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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 KJDS

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2015, 09:46:25 am »
If I want a one off, or limited production run done very quickly and very well then it's the UK. There's a reason most F1 teams are based here.


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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2015, 10:28:15 am »
I really can't vote for one single origin. I've had crap "made in Germany" as well as from other countries. But in my experience stuff made in Switzerland seems to be totally overprized. In most cases you can get the same quality for 1/3 of the price and the quality of the Switzerland made electronics don't live up to the expectations based on the high price and the "made in Switzerland" label. My common favourites are Germany (obviously ;), Japan und UK. Tons of stuff comes from China, cheap and dangerous, also high quality, often made for known companies. So it's hard to find a proper place in my personal list of favourites. USA is mixed too. There are some things I prefer to be made in some other countries, like Italy.
 

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2015, 10:55:01 am »
THE BEST QUALITY:

I don't want to sound biased here but...

Personal Computers... Australia, up until 1997 (the lowest warranty return rate in the world)
Football... Victoria, Australia (Only AFL)
Beer... Australia (Kosciuszko Beer, made in Melbourne)
Meat pies... Australia (Four 'n Twenty)
Raw food... Australia (No hepatitis from our berries)
Meat... Australia (No mad cow here)
Milk... Australia (Contains no melamine)
Pop Music... Australia (Little River Band, Olivia Newton John, and Dave and the Derros)
Gospel Music... (Hillsong)
Rock Music... Australia (AC/DC)
Electronics design software... Australia (Altium... OK I admit I am exaggerating a bit here)
 

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2015, 11:14:23 am »
THE BEST QUALITY:

I don't want to sound biased here but...

Personal Computers... Australia, up until 1997 (the lowest warranty return rate in the world)
Football... Victoria, Australia (Only AFL)
Beer... Australia (Kosciuszko Beer, made in Melbourne)
Meat pies... Australia (Four 'n Twenty)
Raw food... Australia (No hepatitis from our berries)
Meat... Australia (No mad cow here)
Milk... Australia (Contains no melamine)
Pop Music... Australia (Little River Band, Olivia Newton John, and Dave and the Derros)
Gospel Music... (Hillsong)
Rock Music... Australia (AC/DC)
Electronics design software... Australia (Altium... OK I admit I am exaggerating a bit here)

Not to mention kangaroo steak.

 

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2015, 02:35:15 pm »
South Korea is another one missing.
They've really stepped up their game since the 80s when Samsung was the poor man's Sony, Goldstar (now LG) was the poor mans Panasonic and Hyundai was the poor mans Honda.

Now in things like display technology S.K. is at the top. Samsung and LG make some of the best display panels in the world.

KIA and Hyundai offer well made cars that are quite a bit less in price than Honda and Toyota.

Cell phones? Samsung and LG are top android phone makers.
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2015, 03:10:35 pm »
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Not to mention kangaroo steak.

Or roasted Koala, :).

Someone somewhere somehow is always going to be good at something for someone. So if you don't specify what that something is and how you determine "best", you pretty much have to include anyone / any region / any country on that list.
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2015, 04:05:58 pm »
F15: USA
F16: USA
F18: USA
[...snip...]
That era was quite remarkable - a country with an industry able to engineer and build such wonderful airplanes, yet so bad at building good passenger cars. Hmm... that reminds me of another country of that time which had similar problems. ;)
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2015, 05:00:09 pm »
zimbabwe and ukraine. can't top that.

and for scams: nigeria
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2015, 06:51:18 pm »
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.

The version I'm falimiliar with is slightly different and had to do with the hopes and fears of the founders of the European Union:

The Hopes…
  • The mechanics are German
  • The chefs are French
  • The bankers are British
  • The lovers are Italian
  • And the doctors are Swiss.

The Fears....
  • The mechanics are French
  • The doctors are German
  • The chefs are British
  • The lovers are Swiss
  • And the bankers are the Italians.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2015, 06:55:27 pm by mtdoc »
 

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2015, 07:14:55 pm »
DPRK. because everything there it is so much better than the imperialistic west.
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2015, 07:19:02 pm »
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DPRK. because everything there it is so much better than the imperialistic west.

Not to mention that everyone there is really EQUAL. That's a heaven for those equality nuts.
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2015, 08:54:28 pm »
All those countries as a choice but no option for Austria?

UK for me   8)
 

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2015, 08:59:13 pm »
The bankers are British

Again... British bankers screwed out out of billions and consider themselves above the law. In fact, they own an entire police form (City of London Police) who act on their behalf with the full power of the law. Our system is badly broken, and none of them were held to account for the financial crisis.

Bollox

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2015, 09:17:05 pm »
Hard to say really. I've had good and bad stuff from all over.

Since we often make fun of cheap Chinese crap, I'm a bit reluctant to say it, but even China makes some pretty good stuff.
 

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2015, 11:09:59 pm »
The bankers are British

Again... British bankers screwed out out of billions and consider themselves above the law.

Bankers are a plague, regardless were they are from...  ::)
 

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2015, 12:28:48 am »
A few decades ago, stuff produced in the UK (or Great Britain as it was referred to then) was considered some of the best in the world, now a lot of the stuff produced here is absolute garbage.

A lot of '70s & '80s music synthesizers manufactured in USSR are built like tanks...

There's always companies who make the exception to the rule in any country... China is known for producing cheap fakes, but then genuine Apple products are also outsourced to China. My Fluke 101 is made in China and is both rugged and accurate, so you can only generalise when you talk about which country is the best for manufacturing.
 

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2015, 12:33:02 am »
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A few decades ago, stuff produced in the UK (or Great Britain as it was referred to then) was considered some of the best in the world,

cadbury chocolate is still the best.
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2015, 12:45:10 am »
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A few decades ago, stuff produced in the UK (or Great Britain as it was referred to then) was considered some of the best in the world,

cadbury chocolate is still the best.

LOL! :-DD

Over-sweetened crap! Give me Lindt, Thorntons, and anything from belgium before I'd consider touching that toxic waste!
 

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2015, 01:04:52 am »
A lot of famous brand products are now owned by multinationals with little attachment to any particular country.
Cadbury's was known as Cadbury-Schweppes, but is now owned by Kraft, which in turn is about to become Brazilian... and the rights to the name Cadbury in the US are owned by Hershey's, which sells its own chocolate under the name "Cadbury's", and uses lawsuits to prevent imports of the original English Cadbury products.
 

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2015, 03:37:40 am »
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DPRK. because everything there it is so much better than the imperialistic west.

Not to mention that everyone there is really EQUAL. That's a heaven for those equality nuts.

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2015, 03:51:53 am »

Beer?  let the debates begin!
USA; no contest.
 

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2015, 05:03:59 am »

Beer?  let the debates begin!
USA; no contest.

That's almost as ridiculous a comment as that from mojo-chan earlier.

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2015, 05:32:04 am »

Beer?  let the debates begin!
USA; no contest.

That's almost as ridiculous a comment as that from mojo-chan earlier.
All national pride BS aside... there's really no disputing it.
 

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2015, 05:48:21 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.

Could not have put it better myself!
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2015, 06:06:34 am »
The bankers are British

Again... British bankers screwed out out of billions and consider themselves above the law. In fact, they own an entire police form (City of London Police) who act on their behalf with the full power of the law. Our system is badly broken, and none of them were held to account for the financial crisis.

Bollox

That's a pretty devastating argument, I'll grant you, but go read the Wikipedia article about the City of London. Then read up about what the City's police get up to. In particular, the intellectual property unit.

How the City of London police force is funded, mostly by government grants and business rates.

http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-the-city/how-we-make-decisions/budgets-and-spending/Documents/city-fund-overview-2013-14.pdf


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