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Buying American #6886533
05/31/20 12:45 PM
05/31/20 12:45 PM
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So since this disease deal, I've been really reading labels to avoid buying from China. Not so much because the virus started there, but because it really ticked me off when they got their panties in the wad over Trump calling it the Chinese Disease... which it WAS, since it did start there... just like West Nile Virus or the German Measles.

People always say it's impossible to buy everything made in America, and I tend to agree at this point, but it's easy to NOT buy from China. Plenty of electronics and stuff are made in Japan, Mexico, and other places. Clothing is made in many, many countries.

While there is American grown rice sold in the supermarkets, I came across this small farm growing and selling rice right here in Mississippi. If anyone likes supporting small American businesses, check them out. While the per pound rate is a bit high, it's quite reasonable if you buy in bulk. http://deltabluesrice1.myshopify.co...source=leaddyno&utm_medium=affiliate

Do any of you have favorite, American owned businesses that you support? If you do, please post the link to their sites so that more of us can help support them. OH, not trapping businesses though, don't want you all to break any forum rules.

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Re: Buying American [Re: yotetrapper30] #6886539
05/31/20 12:50 PM
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Good post...

Re: Buying American [Re: yotetrapper30] #6886583
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Good post. Some of those other countries are not as anti-american.

Re: Buying American [Re: yotetrapper30] #6886587
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I spend more time looking for USA made products then shopping, you didint mention posting about businesses not to support like HARBOR FREIGHT , so i wont go there, just want to say beware of ebay sellers trying to sale products as American made. Done happened to me on a can crusher, paid a extra eight dollars for one saying its was USA made , got it ,and it was boxed Made in China for harbor freight . very P Oed.

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Re: Buying American [Re: yotetrapper30] #6886596
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Harbor freight is bad, but Wal-Mart and Amazon are and will continue to put small businesses under. Anyone boycott these two?

Re: Buying American [Re: yotetrapper30] #6886600
05/31/20 02:13 PM
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Harbor freight donated a lot of PPE masks and gloves when they were needed so be careful when you flock shoot every business.

A lot of Amazon items come from smaller businesses.




Last edited by Law Dog; 05/31/20 02:15 PM.

Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

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Re: Buying American [Re: yotetrapper30] #6886614
05/31/20 02:39 PM
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As a nam vet, it really disgusts me to go into a macys or place like that and their dress shirts are all made there. That place (nam) will always be a cesspool in my mind, and I look elswhere!


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Re: Buying American [Re: Law Dog] #6886617
05/31/20 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
Harbor freight donated a lot of PPE masks and gloves when they were needed so be careful when you flock shoot every business.

A lot of Amazon items come from smaller businesses.







Jerry's point is valid...when an item has several offers from various places, it is beneficial to have a look at those sources to choose which one is wanted. Some business centered in the US, however, upon executing an order, in turn, places their order from the country of origin . They don't have stock at the ready from their own supply...so order straight from their advertiser , the country that originally made it. This surprise can often be caught when you are finishing up your order , and the cost of shipping suddenly appears in your total as a lot more than you originally saw in the ad. Upon further inspection, the cause for the slipped in cost is found , shipped from a country direct like China, or otherwise.

Then, you have the option of canceling and continuing your search .

Re: Buying American [Re: yotetrapper30] #6886643
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If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA.
471 is Made in Taiwan.
This is our right to know, but the government and related departments never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves.

Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products "MADE IN CHINA", so they don't show from which country it is made.

However, you may now refer to the barcode - remember if the first 3 digits are:

690-692 ... then it is MADE IN CHINA
00 - 09 ... USA & CANADA
30 - 37 FRANCE
40 - 44 GERMANY
471 ... Taiwan
49 ... JAPAN
50 ... UK


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Re: Buying American [Re: yotetrapper30] #6886652
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Thanks Moose


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Re: Buying American [Re: jeff karsten] #6886655
05/31/20 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by jeff karsten
Thanks Moose

Yeah, he's alright for a thong wearing cheese head lol. Last month I tried to buy a flour sifter made in America. There was only one and it was 75 bucks. So I bought the same brand as the 75 dollar one for 9 bucks used on ebay. If ya can't buy American new, then buy used if ya can. It's still a win win.


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Buying American [Re: yotetrapper30] #6886671
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I. Buy American when I can other countries next and Chinese last, it can be hard on the pocket buying American because a lot of it is way overpriced for what your buying due simply to cost of production but I do do buy when I can even when it’s higher





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Re: Buying American [Re: Catch22] #6886708
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Originally Posted by Catch22
Originally Posted by jeff karsten
Thanks Moose

Yeah, he's alright for a thong wearing cheese head lol. Last month I tried to buy a flour sifter made in America. There was only one and it was 75 bucks. So I bought the same brand as the 75 dollar one for 9 bucks used on ebay. If ya can't buy American new, then buy used if ya can. It's still a win win.


Good point, and if you'd have typed in Vintage flour sifter it probably WOULD have been made in America.

Re: Buying American [Re: Moosetrot] #6886721
05/31/20 05:36 PM
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Thanks moosie for the info on the code.


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Re: Buying American [Re: yotetrapper30] #6886729
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St Croix, Loomis, and Sage fishing rods are all made in the USA. There are a few other rods being made in the US by boutique companies (like Dobyns), but almost all other brand rods are made in China.

China-made rods include Fenwick (sad to say), Shimano, Daiwa, and numerous others. Same for the reels.

As usual, the US-made rods cost more.

Jim


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Re: Buying American [Re: yotetrapper30] #6886746
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Couple North Wisconsin businesses that might be useful to some. Everett Fisheries of Port Wing WI and Bodin Fisheries of Bayfield WI both sell Lake Superior fish(if they have walleye and perch they are NOT from Lake Superior). I think that Everett Fisheries smoked fish are the best I have eaten. Fall/winter likely easier shipping than summer BUT if you are driving east of Duluth, swing through Port Wing, hit the little grocery there and fill up on real USA fish.

Re: Buying American [Re: Law Dog] #6886759
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
Harbor freight donated a lot of PPE masks and gloves when they were needed so be careful when you flock shoot every business.

A lot of Amazon items come from smaller businesses.




I know Harbor Freight has decent quality if you spend time doing your research. Their ICON line was almost sold out last time I was in there. I wish they would do a better job of keeping stuff in stock.


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Re: Buying American [Re: nightlife] #6886800
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Originally Posted by nightlife
I. Buy American when I can other countries next and Chinese last, it can be hard on the pocket buying American because a lot of it is way overpriced for what your buying due simply to cost of production but I do do buy when I can even when it’s higher


It isn't over-priced if you factor in the better quality and the more life and years you will get out of it. Ive seen 150.00 Chinese boots wear out in less than 6 months and 300.00 USA made boots last 5-10 years or more.....

Re: Buying American [Re: yotetrapper30] #6886808
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Chinese hiking shoes last about 4 months for me.


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Re: Buying American [Re: yotetrapper30] #6886821
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It's kinda hard anymore to find USA made products, we need to bring it all back. Like it used to be, TV's, radios, remember when we could fix a drill?


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
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