what is your impression regarding china made products?

Philippines
September 26, 2008 3:48am CST
my work is inline with sales, and everyday consumers and buyers are with me as i do my work...after the news about the china milk scandal broke out in the media, where many kids are actually affected,the sudden shift in buyers mode of buying drastically change, the way they dont usually do, now they are doing it, looking for the info where the product was made was the main concern...sadly to say when they find out that it was made from china, they react as if the thing they are holding contains poison that they were too scared and do avoiding it...actually most of the supermarket i work with, pulled out already their products that was made from china,milk, with milk and canned goods...so sad having such negative impression,but who's to blame, media or china itself? how about you do you have this same impression regarding china made products?
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
Well I guess its china who is to be blamed for this. They could have produced and screened their products that they sell for exports. I guess China lacks this as they are for profits not really for quality of the product. It is just sad that these big competitors did find fault why they are cheap. right now credibility wise I am rather looking twice buying China products especially food products.
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
and that means looking for other option in buying something instead of buying it instantly without any thought or hesitation, i think china drove away the consumers from their products and that is not good...
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
Well if they could maybe compete cleanly with others then they may regain back their stance in the world market. Right now their reputation is really really bad since they did not look on quality on the products they sell abroad which has a strict quality control standards. I guess if China could also do this they could compete side by side with other countries.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 08
well in due time..but not this time..lets hope things will turn to get right.. i feel sad what might be the economic effect of this issue to the people of china through this negligence and irresponsible people behind this..
• Malaysia
27 Sep 08
Apart from the milk case I don't encounter any probs with china made products YET. Their price is cheaper than normal same thing that had branded on it. I think some electrical appliance are ok like tv and stereo but if it more technical stuff better buy the original rather than you had to fix the thing later.
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• United States
27 Sep 08
That actually worries me too because their is an excessive amount of toxic material in LCD tvs and many are china made brands and they have just not been around enough to know the dangers of these and that was the first thought in my mind when switching to LCD but I want to trust that the products like these undergo more scrutiny
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• Philippines
27 Sep 08
well with recent negative development its hard to trust anymore, i think i go to option of choosing something which is not made from that country for safety precautions...
@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
There are some china products that last long,I have my china nokia phone and been using it for almost a year,But the feature is different from the original one.Almost all us tried using china products and we know that quality is so poor but inspite of this we are still patronizing it for some obvious reason.I guess you know that price is so cheaper compared to the other product that are not made in china.about the china milk,I'm not patronizing china made canned goods and dairy products since it was tackled by the media since last year that this product has some poison that can affect our health.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 08
actually that is the good side of china, they serve cheaper products specially electronics...if china will only realize that they are taking the world through their cheap products, this approach will surely make them in the peak of their economic and industrial success...but in what happened recently i dont know how will the world react on that shocking scandal...
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
china have a reputation for cheap products as we all know. Me and the business that i formerly was handling dealed with china products. A chinese once told me that they are shipping the manufacturing part to china mainlybecause of cheap labor. chinaproducts here in the philippines is cheap because that is what we wantthat is why quality isalso very low. one example i can say is phones nokia is predominantly made in china but because of strict quality control they have good quality phones. we want cheap products thats why quality is also low.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 08
i think that poor quality is synonymous with china, thats well said, but i think making the food to be toxic and full of toxic chemicals is another story, and their doing it again later this saying will have another version, and might be this way" wanna die eat china food"
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
The peoples reaction is just right!! I don't trust Chinese products at all. It has no quality. Most of their products are disposable. Almost everything(products, ideas) are being imitated by Chinese -- if not stolen. Most of the Chinese are cheaters, specially Chinese Business mens. They don't pay proper salary and they are tax evaders.. It's sad but true. Who's to blame? China its self. the media are just show what the news is.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 08
that word is hurting but it really described what they have done...they are cheaters,and no wonder why people will abhor their products
• India
27 Sep 08
They are experts in making the appearance impressive but inside tat nothing good. appearances are always deceptive.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 08
deception is a word that could described the things they have done...and people are getting to take notice of it already
• United States
27 Sep 08
I saw this melamine thing a complete disregard for human life if you ask me and you'd think after the lead thing they would care and I just am starting to think this is typical of China manufacturers maybe they do not care and will go to any length to stay on top as a world supplier. I say avoid anything that says 'high protein' or any variation of it for the people of China. I will be more cautious now of products with the label 'Made in China' and keep and eye for products that do not make it clear of their sources where as before I just put it in the back of my mind but now its in the forefront. I do not think that Border can control can have any accurate oversight over something like this and it lies on the regulators in China and I expect they should care because they want to maintain their position among the world. Still, the saying is 'You get what you pay for' and many people would happy for jobs to come back home and 'Made in the USA' to reappear.
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
i hope that thing will come back again, that when someone just came from work in the u.s,the thing he will carry with him for presents are products made in the u.s and not from china..i just wonder sometimes is america became china already because everything there are made from china...
@yuna15 (2708)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
I never trusted China products especially if it's too cheap. The chargers that are usually bought in the market stalls ("tyangge" as commonly called in Filipino) are made in China. You can buy it for only PhP100 but it will work for less than two weeks. The pirated DVDs in the market, if you have bought them before, you will notice through the writings that it's most of it are manufactured by the Chinese. The DVDs they use are noticeably of low quality. When the media exploded the news about White Rabbit containing Formalin I never looked at Chinese products in the same way anymore. When the news about their milk killing some children, I decided not to eat any Chinese beverage especially if it's packed or a canned good. Who's to blame? The people responsible for putting poison in the product! The Chinese government should do everything to put them in jail! I am just so thankful I never bought milk that they manufactured because my little daughter loves to drink fresh milk. In fairness to the Chinese, some of their herbal medicines can be trusted. The prices of these types of commodities are not too cheap but not too expensive. I also like the beauty products they manufacture. Believe it or not some of the beauty products are actually made from China.
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
well said for china, of course not all of china's product are harmful or substandard, but unfortunately who will trust them now anyway, they just open the black box of Pandora and everything was affected by these scandal,unfortunately even the good product as well
@inutme (372)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
China has always had a bad reputation for practically all goods they manufacture. Electronics, toys, clothes, and now food. Blame it on people who wants to get the most out of the buck they receive from clients. In reality, who doesn't? But factories should know their limit and until which part of quality control they can compromise. In my experience, when a client pays a factory $1, the finished product is probably just worth $0.25. I dealt with China factories in my previous job and in my experience, it's such a pain to deal with them. I'm not saying that all Chinese factories are the same, I just probably had the best luck meeting the real bad ones. Just to summarize, what you approve as the final sample of any product MIGHT not be the same with the final product that you'll get when your shipment arrives.. So, what impression do you think a number of similar experiences like that give me? I don't want to create any verbal wars here, this is my experience and I am just writing about it. I'm sure there are more people out there with better experiences. I just wish I was one of them!
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
deception is what happen on your deals..showing the good sample and once they got the deal the deliveries are a pieces of hell...anyway thanks for that good share of your experience i am sure somebody out there will take your word for this
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
In fact yes I do have something against china made products. These products if not defective they turned out to be poisonous and deadly. They are well known as manufacturers of cheap but lethal products. Hey I dont have anything against them but I hate the way they earn money and giving consumers headaches and distress in return.
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
i think that impression goes a long long way of list nowadays specially in the break of this new issue concerning the china milk scandal