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Old 09-11-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Western, Colorado
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Originally Posted by Mike from back east View Post
Another stupid post. It would be nice if you knew what you were talking about for a change. Ikea makes this stuff in a factory in Danville, VA, putting Americans BACK to work in one of the old-line furniture centers.

IKEA plant in Danville is furnishing more job opportunities - Roanoke.com

IKEA plant opens in Danville : News-Record.com : Greensboro, North Carolina

Virginia Business - News: Danville IKEA plant to open today

s/Mike

PS: My Toyota Camry is made in KENTUCKY.

Your ignorance in the subject is apparent.

Where do the corporate profits go? Not America.

This country doesn't need furniture salesmen. We need corporate managers as well as large business owners, making, spending and keeping their profits in this country.

Wise up.
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:59 PM
 
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Your ignorance in the subject is apparent.

Where do the corporate profits go? Not America.

This country doesn't need furniture salesmen. We need corporate managers as well as large business owners, making, spending and keeping their profits in this country.

Wise up.
You're living in another era, an ancient one at that. Tons of US firms, including Ford and GM, not to mention the oils, the techs, the medicals, the pharmaceutical makers, the chemicals, the banks, the music and movie firms, the heavy equipment makers (Cat, Deere, etc) all make a ton of money by selling overseas or having operations overseas. These ancient protestations about foreign firms doing business here are childishly silly.
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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Is Trader Joe's not a chain? What's the diff between buying groceries there and at Wal Mart? or even Safeway?
It's owned by one of the founders of Aldi (the German supermarket chain). So there's a difference.
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:49 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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It's owned by one of the founders of Aldi (the German supermarket chain). So there's a difference.
What is the difference? I'm not taking about the merchandise, I'm talking about what is the difference between this chain and any other chain? People have argued here on CD ad infinitum about Wal Mart: it's a chain w/corporate HQ in Arkansas, not locally; big, can cut deals with suppliers that locals can't; drives locals out of business; imports from China. What is the difference between TJ and any other chain on those issues?
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Old 09-11-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Western, Colorado
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You're living in another era, an ancient one at that. Tons of US firms, including Ford and GM, not to mention the oils, the techs, the medicals, the pharmaceutical makers, the chemicals, the banks, the music and movie firms, the heavy equipment makers (Cat, Deere, etc) all make a ton of money by selling overseas or having operations overseas. These ancient protestations about foreign firms doing business here are childishly silly.

It's obvious you just cant grasp the idea. GM, Ford, Mobil 1, etc are American corporations. Their profits, for the most part, remain in the U.S.A.

IKEA, is a Dutch owned company. After operating expenses are paid, the rest of the profits go over seas.
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Old 09-11-2008, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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TJ stores are on the small side for a grocery store, they hardly carry any name-brand products, sell locally grown produce, is cheap for buying specialty foods without fancy packaging like in Whole Foods. I don't think they have cornered the market on any product, again I'm not sure how they make ends meet selling for so cheap. They do fill a niche that most grocery stores don't cater to, selling no-name items and variety that 'normal' grocery stores don't carry.
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Old 09-11-2008, 04:37 PM
 
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It's obvious you just cant grasp the idea. GM, Ford, Mobil 1, etc are American corporations. Their profits, for the most part, remain in the U.S.A.

IKEA, is a Dutch owned company. After operating expenses are paid, the rest of the profits go over seas.
I dunno, that might be a simplistic way of looking at it considering overseas interests could have major shareholding interest in any of these public, shared, 'American' companies.

Yay, global markets.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:22 PM
 
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It's obvious you just cant grasp the idea. GM, Ford, Mobil 1, etc are American corporations. Their profits, for the most part, remain in the U.S.A.

IKEA, is a Dutch owned company. After operating expenses are paid, the rest of the profits go over seas.
No, you don't get it. The US firms I mentioned make money OVERSEAS and bring it back to the USA. If there's nothing wrong with US firms bringing overseas profits back here, there's nothing wrong with IKEA taking their USA profits back to Sweden or The Netherlands. All's fair in the global economy. The Ikea products are made HERE, my Camry is made HERE, my Michelin tires are made HERE. Thousands of Americans have jobs HERE with these firms. Profits can go anywhere, even to Americans who own stock in Toyota, etc.
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:21 PM
 
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What is the difference between TJ and any other chain on those issues?
The profits go overseas. I'm not arguing whether that's good or bad. But it is a substantial difference.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:03 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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OK. Now I get your point.
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