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Hard to Believe    Posted 01-08-2004 at 15:05:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have you tried to get anything not made in CHINA?? I should not pick on Walmart, that is just where I find myself most, most all of the big stores have the majority of their products produced in CHINA!! If we went to war with China we would have nothing to buy!! Except for some electrical parts, they are made in Mexico!! Just blowing off steam because I saw that our Christmas tree was made in China and it is not even a Christian country!!!


Donna from Mo    Posted 01-08-2004 at 17:08:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I work for Kohls' Distribution Center. I don't know of a single thing Kohls stores sell that is made in America. We have goods from Vietnam, Phillipines, China, Bangladesh, India... everywhere else but here. And this includes the name brands we're all familiar with: Lee, Levi, Mudd, and so on. It isn't just WalMart, folks. It's the whole country!


magpie    Posted 01-08-2004 at 16:55:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes I agree their are too many imported products in our stores now. I don't like to buy anything but made in Canada or U.S.A. ( I'm Canadian). It is getting more and more difficult. A few years ago I bought some Mac tools, I just got a handfull for $500 I could have got a whole boxfull of china made junk for that price. But looking at the made in U.S.A. stamp on them makes me feel good. When I started remodeling our house, I swore that I would buy no chinese products to finish it with. I hate supporting a country that has no regard for human rights. Unfortunately I have had to relax thar rule, I am just as guilty as everyone else.


deadcarp    Posted 01-08-2004 at 16:21:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
the first chinese imports i know about was in the 1930s - we had big wiregrass camps, the wiregrass was woven into door mats and many men and teams were used to harvest the meadows. things were going good til we started getting cocoa mats from china. nowdays nobody's heard of wiregrass mats. cocoa mats were always cheaper and better anyway.

a few years ago, we tried switching everything in our gift shop to american made but it was impossible. in the first place, most american-made things are from haiti or puerto rico(minnetonka mocs) or a colony but not the actual u.s. but they say made in u.s.

secondly, i could sell a 12" hand-carved, painted wooden santa doll like hotcakes. i mean a gross carton at a time. for about $12 each. it was a beauty and everybody asked why i bothered carrying the clunky-looking expensive ones ($125). i told them these were american made - a few people looked closer and shook their heads but not one bought the american-made product. it wasn't bad but the imported one was better.
thirdly, alot of our customers were finns and wouldn't even look at anything but finnish-made. finally we gave in and understood - the public had spoken loud and clear. either sell imports or go job hunting :)




Is this one?    Posted 01-08-2004 at 15:34:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
You say China is not even a Christian country? It seems more and more neither is this one.


I'm with you brother    Posted 01-08-2004 at 15:13:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
And when people say go somewhere else where do you go? I try to support my local people, no I DO support my local people, I pay a premium to my service station for gas, tires and batteries plus my local tradesmen. But where do you go to get underwear?? We don't have a lot of choices so are forced to buy from these guys, be it Walmart, Kmart, or Sears!! I would pay a premium for American made products, in fact do when I have that choice. How about you?


deadcarp    Posted 01-08-2004 at 16:31:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
i like to shop local but see no point in being a dam fool about it. if i can save $300 in a morning by driving the van to fargo - hey - let's have lunch there too! and get gas & goceries and -- okay maybe i still spent most of the money but i like fargo people too - yes they go to another church but they always treat us good - and we sure welcome them at tourist season! what were we talking about? :)



Dave Smith    Posted 01-08-2004 at 16:19:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I bought a package containing 2 hair combs made by ACE at wall mart monday. The package had Proudly made in USA on it. I felt guilty openeing the package. It will probably be a collectable some day.
Dave <*)))><


Ron,Ar    Posted 01-08-2004 at 15:28:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I bought my last American flag at Walmart, on sale,5.99 pole and all. Made in China.


Willy-N    Posted 01-08-2004 at 16:14:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I bought mine at ACE Hardware US Made $39.95 for a 3 X 5 the China made ones were 5.95 and I feel better paying $34.00 more keeping some one employed here now. Course it is a better made flag but I could have taken the wife out for a nice dinner for the differents and made more work for more people in my local area? I hope the guy who sewed the flag got at least 20.00 of it for making it. Mark H.


Bill    Posted 01-08-2004 at 18:55:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You have to be kidding $20. The Labor percentile probably wasn't much different. A lot more people had their hands in the pie in $34. one, but at least the money is spread around here. Bill


~Lenore    Posted 01-08-2004 at 18:46:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just cause it is made in the USA does not mean an American made it you know.
Just my observation.
I saw a show on the flag industry right after Sept. 11.
It was a flag production shop, but not one American owned or worked in it.
It was owned an run by an East Indian family here in the USA.


Willy-N    Posted 01-08-2004 at 19:39:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
It was a Valley Forge Flag with sewen on Stars and stripes using different material not printed. I want to see if it will last a lot longer in the wind then the cheap ones do. I have had to buy at least 9 flags over the last 7 years here because of the high wind ripping them up! Once the end starts to go the rest of the flag just gets eaten up by the wind. Mark H.


~Lenore    Posted 01-08-2004 at 19:53:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Those are really special.
The ones with the seperate stars individually sewn on. We have such a beautiful flag, I hate to see them all ragged, faded or torn.

Our town purchased one of those huge flags and a tall lighted flag pole. It was a beautiful sight as you drove into Liberty on US 90. Then the edge began to fray. Someone began trimming it each time it frayed. We don't have strong winds here, I don't know why it was damaged. I sort of think the flag pole may have had rough spots that tore at it. Now we are flying this distorted flag with the star section larger than the stripes. I feel there must be some rule about that. I think it looks so bad, not the proud flag it should be.


Willy-N There is    Posted 01-08-2004 at 20:20:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Section 8 Title 4 of the Flag code. Mark H.


Ron,Ar    Posted 01-08-2004 at 18:57:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is a flag company here, in Little Rock. It is called Arkansas Flag and Banner. It is American owned and operated. It's pretty expensive but they do good work.


Ron,Ar    Posted 01-08-2004 at 18:54:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is a flag company here, in Little Rock. It is called Little Rock Flag and Banner. It is American owned and operated. It's pretty expensive but they do good work.


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