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Contrary to popular belief the Volvo isnt Swiss....

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Old 30.10.2011, 22:05
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Contrary to popular belief the Volvo isnt Swiss....

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Re: "Swiss" stuff that really isn't Swiss

Isn't it more like everything nowadays is made in China? I once bought a Switcher T-shirt that said 100% Swiss and then I found it was made in Macao or Bangladesh and I wrote a letter of complaint to Switcher and received a very polite reply telling me the 100% Swiss applied to the design.
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Re: "Swiss" stuff that really isn't Swiss

Look at your iPod/pad/phone whatever:

- designed in California
- manufactured in China
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made in Mexico .. of course
Does everyone know that those are Enchiladas Suizas? youd didn't label it!
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Does everyone know that those are Enchiladas Suizas? youd didn't label it!
He did. You just have to look carefully. (Like I had to)
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But, lest we start another "I live in Swiss" debate, surely "Swiss made" means it's made by Swiss people, not in Switzerland.
If that's the case then the majority of watches made here are French Made (not kidding).
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Re: "Swiss" stuff that really isn't Swiss

If a kettle was Swiss made and didn't need a mortgage then it must have been made by an unskilled child in a gutter.

I'd much rather pay less and get one made in a developing country by a skilled child in a gutter.
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I'd much rather pay less and get one made in a developing country by a skilled child in a gutter.
LOL.... You must own an American made car
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But, lest we start another "I live in Swiss" debate, surely "Swiss made" means it's made by Swiss people, not in Switzerland.
I had no idea of the huge number of Swiss living and working in China
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"Swiss Whistling kettle : Not to be used on Sundays"
Or after 22 hundred hours, in that case you need an government approved Swiss whistling kettle silencer.
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I'd much rather pay less and get one made in a developing country by a skilled child in a gutter.
I prefer buying from western countries no matter what the cost. Anyways its funny you mention the ones from developing countries being cheaper as it wasn't the case here in America when I bought one last year. Made in China ones were $15-20ish while a made in Germany Braun was 10 bucks.
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Re: "Swiss" stuff that really isn't Swiss

This is going to create an uproar, but....





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I was on a train a couple years ago in Zurich and an old American woman with a NY accent was telling REAALLLYYY Loudly everyone on the train that American jews invented fondue........ The Swiss people were noticeably pissed to hear this. And several got up and left when she insisted that Jews invented it
I could really see this being a great Larry David moment in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm
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I prefer buying from western countries no matter what the cost. Anyways its funny you mention the ones from developing countries being cheaper as it wasn't the case here in America when I bought one last year. Made in China ones were $15-20ish while a made in Germany Braun was 10 bucks.
Hear! hear! I'm a label-checker and always check to see where the product I'm buying is made, anything China or PRC gets rejected.... though this is regrettably impossible in some cases.
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This is going to create an uproar, but....


Is that British tennis player Greg Rusedski?
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Headbands arent Swiss?

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Headbands arent Swiss?
His mom is from South Africa, and he has both passports. Uproar? Sure.
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?Who is South African and Swiss?

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His mom is from South Africa, and he has both passports. Uproar? Sure.
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Old 01.11.2011, 16:14
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I prefer buying from western countries no matter what the cost. Anyways its funny you mention the ones from developing countries being cheaper as it wasn't the case here in America when I bought one last year. Made in China ones were $15-20ish while a made in Germany Braun was 10 bucks.
True. I also know from my company that under certain conditions, making stuff in Europe is actually more cost effective than making it in China. People often make the mistake of equating salaries with costs. Some items can be made with high degrees of automation and require very few actual manual-labour style staff, and the staff they do require are mostly highly skilled engineering type positions who look after and program the robots. Statistics I've seen show that a production engineer with equivalent skills, experience and productivity levels costs marginally more in China than he does in Eastern Europe, especially if you consider not the salary you need to hire him but the salary you need to retain him. Add in the fact that salaries in China are rising far faster than they are in Eastern Europe and you'll find its not always a good idea to outsource your production to China.
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