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SarahTay

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An apple a day...
« on: May 10, 2011, 04:26:00 PM »
Apple surpasses Google to become the world's most valuable brand.
http://mashable.com/2011/05/09/apple-google-brandz-study/





Clearly the price raise and tax hike on cigarettes isn't slowing anyone down...
I did not know but Florida's state tax on tobacco is the fifth-lowest nationwide at only 34 cents.


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Re: An apple a day...
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 06:51:41 AM »
See what shipping your manufacturing to China does for you?  :)
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Re: An apple a day...
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 08:30:36 AM »
After looking at these rankings, I have one thing to say:

USA! USA! USA! USA!

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Re: An apple a day...
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 09:06:57 AM »
See what shipping your manufacturing to China does for you?  :)

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Re: An apple a day...
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 10:20:08 AM »
Point-blank, I'd be willing to pay more to have things produced here.

Chinese manufacturing is one reason computer components are such crap nowadays. The first PC I ever had, an IBM 386 desktop, STILL WORKS FINE! Of course it can't run anything, but it works. Average lifespan of a consumer-grade hard disk today is a few years, you couldn't take a disk manufactured today and stick it in a garage and come back in 10 years and have it work. The quality decline is amazing. Of course, the reality is technology moves at such a fast pace that nobody cares about longevity because as long it lasts a couple years it doesn't matter, since the whole setup will be obsolete and replaced by then anyway. But still, equipment produced here was of much higher quality than the Chinese-made stuff we get now. Not that I guess it really matters.


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Re: An apple a day...
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2011, 10:29:44 AM »
China has caught up enough now that a small increase in tariffs would create a meaningful shift in homeland manufacturing.
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Re: An apple a day...
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2011, 06:40:34 PM »
Amazon beat out Walmart as the most valuable retail brand.

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Re: An apple a day...
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2011, 06:56:46 PM »
Let's see, do any of these brands have their HQ present in Jacksonville?  How about Florida?