Where are the calculators manufactured?

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dieselgg
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Where are the calculators manufactured?

Post by dieselgg » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:30 pm

I just want to get an idea on possible import fees/taxes when ordering from Canada.

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Re: Where are the calculators manufactured?

Post by pcscote » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:42 pm

Hello Gus,

I live near Montreal and I never had any fees nor taxes to pay (lucky?) from my orders coming from SwissMicros or from any European sellers for that matters, things are a lot worse for items bought in USA thought. (YMMV)

What is killing us Canadian at the moment are the exchange rates. :cry:
-> from xe.com /// 1 EUR = 1.59277 CAD /// 1 CHF = 1.36122 CAD /// 1 USD = 1.28881 CAD ///

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Re: Where are the calculators manufactured?

Post by Michael » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:49 pm

The calculators are produced in China, final assembly is in done in Switzerland and that's also where they ship from.
I've just been visiting the production sites, see this video https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.chatela ... 105169073/

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Re: Where are the calculators manufactured?

Post by Walter » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:26 pm

Thanks a lot for sharing this video! :D

I just wonder how you found this factory. The injection moulds cost quite a bit, the stamping tools a bit less, but all the product specific tools sum up to quite an investment IMHO.
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Re: Where are the calculators manufactured?

Post by DA74254 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:53 pm

pcscote wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:42 pm
What is killing us Canadian at the moment are the exchange rates. :cry:
-> from xe.com /// 1 EUR = 1.59277 CAD /// 1 CHF = 1.36122 CAD /// 1 USD = 1.28881 CAD ///
I hear you man.. Since the socalled blue-blue "government" of Norway has been in charge, the Norwegian Krone (or should I say "monopoly money") sunk like a stone from €1=NOK7,22 to €1=NOK9,65 and CHF1=NOK~5,50 to NOK 8,20.. :(
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Re: Where are the calculators manufactured?

Post by dlachieze » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:32 am

Michael wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:49 pm
The calculators are produced in China, final assembly is in done in Switzerland and that's also where they ship from.
I've just been visiting the production sites, see this video https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.chatela ... 105169073/
Thanks for the video. It's very interesting to see how the different parts of the SwissMicros calculators are manufactured. I'm quite impressed by the mold for the DM42 front/keyboard.
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Re: Where are the calculators manufactured?

Post by keithdalby » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:49 am

Watching the video, I spotted this:
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I don't recognise the part. A new model, perhaps?

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Re: Where are the calculators manufactured?

Post by grsbanks » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:25 am

It's just a label on one of those big blocks of steel :)
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Re: Where are the calculators manufactured?

Post by keithdalby » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:35 am

Not a new landscape DM42 then? Booooooooo :D

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Re: Where are the calculators manufactured?

Post by akaTB » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:36 pm

Since LGPL doesn't stand for Landscape GPL. :lol:

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