Goto Chockstone Home

  Tech Tips

      Sponsored By

Chockstone Photography
Australian Landscape Photography by Michael Boniwell
Australian Landscape Prints

Chockstone Forum - Gear Lust / Lost & Found

Rave About Your Rack Please do not post retail SPAM.

Topic Date User
DMM ripping off BD camalots? 4-Aug-2009 At 11:41:01 AM oweng
Saw an interseting doco about the benefits and pitfalls of moving manufacturing to China.

Main benefit is that obviously its super cheap, and if control of the manufacture is kept, there are no quality problems.

Main disadvantage is that no matter how tight security is, local manufacturers will probably work out how to make identical copies (often including labeling and packaging) much cheaper, and not necessarily with any quality control.

A classic example is counterfeit perscription drugs, that are identical to the genuine article, except they often dont work.

According to the doco, a significant proportion of the spare parts used in vehicle servicing in western countries are now non genuine 'knock-offs'.

Probably not an issue for BD, as the manufacture process of a cam wouldnt exactly be rocket science, and could be worked out pretty bloody easy by just buying and pulling apart a cam. So they are not really risking much.

Its more an issue for high tech companies (apple etc) who want to protect innovative techniques.

There are 55 replies to this topic.


Home | Guide | Gallery | Tech Tips | Articles | Reviews | Dictionary | Forum | Links | About | Search
Chockstone Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | Landscape Photos Australia

Please read the full disclaimer before using any information contained on these pages.

Australian Panoramic | Australian Coast | Australian Mountains | Australian Countryside | Australian Waterfalls | Australian Lakes | Australian Cities | Australian Macro | Australian Wildlife
Landscape Photo | Landscape Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Fine Art Photography | Wilderness Photography | Nature Photo | Australian Landscape Photo | Stock Photography Australia | Landscape Photos | Panoramic Photos | Panoramic Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | High Country Mountain Huts | Mothers Day Gifts | Gifts for Mothers Day | Mothers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Mothers Day | Wedding Gift Ideas | Christmas Gift Ideas | Fathers Day Gifts | Gifts for Fathers Day | Fathers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Fathers Day | Landscape Prints | Landscape Poster | Limited Edition Prints | Panoramic Photo | Buy Posters | Poster Prints