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Unfortunately that probably means a crackdown is iminent.
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I wonder how they are going to handle car recalls, if they cannot make toys?

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The bottom line still is that China is exporting exactly what the big buyers like WalFart are willing to dump on the marketplace. I have purchased items of quality and design excellence from China that match the best in the world and have seen junk so bad the cardboard box it was in was worth more than the contents.
We need to be better consumers by being more observent of what we ultimately purchase. As long as people are willing to buy junk there will be people willing to supply that need. Do not wait for the government to regulate importers of junk like WalFart because they don't bite sources of large political cash donations.

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Law-makers are supposed to regulate in the interest of the public as opposed to regulating in the interest of the regulated party.
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The bottom line still is that China is exporting exactly what the big buyers like WalFart are willing to dump on the marketplace. I have purchased items of quality and design excellence from China that match the best in the world and have seen junk so bad the cardboard box it was in was worth more than the contents.
We need to be better consumers by being more observent of what we ultimately purchase. As long as people are willing to buy junk there will be people willing to supply that need. Do not wait for the government to regulate importers of junk like WalFart because they don't bite sources of large political cash donations.
Well said that man. Interestingly WallFart already have a huge stake in the chinese market, makes you think does it not
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I'd buy one. Remember Hyundai when it came out with the Excel for $4995? I am expecting that the Chinese will also warranty their cars for 100K or 10 years like KIA. Hell, if that truck only lasts 5 years you still have gotten your money's worth. Buying a Toyota or a Chevy will also depreciate as much as or more than $12-$15K by then as well. If it lasts more than 5 years then you are ahead of the game. I would be interested in crash tests though. The Chinese have been selling to markets such as South America now for a while so I really expect the suspension to hold up. The engines can't be that bad and are probably "copied" from Toyota and Nissan anyways. I think that things will get a little interesting and would most likely force a general price reduction in all cars.
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