Well, nothing is free, so the cost is built in somewhere, but what it does highlight is the excess production capacity of factories overseas.
The goods on offer are surplus, what was made in anticipation of customers that never materialized. This is a form of liquidation, of the old economy inventory. This will help move some of that.
At the same time, these factories are looking for new products, products for which there are customers in this economy newly emerging. What has not changed is we find customers first, develop the product, find the supplier, etc.
Things are good right now, and when real estate crashes that will be better.
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