Since a lot of their tools are copied straight from existing designs and brands and many allegey superior tools are made in china, the main issue in many cases is quality control
It's simply not true that every single unit of some product is "trash", you can get perfectly good ones that work fine and last as long as anything else.
It's a gamble, but the payoff is that you can save a ton of money, and unlike games of pure chance if you do your homework and don't get greedy or stupid you can pick winners and avoid sucker deals with decent accuracy.
The brand names that have their stuff made in china just do better quality control to weed out the worst stuff that anyone with half a brain can do and charge you for it, and rely on people assuming that the brand name means quality to get them to let their guard down when it comes to the homework and not getting greedy part. That way they can offer Stanley screwdriver set that's as shitty or worse than HF, charge a small percentage more but still far less than their high quality ones cost, and suckers bite on it because hurr durr,, muh name brand that's not HF "trash: