- Nov 20, 2013
- 4,994 (1.74/day)
- Kiev, Ukraine
|Processor||Ryzen 7 3800X|
|Motherboard||ASUS X570-PLUS TUF Gaming|
|Cooling||Xigmatek Scylla 240mm AIO|
|Memory||4x8GB G.Skill Ares OEM DDR4-3200 (B-die)|
|Video Card(s)||GTX 1070 Ti|
|Storage||Adata SX8200 Pro 1TB|
|Display(s)||Samsung U24E590D (4K/UHD)|
|Case||ghetto CM Cosmos RC-1000|
|Power Supply||SeaSonic SSR-550FX (80+ GOLD)|
|Keyboard||Modecom Volcano Blade (Kailh choc LP)|
|Software||Windows 10, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS|
Dream on. The reason EU decided to strengthen VAT enforcement, is because it's a big stream of tax revenue, not because it will miraculously increase internal manufacturing.This is purely to bring manufacturing back and not fully rely on China doing it for cheap. Not going to pretend that the average Joe will dislike it, but average Joe does not think longterm, which is where this should help.
If anything, they'll have more motivation to increase imports, cause people will complain for a bit, but keep buying cheaper alternative and pay taxes.
Looks like someone doesn't know where most of EU consumer goods are made at.I'd suggest you buying your stuff from China and stuff from EU. Tell me which ones blows up faster and second where do you go to claim warranty?
Most of these small packages are small, cheap consumer goods. I can tell you right now, that a name-branded Chinese electronics is two classes above rebranded EU electroncis. Textile can be debateable, but only in regions that previously had decent manufacturing. In most cases it's the same scheme - order from Chinese, Taiwanese, Indian, or Turkish factory, customize packaging and labels, import at atificially reduced value and pay VAT, throw a "made in [insert your country here]" label along with 100% upmark and profit. Everything depends on how much that EU/US company values quality over margin. That's how we end up with cheapified rebranded Clevo laptops that break in half around the time your warranty expires, that's how we end up with "European" phones pre-loaded with chinese adware and spyware, that's how we get IoT devices with 10y.o. unpatched vulnerabilities etc.etc.etc. The most you can get nowadays is "assembled in [whatever]", but that's hardly an indicator of quality.
Just a little example: back in a day I used to order running shoes every 2 years or so. One pair of Nikes is already past its 8th birthday and only needs a trip to shoemaker's workshop for heel padding replacement. Nowadays a typical pair of Nikes or NewBalances costs the same if not more( $60+ incl VAT for the cheapest pair in my area) but at least in my case lasts no more than 3-4 months.... everything falls apart except soles (and I no longer run or go to the gym). So, now I've switched to $15 "registered in Ukraine"(e.g. made in China) brand 'cause at least I have an expectation of it to last that much for the price (though it's already outlasting old shitty NB).
Warranty is a touchy topic, but the majority of reputable sellers on Aliexpress will honor warranty if you are willing to pay shipping to China (which in most countries is only viable for more expensive stuff).