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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by neK, 14th Sep, 2015.

  1. neK

    neK Well-Known Member

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    Is there anything overseas chinese mainlanders don't buy??
    Far out Milk powder is out again... these ********s buying it all and selling in China for a profit.

    Sure if you have kids then fine, but those who are just on-selling..arggg.

    Just went to 3 places and couldn't find any.

    Asked my brother in law because he works at Coles to pick some up for me, he said all the chinese come in families and take them all (and he works in the Northern beaches... I don't think there's a high concentration of chinese people).

    Anyway... just felt like ranting.


    http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_...C0.H0.Xaptamil+3.TRS0&_nkw=aptamil+3&_sacat=0

    Arrgggg.... its only $19 at coles normal price. These are probably the ********s buying up all the stock!
     
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  2. beachgurl

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    My local Woolies has a limit of 3 tins per customer. Many times I've seen the store manager arguing with a person of Asian descent that they can't buy 10 tins of formula. The manager told me that a few people will make multiple visits in the one day to get around this. Sucks for those who are down to the last few scoop fulls and end up spending time on the phone sourcing a tin.
     
  3. MindMaster

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    Haha your post made me smile due to irony.

    I ship baby formula to China for my daughter and also have problems with formula being sold out.

    I'd like to get a slab at a time but due to the Chinese locusts, I'm stuck buying two cans at a time which is a pain. Nice to know Aussie products are doing so well :rolleyes:
     
  4. neK

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    I reckon they should make all buyers produce a photo of them with their child and a picture of their birth certificate before even allowing them to buy - every parent of a baby i know has their kid as the background pic on their phone.

    The pharmacist asked me if I was sending them to China. I laughed and said the only place its going is to my daughter's stomach. But I was glad he asked him, i told him he should ask that question more often and make people prove its for their kid. We then had a rant about how these particular breed of scummy chinese people buy in bulk for the sake of profit.

    Seems to the be same story i hear everywhere from woolies to pharmacies.
     
  5. Hodge

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    If you can't buy formula in china what's their alternative to breast feeding?
     
  6. neK

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    Buying it from Australia.
     
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  7. Hodge

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    Not everyone in china has a contact in Australia that can supply them with formula? Surely must be something else on the market for them.

    The Chinese make everything, so why not formula?
     
  8. Mumbai

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    What's the formula to make a good formula? :)
     
  9. Hodge

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    Become a formula supplier in china!
     
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    They do, but its not safe, babies lives don't matter when profits can be made.
     
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    Just buy shares in Bellamy. 700%increase in 10 months thank you very much
     
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  12. Lizzie

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    Yes - it's full of extender and additives that have proven to be harmful with current recalls ... and after the scandal of 2008, if I was in China and had the money, I wouldn't be buying the local stuff either

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33250844

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Chinese_milk_scandal
     
  13. Simon Hampel

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    Probably has its history in this: 2008 Chinese milk scandal ... and I believe that there have since been scares about the quality of baby formula sold locally.

    I also read an article which suggested that the Chinese government were considering banning advertising of baby formula to try and address the very low rates of breastfeeding in China.

    I'm not sure what has lead to the breastfeeding issue - whether it was some scare about lead or other heavy metals being passed on from the mother (pure speculation on my part - I haven't looked into it).

    EDIT: @Lizzie snap!
     
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    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Ps. No wonder my Taiwanese Airbnb guests were saying milk is so much cheaper here than in Taiwan... demand from Mainland China (and possibly elsewhere) is forcing the prices up....
     
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    Apparently it comes down to how much formaldehyde you can cut it with before it becomes lethal.

    Many unscrupulous players in the Chinese market.
     
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    Formaldehyde sounds familiar. I think Walter White used it for some reason.
     
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    It's an inert filler. Problem arises when they replace too much milk powder with a non-nutritious substitute. The kids starve even though the parents are 'feeding' their babies.
     
  20. clemont

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    There are already people buying up and selling it back to China and last I heard was at least 2 years ago.

    Didn't really affect me until I wanted 2 tins at Chemist warehouse and was told I am only allowed one per person per day.