GRBL is another case in point with the Chinese often supplying lower versions even though 1.1 has been around for quite some time.
The USA and Europe buying cheap products from China is the modern version of slavery which has been so much in the news recently. Back in the day the slaves were brought to the work. Now the egregiously rich bosses have discovered that it is cheaper to send the work to the slaves....R
Made in england, usa, canada, etc labels
If you read carefully you will see that I specifically said "products made entirely in Europe or the USA" ...R
How much of even that can you honestly trust these days ?
I share your scepticism. I was referring to a theoretical ideal - how much would a product cost if it really was 100% made in USA or Europe with no cheating....R