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Old 11th February 2011, 22:09   #31
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@Der Alte Its not about blocking imports and closing borders. Its simply that if any Indian firm sell a Chinese good, it should be sold in the brand name of manufecturing company, not theirs. They should just market it.
That is not cheating. That is called marketing. That is called the business of marketing white labeled goods under multiple brands.

White label goods ARE NOT usually sold under their own brand name.

Pegatron manufactures phones and tablets for many global brands.

Sometimes even established brands are sold under other names.

Sony TVs use Samsung LCD screens in many cases. Do you think the customer is being misled? Does the customer really care as long as he gets the sales and service associated with the brand promise of sony!

Your going in position seems to be that it is unethical, fly by night kind of operation, whereas it is an established global business model.

Also your position that all chinese goods are cheap and unreliable seems quite extreme. It depends on the manufacturer and more importantly the price point.

You can get a 2GB USB stick from 2 dollars to 5 dollars. It all depends on where you source it from and how you think failure or reliability will affect your brand.

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@Noopster Companies like Godrej, Usha, Bajaj, HCL etc should enlighten the customer that what they are selling is actually is not their product but cheap and unreliable Chinese product and then Indian consumers will decide.
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You have done a lot of research. Can you post some statistics with proof that the products made in china are unreliable compared to products made in India.
Also can you please let me know of companies making cell phones or tablets(like olivepad) which are made in India?
Also can you tell us the source of your information that laptops made in India are better than those made in China. Before that, if you could make us privy to some electronics manufactured in India it will be wonderful.
Thank you, looking forward to your research. I am sure you have lots links and lots of information based on the research you did?
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@ Richie, liked your warning message more than the button story.

@ Genesis, agree to you on the point that the Chinese can deliver good products as well if not under the pressure to cut cost all the time.
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It is incorrect to say categorically that Made In China is of inferior quality.

And secondly, have a look at all the FMCG products that you consume daily. You wouldn't of heard anything about the manufacturing company. That's the way business works.

It's not a fraud, it's a business model. Like all things, there are good players and bad cheats here as well. Apply thought and buy what suits you best. E.g. The market is flooded with imported furniture from the east that are rebranded and sold by some stores at a premium price. I wouldn't touch them unless they are sold at the annual 50% clearance sale. That's their real worth.
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We talk about chinese products branded as Indian. What we see in corporate world is, branded manufacturing.

Mico Bosch do not produce filters and fuel pump. They are manufactured by others under guidelines and quality standards of MICO. Mico Bosch sells them in their brand name.

HLL does not manufacture pepsodent toothpaste. They get it done by others.

similarly between countries these arrangements. We are trying to optimise the costs and final price to customers. Else, lava, g5 and other brand Indian mobiles could not be given below Rs. 5k.
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@Kiku, @Dwarka

Companies getting their own innovations manufectured abroad or by another party & selling it back home as theirs for cost effectiveness is allright. Because in such cases product quality is maintened as per the set brand value of the organisation.

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