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Old 02-17-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
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"Made In America" fights back.

If you happen to be RVing in the Buffalo New York area and want to shop for items made totally (including packaging) made in America then your RV should be steered to Mark Andol's

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I know we will hit this place on the way through that part of New York state in the first part of June this summer. I would love to see a place like this be so successful that maybe it would force other companies to go back to buying quality instead of quantity.

Then again we would then have to educate people to understand the difference and accept a slightly higher price for a much higher quality.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:57 PM   #2
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Thank you for your post.
I just received a stainless steel hitch ball that is made in USA from USA steel. It cost about $30 more than balls from other lands. Did I need to do that? No. Well...
Yes I did.
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I wonder if USA citizens can afford the price of goods produced in the USA, even if they were available for purchase. There is more than a "slight" difference in pricing between goods imported from China, compared to a like item produced in the USA. If the average citizen were to buy only USA products, that citizen would be doing without a lot of things not only because of availability, but pricing as well. Just my humble opinion.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:09 PM   #4
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It's funny talking about (made in America) when on this web site people are advocating going to Mexico for dental work and getting Mexican made crowns. Guess what business I'm in. I agree if we did not have free trade prices would sky rocket. My pet pee is for the consumer to know where there product is made (crowns) and let the patient decide.
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Thank you for your post.
I just received a stainless steel hitch ball that is made in USA from USA steel. It cost about $30 more than balls from other lands. Did I need to do that? No. Well...
Yes I did.
5 years from now when you hook up your trailer or towed to that very same ball, and the guy 2 sites over who saved his 30 bucks by buying one made with mild china steel is on his fifth ball.. Stop and think about which cost more. 5 of his or one of yours.

Thanks for supporting the country that supports you.
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Not me.....I have a good old HP, also made in China
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I wonder if USA citizens can afford the price of goods produced in the USA, even if they were available for purchase. There is more than a "slight" difference in pricing between goods imported from China, compared to a like item produced in the USA. If the average citizen were to buy only USA products, that citizen would be doing without a lot of things not only because of availability, but pricing as well. Just my humble opinion.
Actually if you think very clearly about this you would soon realize that we can no longer afford to buy imported junk. When we pay more for stuff made in the USA we support the people making the stuff and they can afford to buy stuff we make. Buying only imported stuff will eventually make us first in the race to the bottom and that's a winning feat we don't want. I bought at Delta Radial saw 30 some years ago and it finally crapped out a couple years back. I've had two replacements replaced under warranty since then and who benefits from that?
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Most "stuff" made today is "throw-a-way" TV's, furniture, tools, home furnishings, auto parts.....

Case in point my father loves "Harbor Freight" One weekend to go buy a new power tool, the next weekend to take it back because it failed.....

If I knew my new tt I'm buying was to be made in Mexico, I would never buy it.....period

Problem is, you just don't know what "Made in the USA". is anymore.
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Dodge Trucks come to mind. Made in Mexico
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Alot of good things still made in this country but sadly you have to know where to look! But I do it and buy it as much as possible! But unfortunately somethings just aren't made here!
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I have some of those single-pouch StarKist tuna packs. Looked today when I made a sandwich... one is marked "Product of Thailand" and the other is "Product of Equador."

We just had a local broohah because some of the 'local pride' T-shirts are printed here but the original shirts are made overseas.

Even when it's "made" here it's hard to know where the source supplies come from...
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Just because a product is made in the USA does not insure that it is a quality product. Manufacturers have had to skimp on materials and production quality in order to compete, or try to compete with like goods that are produced overseas, and in fact have had to use foreign made materials and components in some of their products. And it is not necessarily so that because a product is produced overseas that it is of inferior quality as compared to its USA produced counter part. Cheaper labor abroad is only a part of the reason the USA has lost market competitiveness.
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