Originally Posted by FuNkDrSpOt
The problem with this is that companies too often take advantage of this. How many times over the last 100 yrs have corporations come out with a high quality product, only to cut quality in the name of greater profits?
I should have re-phrased that, I know this isn't always true nowadays in modern consumer electronics. However, a lot of us computer enthusiasts will pay for quality parts such as PSU's and motherboards.
Originally Posted by "KittensMewMew
We are stating the exact same solution in different words. Apple can and should force their factories to be safe because they have the fanbase to buy their product regardless of price. Then other companies can follow suit.
And North American made does not necessarily mean quality, which is a common misconception. This, coupled with the fact that the cost of producing things here is often times prohibitive to making money makes me think that even if Apple decided to produce product in a safer environment, it would still not be in North America.
I hate when I end up doing that
. I know that in made in America =/= quality necessarily but it is a lot safer with the rules and regulations. As far as quality goes, that is up to the company to set quality into motion. You wouldn't believe all the quality checks that happen here at Harley and the plant I'm at is just the paint plant, so the quality mostly comes from how the company decides to handle things.Edited by B-rock - 2/1/12 at 4:43pm