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Cast Your Vote:

    • I'd pay $30 for American made -- Votes: 6
    • I'd pay $20 for made in China -- Votes: 28
Buying American-made products SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
8th Nov '12

Pretend you're at the store shopping and there are 2 items on the shelf that are completely identical, except one was made in the USA and costs $30 and the other was made in China and costs $20.



Do you pay the extra $10 for the American made item or do you save $10 and grab the one made in China?

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 2 kids; Toronto, Ontario 1984 posts
8th Nov '12

I'd buy the one that leaves me with an extra $10 in my pocket.

Charlotte & Gabe 2 kids; California 14282 posts
8th Nov '12

Lol the China one. I'm cheap.

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
8th Nov '12

I've never paid attention, but always assumed things that I purchased were not American made.



On the other hand, DH's tools must be American made.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
8th Nov '12

I try my damndest to buy American made.

Mrs cree Due November 23; 33 kids; Ontario 1907 posts
8th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kiss Kiss Bang Bang:</b>" I'd buy the one that leaves me with an extra $10 in my pocket."</blockquote>




I would do this what isn't made in china

Charlotte & Gabe 2 kids; California 14282 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Mrs cree:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kiss Kiss Bang Bang:</b>" I'd buy the one that leaves me with an extra $10 in my pocket."</blockquote> I would do this what isn't made in china





lol i know!
khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
8th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs cree:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kiss Kiss Bang Bang:</b>" I'd buy the one that leaves me with an extra $10 in my pocket."</blockquote> I would do this what isn't made in china"</blockquote>




You can find most things American made if you look hard enough.



This is why America is losing all of the factory jobs. And then people complain that there are no jobs. Maybe if you buy American?

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting khigh:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs cree:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kiss Kiss ... [snip!] ... is why America is losing all of the factory jobs. And then people complain that there are no jobs. Maybe if you buy American?"


This also goes along with people wanting us to raise the minimum wage. Sure, raise minimum wage and then watch the cost of things go up with it. Then complain that people aren't making enough money to pay for things and demand they start paying you more.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23132 posts
8th Nov '12

It depends on the product. For some things i will pay more for the american product and for some i wont. I seek american products but cant conveniently find them often.
More oftent han not, I'll get the one made in china.

Ella Minnow Pea Delight, Arkansas 3914 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting TheNuge:" It depends on the product. For some things i will pay more for the american product and for some i wont. ... [snip!] ... i wont. I seek american products but cant conveniently find them often. More oftent han not, I'll get the one made in china."


This exactly.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
8th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" It depends on the product. For some things i will pay more for the american product and for some i wont. ... [snip!] ... i wont. I seek american products but cant conveniently find them often. More oftent han not, I'll get the one made in china."</blockquote>




We have a store here called Made in America. It has only American made products. More expensive but I love it.



Ours doesn't have a website, but this is the one in NY.



http://www.madeinamericastore.com/

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
8th Nov '12

I buy American made whenever I can. I also buy locally made or produced items as much as I can so I can help out my local economy and small businesses. It might cost a little more short term, but I feel better doing it that way.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
8th Nov '12

Currently, I"d have to buy the one that is cheapest. But we prefer American made. Our cars are at least. lol

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
8th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SpaceCowgirl:</b>" Pretend you're at the store shopping and there are 2 items on the shelf that are completely identical, ... [snip!] ... China and costs $20. Do you pay the extra $10 for the American made item or do you save $10 and grab the one made in China?"</blockquote>




I would buy the cheaper one...sadly. I have a tight budget.



My dad goes through EVERY item to make sure it's made here and occasionally he'll buy German. Grocery trips take forever.