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Exide Batteries: Made in China ... #4593680
12/04/17 06:12 AM
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LoneRanger Offline OP
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Exide power sport battery:

https://www.opticatonline.com/part/exide-20ch-[censored]

Importation tariff code 8507.10.00

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Re: Exide Batteries: Made in China ... [Re: LoneRanger] #4593699
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The link worked but showed that the product couldn't be found.

Re: Exide Batteries: Made in China ... [Re: LoneRanger] #4593711
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Prolly higher quality than the USA made ones.


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Re: Exide Batteries: Made in China ... [Re: Chris142] #4593717
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Originally Posted By: Chris142
Prolly higher quality than the USA made ones.


I thought they had a reputation of poor quality ?

Re: Exide Batteries: Made in China ... [Re: Mr Nice] #4593735
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Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Originally Posted By: Chris142
Prolly higher quality than the USA made ones.


I thought they had a reputation of poor quality ?
yep. Imo exide is junk. Maybe the chinese is an upgrade?


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Re: Exide Batteries: Made in China ... [Re: Chris142] #4593740
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I installed one of their "purple haze" batteries in my wife's tdi, it lasted 19 months

the warranty of course was 18 months

link includes a picture of the battery (garbage)

https://forums.probetalk.com/showthread.php?t=1701207837

Re: Exide Batteries: Made in China ... [Re: LoneRanger] #4593750
12/04/17 08:31 AM
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My socks, shirt, pants, and shoes I have on are all made in China. I think everything is made in China it seems like. I hate it. I don't get it either, just to make more profits. Swear words.

Re: Exide Batteries: Made in China ... [Re: Kira] #4593758
12/04/17 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted By: Kira
The link worked but showed that the product couldn't be found.


After the last dash in link the letters B and S together as suffix for the product number are triggering the forum auto-censor. B and S together is a form factor (fitment) suffix for power sport batteries.



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Re: Exide Batteries: Made in China ... [Re: LoneRanger] #4593871
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I got that wrong. B S as a suffix means Bottle Supplied (acid pack), it's not a form factor designation.



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Re: Exide Batteries: Made in China ... [Re: LoneRanger] #4593885
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Hope Interstate don't go the china route. I'm guessing Johnson Controls still makes Interstate.


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Re: Exide Batteries: Made in China ... [Re: LoneRanger] #4593894
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It makes sense for powersport batteries to be made in China or Taiwan for the lower-end non-AGM stuff, JCI brings them over and some of Yuasa's wet stuff is made in Taiwan. But if this happens for bigger batteries...

Re: Exide Batteries: Made in China ... [Re: LoneRanger] #4593895
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Don't blame consumers for the shift of production to China.

Consumers want lower prices, but they want quality more. That way brand names sell products, and a brand name is usually worth far more than physical assets of a company.

Even when goods are sold at far more than their production cost, a company will dismantle their factories and ship the tooling to China. That's not driven by consumers demanding low prices, that's a company trying for that last little bit of short-term profit, even if it destroys their long-term value.

Re: Exide Batteries: Made in China ... [Re: LoneRanger] #4593928
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Battery is probably pretty low tech and compete only on pricing and warranty length (which is also an equation of pricing when you think about it).

I would think that lead acid (or at least the lead part) would be done in the US or Mexico because of the weight and reduced labor cost, but the hazmat reason probably guarantee it not to be done in the US (class action, EPA), especially when it can be done with minimal labor.


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Re: Exide Batteries: Made in China ... [Re: LoneRanger] #4593978
12/04/17 01:31 PM
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I get a kick out of people fussing about stuff being made in China. Reason why, is because I remember my parents back in the 50's and 60's saying the same thing about the junk coming over here from Japan. Heck, the last furniture I bought was made in Vietnam, and 50 years ago I was in a war with them. Probably some of the same NVA I fought against have their kids making it or running the company. That's life.


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Re: Exide Batteries: Made in China ... [Re: nthach] #4594034
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Originally Posted By: nthach
It makes sense for powersport batteries to be made in China or Taiwan for the lower-end non-AGM stuff, JCI brings them over and some of Yuasa's wet stuff is made in Taiwan. But if this happens for bigger batteries...


Actually it's AGM type that there are a lot of coming from China.



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