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Old 12-11-2008, 08:50 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Along with the low price you end up with low quality. I would rather pay a bit more for a higher quality item and put an American to work than go cheap and end up filling up the landfills with trash products that don't work right, break after a few days or end up with melamine in things like dog food and baby milk.
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Along with the low price you end up with low quality. I would rather pay a bit more for a higher quality item and put an American to work than go cheap and end up filling up the landfills with trash products that don't work right, break after a few days or end up with melamine in things like dog food and baby milk.
Good reason for people to be aware of where they can buy products that were made in the USA. Dog owners should especially be worried about feeding their dogs products made in certain countries which can be hazardous to their health.
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:20 AM
 
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One has to wonder: "IF" the big retailers marketed American made products more; if this would boost our economy?! Just a thought.

Why did Walmart do so good when they started out? (When Mr. Walton started the chain). I would have to say a good part of it was because he tried to purchase as much American made product as he could and the American people seemed to have supported the concept of supporting thier own country.

It seems our daily purchases have play a part of "where will our country be" 20 years from now.

I'm guilty of purchasing cheap too but rethinking those purchases: Did i save? Not really! I may have cost 1 American their job.

Why does hindsight have to be 20/20?? :/
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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My wife just bought a palm sander produced by Skill. I read all sides of the box the sides and the top of the box were covered with small print, saying all sorts of things. I was looking for the part where it said where the sander was made. Couldn't find anything in all that print until I looked at the bottom of the box, also completely covered with fine print. I finally found it buried in a bunch of other warnings and statements and such, "Made in China" They are getting better at hiding that information.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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The whole "Buy American" idea is noble but not realistic. So many companies are global, who really knows where the money goes? I look for quality first.

I'll ad that what makes America great is having choices and healthy competition, these ideals also drive innovation and raise quality.
Protectionism is just one more step closer to socialism, which is a very un-American ideology.

Last edited by allydriver; 12-12-2008 at 08:55 PM..
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:09 AM
 
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What is protectionism?
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:17 AM
 
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Default Do all of yourselves a favor

Do yourselves a favor. When buying a product make sure you keep the receipt because if the product is made in China, you know its crap and is going to break minutes or days after you get it home. So that said, take that piece of crap right back to the store and get another after the first one broke on you. Eventually after the stores are getting all their junk they are selling back, they will get the hint as they won't be making much money if any on what they are selling. This will cause them to STOP SELLING IT! I know I will catch alot of grief for this, but the BEST at returns is Wal Mart. They don't question your return at all as long as you have the receipt and gladly take the item right back. So, just return the junk right back to them. DONT THROW IT OUT AND GET A NEW ONE!!! That is exactly what the Chinese want you to do, so it gives them plenty of job security as you have to keep re-buying the same good. If you return it though and get your money back, then they lost money. DO YOUR PART TO RUIN THEIR ECONOMY TOO!
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I hardly agree with NYrules but in this case I do.
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