Originally Posted by cougarshaman
Pro Comp uses international borders to effectively steal and repackage intellectual property such as head designs and other items.
Buying their products is rewarding them for doing this sort of thing instead of designing their own product.
Sure, their stuff has a good price point, but I won't buy anything that has their name on the box so that their amoral business practices won't be rewarded with my hard earned money. The people who take the time to do R&D work on our engines and produce new products with cutting edge technology should be the ones we reward with our dollars.
I don't need a set of cheap Aluminum heads that badly.
Something else we all need to understand about offshore products from China: Business in china has historically and repeatedly
undercut all their competition until the competition is driven out of business, and then the price for that cheapo chinese-manufactured product is jacked sky-high once they gain full control the market, leaving us with little options in lieu of the expensive junk.
A recent example of this was made to me by a friend in the retail plumbing supply business. Basically, industry in china realized that they have most of the copper in the world and so they simply doubled the price of their copper. No looming copper shortage, mind you, no shift in supply and demand, either...they simply doubled pricing for no reason other than to stick it to the rest of the world.
Here's another one. Generally, it now costs about ten times to ship something from
china than it costs to ship something to
china. I don't think I have to tell everybody to whom those increased shipping costs are going to ultimately be passed.
So like Japan thirty years ago, eventually the lesser price for chinese-made product is going to go up big time. But in this case, it will have been the plan of chinese industry all along. And our options for alternative product will already be minimized...along with our jobs and associated ingenuity.
There's your ProCrap heads straight stuff.