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User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2899 times:

What is the worst product you ever bought?

Where did it come from?

Here's your chance.

64 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2888 times:

Taiwan & China. Oh ya, and France. Absolute Crap.

And since GKirk is in Scotland, I say Scotland as well.  Smile


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 962 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

China. The future, my ass:

- Horrible labor conditions
- Non-existent safety and environmental regulation
- Corrupt management/government
- Widespread counterfeiting
- Cheap, low-quality goods

Thank you:



User currently offlineLesMainwaring From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 542 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

KOREAN CARS !!!

At least the Kia I bought in 2000 ... there was an electrical fire the first week I owned it, and something continually wrong with it. It seemed like it was in the shop more than out ... finally I traded it in for a Toyota.

It is funny, 2 weeks after buying my Kia, "Consumer Reports" magazine came out with their car buying guide and called the Sephia one of the worse cars available and said not to buy under and circumstances.

I guess Kia (now that they are owned by Hyundai) has a bit better reputation, but it ruined me on Korean built cars forever. As long as I can afford a Toyota or Honda, that's the route I will go.

...
The Lester Mainwaring Party
...



I want something under my wheels thats plenty long and mighty dry --- Vern Demarest
User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

Where is the airbus factory again?

 duck  flamed 


User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4105 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

In general, China, mostly do the work conditions, etc.

As for cars...I'm sure there are some oddballs, but I'm gonna have to say overall the US makes the crappiest cars (these days anyway).


User currently offlineZootrix From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

Italy - worst customer service (if you can consider that a commodity/product, in a business operation sense)
China - all that Wal-Mart junk (just have to wonder whose economy is this Christmas shopping helping?)
Britain - some foods
USA - beer, cars (driving a company Dodge, its just not a chick magnet
 weeping 


User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2813 times:




Dear moderators: No.
User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 4):
Where is the airbus factory again?

you certainly mean the Airbus-factory in Hamburg/Germany, and the factories in Great Britain and Spain ?


User currently offlineOldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2077 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2760 times:

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 8):
you certainly mean the Airbus-factory in Hamburg/Germany, and the factories in Great Britain and Spain ?

... and these in the US, producing American parts for the Buses.

Axel



Wer nichts weiss muss alles glauben
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21529 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

Cars: Yugoslavia. Yes, I know that the US has cranked out more than its share of crappy cars (the Ford Pinto springs to mind like an exploding gas tank), but the Yugo's first attempt was bad enough that they didn't even bother giving it a second shot.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2702 times:

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 5):
As for cars...I'm sure there are some oddballs, but I'm gonna have to say overall the US makes the crappiest cars (these days anyway).

Where's that video of that Chinese car's crash test.  Wink

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineFMAL From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 486 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

My worst expirences have been with Mexican products (TV and specially cars) and Argentinean cars.....complete crap.

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2673 times:

Taiwan makes the worst shit. Have you ever used any tools made in Taiwan?

It's always a treat to read the instructions.



User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

Hi folks..

We're going to miss soon all the good products coming from Japan, USA, or Europe and watching the Made in China or Made in PRC and similar crap..

Cheers

Enrique


User currently offlineIsuA380B777 From New Zealand, joined May 2005, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2616 times:

Quoting Mygind66 (Reply 14):
We're going to miss soon all the good products coming from Japan, USA, or Europe and watching the Made in China or Made in PRC and similar crap..

I think the high labour cost in first world countries, gives an absolute advantage for those countries with low labour costs, hence we are closing down our factories and buy things from those countries.


User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 13):
Taiwan makes the worst shit. Have you ever used any tools made in Taiwan?

Whey you're working for a living you soon learn the value of good tools both in time saved and in work not ruined. I started out with Craftsman and worked my way up to an all Snapon set and I have never regretted it.

The biggest problem is getting repair parts for stuff that comes from offshore. Nothing's standardized and it's not built to be repaired. If you're OK with tossing it after it breaks that's fine.


User currently offlineMham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3575 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

China. Ive been buying these motherboard/chip sets from Frys. Exactly 50% of the Chinese motherboards get returned for one reason or another. Absolute no sense of quality control. And some people think they're gonna rule the world???

User currently offlineCheckraiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 16):
Whey you're working for a living you soon learn the value of good tools both in time saved and in work not ruined. I started out with Craftsman and worked my way up to an all Snapon set and I have never regretted it.

Craftsman is definately the best bang for the buck but Snap-On is the finest tool to own.

And yes, they are overpriced.


User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4302 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

Quoting FMAL (Reply 12):
My worst expirences have been with Mexican products (TV and specially cars) and Argentinean cars.....complete crap

LOL, people in Argentina think Brazilian cars are complete junk... they get 'recalled' all the time!



My internet was not shut down, the internet has shut me down
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24913 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

Switzerland, the whole place sucks. And it's stuck between France and Germany  yuck   yuck 


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2483 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 20):
And it's stuck between France and Germany

Kinda funny coming from an aboriginee of a place that would best be described as a geological anomaly, stuck between several oceans and, well England, ok, but let's not get into details here...  Wink

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 20):
Switzerland, the whole place sucks

Which is the very reason why you go there all the time...to find out what sucking means...and maybe even hoping to get the first suck of your miserable existence, whatever it means, right? Big grin



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24913 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2478 times:

Hawd yer wheesht Andreas

[Edited 2005-12-28 12:12:34]


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

Quoting Mygind66 (Reply 14):
watching the Made in China or Made in PRC and similar crap..


I would NOT generalize in that way. The best bostitch I ever had was from the PRC and even a Chinese trademark. You can find shoddy lousy products in all countries. There may be a bad producer, or just bad luck to get the odd one in a large series. And never forget that a lot of "product-faults/failures" are the result of transportation and/or storage. I once in New York had, as rental car, a Chevrolet which was a disaster. Does THIS mean anything about Chevrolet ? Nonsense, the point was that right at the time, they were heavily booked and the car-rental companies "mobilized" whatever car they had anywhere in the garages. And I was content to HAVE a car in the right category. True, I heard from various sides in recent years, that South Korean cars are inferior in regard to quality. Maybe, but I remember to have had a South Korean one on Malta for a few days, which was perfect. Maybe the positive exception ?! Whatever, I oppose prejudice.


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 22):
[Edited 2005-12-28 12:12:34]

I'd be really interested in reading what was written there BEFORE your edit.  Wink Big grin



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
25 ME AVN FAN : so angry about the meagre success of your tour of Glasgow area watering holes ?
26 TNboy : Rolex watches are total, absolute crap!!! The one I bought in Istanbul for ten Australian dollars keeps good time, but the band is flaking. One I boug
27 Gkirk : Stop trolling you muppet
28 Halls120 : Agree 100%. It is silly to suggest that an entire country makes the "best" or "worst" products - especially in the age of globalization...
29 Post contains images Andreas : Except Scotland, of course, but since it is not even a country, the point is somewhat moot...
30 Jush : You and a little bit of brain, my ass. That are exactly the conditions in every industial nation when it became industrial. China is at its beginning
31 ME AVN FAN : Rolex watches are NOT available at prices below 300 US-Dollars. What you bought are the famous Rolex-fakes. Places like Bali and Istanbul are known f
32 Dougloid : True, but when ultimate performance and precision is required Snapon's the only game in town. There are some poseurs-Matco and Mac come to mind-but t
33 Jaysit : They said the same thing about Japanese cars and products not so long ago. How times change.
34 Luisde8cd : Is not a country but a renegade island: TAIWAN Tell me about crappy products... Saludos desde Monterrey, Luis
35 Aer Lingus : French cars! The first French car that we got was a 1996 Peugeot 406 in 2000. After about 14 months the car got some very weird problem probably the E
36 JCS17 : I've got three words: "Hecho en Mexico"
37 DfwRevolution : We're talking about today, now aren't we? The thread title is "country with the worst made products," not "country with the worst made products 50 ye
38 TNboy : Thanks Dougloid - I didn't think anyone would need to point out the bleeding obvious!!!!!! But for ME AVN FAN's benefit ..... I knew that!! And yes,
39 AerorobNZ : Actually Chinese products have come on in leaps and bounds in recent years, most of our labelled stuff comes from the same production plants in China
40 DaddiesSecret : Indian Restaurant food made in America
41 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : well, according to Rolex-spokesmen, 10'000s of fakes are sold worldwide, seriously damaging their interests.
42 TNboy : Yeah, the 'fake' market must be huge, but I wonder whether people, even in those numbers, buying obviously fake Rolexes, etc., damage the genuine mark
43 ME AVN FAN : - I wonder as well, BUT reps of such companies insist on having damages in the height of millions of Swiss Francs .
44 TNboy : Of course they do. But that doesn't necessarily reflect one lost sale - simply a paranoia about the possibility. Honestly - who would buy a cheap fake
45 Andz : I work for a GE distributor and many of our products are made in Mexico, as well as India, Korea, Japan and China. It all comes down to QA procedures
46 IAH777 : This many replies and no one has mentioned Sweden's finest - Ikea?!? Everything looks great in the store, but you get it home and A) you discover the
47 ME AVN FAN : suppose that technical "copies" seldom achieve the quality of the original while it looks different with clothing. Once bought copies of jeans in Nor
48 TNboy : I have a feeling that some of the sweatshops in places like Macau actually make genuine brands for the major international stores, while also providin
49 Dougloid : Ahhhhhhh, you're just jealous because we have clean pots and pans here. We know it damages the flavor but we can't help ourselves.
50 ME AVN FAN : well, I enjoyed excellent Indian restaurants in places like Dallas, OklahomaCity etc. They were absolutely excellent in every way.
51 Dougloid : Got a pretty fair one about a mile from the house run by a family of Punjabis-nice folks all, reasonably priced and a great place to scarf down some
52 SJUboeingGirl : Taiwan, China --> general stuff and Colombia, Argentina --> candy , germany--> juice, usa--> hersheys & general chocolate
53 Post contains images Dougloid : Gotta agree on the chocolate-when I'm shopping for the stuff it's either imported from Europe or handmade at Chocolaterie Stam. And who said gringos
54 FMAL : My Argentinean car wasn't recalled.........it went straight to the junk yard!
55 JAGflyer : American Cars with the exception of the vans. Their sedans drive like marshmellows and lack important features such as light-up gear indication and co
56 Dougloid : The last American made car I had was a 1987 Voyager I bought brand new in the fall of 1986. It made 216,000 miles before expiring, but that's another
57 Mdsh00 : Good Indian restaurants are frankly hard to find around the US. Especially buffet. I had some of the best Indian food in the UK and of course India.
58 ME AVN FAN : Good restaurants in many places in the USA really ARE difficult to find. The other side of the coin is that your country sports real jewels, beside a
59 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : well, LAMB VINDALOO is my absolute favourite meal !
60 AerorobNZ : Considering that the Gucci girls in the shop in town couldn't spot a fake handbag when my mate took his girlfriend in to see how much they would have
61 Arrow : I've got news for you -- they already are an economic powerhouse and surpassed the U.S. as the world's largest manufacturing nation. The quality can'
62 Amhilde : Ikea is all made in China anyway I believe- and I have to say I adore the set of pots I got from them ( I sprung for the more expensive 365 set). Howe
63 Post contains links Dougloid : Nope. Wrong again. http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/rankorder/2001rank.html
64 RootsAir : k man...welcome to my RU list !
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