peekaygee73 wrote:You're right, China's a hotbed of fakery for all kinds of products. It's a problem we have at the company I work for, but it's not just restricted to China. We've just seized goods worth over 1.4 million in the UAE. Usually, if I see something's for sale on ebay outside Europe I wouldn't buy it anyway (US excepted), just because of the time it'd take to arrive and the problems with returning goods. It's just not worth it.
To be honest I don't think your comment was taken out of context, I think it was badly worded. I've spent a lot of time in China over the past 13 years. I've travelled a reasonable amount and I have to say the Chinese are more like British people than any others I've come across. The sense of humour, outlook on life, work ethic... It's a beautiful country with fantastic people, and it's the country I love visiting more than any other. Don't let your interaction with some scammers, who happen to be Chinese, tar your opinion of an entire nation. That really is the path to the dark side.
I think it's a case of it just being from my personal experiences and perspective more than anything else and not seeing a bigger picture, I can tend to stereotype an entire group sometimes even though I know they're not all the same, how can they all be? it's impossible, but I still like to say it if you know what I mean. Nothing bad intended with it it's just a natural thought process.
I do get your point though.