I'm hoping to get more opinions on the matter.
I purchased a device from an Australian company for a few hundred dollars. The website claims "Country of origin" is South Korea but the sticker on the base has the name of a Chinese company. That same company is on the charger, which states "Made in China".
Now, the product itself is extremely well reviewed and I don't have an issue with where it was made. I'm more annoyed that it seems very misleading and deceptive. Especially because the box has the name of a Korean head company, but makes no claim as to where the product is made. The same goes with all the paperwork in the box. The manufacturer is not listed anywhere other than on the tiny sticker with the Chinese company name. One of the deciding factors to justify paying the premium for the device was that it was made in Korea.
1. Would you expect country of origin would mean country of manufacture?
2. Would you consider the conduct of the company misleading?
3. What would you recommend to do next?
EDIT: I was just browsing the home page of the website which clearly states all their products are manufactured in Korea, confirming they are being deceitful intentionally.