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Re: are lock n locks really all that?
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Reply to: #933915 by Trailhead Tessie
Sep 1, 2016 3:57am
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BTW, Lock&Lock containers are made in China.

The ones I got directly from Lock 'n Lock are made in Vietnam. It is an interesting theory that quality varies based on where it was manufactured.
Re: are lock n locks really all that?
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Reply to: #933991 by Trailhead Tessie
Sep 1, 2016 4:10am
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Yup, and they used to be $1.25 for the size that fits a logbook, 75 cents for the little round one that's a good size if you don't have a logbook. Maybe this is one reason there are so many boxes in New England.

That's an excellent point, Tessie! I doubt I would have planted as many boxes if I'd had to pay for real LnLs. And I wouldn't have been as likely to replace other people's failed boxes if I were paying LnL prices.
Re: are lock n locks really all that?
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Reply to: #934053 by SpringChick
Sep 1, 2016 1:44pm
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It is an interesting theory that quality varies based on where it was manufactured.

I wouldn't call that an interesting theory. I'd call it a pretty well known fact that is true for many products.
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Reply to: #934053 by SpringChick
Sep 1, 2016 3:22pm
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A L&L I have here, which I've had for several years, says it was made in China.

It's a fine howdy-doo when "Made in China" is a sign of the good stuff!
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Reply to: #934096 by Kirbert
Sep 1, 2016 3:58pm
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It's a fine howdy-doo when "Made in China" is a sign of the good stuff!

Ain't that the truth!
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Reply to: #934090 by MissMoon
Sep 1, 2016 4:14pm
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It is an interesting theory that quality varies based on where it was manufactured.

I wouldn't call that an interesting theory. I'd call it a pretty well known fact that is true for many products.

There is no arguing that product quality (of many things) varies with the manufacturing process and/or place of production. In this specific instance I was referring to the fact that it seems the LnL made in China is actually the quality product. I found that interesting. Apparently that is not of interest to you, which quite frankly, does not surprise me in the least. I am sure there are many things in life I find interesting that you don't, and vice versa. I'm okay with that... you should be too. Generally when that happens, I see no need for comment, rather just ignore and/or move along.
Re: are lock n locks really all that?
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Reply to: #934096 by Kirbert
Sep 1, 2016 7:27pm
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It's a fine howdy-doo when "Made in China" is a sign of the good stuff!

All the best stuff is made in Japan.
Re: are lock n locks really all that?
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Reply to: #934104 by SpringChick
Sep 1, 2016 8:22pm
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Well. Goodness.

Okie dokie then.