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If a product is cheap, does it mean it sucks?

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  • #3425

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    #12884

    supersonic
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    I don’t think that means that it sucks. Cheap is a relative term. If you say something is cheap, then that generally means there are substantially more expensive items. I think if it’s cheap, that just mean it has a much lower price. Many times it is also a low quality item. I think that is something you have to see for yourself really.

    #12889

    NextLT
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    Not necessarily.
    It really depends on the maker and the type of product you are getting.
    With phones yes, cheap usually does mean a crap phone.

    #12897

    supersonic
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    NextLT wrote:
    Not necessarily.
    It really depends on the maker and the type of product you are getting.
    With phones yes, cheap usually does mean a crap phone.

    I agree with this actually. A cheap phone will usually suck. Really bad lol.

    #12938

    Artixion
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    No not really, it could mean that theres a deal etc. But when it comes to phones then yes.

    #12951

    Anonymous

    It doesn’t necessarily mean that it sucks. Try it out for yourself, see what happens. Thats the only way you’ll know for sure.

    #13125

    seotut
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    Cheap usually means that the materials used in manufacturing are worse, less money is spent on research, and the actual design of the device is as great as in the case of other devices.

    But there’s something called the law of diminishing returns (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diminishing_returns) which covers the price distribution in most markets. Rather than spending a lot of money on a Samsung Galaxy S3/4, by spending a lot less money, you can get something that just a little bit worse.

    #13141

    Emzy
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    I bought many cheap things mostly chinese electronics. I can’t complain.

    #13148

    misspan
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    Not really. Some cheap things also are worthy buying for their good quality.
    Many Chinese electronics are cheap because they are purchased from manufacturers directly by the sellers with lower price.
    Many shopping website do like this, such as Suning.com, JD.com and mentoo.com ….

    #13185

    ppmint
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    Not always. You should always do some research and try to read as many reviews as you can. Sometimes the cheaper option offers the best value for money but at other times it is worth spending the extra money for a better quality item. A cheaper product probably means that it’s not as good as an expensive product, but it doesn’t mean that it’s no good at all. This is where research comes in.

    #13320

    jgonz951
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    I guess this is one of those sections were it really depends on where you are getting your products. Cheap doesn’t necessarily mean bad, but most of the suppliers I come across with always tell me that, “You always get what you pay for, especially in China.” So I am guessing with electronics it is the same deal.

    #13519

    brady56
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    if the price is cheap the qualtiy i can say is not good

    #13594

    Canadian Lover
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    Being inexpensive does not mean that the phone sucks. From a Chinese perspective, it may be wise to pay more for the better brand but there are always less expensive Androids from the same Manufacture. My Galaxy Q may not be the latest S4, but it does everything I need, – internet tethering, data, and and talk and text. In addition, it works on my good, value oriented cell phone carrier.

    #13605

    seotut
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    Obviously, you can’t overgeneralize. But in general, if a product is more expensive, usually more money was put into making it. This can mean more research, better manufacturing technology, better quality, or can mean more marketing and advertising, which doesn’t actually improve the product.

    When it comes to Chinese electronics, most of them are built on the same SoC, so there can’t be huge differences, but as I said in a different thread, I would be very careful with the regulations to which a device abides.

    #13624

    stephen_vort
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    brady56 wrote:
    if the price is cheap the qualtiy i can say is not good

    im not agree with you.

    well, a same product has different price in both shops and online shop.

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