In the spirit of Ranting
Originally Posted by doglivehk
Those are not from black market. There is like a market places where only official approved big shops can sell stuff there, and razer prices are all like this kind of low price over there.
Basically it can tell you how much $ razer can earn. Those razer in China has exactly quality and packing, just the price is like 20% of price in USA.
Anything sold without the producers consent in another country where it is not patented is black market. Just because the item in question in genuine or not, does not matter, what matters is the producers intent and the manufacturers observance of that agreement(if the manufacture cuts the inventor, producer out, its black market). It is likely that many physical products designed in America and produced in China for American consumers are made available to the Chinese market without consent to the American Producer. Its China's Ace in the hole in the global race to the top, and to think that a country that pays employees $0.26 a day and runs over peaceful protesters with tanks would operate with any level of trustworthy ethics or integrity is just foolish.
And the cost of living argument is absolutely invalid by the cost of production and profit margin. Just because the cost of living in China is less, it does not change that the product cost $12.00 to produce and the company had decided it wants to make $12.00 per product, so they sell the product at (MSRP)$50.00 and offer it wholesale to the retailer for $24.00. Now the cost of living argument makes the product worth $9.00 in China which is still $3.00 lower than the cost to produce(cost to American company, not real cost that would be like $2.75), not to mention the $12.00 profit to the producer, and the $26.00 profit to the retailer. And no there is no magical exchange rate firm that makes the value come out to a good deal for the American Producer. That item on the Chinese Market is absolutely without a doubt a black market item, even though it may be legit in terms of product integrity, the producer has been cut out and there for it is a black item.
In the end, American companies only offer there products in countries where they can make a reasonable profit per unit. Almost everything sold in India, Egypt, China, Mexico, and New York is a black market item.
Manufacture=Ching Ping Wo Manufacturing in Bejing (fictitious but gives the point)