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How to know if your buying China Crap

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by tripper101, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. tripper101

    tripper101 Registered Member

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    I don't know if this would be a good place to place this, but here it goes for your information.

    How to read Bar Codes ... Interesting!

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    WAY TO "BUY USA & CANADA" AND NOT FROM CHINA!!

    This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it's a concern to you.


    The whole world is afraid of China-made "black hearted goods".

    Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China?

    If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690, 691 or 692, the product isMADE IN CHINA.471 is Made in Taiwan.

    This is our right to know, but the government and related departments never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves.

    Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products "MADE IN CHINA", so they don't show from which country it is made.

    However, you may now refer to the barcode - remember if the first 3 digits are:

    690-692 ... Then it is MADE IN CHINA
    00 - 09 ... USA & CANADA
    30 - 37 ... FRANCE
    40 - 44 ... GERMANY
    47 ... Taiwan
    49 ... JAPAN
    50 ... UK




    BUY USA & CANADIAN MADE by watching for "0" at the beginning of the number.

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  2. ClThis

    ClThis Regular Member

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    So, what is stopping someone from falsifying bar codes with fake numbers? If a company is making replica products why wouldn't they make identical bar codes - maybe a digit off. International law, right? Any one have the trade laws that regulate these...?


    Just for shits and giggles
     
  3. tripper101

    tripper101 Registered Member

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    I guess there would have to be laws, because when the person recieving the goods runs them trough the scanner, he has to account for what he recieved so he knows where his money is going to.
     
  4. supramanneke

    supramanneke Regular Member

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    They just put false codes on the products, don't worry! There is no sure-fire way to know if the product is made in China. Only a close examination can help you.
    I have a phone shop in my country, where we also do repairs. Well, the amount of clients that come in with a FALSE nokia N96 or N97 , is unbelievable! And, they only get it when we tell them it's not a genuine Nokia! That's how incredibly well they are sometimes made... Sometimes you can't tell the difference, unless you're a little bit experienced, like we are. like I said, even the ticket inside is often fake, so you get a fake imei number. What you can do, for example with a phone is type in *#06# . Then the original imei number of the phone comes up. There you can see the difference ;-)
     
  5. jodys

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    I sell China/Taiwan tools and earn 40% profit. I also sell American made tools and lucky to tweak out 10% profit. Practically all scams and false chargebacks I see are from customers purchasing higher priced American tools. I can't remember the last chargeback we received from customers buying Chinese tools.

    I've been self-employed for over 20 years and create my own job. So why would I want to only sell and buy American? What has America done for me lately except raise my taxes, bail out Banks and CC companies with my tax money that continue to rape me every month with exorbitant interest rates. They are blowing billions a week for wars that I said and the world said should have never been started. They've buried my offspring in worst debt than I've seen and stolen their dream of a secure future. They pass laws telling me I can't drive without a seat belt, I can't smoke here, I can't drink there, I can't carry a gun, I can't talk on the cell phone, blah blah blah. Screw them! They don't listen to a damn thing I say and try to pinch me every chance they get. If I report that through my working day and night for a month that I earned an extra $10 they'll demand I give them $3 of it. That is the reward you get for not sitting on your arse everynight watching the boob tube. I work 16 hrs a day and I'll be damned if they steal any more of my money. They already pimp me for 8 hours a day and demand their cut or they'll jail me.

    Now for some reason you think I'm going to scan barcodes and only buy American? If I stopped selling Chinese made goods today, I'd be broke in a month. I supply the demand and the demand is for cheap crap. I sell both actually and my cheap stuff outsells my American stuff at least 20:1. When this Country shows they give a rats ass about me then I'll return the favor. Currently they've shown me the big FU and so that is what I'll return.

    Sorry for the rant but I don't follow your logic at all.
     
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  6. iq465

    iq465 Regular Member

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    Yeah its knda hard to avoid buying Chinese crap....even my dope ass laptop is made in china