Your logic works on paper if you were spending 200 on a cheap press instead of 1000 on a brand name.
But would you really spend $826 + import duty/port fees + your countries sales tax at 22% on the basis that you would buy another if it broke?
It is good that parts are available.
I've nothing against the principal of Chinese product - most of us have plenty of western branded Chinese equipment - but the aftersales and servicing needs to be in place.
I don't like chinese stuff for example. But still...4k vs 800 bucks. I wanna know what is inside of that chinese press.
Secabo are chinese. And they have the same price tag as stahls. The only difference from other chinese presses is, that the german ''firm'' offers parts and service.
If you own stahls in my country you have 2 options if something go broke. First one is to go to official Slovenian dealer which are worst then piranhas and sharks together combined and you pay half the press for repair or second you send it to germany. The third is if you know how and buy part and you fix it by yourself.
So by my logic you are in crap each way if something goes wrong at least in my country. Best option is probably to fix it by yourself.
On the other hand if theoretically the chinese press which we talk about is identical copy of stahls, I think 800 bucks would be worth it. Even if I don't like chinese presses...
I think even adkins are made in china.And bunch of others.
Just so we are on the same page. I love original stahls presses. But 4k is overkill...
It would be very interesting to see, what is inside of that chinese press.