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Companies To Stay Away From.....

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by PortlandBass77, Apr 12, 2014.


  1. PortlandBass77

    PortlandBass77

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    So I have seen companies mentioned on TalkBass where there seems to be a consensus to never shop there. So why not make one thread with the list rather than have 100's of threads of people asking if a company is good?

    Here's what I have gathered so far:

    1. Darrin Huff basses
    2. WD Music :eyebrow:
    3. AliExpress
    4. Guitar of China
    5. Ebay if you are a seller :ninja:
    5. Walmart

    Any more?
     
  2. MazingerZ

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  7. PortlandBass77

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    How did I not think of them?
     
  8. ShredderMaximus

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    Not music related, but I wouldn't recommend buying a computer from Lenovo... Long story.
     
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    Viagra fronm India.
     
  10. gary m

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    K-mart. Oh, and DH Gate.
     
  11. mimaz

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  12. mellowinman

    mellowinman Guaranteed to break the Ice at Naughty Parties Supporting Member

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    All fast food and chain restaurants.
     
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  13. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

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    Surprised that the thread made it this long without a Behringer mention. Behringer has become notorious for reverse engineering the designs of other companies, barely changing the look of their own gear from the copied gear, and marketing it as their own product. They've done it on the cheap and hurt the sales of the companies whose intellectual properties they have been infringing upon... ALLEGEDLY! :rollno:
     
  14. xUptheIronsx

    xUptheIronsx Conform or Be Cast Out.... Gold Supporting Member

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    I m surprised the "powers that be" at TB have not put the kabosh on this thread for fear of litigation...

    in my line of business, (band director) we have to step lightly when we are suggesting where to buy instruments for our beginning students. WE can get sued if we disparage a certain company or brand.

    That being said, I avoid Wal Mart at all costs, and most fast food chains
     
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  16. PortlandBass77

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    Acer and Dell for computers. I both have tales of those going to ****land within days
     
  17. PortlandBass77

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    And that is the very reason this thread exists. People are so scared of getting sued by big corporate powers that they are afraid to voice their opinions and the fear ends up infringing on every bodies free speech rights.
     
  18. SanDiegoHarry

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    I refuse to buy the "off shore" lines from US companies - skyline, tribute, squier, epiphone, Fender MIM etc. American companies deciding it's just easier to make money with cheap labor and lax environmental laws using their "good" name. I wouldn't impost my view on anyone, but I do vote with my wallet.
     
  19. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

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    General Motors

    ps: thumbs-up, Joe Louvar!
     
  20. sjeverett

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    Davis Industries/Cobra...same cheap pistols made of zinc. They go buy a couple other names. Pistols crack and blow up in the hand. Law suits puts company out of business and someone else opens shop with new name.
     
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