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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe View Post
    They don't have much of a choice.

    Assos -- the real stuff -- is made in Switzerland. For a variety of reasons, the Swiss franc has become significantly stronger than the USD over the past 10 years -- i.e. whereas it used to be $1.30 to 1 franc, it is now 87Ē. This means you need to use more dollars to buy something made in Switzerland, and in order for Assos to make the exact same amount of money on that pair of shorts, they have to charge more for their exports.
    The old Assos stuff used to be labeled "Made in Switzerland". Lately, it seems it's all (even the top level stuff) made in Bulgaria or Romania and "Engineered" or "Designed" in Swizerland. Kind of reminds me of Apple's "Designed in Cupertino", lol. "Made in some Chinese sweatshop by an 8 year old for a bowl of rice a day, but we'll still charge you arm and leg so our management can be 1%ers". I think Assos calls it "Made in Europe", which I suppose is technically true per lines on a map.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LansingWes View Post
    Darn that Ralph!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
    The old Assos stuff used to be labeled "Made in Switzerland". Lately, it seems it's all (even the top level stuff) made in Bulgaria or Romania and "Engineered" or "Designed" in Swizerland. Kind of reminds me of Apple's "Designed in Cupertino", lol. "Made in some Chinese sweatshop by an 8 year old for a bowl of rice a day, but we'll still charge you arm and leg so our management can be 1%ers". I think Assos calls it "Made in Europe", which I suppose is technically true per lines on a map.
    There are Chinese sweatshops in Italy and I would imagine other European countries as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
    "Made in some Chinese sweatshop by an 8 year old for a bowl of rice a day, but we'll still charge you arm and leg so our management can be 1%ers".
    The idea of it saying this on apple products makes me chuckle. Funny cuz its true!

    That said, I'll give their quality control credit. My macbook pro is hands down the best made laptop I've ever owned.
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    Here we go again......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
    The old Assos stuff used to be labeled "Made in Switzerland". Lately, it seems it's all (even the top level stuff) made in Bulgaria or Romania and "Engineered" or "Designed" in Swizerland. Kind of reminds me of Apple's "Designed in Cupertino", lol. "Made in some Chinese sweatshop by an 8 year old for a bowl of rice a day, but we'll still charge you arm and leg so our management can be 1%ers". I think Assos calls it "Made in Europe", which I suppose is technically true per lines on a map.
    Ikea is designed in sweden and the quality inherent in that shines through. And Juan Valdez sure picks a lot of coffee.

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    too expensive? donīt buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by str View Post
    too expensive? donīt buy it.
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