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I made a vow not to buy any new items if at all possible. I buy items to resell from estate sales, garage sales and thrift stores. Only quality "made in USA" Oster, Farberware. Pyrex, FireKing, MixMaster, Corning, Griswold, WagnerWare etc. I specialize in Mid-Century Modern and Atomic Age (mid 50-60s) I keep AND use what I like and sell what I don't need. The demand via my eBay store and Craigslist is definately there.
Originally posted by theRiverGoddess
Witchof43........ I think its like this everywhere, as there really IS NO quality control in China........and the US is inundated with crappy Chinese made products. You might get lucky and find a working one but dont hold your breath.....
I had to return an OSTER toaster 5 times...........FIVE FRIGGEN TIMES!!!!!! grrrrrrrrr
OSTER is supposed to be a higher end product for kitchenware but guess what? its MADE IN CHINA now
I remember when things used to be made in the USA, and it was all about QUALITY.
Has not been this way in years........now its all about making a buck on cheap crappy goods you need to replace a year later.....I blame WALMART for this mega trend, as that what WALMARTS profit base was built upon, and so now all other stores have been forced to follow suit in order to even compete and stay afloat.
I BLAME WALMARTedit on 2-1-2012 by theRiverGoddess because: (no reason given)edit on 2-1-2012 by theRiverGoddess because: (no reason given)