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Buy American Made
« on: May 04, 2020, 12:04:50 pm »
One of the things we have talked about on this forum (off/on for years) is our dependence on foreign products and how we ought to buy American made products as often as possible.
I know full well that sometimes the price difference is way too far apart for folks on a monthly budget to buy certain products from an American maker versus a maker outside the US, but we should do so as much as we can.
It has been my observation that the US made stuff lasts longer and is better quality, so you buy less in the long run and the money expenditure ends up am even wash.

Someone shared the link below that is a list (not a complete list, but fairly extensive) of clothing and other products that are made in the USA.

One item, for example, is sun glasses. There are several companies (Gatorz, for one) that make glasses that are comparable to Costa (a very popular brand right now).

Anyway, here is the link to the list pages:

https://www.madeinamerica.co/pages/thelist

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Re: Buy American Made
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2020, 02:20:00 pm »
Start with ammo.    ;D
Fortunately most of the foreign, worth while manufacturers all have US facilities.
FN, CZ, Beretta, Glock, and SIG is now entirely American owned.   ;D
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Re: Buy American Made
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2020, 05:34:18 pm »
While bored out of my gord in the hospital, I decided to crack the "made in USA" by finding a US made toaster.

I may have gotten taken.  I got a Breville which I believe is actually Australian owned.  Now I like the Aussies, but I think the toaster I got was China made despite my efforts.

It's a nice toaster with a "look see" and a "little bit more" options.  But in retro I still contend it's hard to fine true USA made toasters.

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Re: Buy American Made
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2020, 06:01:49 pm »
Saw a post on FB, about this. Look at the bar code. American made products start with 00 - 09 . Chinese start with 9
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Re: Buy American Made
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Re: Buy American Made
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2020, 07:15:12 pm »
If it can't be U.S. then at least don't buy Chicom crap....
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Re: Buy American Made
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2020, 07:17:30 pm »
Something to keep in mind if US isn't an option. Taiwan, Israel, and Japan all sent us medical supplies.
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Re: Buy American Made
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2020, 07:26:59 pm »
If it can't be U.S. then at least don't buy Chicom crap....

Something to keep in mind if US isn't an option. Taiwan, Israel, and Japan all sent us medical supplies.

Yep.

Like Alf said, some stuff might appear to be made somewhere other than China, but the company is owned by China.....and they are buying more and more companies through secondary holdings.

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Re: Buy American Made
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2020, 07:29:48 pm »
Buy Japanese, They HATE China   ;D
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Re: Buy American Made
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2020, 01:37:16 am »
May have posted this before..


http://www.allamericanclothing.com/SFNT.html

http://www.texasjeans.com/news.html

http://www.wigwam.com/index.aspx

http://www.shopnewbalance.com/information/madeinusa.asp

http://www.carolinashoe.com/category.asp?CatID=284

http://www.redwingshoes.com/footwear/filter-usa

http://www.chippewaboots.com/category/classics
 
http://www.weber.com/
 
http://www.kershawknives.com/searchresults.php?search_by=madeinusa&search_value=0&brand=kershaw

http://www.benchmade.com/about_knives/anewclass.asp

http://www.gerbergear.com/index.php
 
http://www.all-clad.com/about-all-clad/Our-Craftsmanship/

http://www.lodgemfg.com/

http://www.manpans.com/
 
http://www.cutco.com/home.jsp
 
http://www.nordicware.com/

http://www.usapans.com/
http://www.uswings.com/index.asp

I've seen some of those posted here before. Some of the companies on the list make things in the U.S. and elsewhere. I used to buy New Balance walking shoes a lot and while checking labels in the store I saw some made in China. There's a Red Wing shoe store about 5 miles from me so I can actually try boots on instead of ordering something online and hoping for the best. Unfortunately my work boots stretched out really bad. I tried a combination of insoles and pieces of insoles to take up the slop. I ended up putting thick felt insoles in them and I think I have half insoles under those but I'm too lazy to look. Now it feels like I'm wearing high heels or platform shoes or something when I wear them. More recently I've seen some Gerber knives made in China, and maybe Kershaw too but I'm not certain. I have a Leatherman knife and some tools on the way, and they make everything in Oregon. I used to buy Ray-Ban sunglasses most of the time but last year Midway had some Oakleys on sale and I got a pair. I like them but I learned I can't stick them in the front of my shirt collar when I take them off. The rubber on the earpieces is so grippy it will grab any whiskers or chest hair they encounter. :o
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