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Equiment from china

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Kenny Hopkins, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Kenny Hopkins

    Kenny Hopkins Paraprofessional

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    Has anyone bought equipment from Direct from china if so what kind of problems did you have
     
  2. Steven Nelson

    Steven Nelson ODwire.org Supporting Member

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    I bought a portable phoroptor and tripod stand that's a Chinese knockoff and it cost $3,000 for both and it included the stand and it works like a champ.
     
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    Kent H. Juffer

    Kent H. Juffer ODwire.org Supporting Member

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    Making China stronger ..... one microeconomic event at a time. We have no one to blame but ourselves.
     
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    is direct from china a web site? Nelson, just curious where?
     
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    Steven Nelson ODwire.org Supporting Member

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    No, I actually didn't know it was Chinese until I inquired after its arrival. I purchased it from a company called Affordable Portables located in Pharr, TX (where I actually have several nursing homes). I only use it periodically for nursing home staff and didn't need an expensive rig and it actually came as a set. There are only a couple of companies that supply them, so it's not like I had a myriad of choices. It's primarily designed for mobile military and mission type setups, but it suited my need perfectly.
     
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    Had some catch up work at the office today and dragged the kids along. I put the 12yo in charge of refilling the SV lens blank drawers and he gave me crap about buying chinese lenses. I didn't know what he was talking about so I looked and every single one of the different brands of ophthalmic lenses were all made in china and purchased through Lenstock.com.