Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Minden, Nevada, near Lake Tahoe
I gotta say, I'd be more than a little peeved, too. For at least the last 15 years I have been determined not to purchase Chinese goods if there is any other option. It always costs more: about 5 years ago my "lifetime guaranteed" Record vise (made in England) broke. Of course, Record refused to guarantee it because they stopped making that model. I found an 8" "imported" Wilton vise for $70; the same catalog had an 8" Wilton "Made in USA" vise for $200. That's what I bought. Was it worth 3 times the price? For me it was.
Yes, tire manufacturers build all over the planet. The tires on my truck are Toyos, manufactured in the USA; my wife's Toyos are made in Japan. They all wear fine; good tires (NONE made in China). And I'm sure China has figured out how to make a good tire, but,...
sjs had a reason to believe he was paying for a German tire. Maybe he should have looked at it first. He didn't get what he thought he was paying for. I say "take 'em to task" and get what you paid for.
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