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Old 12-06-2007, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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I am not buying anything for "the holidays", but whenever I buy something my decision is made on quality and price.

I could care less where the slaves who make it live or what their living conditions are. That's between them and their masters and exploiters. If they don't like it they can revolt.
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Old 12-09-2007, 06:00 PM
 
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It really takes an effort to keep the overseas stuff out of the house. Some things cannot be avoided, but at least do my best to look on every item to see that it is NOT made in China, Taiwan, Indonesia or wherever. Especially food. Also, clothing especially is hard to find now that is Made in America.
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:31 PM
 
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We try very hard to avoid mass-produced items from China. It is tough, especially with things like clothing. In general the highest-quality products tend to not be made in China anyway, so if you trend towards high-quality, you should be able to avoid Chinese products at the same time.

I have nothing against China per se, but the reality is many of the products are of very poor quality compared to their European or American-made counterparts.
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, TN
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Lately I've been looking at labels more than ever. I've been putting alot of stuff backon the shelves when I see where it is made.

Maybe we can start a thread on here about where to find American made products such as clothes, food, home goods, etc. ??????
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:03 PM
 
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Here is one:

Still Made in USA.com: American-made Consumer Products
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:16 PM
 
Location: California
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I will not, most American things suck. I want an XBOX360.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:03 AM
 
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I will not, most American things suck. I want an XBOX360.
XBOX 360 is made in Mexico by Flextronics.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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If you are buying clothes, what difference does it make if it is made in a sweat shop in Asia or South America by Asians or Hispanics, or made in a sweat shop in San Francisco or Chicago by Asians or Hispanics?
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:39 AM
 
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If you are buying clothes, what difference does it make if it is made in a sweat shop in Asia or South America by Asians or Hispanics, or made in a sweat shop in San Francisco or Chicago by Asians or Hispanics?
Buy clothes made in the USA and Europe made by old-world trained craftsman. It will cost you 10x as much, but they will last 10x as long.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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Buy clothes made in the USA and Europe made by old-world trained craftsman. It will cost you 10x as much, but they will last 10x as long.
The jeans I am wearing right now came from Walmart.
I have had them for about 10 years and they have about 5 years of wear left.
I think they cost about $12.00.

You mean, if I had paid $120.00, and had them made by "old-world trained craftsmen" they would last last 150 years?

Maybe Walmart could hire these "old-world craftsmen" to train their sweat shop labor then we could have the best of both worlds.
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