Don’t buy chinese products

New / Consultant lifeisguud
May 22 36 Comments

If chinese people are avoiding Apple products, we should stop buying chinese products.

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TOP 36 Comments
  • New / Eng > >
    We can join them and avoid Apple products. Much easier than living without Chinese crap.
    May 22 2
    • Uber justg
      Good idea! Don't deal with Apple or Chinese crap
      May 22
    • Nutanix khjdrdz
      you are as dumb as your company , Uber can’t even survive in china , can you even find a phone that’s not made in china ?
      May 22
  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
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    May 22 0
  • Ciena / Eng 隐私就是力量
    You mean Chinese branded ones ? Or Chinese made ones
    May 22 1
    • Microsoft MSFTBRO
      Right? I try to avoid Chinese branded products but it’s nearly impossible to avoid Chinese made still.
      May 22
  • Square cashme
    We should also stop eating Italian, French, Japanese and Chinese food because they are not eating enough American food
    May 22 1
    • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
      Hell yeah! It's burger time. And fried chicken. And uhh... Mac n cheese and... Shit
      May 22
  • Amgen / Finance
    Mrmephisto

    Amgen Finance

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    Mrmephistomore
    Good luck with that...last time I checked Apple isn’t manufacturing anything outside of China.
    May 22 6
    • New / Eng DEV_ENV
      How about manufacturing in America? Are Americans too dumb to manufacture their own stuff?
      May 22
    • Twitch / Biz Dev OWL#1Deal
      1. We're in the 21st century when you're useless as a jack of all trades. To be successful, you need to be extremely good at a few things, and sell those things at a premium. That's basically global trade

      2. We need to sell higher margin products and outsource lower margin products (ie manufucturing) to places where labor is cheaper. Thus we export a shit ton of internet and data products where margins are high, and outsource low level productions to other people

      3. We can build everything in house. But your iPhone will probably cost you 5,000 us dollars. I don't want to pay 5,000 dollars for an iPhone.

      What you're suggesting is the same rhetoric the Chinese used back in the 15th century. In less than a few centuries, they went from the most powerful civilization in the world to a third world country.
      May 22
    • Amgen / Finance
      Mrmephisto

      Amgen Finance

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      Mrmephistomore
      China spent the last 3 decades building factories while we spent the last three decades dismantling them: the jobs aren’t coming back. Even if you broke ground today all the supply chain for making the average device would need to come back here too so we’re talking at least a dozen different factories just for one device. By that time most Chinese factories will have completed major upgrades.
      May 22
    • Twitch / Biz Dev OWL#1Deal
      Yes, they built factories cause their cost of labor is cheap. Cost of labor in the US expensive af and not competitive with global production.

      So the smart thing to do in this case is to up sell. Ie. shut down factories, and start creating jobs that generate higher margins. Ie services. That could be tech services like silicon valley or financial services like Wallstreet.

      Alternatively, we automate. Which if you look closely, automated factories are doing fine in the US. Because when we remove cost of labor, the most expensive resource, we don't need to move them offshore.

      In conclusion, why would I want to preserve shitty businesses that are not competitive, or play a game we're clearly not competitive in? Shut them down and make room for higher margin businesses that we have a competitive advantage in.
      May 22
    • Amgen / Finance
      Mrmephisto

      Amgen Finance

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      Mrmephistomore
      Good point we could do that but it’s not going to put the rust belt back to work.
      May 22
  • Twitch / Biz Dev OWL#1Deal
    I mean... That's called a trade war, thats what the US administration is pushing. It's pretty shit for everyone

    Also, not sure what op meant by customer is more important than culture.

    Customer service in China for internet purchases is astoundingly good :/
    May 22 0
  • New / Consultant lifeisguud
    OP
    China needs to learn, customer is more important than 5000 years of cultural blah blah blah.
    May 22 0
  • I thought Chinese loved apple products
    May 22 1
    • Barclays PLC / Product NightKing3
      Not anymore. Not even Samsung! They stopped buying Apple 🍎 products. They’re selling their S10/S10+ to but one plus 7 pro!
      May 22
  • New / IT
    greatloops

    New IT

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    greatloopsmore
    America will lose. Idiot president doesn't even understand economics 101 that no one wins in a trade war.
    May 22 2
    • New / Consultant lifeisguud
      OP
      Really? Seems like the customer has the upper hand in negotiating.
      May 22
    • New / Eng DEV_ENV
      @grearloops Chinese government disagrees with you. They've been using protectionism to give advantage to their industry for 30 years. No trade is better than unfair trade.
      May 22
  • Expedia / Eng
    xaRe06

    Expedia Eng

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    xaRe06more
    Nope. Not doing your dumb protectionist shit.
    May 22 1
    • Intel apsodj
      Conscientious objector?
      May 22
  • New / Eng
    Psynaptic

    New Eng

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    Working on Brain Machine Interfaces
    Psynapticmore
    Apple is one specific company that overprices their goods.

    Chinese products cover every domain in life, some are high quality, some low, most underpriced, some not.

    Why would we abandon the latter? Everyone should abandon the former to drive prices to a reasonable level.

    To suggest the opposite is to suggest buying an iPhone over a OnePlus, which is stupid.
    May 22 0
  • Facebook Pbuj80
    Childish
    May 22 2
    • New / Consultant lifeisguud
      OP
      And the ‘like’ on FB is so mature.
      May 22
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      Omg burn! How’d you know that Pbuj80 developed the “like” all by themselves?!
      May 22
  • Uber / Eng mH7bSe
    Apple products are made in China too.
    We should avoid Apple products too.
    May 22 0
  • Credit Karma EllisDee25
    How about not acting like pawns of nationalism?
    May 22 0
  • Microsoft whadaheck
    Why don’t you suggest to avoid Chinese and buy Indians?
    May 22 1
    • New / Consultant lifeisguud
      OP
      India does not make enough to replace China. Would have to be several countries around the world.
      May 22
  • New / Consultant lifeisguud
    OP
    If Chinese people are avoiding all things American, quid pro quo.

    Once Walmart Starts sourcing from other countries, China loses negotiation power. China won’t let that happen.
    May 22 1
    • Square cashme
      What happens to free market?
      May 22
  • Google Pa3V9c
    "If chinese people are avoiding Apple products"

    They have been for a while, have you seen the price tag on the new iPhones?
    May 22 0
  • New / Eng
    Fun22Tango

    New Eng

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    Fun22Tangomore
    WTF!! SMH!!!
    May 22 0