The Extreme Deal is a project by Justin van der Velden & Jan Kuppens. We are heading to China to find the answers we are looking for. Make sure you check the teaser. On TheExtremeDeal.com we tell you the story behind our adventure, take you on the journey with us and hopefully you could even help us along. We're telling the story right here, as we find out more.
In Fenggangzhen we found where the cheap bicycle lights we buy online could have been produced. Pretending to be buyers we've seen the production line ourselves.
While filming in Dongguan we met one of the 1.3 million workers at Foxconn. Their factories are located north of Shenzhen. Impressive to hear what it’s like to be part of such a workforce.
Impressive to see what it takes to produce high-end phone accessories. We had a great interview with product-manager Frank and suited up for the dust-free zone.
We have arrived in mainland China, Shenzhen to be specific. Also known as ‘the factory of the world’.
Our search led us to the DealExtreme facility here in Shenzhen where we received a warm welcome by Mr. Chow, CEO of DX Holdings.
We have arrived and started our journey in Hong Kong, a lot of the Chinese webshops are located here. We looked up the addresses and started our search. We ended up in high-end business towers in the financial district and hot crowed offices a more rough part of town. One small office apparently locates hundreds of companies. Check out the impression of our first few days.
Yesterday we headed to Amsterdam to record the teaser voiceovers with audio mastermind Remko.
Today we decided to buy tickets! We're officially heading to China to find out how these awesome products get delivered. YES!
As the famous Dutch saying goes: "Many hands make the work light". That's a lousy translation, but we would love your input, feedback or information on our project. Do you have a lead, a colleague or a friend that might like contributing to this story please let us know here!
You can also just drop us a link, and we'll check it out. Just paste and click send below.
Justin (23) loves making videos and is a motion graphic designer / editor.
Buys: Card readers, cables, cases.
Jan (22) spends his time in the cloud and developes and designs for the web.
Buys: T-shirts, guitar, cables, phones, tablet, flashlights, painting... and more!
If you have a question, comment or a lead, please don't hesitate to contact us via the contact form. We're quick with replies.
The Extreme Deal is a project by Justin van der Velden & Jan Kuppens. ©2014