How do I pay less than $10 for an excellent stove? As in many things, price is a very good measure of quality. KOVEA cannot make a high specification stove to ship half way round the world to retail at $10 including taxes. To achieve this would involve cutting too many corners in terms of design, materials, testing, working conditions, labour rights, pollution control, quality control, customer service and after market support.
Rather than spend your money on a cheap Chinese stove, you could spend it on your favourite canned drinks, and use the empty cans to make a hobo stove. The stove will be completely free, you will have complete control over labour conditions and workers rights, and you will get a lot more satisfaction!