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Old 01-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Can this store make a difference?

I really do like the thought, but does it stand a chance really in a country where the popularity of walmart and chinese (or generally) foreign made goods is so strong. The Made In America brand seems popular in discussion, yet it faces uphill battles in practice.


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Old 01-07-2012, 04:27 PM   #2
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:29 PM   #3
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I think a store like it would work, I try to by American wherever I can and don't mind paying more within reason.America didn't become the greatest nation on earth with a service based economy.
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I think a store like it would work, I try to by American wherever I can and don't mind paying more within reason.America didn't become the greatest nation on earth with a serviced base economy.
But who wouldn't say that? Yet crappy quality made in china from Walmart keeps them in business..

Then again this summer I looked for a pair of clippers for my garden..you know just the kind that work almost like scissors...not the bigger bolt cutter type ..
I searched every made in america website I could find...couldn't find any..ended up w Fiskars.
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It can. It serves the loyal conscientious customer, brings awareness of local industries and the local economy, and provides another point of purchase for vital goods.

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It can. It serves the loyal conscientious customer, brings awareness of local industries and the local economy, and provides another point of purchase for vital goods.

There is NO downside to practical patriotism. Everyone should do it.
But will it? Do you feel there's enough of that sentiment in U.S. right now to make it happen.?
I absolutely hope so, but will the price, and or arguments over current American goods quality, state of the economy keep it an uphill battle.
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But who wouldn't say that? Yet crappy quality made in china from Walmart keeps them in business..

Then again this summer I looked for a pair of clippers for my garden..you know just the kind that work almost like scissors...not the bigger bolt cutter type ..
I searched every made in america website I could find...couldn't find any..ended up w Fiskars.
It is hard, try and find an American tv, hell, even Harley is full of overseas parts .I have and will spend more for an American made product that is better quality than others.My state of Wisconsin has taken quite the hit from manufacturing job losses and many in my state feel the same as I.


If you need liners for your vehicle , here is an American company.
http://www.weathertech.com/
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But will it? Do you feel there's enough of that sentiment in U.S. right now to make it happen.?
I absolutely hope so, but will the price, and or arguments over current American goods quality, state of the economy keep it an uphill battle.
I can't speak for the USA, but down here, one bloke called Dick Smith (http://www.dicksmithfoods.com.au/) has really made a difference, supporting rival brands when Oz made, and producing his own products where no Aussie alternative exists.

Business is about slim margins ... so minorities really COUNT ... alternative stores and brands can be the difference between survival and bankruptcy for small operators.

I'm really focusing on foods here ... as far as manufacturing is concerned ... ie taking on China .. that's way more complicated and almost pointless to talk about here.
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