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Maybe I Never Paid Attention Before
to shipping origin for HP computers
lawman




msg:4387951
 6:34 am on Nov 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

This isn't the first HP computer I've ordered. They had performance laptops with $500 coupon and free shipping. Checked shipping notice today and FEDEX picked it up in Shanghai CN.

Last computer I got from HP was a desktop July 2009. I'm pretty sure I tracked shipping and I don't remember the origin location for the desktop being china. But like I said, maybe I didn't pay attention.

 

J_RaD




msg:4388200
 6:00 pm on Nov 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

blah

lawman




msg:4388315
 11:13 pm on Nov 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

I agree, not interesting and I probably shouldn't have been surprised. I just didn't expect it.

ken_b




msg:4388322
 11:23 pm on Nov 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

I just didn't expect it.


I guess I would be more surprised if the thing was built in the USA.

Is it even possible to buy a new computer that is built in the USA using only new parts that were also manufactured in the USA from USA sourced raw materials?

J_RaD




msg:4388343
 12:23 am on Nov 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

you'd think it would at least be assembled in a US factory! Shipping from china via fedex isn't cheap!


Is it even possible to buy a new computer that is built in the USA using only new parts that were also manufactured in the USA from USA sourced raw materials?


no, but its something we really need. Even if it was just for gov computer systems. China has a nasty habit of embedding dirty things in chips, and they've been caught before.

enigma1




msg:4388602
 5:44 pm on Nov 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

China has a nasty habit of embedding dirty things in chips, and they've been caught before.

Combine it with cheap components breaking every other day so it's harder to track them when you re-order.

Is it even possible to buy a new computer that is built in the USA using only new parts that were also manufactured in the USA from USA sourced raw materials?

Not quite sure if we're going to see this again in our lifetime.

J_RaD




msg:4388612
 6:08 pm on Nov 18, 2011 (gmt 0)


Combine it with cheap components breaking every other day
cause they don't care what they shove in the chassis





don't buy big box computers

:-(

lawman




msg:4389041
 12:02 pm on Nov 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

Picked up in Shanghai China on Nov 17, arrived Anchorage Alaska Nov 19, arrived Memphis Tennessee this morning at 2 a.m.

I didn't see how it was going to get here by Fedex's projected date of Nov 23, but looks like it will. I guess I'm easily impressed.

lawman




msg:4389586
 9:44 pm on Nov 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

Attempted delivery today. I was at work and my son was too lazy to get up and answer the door.

tangor




msg:4389649
 12:16 am on Nov 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

don't buy big box computers

And where were the parts built? :)

Heck I build out 60-70 computers each year from parts... nice bit of ka-ching if I say so, and all the parts are Chinese, with exception for the Japanese case and power supply. I do have standards.

But every part, including the screws which bind it altogether, came from American and British designs. Just the way the world is these days... too many regulations in Western countries regarding manufacture/materials (before final form) which makes it difficult to Really Darn Expense to (paraphrasing for all Western Countries) Buy American.

Edit: Forgot the Thailand Drives, but what the heck, there are too many exceptions! :)

J_RaD




msg:4389705
 4:03 am on Nov 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

oh i know....and i hate it.


but what i mean is big box guys will just throw sh*t in a case.... they'll match DDR2 stuff with procs that should be running DDR3 or SATA6 boards with SATA3 drives.... etc... etc.

then they make sure EVERYTHING can only be replaced by THEM.......instead of following industry standards.

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