I know they look remarkably similar to the cheap chinese ones sold on ebay. I'm not sure if thats where they are made, but I doubt they are much different.
I thought about getting one too, I mean the price isnt much, and it says it'll do most everything I want to do, except of course, that minor issue with welding aluminum, which is very important to me. The ones I'v seen are dc tig only, which means they cant do that.
So I'v decided to save my pennies and buy namebrand stuff, I recently bought a used Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 50 plasma cutter, and when I can afford it a miller econotig is on the shopping list, they cost about $1300 new. I got the plasma cutter for about $1000.
I just think I would have been disappointed with the Parker machine and I'd just rather wait until I can afford the good stuff even if it takes longer.