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triangulumnova t1_j23qbbz wrote

As an electrician, I guarantee that I can build an outlet box with greater safety standards than half the shit you can buy on Amazon.


horsemagicians t1_j25ccn6 wrote

Yup I’m not buying anything electrical from CYXVIYYYQBR. I’m not saying you can’t get high quality Chinese products, but those products probably aren’t being sold on Amazon for $7.


Ricolabonbon t1_j24jel0 wrote

That's why you don't buy that shit on Amazon. Hardware stores exist for a reason.


Fire__Marshall__Bill t1_j24zo2r wrote

Guarantee you the shit at Home Depot or Lowes is just as crap as the stuff at Amazon, unfortunately.


horsemagicians t1_j25cjiu wrote

To sell it in a store in Canada and the US they have to meet the electrical code in those countries though, same with safety standards. That doesn’t apply to Amazon crap.


Ricolabonbon t1_j250xxo wrote

Can't confirm. Most of the stuff at Bauhaus or Hornbach is from Bosch, Siemens, ABB, Wago or Jung. The Chinese crap doesn't get the GS clearance required for sale in Germany. On top of that, the VDE has their own, even stricter testing procedures which guarantee a high degree of safety and quality.