Re: I'm going to Retaliate
Salaries, overhead, property taxes, employee benefits and many other factors dictate that a US made product will always be more expensive to the end user, sometimes substantially more expensive than an off shore made import product.
In my business, if I quote a job (typically a sound system for a bar/restaurant/lounge), I MUST use plastic speakers made in China. And the amplifiers I use are made in South Korea. Why? Because all the other companies also bidding on the job are doing the same. If I quoted with US made products, my bid would be more than double-which guaranties I won't get the job. I gotta eat.
The great pro speaker brand JBL. Currently owned by Samsung-along with Crown, DBX, Soundcraft.... All products are made in China or South America.
US consumers are the same. Would you pay 3 times the cost of any product just to get what is virtually the same but US made? I have a set of Asian made headers for my Trans Am (Texas Speed, $450.00). They're really good, I doubt they perform any less than Kook's or ARH headers.
US made 6 ton jack stands from US Jack (D-41610) are $197.00. China made Torin Big Red 6 ton stands are $49.00. Unless you have disposable money and/or are a millionaire, which are YOU buying?
For the record, I bought ARH for the Monte-because ARH is the only maker offering Monte Carlo specific big block headers. Yes, they're different than Chevelle headers. Yes, they were over $1,300.00. And quite honestly, the after assembly clean up and finish on my Chinese Trans Am headers is better. Welds were cleaned up and it looks like they polished it.
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1971 Monte Carlo SS454-496ci 600hp
1999 Trans Am-500hp
2003 Iszu Ascender XL Limited V8