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Originally posted by TheAngryFarm
reply to post by AudioOne
I'm switching ecommerce platforms today, so ordering will be restored in 2 hours.
Is posting the link to it against the ATS terms? If so, I'd be happy to send you a message with a link.
Originally posted by AudioOne
reply to post by jimmyx
I thought it would be an interesting thread with information that you might not gleen easily unless you are familiar with the product. For example, I know about boutique music gear manufacturers who might not be common knowledge or even immediately googlable if someone does not look for it. If that is the response I get, it really doesn't matter that much to me anyway. I find the made in the US products I need. If you don't want to have a civil discussion, fine.
Originally posted by imawlinn
Originally posted by Sissel
Originally posted by imawlinn
Why are they broken dreams? It's up to you, when you go shopping to make sure what you purchase is made in America, or are you one of those zombies that walks the isles just tossing crap into the cart to get it over with?
You, as a consumer in America, sets the tone for what is made in America.
Only make a demand, via your purchases for American goods.
Plain and simple.
Originally posted by new_here
He is saying 'broken dreams' are manufactured in America, like another poster said Heart Attacks are.
He's just making a statement about the state of things in America, is all!
Originally posted by 0zzymand0s
A lot of this is perception versus regulation. I'll give you an example. I have a friend (neighbor) who makes beautiful custom quality shutters for windows (both functional and decorative) for residential homes. In Arizona, many contractor-type jobs are regulated via an expensive licensing and certification process. He can make the shutters for about $40 in materials, and they are gorgeous. He can sell them for $200 - $500 a set, but -- to install them in any quantity beyond a single pair (about $1000) requires a contractors licence. He can never scrape together the money required to get one, so he gave up. I tried to tell him that he needed to focus on manufacturing the shutters, and marketing them to existing contractors and DIY self-installers across the country. This would increase his market penetration and allow him to focus on manufacturing shutters, which requires less onerous licencing and regulation. He couldn't see it: his life experience told him that the only way to win a market is to control it from end to end, so he gave up. Now his house and my house has beautiful shutters made of recycled materials that are far more durable than any natural product, but no one else has them. Meanwhile -- he is looking for a "job."
Originally posted by rickymouse
I did a study on this before and there is a huge discrepancy of what is made in America and what is not. If something is imported from a foreign country and one part is added here it is allowed to be considered made in America. I see American made tools with exact counterpart Chinese made tools. Just the label and possibly a few small parts are made in America. All the evidence by our government is distorted because of loopholes in reporting.
Just what still gets manufactured in America?
Originally posted by Toadmund
reply to post by ldyserenity
Some designer made these bags, hyped them up so people think they are something special, they are freakin' bags for chrisakes!
And the designer thinks he/she is something special as they laugh all the way to the bank.
Why do women want a prada purse? Someone created a desire for women to want to tote a prada bag for prestige and style and are willing to pay for a name.
What a crock of bull!