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The Daring Dufas
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Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:00 am   



Andrew May wrote:
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The Daring Dufas wrote:
Andrew May wrote:
The Daring Dufas wrote:
Dave Saville wrote:
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 05:11:13 UTC, The Daring Dufas
the-daring-dufas_at_peckerhead.net> wrote:

OH MY GOD! The British have their version of our Dollar Store.


Actually we go one better - 99p stores :-)

And these stores are stocked with items from which former colony?

I'm not aware that China (or at least the vast majority of it) was
ever a British colony.

Where else did you think all that cheap tat comes from?


Hong Kong and India perhaps?


I don't think there is much low cost manufacturing in Hong Kong any
more. Twenty years ago maybe but now most of that has been moved to the
mainland and Hong Kong seems to be mainly financial services and the like.

India is another matter. Over here I seldom see anything marked as
manufactured in India except perhaps clothes. But I can't for sure say
why. My perception is that the Indian growth is based more on things
like call centres, software services outsourcing and heavy engineering
like steel making and cars. None of which are sold in Pound Shops.

Certainly in my professional capacity I get much spam offering
manufactured goods from China and software subcontracting from India but
not vice-versa.

Andrew

I often see tools manufactured in India and Pakistan at the Harbor
Freight store. It reminds me of what I used to see many years ago
coming from Japan then years later from Hong Kong. Inexpensive and
roughly finished products seem to come from countries as they first
hit the global market then later, as the manufacturers gain experience,
the products improve in quality and value.

TDD

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