possible to add one at the time.

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2015, 09:06:41 pm »
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2015, 09:10:19 pm »
Can I have the last century? I.e. before the race to the bottom entered the final lap.
 

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2015, 09:13:19 pm »
"Made in Germany" is the oldest of those marks.
It was required by the British government as a kind of punishment, to show the people in the UK that it is inferior quality that comes from Germany.

Too many things these days called "Made in Germany" is only assembled here and many parts come from China and other places.
Kind of weird, how it has changed in the last 20 years.


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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2015, 09:13:36 pm »
Honestly, depends what I'm buying.  For example, nobody thinks of Italy when they think of machinery, but they make the best woodworking bandsaws, period.
 

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2015, 09:25:56 pm »
I added UK as well.

Please ask if your favorite country name is not listed I will add.
Holland ofcourse....

I vote not USA, not China and not UK.

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2015, 09:27:20 pm »
Honestly, depends what I'm buying.  For example, nobody thinks of Italy when they think of machinery, but they make the best woodworking bandsaws, period.
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It depends on what you are buying. If it is a watch I'd go for the Swiss, any mechanical probably Germany, Test instruments USA or Japan....
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2015, 09:30:52 pm »
Doesn't this depend on one's value system (what's best to me may not be best to you) and products we are talking about? Generally speaking, you can always  find "the best" anything anywhere anytime, as long as you are willing to pay a sufficiently high price.
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2015, 09:35:51 pm »
a lot of bests are product dependent as the others say. I put Japan just because a lot of the products I buy fall in that category.
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2015, 09:41:37 pm »
I added The Netherlands as well

@nctnico: Please make your vote.
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2015, 10:21:23 pm »
I voted UK, but obviously CCCP wins.
Those washing machines still work. You look into them it is filled with millitary grade components. You know those were usually production lines where you flipped a switch and T72 was the end product instead of the washing machine.
 

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2015, 11:39:55 pm »
Made in Italy
We are a relative small country and only the quality and the attention to details is the key to survive (and grow) in the actual world.

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2015, 11:58:21 pm »
A few esoteric categories that I know of...

Steel-stringed acoustic guitars?  USA.

Morse code keys/paddles?  Italy

Camera lenses? Germany, followed closely by Japan

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2015, 12:02:48 am »
F15: USA
F16: USA
F18: USA
F22: USA
F35: USA


to name a few.
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2015, 12:47:37 am »
OP should have said what product.
To me cars is Japan, hardware tools is Germany, watches - Switzerland. As to China.... perhaps chopsticks ?
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2015, 12:49:05 am »
Made in Italy
We are a relative small country and only the quality and the attention to details is the key to survive (and grow) in the actual world.
Except for cars and trains  :box:
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2015, 12:52:50 am »
Made in what country is one thing - designed in what country is quite another.  :-//
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2015, 12:53:17 am »
 

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2015, 12:55:10 am »
Also, all my supplies say "made in Colofomia", am I doing it right ?
 

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2015, 01:00:55 am »
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know of the old joke about European stereotypes that goes like this:

In Heaven…
  • The mechanics are German
  • The chefs are French
  • The police are British
  • The lovers are Italian
  • And everything is organised by the Swiss.

In Hell…
  • The mechanics are French
  • The police are German
  • The chefs are British
  • The lovers are Swiss
  • And everything is organised by the Italians.
 

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2015, 08:37:32 am »
And everything is organised by the Italians.

Oh, I love my messy country so much...


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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2015, 08:55:22 am »
The Italians are making some of the best high speed winding machines for very thin copper wires.
They actually impressed me a lot a few years ago.
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2015, 09:21:42 am »
Few rules:
Is it made in China?
Does it have China Exported logo? (looks like European CE logo, buts not in closer look)
Is it super cheap compared to more reputable suppliers?

More time you answer yes, less quality it has...

And im not saying this is end of all list, you do time to time get shit made in western countries as well..

Im also not saying all super cheap from china is crap. I often buy super cheap stuff from ebay, etc.
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