|08-20-2009, 03:36 AM||#11|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Springboro, Oh
Depends on the Laws. Part of the huge cost right now is QC because of paint in china. Require less qc, (because we prosecute their butt if they break the law) , Tax the workers less etc. and you've got a little bit down. It will still cost more but more jobs = more cash flow to buy the little guys anyways.
Our big problem here is taxes. part of the reason we have to pay workers so much? we take half their paycheck!
|08-20-2009, 06:12 AM||#12|
Cobra Elite Trooper
Join Date: Sep 2008
Several economists actually did a cost comparison of companies manufacturing in China compared to the US when the recession started last year. They actually did the math and found with the cost of shipping across an ocean, oil, along with a ton of other costs companies must pay to insure the factories meet humanitarian and environmental standard it would cost about the same to manufacture in the US that it does to manufacture in China.
The main thing that prevents companies from moving back to the states is that they already have the factories, equipment, and workforce there and those countries provide additional benefits to companies to keep the work there.
|08-20-2009, 06:19 AM||#13|
Crimson lady of the Guard
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere out there
I am not sure they would be much cheaper, yet it would be interesting ro find out.
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|08-20-2009, 06:31 AM||#14|
Janitor at Extensive Ent
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
If it weren't for those pesky child labor laws we could probably make them here for the same price.
I love Joes. They are delicious.
|08-22-2009, 12:21 AM||#15|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Seriously...it's note even funny. They live in dorms isolated from their families except for once a year.
I actually tried to go domestic with some products I was making a few years ago when oil was at it's highest, and after weighing all the factors...it's still cheaper to do in China.
|08-22-2009, 02:44 AM||#16|
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Gainesville, Florida
At least 2-3 times the current cost.
|08-22-2009, 02:47 AM||#17|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
Not sure how much, but more expensive.
|08-22-2009, 03:05 AM||#18|
Join Date: Feb 2009
This question has many factors to it. Labor cost, export cost materials cost, value of the dollar over the yen, corporate overseas breaks and so on. At first the would cost more but as jobs increased and the local economies became stronger and maybe putting the dollar back on gold and silver. As well as changing trade laws and business practices in time the price would go down. Or we can just keep going the way that we are and in a few more years the U.S. will be so economically weak that factories will come back here because we'll now have the starvation wages.
|08-22-2009, 03:07 AM||#19|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Yeah, toys have been made in China for years. I believe the original Joes (12 inch) were made in Chine, but I'm probably wrong.
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