View Poll Results: Do you consider where things you buy are made?

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  • I don't pay attention, I just buy the cheapest

    5 12.82%
  • I look and prefer certain nations, not necessarily American

    1 2.56%
  • I look and try to avoid buying Chinese

    0 0%
  • I look and will always buy American, if there is a choice

    3 7.69%
  • I prefer American, European or Japanese.

    2 5.13%
  • American for appliances, European for shoes and ski equipment, Japanese for autos

    0 0%
  • If I can, I try to keep my purchases limited to the Western Hemisphere

    0 0%
  • America first, if possible.

    6 15.38%
  • Whoever makes the best is my choice

    18 46.15%
  • Other, please explain

    4 10.26%
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Thread: Do you look to see where stuff you buy is made? Do you try to buy American?

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    Re: Do you look to see where stuff you buy is made? Do you try to buy American?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    The parts, patents, and labor that go into making almost everything you own were probably made in many differant countries. It's almost impossible to buy American, European, or Chinese anymore. If it weren't, I still wouldn't care.
    Exactly, there is hardly anything made in one single country.

    Even if you do find something, it's foolish to waste your money on it, if it's an inferior product.
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    Re: Do you look to see where stuff you buy is made? Do you try to buy American?

    A combination of quality and price. Where the thing was manufactured never enters my decision-making process.
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    Re: Do you look to see where stuff you buy is made? Do you try to buy American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Sucks for you, having a Ford/Chevy I mean
    I've actually been very happy.
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    Re: Do you look to see where stuff you buy is made? Do you try to buy American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Sucks for you, having a Ford/Chevy I mean
    Actually, I've owned 5 cars in my life... 3 foreign, 2 American. The foreign cars SUCKED. The two American cars (Fords) NEVER broke down. I will never buy a foreign car again.
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    Re: Do you look to see where stuff you buy is made? Do you try to buy American?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Actually, I've owned 5 cars in my life... 3 foreign, 2 American. The foreign cars SUCKED. The two American cars (Fords) NEVER broke down. I will never buy a foreign car again.
    I've had the exact opposite experience.

    Being a starving college student, there's a limitation to my choices. Still, I focus on the quality - cost ratio. Cheaper gadgets cost more in the long run, expensive gadgets rarely perform their price.

    Given the opportunity between foreign or domestic, however, I choose domestic. I don't buy too much from China.

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    Re: Do you look to see where stuff you buy is made? Do you try to buy American?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Actually, I've owned 5 cars in my life... 3 foreign, 2 American. The foreign cars SUCKED. The two American cars (Fords) NEVER broke down. I will never buy a foreign car again.
    I've had the opposite experience, every crappy car I've ever owned, and I've owned a lot more than 5, has been an American car. I had a Mercury that I had to put three transmissions into in just over 3 years. I had a Pontiac that had the tranny crap out on the freeway, I had to back down an on-ramp to get back on surface streets. I had a Toyota that ran like a champ for years on end, I don't think it ever went into the shop for more than an oil change or a tune-up.

    I hear a lot more horror stories about American cars today than I do about foreign.
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    Re: Do you look to see where stuff you buy is made? Do you try to buy American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I've had the opposite experience, every crappy car I've ever owned, and I've owned a lot more than 5, has been an American car. I had a Mercury that I had to put three transmissions into in just over 3 years. I had a Pontiac that had the tranny crap out on the freeway, I had to back down an on-ramp to get back on surface streets. I had a Toyota that ran like a champ for years on end, I don't think it ever went into the shop for more than an oil change or a tune-up.

    I hear a lot more horror stories about American cars today than I do about foreign.
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    Re: Do you look to see where stuff you buy is made? Do you try to buy American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I've had the opposite experience, every crappy car I've ever owned, and I've owned a lot more than 5, has been an American car. I had a Mercury that I had to put three transmissions into in just over 3 years. I had a Pontiac that had the tranny crap out on the freeway, I had to back down an on-ramp to get back on surface streets.
    That third pedal there on the left is the clutch pedal.

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    Re: Do you look to see where stuff you buy is made? Do you try to buy American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    That third pedal there on the left is the clutch pedal.
    Which would look really funny in an automatic, don't you think?
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    Re: Do you look to see where stuff you buy is made? Do you try to buy American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Which would look really funny in an automatic, don't you think?
    You ran through that many automatic transmissions? Damn ...

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