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    @GemmaRowlands, my husband said that the British love their own so much. No offense meant. Local products like apples are more expensive than imported apples. I admire your mentality. We also had that program before when I was young. It was called Filipino First - give priority to the local products. However, in the light of the Chinese industrial revolution, you cannot just compete with them. A cigarette lighter costing 10 pesos for the cheapest brand can be bought at 1 peso per piece from China. So how can you compete with that? No contest.

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    You'll laugh, but I get a lot of products from China, Taiwan and countries like that. I live in a poor country and people just love small prices, even if the quality isn't so great. I then re-sell them for a little higher price and everyone's happy this way.

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    Good, what quality are the items you get from Taiwan and Romania? Fair enough?
    Well, the Taiwan ones aren't really extravagant but they get the job done and they're cheap, so it's a fair trade. The romanian ones are pretty good, although not top tier.

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    Actually the products made by romanians are very high quality, but there are very few and hard to find. Most of the products you'll find from Romania are just re-sold.

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    @GenevB, I admire you for being proud of your country's products (I presume you are a Romanian). I cannot say the same for our homegrown products here because our main problem is quality assurance and quality control. Just like the Chinese products which are commonly lacking in durability, some of our products are like that. However, Chinese products are very cheap while our products are comparably more expensive. Maybe if we can instill in our culture the quality that our product needs, we can be a world power in manufacturing because we have one of the best labor force.

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    I buy a lot of goods abroad for personal use but we also sell a good amount of items on ebay that we source from other countries. For now we get our items mostly from US but we also get some goods from China from time to time. I've also bought once or twice from Hong Kong and Japan but those were just for personal items as well.

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    Hello,

    i think it is china. whatever you have bad or good experiences in outsourcing from china.
    you can not say you give up outsourcing .

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    Factory products from China is very cheap so it is the most popular source of supplies for those items. However, when I was in Bangkok, Thailand, I had seen the variety of their clothing products like blouses and pants which are elegant in designs and very cheap. In fact, I brought home a luggage full clothing items that I gave away to friends. Now I am thinking if it would be a good business to buy Thailand products that I can sell to boutiques here. Their snack items are also cheap like the tamarind candy and chili peanuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corzhens View Post
    Factory products from China is very cheap so it is the most popular source of supplies for those items. However, when I was in Bangkok, Thailand, I had seen the variety of their clothing products like blouses and pants which are elegant in designs and very cheap. In fact, I brought home a luggage full clothing items that I gave away to friends. Now I am thinking if it would be a good business to buy Thailand products that I can sell to boutiques here. Their snack items are also cheap like the tamarind candy and chili peanuts.
    I'm not completely sure but I heard that many clothing brands do source their cloth and shirts from Thailand instead of China so I think that is a very good idea. Although if you want to look for the source I am guessing it might be a little more difficult than China because they are a little more used to people looking to export, but it is probably worth the effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    I'm not completely sure but I heard that many clothing brands do source their cloth and shirts from Thailand instead of China so I think that is a very good idea. Although if you want to look for the source I am guessing it might be a little more difficult than China because they are a little more used to people looking to export, but it is probably worth the effort.
    You are right, clothing items are cheap in Thailand and with good quality as well. But Vietnam is also in that line. We were in Vietnam last September and I was able to buy a load of clothing items which were quite cheap, maybe the same as Thailand. Particularly the t-shirts, the material is of good quality. If only I know that it was that good maybe I would have bought some more particularly the shirts and the pants as well. We are planning to go back to Vietnam and my target are the apparel and footwear.

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