I'm sitting at my home computer and I'm looking at the items all around me....
Logitech mouse - made in China
Logitech keyboard - made in China
Desk lamp - made in China
1:18 diecast ERTL toy car - made in China
Desk clock - made in China
Eye glass case - made in China
The glass I'm drinking from - made in China
This is ridiculous. Every damn thing is either made in China, or imported from a different foreign Country. Even some of the American flags are made in China !!
|Alea iacta est|
Yeah, but your guns aren't made in China.
Sounds like a good reason to go buy more.
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|Green Mountain Boy|
I thought it was illegal to make an American flag outside of the country?
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|quarter MOA visionary|
I bought a couple of suits a while back for the first time in several years ~ I was SHOCKED that almost everything was "Made In China".
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Huh? How would that work?
There's probably some Federal statute or law that all US flags flown on federal territory be made in the USA.
I was at the shitty Harrisburg gun show today and there were rebel flags for sale. Just to be a dick I pointed out the "Made in China" tags. Boy did I ever get some dirty looks.
As long as they're made in South China, right?
Damn Chinese Yankees.
"Ninja kick the damn rabbit"
Taiwan for tools is generally a good choice. China can be hit or miss, mostly miss. But the parent company can demand, and China can produce, great quality products.
|Slayer of Agapanthus|
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If the internet existed in the 1960's/70's, our parents would be bitching about everything made in Japan. Twenty or thirty years from now our grandkids can bitch about everything being made in Vietnam.
It does irritate me when I think I'm paying a premium for a tool or something, and it's made in China. I was looking at a miter box, and thought I'd go German, so I was looking at a Bosch. Right there on the box, "made in China." WTF?? This tool had a German price tag (+$200 over similar brands), so I wouldn't have expected it to be outsourced to China.
On the flip side, I'd love to get my hands on some Norinco anything. Those were the good old days of $200 1911's that were built like a tank.
Less employee pay, less employee rights, no EPA, no OSHA. Companies in the US cannot compete.
Blaming the crime on the gun, is like blaming a bad story on the pencil.
The last batch of furniture I bought (from a company called American, no less) was made in China.
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Mmmmm...Harbour Freight...the Chinese hardware store.
|His diet consists of black|
coffee, and sarcasm.
This irks me as well. Manufacturing in China is supposed to be a cost- cutting measure, but they still charge the premium price for it. A couple more premium-priced things I use every day that you can find "made in China" on are NAPA auto parts and some Snap-on tools. At least these are (supposedly) made to the respective companies' standard.
Indeed. Yes, it's hard to compete with employees being housed in dormitories with nets on the outside to catch the jumpers.
I'll buy stuff from there occasionally. It isn't marketed or priced as anything other than cheap shit, so there is no hypocrisy, and some of it actually works.
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outta the oven!
This was a first for me. Every kitchen knife I own says "Made in Germany" or "Made in France".
Lost my Henckels paring knife and got a new one for Christmas:
|St. Vitus |
My shooting buddy is a big union guy and wears a hat that says "Keep jobs in America" inside tag says made in China
The problem is all that stuff would cost 5x as much if it was made in the USA. Im not really sure how we can solve the problem of paying a living wage and keeping costs down.
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I find that I am setting a lot of stuff back down after looking at where it was made. There are some stores I do not even bother to go to as I know they are a dumping ground for cheap crap made overseas. I use the Made in US websites when possible. I am not convinced in the least that all this stuff needs to be made overseas. I don't have blinders on and do understand there is some new stuff without a US version. When that happens I definitely have never buy from countries, so I go with my list of acceptables. Seems like I am accumulating less junk.
|The Unmanned Writer|
Wild thought that something can be manufactured in China, shipped to the Midwest and still cost less than the same item produced and shipped from anywhere in the USA.
If it cost less to produce in the US, owners and CEOs would.
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