Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

China strikes again

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fxdc, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

    Messages:
    1,230
    Likes Received:
    846
    Lost count of how many American companies have been gobbled up by them, but they now own GE.

    Some may not care but I'm old enuff to
    Appreciate how America became a world leader, and now for the last 7yrs we've been leading from BEHIND thanks to you know who.

    Hopen to live Long enuff to see us lead again. And by the way us do drive American cars and make the effort to investigate and buy products made in the USA.

    After all LET'S DO OUR PART TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
     
    Caveman Jim, Ura-Ki, orygun and 5 others like this.
  2. rodell

    rodell Newcastle, WA Active Member

    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    46
    In fairness, they own GE appliances, not the whole company. Other than Electrolux, no one else really wanted it.
     
  3. PaulB47

    PaulB47 Hillsboro Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,854
    Likes Received:
    2,596
    "Lost count of how many American companies have been gobbled up by them"

    In all fairness, companies are bought because it benefits both the buyers and the sellers. If it didn't do that, there wouldn't be a sale.

    Companies relocate because of the hostile regulatory climate and because labor costs are high here (which in turn is due to things like heavy taxation). If we had a free market in this country, there would be no need to relocate.

    When I came to Oregon in 1976, I was recruited from California. Hard to believe now but that company (Floating Point Systems) was recruiting engineers from all over the country, all the way to the east coast. These days Oregon government does everything they can to drive companies out. Then they say they are doing it to "help" us. We don't need that kind of "help".
     
    kenr74, Stomper, DuneHopper and 3 others like this.
  4. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

    Messages:
    507
    Likes Received:
    225
    How can you blame China? Someone in America sold it to them. Wouldn't they be to blame?
     
    DuneHopper and Dyjital like this.
  5. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

    Messages:
    2,703
    Likes Received:
    3,534
    Glad it's only appliances and not the Electric Boat Division.
     
    Caveman Jim and 3MTA3 like this.
  6. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,694
    Likes Received:
    2,544
    Well, practically all of the GE Appliances are already being made in China. So the fact that they now own the company too, is hardly shocking.

    .
     
    mjbskwim and DuneHopper like this.
  7. Provincial

    Provincial Near Salem, OR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    543
    Same thing as Lenovo buying IBM personal computers. They made them anyway. :rolleyes:
     
    Dyjital likes this.
  8. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,832
    Likes Received:
    4,257

    well that won't happen when all the kids want free shirt and will vote for Bernie has anyone actually been to his website man it's Fing scary he is a admitted comunist says so on his site 90% tax rate oh boy .And second amendment gone 1st amendment gone unless it's the elite making the statemnets we are so screwed if a conservative non politician does not get elected
     
  9. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    3,300
    Likes Received:
    6,578
    In a perfect world it would be great to buy an American vehicle and sulute the flag and all, but having owned 50+ cars and trucks in my life I have to say the vehicles built with innovation that worked and of high quality were definitely not American.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2016
    Dyjital likes this.
  10. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    3,034
    Likes Received:
    6,589
    Wait. What's more American?

    Your Chevy with it's Mexican motor and Canadian transmission?
    Or my Nissan Titan made in Georgia?

    The lines are blurred. And it's the American companies that have done it!

    So If they seek the best quality for the lowest price.
    So will I!
     
    Dyjital likes this.
  11. Dreams of Steel

    Dreams of Steel Sherwood Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    210
    I work in the appliance industry, and I can say that everyone at my shop is happy that Electrolux did not end up getting GE Appliances. We are a self-servicing dealer, so we have to be able to service everything we sell. my service techs don't like working on Electrolux products, especially their refrigerators, due to known design flaws and difficulty with certain aspects of the units. I wish that an American company would have picked up GE, but we have to take what we can get. That being said, GE will continue to manufacture most of their appliances here in the states, using 70-90% American made parts. My recommendation if you are purchasing GE products is get the upper end stuff (GE Profile for example) because it is going to be a Mission One product, meaning that it was built in Louisville, KY with those American made parts. If anyone needs kitchen or laundry appliance info, feel free to PM me and I will help in any way I can.
     
    Stomper likes this.
  12. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    3,300
    Likes Received:
    6,578
    I bought an Electrolux dishwasher and the drain sensor (I think) failed twice and after that I was given a new dishwasher and have had zero issues in the last 6yrs. It is super quiet and does an excellent job on the dishes. It was over $1000 but we'll worth it...best washer I have ever owned.
     
  13. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,694
    Likes Received:
    2,544
    Well, they most definitely were not Chinese, either.
     
    B5Ben likes this.
  14. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    3,300
    Likes Received:
    6,578
    True. I looked at some of those Chinese electric cars at a dealer in Portlandia and they had all the quality of a highschool metal shop project with its mig welded square tube frame and ill fitting sheet metal.
     
  15. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    12,912
    Likes Received:
    19,555
    My '06 Harley-Davidson, as beautiful as it is, and with the exception of the aftermarket LED tail-light and Mustang seat has all "genuine HD" accessory upgrades.... all stamped "made in China" somewhere in them.

    :confused:

    image.jpg image.jpg

    image.jpg

    image.jpg