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Old Yesterday, 09:47 PM
 
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When I do buy anything, I always try and find the item made in the USA. After the whole toxic sheet rock, poisoned dog food and flimsy bolts used in some of our bridge construction, I'm pretty leery of buying things made outside the USA. The thing is, if you want something made well, you're going to pay extra for it and I think most people want to save money so when they buy, they don't care where it comes from as long it fits their need at the moment.
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Old Yesterday, 09:57 PM
 
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If was to make my own company, I would want all of the materials for all of our products to be American-maid and all of our products be American-made. Specifically, I would be wanting to form a supercar company that does that! I don't know of any instance in automobile history where everything about the car is American-made. This includes the engine.
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Old Today, 04:35 AM
 
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I don't buy dishware if its made in China. Likewise nothing foodwise. Communist countries are notorious for poor environmental and human safety practices. No sense in getting poisoned.
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Old Today, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Interestingly made in China is one of the more reliable brands today.
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Old Today, 06:30 AM
 
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Almost everything I own is Samsung Korean from my phones, to TV's, to appliances. Very good quality and lasts a long time. No problems. I will pay more money for better quality. My car is a 14 year old Korean Elantra. Very few repairs to it. American brands did not last as long.

Shoes? New Balance is overpriced. All their advertisement is based on being Made in America. I buy Skechers. Cheaper but good quality. Only recently did I find out that they are made in California! lol They don't advertise they are Made in America like New Balance.
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Old Today, 06:45 AM
 
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Every since President Trump was running for the presidency we became even more aware of buying American made stuff.

We do not buy only American made, but over the years we started at first to eliminate China manufactured pet food and never bought a Japanese car but only US brand cars.

Most items we buy will therefore be US made and if we have to choose or can choose then we donít mind to pay a little bit more for US made.

Therefore the tariffs are not seen by us as a tax to the public but a choice you make to support the Country.

I wonder what others do or think about this subject.


I ALWAYS try to buy US made stuff. However, sometimes there are not products made in the USA. If you hunt, you can usually find them.


Chinese stuff is made with crap Chinese steel, which is more like iron. Even if US products cost more initially, they usually don't break like Chinese crap.
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Old Today, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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Every since President Trump was running for the presidency we became even more aware of buying American made stuff.

We do not buy only American made, but over the years we started at first to eliminate China manufactured pet food and never bought a Japanese car but only US brand cars.

Most items we buy will therefore be US made and if we have to choose or can choose then we donít mind to pay a little bit more for US made.

Therefore the tariffs are not seen by us as a tax to the public but a choice you make to support the Country.

I wonder what others do or think about this subject.
Take a closer look at your clothing, shoes, bed linens, housewares, etc.

May not be China but most definitely not made in the US.

Assembled in the US is not the same as made in the US

Toyota Camry is the most made in the US car when you get down to the parts.

https://www.cars.com/articles/cars-c...n-cars-404549/
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Old Today, 06:47 AM
 
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Interestingly made in China is one of the more reliable brands today.


That is completely false. Many of the products I buy on my farm need to be reliable and won't break easily. I have tried Chinese products in the past and they, as a rule, do not last and break easily.


Products made in the US and with US steel in them are far, far better. Look at the Bay Bridge, made with Chinese steel- what a disaster.
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Old Today, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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How many people just don't bother to look at the origin of any item they buy? That includes food, you know.
I have done so, for years. I am wearing Vietnam, right now.
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Old Today, 07:01 AM
 
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I go to some trouble, but it's difficult sometimes. Shoes are pretty hard outside of higher end leather boots (there is New Balance and a few European brands of athletic shoes). Clothes are practically impossible. Hand tools are easy, cordless are impossible outside of Snap-on. I doubt I'll ever buy a late-model car again, so no worries. Anything that uses electricity, pretty darned hard to avoid China.

You gotta wonder what sort of public policy sent the US down the road where we can't make our own shoes or washing machines anymore. It's a national security issue at this point.
Whirlpool owns most US branded washers made mostly from parts from other countries.

The projected useful life of a typical US made washer is less than 14 years. Likely parts will be discontinued well before this. If you donít buy new often enough, the manufacturer/ assembler goes out of business. Maytag learned this lesson decades ago. Itís all Whirlpool, under the hood.
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