questionsaren't you impressed woot listened?!?

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The first product I looked at didn't seem to have it listed.

http://www.woot.com/offers/famous-maker-46-1080p-3d-led-hdtv-7

Where do you see the country it was manufactured in?

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I haven't seen it on anything either. Where is it usually posted? Do they seem to be doing it no matter where it was made or are they only posting locations that would benefit them (i.e. USA or europe)

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They usually say where the wine was made. Does that count?

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Seems like a waste of time and effort for the woot staff. I don't think I've ever said, "Wow, what a deal! I'm buying that fo' sure! Oh wait, it's made in [blank]. No deal!" Woot is supposed to be a money-saving deals site. Country of origin isn't really a concern for most deal seekers.

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@bsmith1: some people like getting good deals on nice stuff. A while ago I might have agreed with you, but if I am buying a product that is more of an investment, I want to make sure it was reliably built. After a few dud items, I now pay a little more attention (its not a deal breaker for everything, but definitely worth knowing, helps get expectations more in line).

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@countdown: Are you trying to say that some countries produce more reliable products than other countries? Are you sure the quality doesn't have more to do with the specifications the owner of the company dictates to the manufacturer? For example, if a US company wants a product made in China, they tell the manufacturer exactly what tolerances are acceptable and the quality of each part they want in it. Then, negotiate on how much per unit they will charge.

I can understand if you want to support the country you live in and buy from them instead of an outsourced country but I wouldn't use quality as the reason to buy from one country versus another.

You may have heard that China produces junk but that's not necessarily true with all products. There are lots of cheap crap you can get from China but there are also some good quality products too. The iphone and ipad are manufactured in Shenzen, China.

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@bsmith1: I disagree. Knowing where it's made does factor it, and help you decide whether or not it's a deal, or more Chinese crap.

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@cengland0: While your point has merit for a handful of products most things are sent to china to be manufactured cheaper and is indeed of lesser quality. Not all but most. When you send specs for your products half way around the world where someone else to puts them together and ships them back across the world you'll most likely loose a bit of quality in doing so.

Since things are sent overseas to be manufactured cheaper, if a company is looking to cut cost then they probably also reduced standards.So when a company lowers the design standards and actually intends to make a lesser quality product cheaper in a different country the general consumer only knows there was a change in where it was made. Quality and location of manufacture may be not be in direct correlation but don't say they aren't related. @thumperchick 's "Chinese Crap" steriotype has become common place for a reason.

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To answer the Op: No, I'm not. I'm not impressed when a company starts to go down hill and then periodically does something a quality company would do. This is not to say that Woot is a terrible company, but my bar for them is set pretty high. This is like when my children ask me if I'm impressed when they clean their rooms. I'm not. I'm pleased, but a clean room should be the norm. It would impress me if they do things around the house (or for their friends/neighbors) for which they are not responsible.

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I will be when they switch to better shirt blanks.

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Why won't they listen and sell better stuff and less electronics?

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@cengland0: I have been finding it on the purchase page under the "Specs" tab, particularly on home woot; I've also seen it in a couple of the other stores, but it is by no means universal.

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@nmchapma: Actually, the ones I've seen listed specifically mention Chinese made products; beyond that, I couldn't tell you.

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@benyust2: I should hope so, but its your own fault if you buy wine without knowing from whence it comes.

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@bsmith1: Besides the woot offs, I'm not sure the extra 12 seconds once a day it takes to put the country of manufacture is too much to ask of a company; and during the woot offs, they've been preparing the items for their them for some time or are recycling previous deals and descriptions. And yes, there are certainly times when I have used that information to make an informed decision on purchasing. Because of cheaper labor, a Chinese (and others) product may not be a deal at all when compared to a comparably priced Western-made product.

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@sgtgreeneusmc: 12 seconds once a day? Pfftt... Do you know how many items woot sells every day? It might take 12 seconds PER ITEM to key that info into the product database. What about the time it takes to figure out where the product is made? Not all products put a big sticker on them saying "made in whatevs". Some woot staffer would have to research each and every item to definitively conclude where the item was made, assembled, and packaged. 12 seconds, my foot!

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@bsmith1: Well, first, they have suppliers, they don't actually package the stuff themselves; they get a demo item to photograph, etc. They include the question when getting their own product descriptions. As for the items per day, I'm going out on a limb here and saying they offer, give or take, eight separate items a day, excluding woot+ deals (which, like woot offs, must be prepared in advance or are recycled products and descriptions.) Now assuming that the shirt blanks are now always made in Honduras, that leaves us with seven. I'll be generous and round that 12 seconds up to 2 minutes an item (you know, to actually look at it) and round up to the nearest quarter hour-15 minutes. Still don't think that's too much to ask since I can pick up any product in a store and look and see where it is made; I'm quite sure the woot staff is highly trained and capable of doing the same.

Either way, back to the point, we requested it and Woot, in some cases, has begun to deliver.

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@thepenrod: I would tend to agree with you. I am, however, glad that they have at least made some effort regarding this particular point.

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Apple finally did. Says right on it.
Designed in America, Made in China.

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@cengland0: what @nmchapma said. The example I had in my head was speakers. Even more specifically, lets look at Denon. Their top of the line speakers are made in Japan, their "affordable" "entry level" speakers are made in China and are generally considered lower quality. Even though, in theory a Chinese human is as good at assembling speakers as a Japanese human.