Do you shop patriotically?

kawigrl kawigrl
do you shop patriotically? Do you purposely buy products made from your country, or do you buy based more on price, quality, etc
06/25/2012
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Errant Venture Errant Venture
I don't buy patriotically.
06/25/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I buy on necessity and price. I'm not a fan of buying things just because they say "Made in USA".

Did you know there's a Chinese town called "Usa"? Yeah, guess what they say about stuff made there...
06/25/2012
michael scofield michael scofield
Quote:
Originally posted by kawigrl
do you shop patriotically? Do you purposely buy products made from your country, or do you buy based more on price, quality, etc
no i don't
06/25/2012
null null
No, I do not. I buy based on quality/price.
06/25/2012
Michele Michele
I'd like to but, 1/2 of the "made in the USA" products aren't even really made here. It's near impossible to find true "made in the USA" items unless it's a crafter or locally grown market. Even then, where do the materials come from that the crafts are made from?
06/25/2012
kawigrl kawigrl
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I buy on necessity and price. I'm not a fan of buying things just because they say "Made in USA".

Did you know there's a Chinese town called "Usa"? Yeah, guess what they say about stuff made there...
I had to Google whether or not that was a joke
06/26/2012
nanamondoute nanamondoute
I base on quality/price. Where an item made doesn't mean much to me at all.
06/26/2012
Sinfully Sinfully
No.
06/26/2012
Feisty Feisty
no i buy based on price and quality
07/15/2012
spiced spiced
Yes, I do try to buy Made in USA goods whenever possible. I like having a job! Many of my favorite products are made here anyway--like Zippo lighters, Maglite flashlights--not to mention most of the world's best sex toys.

I don't mind Canadian goods either, or stuff from most EU countries. I avoid products made in countries with lax worker and environmental protections, especially China. It's not always possible, but I try to make my purchases do as much good and as little harm as possible.
01/16/2013
noway noway
We don't make anything in America. And even if it WAS made in America, it was made with Chinese materials. Oh well.
01/17/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I shop more based on quality, but I do try to buy American if everything else is equal
01/18/2013
Bleu Bleu
Nope.
01/18/2013
kadelette kadelette
I rarely pay attention to where items come from.
01/18/2013
spiced spiced
Quote:
Originally posted by noway
We don't make anything in America. And even if it WAS made in America, it was made with Chinese materials. Oh well.
That's not true at all. It's very convenient for corporations if people buy into the myth, but it's just not true. Until 2011, the US was #1 in the world in manufacturing and we may well reclaim the title when the 2012 figures are released. Chinese manufacturing may actually be poised for a major decline, while US manufacturing is surging again.

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You could still cynically argue that your buying decisions are just drops in the ocean, but remember: the ocean is made entirely of drops.
01/19/2013
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I travelled all the way to the Caribbean once on holiday, and I came home with a keyring which had stamped on the back "Made in the United Kingdom." It rather amused me, but typically I buy based on quality alone.
01/19/2013
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