i got a hate love relationship with Chinese goods.
sure they can do some stuff… i kinda look at it like… if it’s kinda wonkey and i don’t mind repairing / upgrading it a bit and if i’m able to. then i’m less worried about ordering stuff from china.
but generally the more new products, that they are just straight up copying without understanding the nuances of how something works.
that’s just always terrible, so ill buy a hdd if it’s cheap and seem from the brand / model i like.
how do you not pay transport fees from the states… it’s usually always on their listings like something costs 200$ and then 100$ in shipping to europe
i mean american electronics is cheap… like 30% cheaper than here… but not 50% extra price for shipping…
the reason the shipping from china is free and there is no tarrifs is because thats payed for in European taxes, due to china’s state as a developing country and thus it gets a lot of advantages in the global market.
like very limited tarrifs…
so i don’t understand how you can say that you can get cheap american gear… should cost to send it across the pond and basically be free from china