I am asking this question, because I feel that this is somewhat of an inherited problem in hardware recs.
Many questions have an answer , that might be more or less correct depending on the specific market ( read : geographical area ) where the question / answer person is located . same for price range .
Many questions here regard specific needs to buy hardware , and thus, are specific the the hardware that is available in the region of the buyer.
That , though, does not mean that the answer given is the correct one for everyone that will see this answer in the future , or in other words , the inherited problem that I am referring to is that almost no answer about recommendation can be an absolute answer ( not to mention the factor of time ... )
I am now working and living between China and Hong kong , where the famous abundance of electronics solutions and low prices allow me to see many other manufacturers / price ranges that I know will not be available to a certain OP ( for example from the US ) , or in fact - their names and existence would be probably unknown to the majority of users - but still - that does not mean they do not exist ..
So my specific question is : If I Know of a better solution / hardware than other answers , But I also know that this hardware will NOT be available in the region / price range of the OP - should I still answer it ? what about linking a foreign site ( in my case , Chinese ) to showcase some hardware option ?
one example can might be in this answer , or my comments on this one ( where my suggested model IS available in China / HK - but not in Australia ) but the truth is - that many other answers I just did not answered because I really do not know how to handle this situation ..
As a bonus question ( or just a thought ) - can a market/region base tag system help ?
( The question might be connected / similar to this one , but I am specifically asking how to handle this situation from the answering POV )