Showing posts with label cheap. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cheap. Show all posts

Any Excuse for Cheap Thai Labor But Not Economics

Aussie companies use cheap Thai labor.
Companies betray Australia by moving offshore. It is amazing what they will say to justify such "job robbing" behavior. Executives even lie to themselves and never admit that the move is only to make more profit. Thai cheap labor economics
Thai factory workers
A case in point is the company Fibre King. This is a family business. Pat Boland, the joint managing director, says that the culture of Thailand was the reason to shift production to that country. This is absolute rot! economic cheap labor

He is going to fly in engineers to oversee Thai factory workers. No doubt, the Thai workers will be treated like slaves as their low wages dictate. The company will use the tried and proven colonial style system. Design and sales will be retained in Australia. This is 25 per cent of the workforce. The Thai "automatons" will slave away in the sweatshop in Thailand.
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The Buying Problems With Online Only Kogan

Retail: Kogan is more expensive after dealing with return issues which are very common for this online only store. Noting it specializes in cheapies.
You may think that buying from Kogan's online store in Australia is wise because you can get some low priced bargains.  When all of the pitfalls are considered it is obvious that purchasing goods from Kogan is more expensive than getting similar goods from nearby retailers, even if they are $50.00 more expensive.  And that is all there is in it, say for a new laptop for example.  Note shipping cost!
Kogan with his cheap trash laptops
Go on, throw your cheap trash Ruslan!

If you get a faulty product from Kogan the company will make it extremely difficult to solve the problem.  They will not under any circumstances give a refund even though Australian consumer law is broken in the process.  They will insist that you pay the return freight cost with expensive tracking that will cost you at least $60 for a wonky laptop.

The best option is to pay with PayPal, always!  This is because PayPal has control over Kogan's bank account and can repay mistreated consumers whether Kogan says yeah or nay.  You can also take Kogan to the Small Claims Tribunal.

Furthermore, The company blatantly lies in its advertising.  There is no way the computers they sell will last 10 hours on a battery charge - they have the same specs as those with a 4 hour life in other stores.  If you set the display to full brightness, Kogan's factory settings override it and set it to dull down when you unplug the power lead.  The screen is so dark it is unusable for any computer work.

An official complaint is ongoing with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to make Kogan behave more appropriately to Australian consumers.  Why should trustworthy buyers have to put up with being taken for a ride by this self-proclaimed "greatest gift to Australia" artist?  I do not want to get personal, but I have an artist of a different type in mind!w
 Retail by Ty Buchanan 
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Ultrasound to Treat Alzheimer's Disease

A great deal of research is going on into solving the problem of Alzheimer's disease. It is a major issue with the number of elderly people increasing in most countries. Though young people can suffer from the illness it is perceived as a disease of the aged.
Ultrasound to treat Alzheimers disease
While most work has been done on the chemical and molecular structure of the brain, it seems that a simple treatment has been there all along. The University of Queensland has stumbled onto ultrasound as an effective treatment. First successful on mice, it is now being rolled out for humans.

Waves of ultrasound break up neurotoxic amyloid plaque. The cause of the illness is still there, but the damage done is reversed. Some old memories could still be lost. However, new ones will be kept. This will reduce the need for resources in caring for the elderly who will able to function on their own.

In tests, mice were capable of solving problems that had beaten them before. Decision making is the most important function of the human brain apart from those keeping a person alive. Long term memories are not so critical: though ideally, one would not want to loose these.

It is debated whether the use of ultrasound would improve executive functions of healthy brains. Other diseases also damage the brain and detection of them is difficult. In the future we could all be getting regular ultrasound.
✴ /Health by Ty Buchanan
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SUPERCHEAP AUTO Breaks Product Return Laws

Having a blog means information is sent to you from many sources. The following story should interest you.

So SuperCheap is a trustworthy chain of stores selling automotive products and it honors prevailing return of faulty goods laws. Think again. They do not refund money on faulty products.

A customer purchased an electrical item in a completely sealed box. When he got home he opened the box and assembled the item. He was shocked to discover that he had to go back and buy an accessory made by the item's maker in order for the machine to run. This is an offense in itself.  To make things worse the product didn't work with the new add-on.

In the legal case of Fisher and Paykel versus the Australian High Court in regard to breaches of warranty obligations, the judge found against Fisher and Paykel. The judge said that items must be complete and work straight out of the box with no further purchases necessary. Furthermore, any electrical product that plugs into a household electricity supply must work for at least FOUR years. If it doesn't the customer has to be given a refund - not an exchange, a refund.

When you buy an electrical appliance from any store it is not necessary to fork out money for extra warranties supposedly covering the next four years because it is already covered by law.

Now let us get back to the real issue: SuperCheap not abiding by faulty product laws. The customer took the faulty good back to the SuperCheap store where he bought it. He informed the shop assistant, namely, "Dee" that the item was faulty and SuperCheap should not sell products that are incomplete. Dee obviously did not like the truth, so she said she had the authority to refuse a refund and in this case the faulty item was pushed back and the customer was told to go on his way. She did not even look at the receipt. This consumer now has a new machine that does not work and the money spent on the extra accessory was wasted.

Clearly, something has to be done about this. The consumer is pursuing the case through the Office of Fair Trading and the ACCC. Justice has to be done here. It may only be a minor item but it is important that stores strictly abide by existing trading laws. People put in positions of authority to oversee returned items must be taught what the laws are, They do not have the legal right to override the law as Dee did in this case.
Law by Ty Buchanan
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Cheapy Tablet Market Explosion

Australians are buying cheap tablets at a record rate. Just about every major store is selling a low-cost tablet. People are not worrying about completely new brands and are snapping them up. The computers do the basics. 'This is all users seem to want. A spare lying around the house is always useful.

Established companies like Intel are taking notice. They are about to launch a "cheapy" into the booming market. Sales of all types of tablets doubled last year in Australia. Apple seems to be ignoring the trend keeping its prices high. This could prove very costly in the long run. You just cannot ignore a change in purchasing. The market has changed with people moving away from major brands. They have realized that tablets are much the same.

Making tablets is new for Intel. It is moving with the times and rightly so. Intel does not intend to manufacture in the US. It is consulting with Chinese companies. It knows a quality chip in integral for even cheapies to work well and it has the skills to design a fast chip.

It is designing a product for each price range, a good idea if it is to become the major manufacturer. That is its goal. The Bay Trail chip is 64-bit. This will offer real power as new applications is made for the system. The market is growing and buyers are expecting more features in a low-priced product.
Tablets by Ty Buchanan
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