Are we, as Americans, turning away from American-made products?

@roleez1 (168)
United States
May 29, 2010 3:52pm CST
Or are we going forward with buying American products? Regardless of the economy, American products do seem to be improving, mechanically and innovation-wise, but are we catching up or are we taking the lead?
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5 responses
@uath13 (8227)
• United States
29 May 10
Well if there were actually many out there that were trying to be competitive then I would buy American. These days it's nearly impossible to find. All the producers are sending their factories overseas where they can get really cheap labor. We've put ourselves out of the race. Now we're sending all our money overseas.
@roleez1 (168)
• United States
29 May 10
Hey man, not much more to say about that. You pretty much summed it up and that's why I chose yours as best response.
@uath13 (8227)
• United States
29 May 10
I work in a warehouse. On our paperwork we have to note the country of origin of everything we unload. I might see a MADE IN THE USA once or twice a month. That's not a good trend at all.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
30 May 10
I buy American whenever I can afford to and sometimes when I can't and have to short us on something else to pay for it. We need the jobs
@roleez1 (168)
• United States
30 May 10
I can't agree with you more! If I could do something about anything, I would make the American Made sign stand out more on all products made in America.
@Hatley (157862)
• Garden Grove, California
29 May 10
rolezz1 I do try to buy American but first some of the American manufacturers need to lower prices to meet the prices of places like Walmart that I can buy clothes made in other countries that cost much less and that I can afford.sure if they had American clothes that fit at a price I could afford I would buy all American.
@roleez1 (168)
• United States
29 May 10
What if everything was cheaply made (quality speaking), would you still feel the same way?
• United States
29 May 10
I'm a fan of American made, it's just hard to find it here. Everything is made overseas. Even baseball equipment is made over there, America's past time and we cant keep up with baseball equipment. CRaZy. I would like all or even better than half of the products in our stores to have American products. That's why I drive a 91 p.o. Chevy pickup with rust falling off of it. American made (mostly) and still running.
@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
29 May 10
I buy American as often as I can on anything. PRoblem is that overseas can make things cheaper so the cost is less because they only pay employees few bucks an hour at best. In America we pay a decent wage to be able to live on so the price is higher. People go for price, not America. Toss in the fact that you can't find many things "Made in USA"... can't remember the last time I found clothing that said that and I look all over for bargains and sales.