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Buying American Made stuff #16310 05/23/14 12:46 PM
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How many of you think it important to purchase American made products? How many of you go out of your way to purchase American made products? Willing to pay a bit more?

Personally, I've adopted the anywhere but China rule(sometimes that's not possible) since I know some part of my purchase goes to support a communist government and the build-up of the Chinese military. China openly steals U.S. trade secrets and has a stated goal to offset the U.S. on a global stage. I want to do as little as possible to help fund that.

Gusset jeans are great American made jeans....you should check them out. The cotton is U.S. grown, denim made in U.S. and the jeans are made in Blue Ridge GA and Bon Qua TN.

That low priced fishing rod made in China will ultimately came at a steep price.



Re: Buying American Made stuff [Re: Tom Cox] #16312 05/23/14 04:02 PM
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Good practice to try and buy American Made only, only problem is today a lot of products are manufactured with various parts from all over the world so it's hard to screen out 'Made in China' but i still try. up

Re: Buying American Made stuff [Re: ProMo] #16315 05/23/14 09:18 PM
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I try, but sometimes the choices are not easy.


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Re: Buying American Made stuff [Re: Bob Smith] #16355 05/28/14 11:29 PM
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I try to buy USA made. But, it is hard to find made in USA products.

In the rod building industry, most components, blanks included, are made in China.
Because of this, the box stores prices are cheaper than I can buy the components.
Makes it real hard to compete.
Most box stores will have less than $15.00 in the finished product sitting in the racks.
Loomis is owned by Shimano, St Croix has rods made in Mexico, Lamiglas has it lower end rods made in Taiwan area. Loomis, St Croix and Lamiglas still make their top end rods in house.

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