Unfortunately it's not the maker that's the issue at hand. When given the right equipment and quality parts, the Chinese makes can be just as good as it's Internationally made counterparts.
The real issue with buying from the Chinese at least several years ago, and this seems to be less and less the case now, is that the motto is not "support the guy that makes it well and cares about his craftsmanship" but more like "buy from that guy because his is the cheapest." Seriously, that's how business is done over there on a small scale level (not Apple or the likes). Now....not so much. There are still companies that do things with poor quality controls cranking things out on the super low price sure but since China has boomed, there is now a good portion of quality products being made but still at a great price. How? The government subsidizes these products cost so that quality is up and cost is still down, consider it an investment... which if you look at what's happening over there, is working at the time being.
Nothing at the moment
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- '01 RC51 SP1 (Sold)
- '03 919
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