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Ultra cheap 3tb hard drive

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by eboydog, May 7, 2014.

  1. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Just got my item today (took 19 days from the order) and came with two button batters that I would have to pay more for in the USA, item works great!! for $1.66 + free shipping, don't know how they do it.
  2. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
  3. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

    Mar 23, 2006
    Most people don't' realize that most USA consumer items have terrible markups, now that everything is made in China, they make a killing on the popular name brand products while the "too cheap to understand why" items are simply marketing conditioning.

    As the old PSA anti-drug commercials stated: "Give the first products away for free and see who ever comes back". China retailers are the same as street drug dealers.

    The day will come when China will either cut the United States off or raise the prices so high that only the extreme wealthy will be able to afford them, it's not any different in the how the United States broke down the iron curtain and "won" the cold war. Its wasn't just massive military spending, it was westernizing the eastern european nations with our McDonald restaurants, pop music and Levi jeans, you train the younger generation in the way you want to lead them.

    The only difference was that the United States did this accidentally in late 70's & early 80's due to unorganized capitalism while China is doing this now under a very orchestrated plan and supervision of their communist leaders who understand how the Soviet Union fell and are have learned from the United State nonviolent Coup D'eTat of the former USSR.
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC

    While blue jeans and the Beatles played a big part in ending the USSR, it was government (theirs, not ours) subsidies that let Japan destroy the US television manufacturing business by underpricing, with the Japanese government protecting their manufacturers from actually taking a loss to do so.
  5. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

    Mar 23, 2006
    Oh yes, it was a matter of east versus west in who could spend the most on programs that didn't help their country, United States balanced out on top due to the steel and commercial manufacture capibilities it had left over from WWII. I dare you to go shopping and find any consumer goods that is still manufactured in the United States as the same you describe of Japan is the same that east Asia countries are doing now.

    One of two things is going to happen, followed by the other, the Chinese workers are going to organize and depand higher wages and better living conditions which will drive consumers goods up to never imaged highs or the US dollar exchange rate is going to crash to unheard to never seen lows; either way depending on which happens first, its going to make the 1930's depression look like a a walk in park on a sunny day.

    Short of groceries, start checking off all the itemes you buy at Walmart and start thinking were you might buy all those China made goods when they aren't available. Heck we ship recycled paper to China, the united states doesn't produce batteries any more since the last lead smelter plant was closed, the majority of iron and steel used to build buildings is no longer made in the united states, the toilet paper you buy isn't made in the united states!.

    People talk about the fear of China buying the United States but its all ready happened as if China stops running cargo ships across the pacific, the only people in the united states who won't feel pain will be the Amish and the rest of the country will be put back into the 1850's era of fledgling pre-industrialization era were if you can't make it yourself, you will do without.

    It's not a good thing when one country depends on another for all it consumer goods, That is why Japan started their invasion of other eastern Asian countries in the late 1930's when they came to the realization that they didn't have the means to support their way of life and economy. The last two world wars were based on economy turmoil and the next will not be any different.

    But hey, as long as my my Roamio Plus works, I will be fine. :D
  6. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

    Jan 1, 2009
    So how do you really feel about it. :p

    Of it did not help the US that we helped retool that factories in Japan and Europe after WWII so they were making things with better equipment than we had at home.
  7. telemark

    telemark New Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    > Now I wonder if the China post packages go by container by sea.

    I believe the two cheapest transports are container ship and rail.

    > But hey, as long as my my Roamio Plus works, I will be fine.

    Sounds like we're in trouble then. :p

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