Inferior electronics on local market

Dear Editor,
It’s no secret that, throughout Guyana, there’s availability of various electronics for household use. Slowly, the invasion of inferior/used products started, and the dishonesty started when the authorities allowed the plague to overtake the country.
Editor, when the electronics started to enter Guyana, most of them were popular brands, and gradually those brands slowly migrated from the shelves, only to be replaced by unrecognised brands selling at the same price the popular brands cost, and do not seem to last long.
In other countries, before a product is allowed on the market, tests are conducted to ascertain its effectiveness/durability.
Based on the complaints in regard to most products selling in Guyana, the question is asked: How are they being allowed to sell here, when they are not working long and the stores are not selling with any guarantee? Among these items, some of the most defective products are computers, music systems and television sets.
Store owners are quick to blame the fluctuations of electricity as the major cause, and consumers are left to solve the issues on their own. Any technician could tell you that tv/music systems are the most popular, and replacement parts are not readily available. Rural areas are the most affected with these defective products, and some don’t last a week after purchase, and because there is no proper consumer body to represent the consumer, he/she has to start saving all over again to purchase another.
Finally, Editor, while the origin of these products is vague, many don’t have to make a second guess which country they are being manufactured in, and while there are various brands, all seem to be experiencing similar problems. The makers seem determined to manufacture inferior products with the clear intention of fleecing unsuspecting buyers. In order to achieve their goals, they go the extra mile by using misleading advertising on their products and including the USA name/feature on their products. Some advertise features, and when programming, they’re accessible.
Will there be an end to this blatant robbery?

Sahadeo Bates