Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.158.51.150

Forum Moderators: incrediBILL & lawman

Message Too Old, No Replies

Maybe I Never Paid Attention Before

to shipping origin for HP computers

     
6:34 am on Nov 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator lawman is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



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

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



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

WebmasterWorld Administrator lawman is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



I agree, not interesting and I probably shouldn't have been surprised. I just didn't expect it.
11:23 pm on Nov 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member ken_b is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



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

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



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

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



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

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member




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

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

WebmasterWorld Administrator lawman is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



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

WebmasterWorld Administrator lawman is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



Attempted delivery today. I was at work and my son was too lazy to get up and answer the door.
12:16 am on Nov 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tangor is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



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

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



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.
 

Featured Threads

Hot Threads This Week

Hot Threads This Month