I was changing the tire on my car and the OEM scissor jack just folded in on itself. Thankfully I have a full size factory spare on the car and I had it under the frame, so no harm was done, but my adrenaline was pumping for sure. Glad I always put the loose tire under the car!
I was looking into projectors and found this company which looks legit on the surface. Their website is well-made, product description is clear, and they have raving reviews from famous blogs such as Geek Culture, Hardwarezone and many more blogs as well as Youtube channels perhaps even more influencers on social media sites.
I did due diligence and read through the articles. A comment on the Geek Culture article was the first one that sent an alarm bell. Apparently the product they are selling is a China OEM. But the media, blogs, and other reviews were all using the labels "home-grown brand", "local start-up", and the like.
It went so far as Hardware Zone having to update their article after receiving feedback from their readers. Below is the excerpt:
>Having found and been alerted to other similar products on websites like Alibaba , we reached out to the company for clarification. According to (owner), Co-Founder of (brand), they are one of the few officially licensed to sell this product in Singapore.
>*** also added that the units ***** receives are built to order to meet local specifications and undergo proper production and full-line testing and receive a one-year full local warranty and a dedicated support team. So should a customer who purchase it from other overseas sources have an issue, they will be unable to receive any warranty support from the manufacturer. In the event of any fault or issue, ***** Projector will repair or exchange a unit if required.
Basically when they say local/home-grown brand, they really just mean that they are branding their company as such and providing customer service for the product by liaising with the factory when a technical issue arises. My issue here is that their company's branding is focused on being "local" when the product they are selling isn't actually made in Singapore. I would love to hear the the community's thoughts on this.
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Ik this might not seem like much to you all, but you have to understand, i have been trading for 3 years and never gotten ANYTHING good, not even a painted octane. So, you may understand how excited i was. Im never, ever, trading these away. They are a symbol that I still have good luck. I did this on pc, not xbox btw, (xbox my main) so maybe i should do more tradups on PC!