Apple probes China factories

Discussion in 'China' started by Ray, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Imagine this!

    I am sure our good worthies of China will say these are 'sweat factories'!


    Not only the child labour is being used but also under unsafe conditions!


    Charming China!!
     
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    I am sure apple biggies are permanently posted in Chinese factories to supervise tr work done. They would have known.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Apple don't care how Foxconn makes it, as long as it gets done . They only do these audits for PR sake.
     
  5. niharjhatn

    niharjhatn Regular Member

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    Whats sad is that RRP for their products remains ridiculously high, when they are as cost cutting (perhaps even more so!) than other similar companies.

    I read an article a while back where some of the construction firms in Sweden were charging ridiculous overheads for items they subcontract to companies in Asia, like Vietnam, maintaining a high price as the common public think it is being made locally.

    I daresay Apple is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to such an industry double-standard.
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    All western countries take hefty margin on anything. The products that start from china at about $10 are sold at $200-250 and this I am saying about the products I sell in India. I buy from Taiwan and still that same product costs $15.

    I was going through the terms and conditions of an Australian company selling the kind of products I sell. They charge a restocking charge of 20% for any goods returned for any reason. 20% is something I don't get normally when I sell these days.
     
  7. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Why are you not on an even playing field.

    That is if I have understood you.
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Sir western companies selling in their own countries charge that much.

    It all adds up to cost. Everything is expensive.
     
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    It's pure eye wash i cant believe Apple outsourced to an extend that it does not know what's happening in their own plant for years. They all care is $$$ not some $h!t HR activities.
     

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