Do you try to buy "Made In Your Country" items?

Made in The USA - Made in America
United States
March 23, 2007 7:38am CST
Being an American I have found that we are often ignorant as to where an item is made. We ignore the "Made In" label until AFTER it's been purchased, or sometimes don't notice at all. No matter what country you are from, I think you should try to buy products made by your own countrymen. Do you try to purchase items made in your own country or do you not care?
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• United States
23 Mar 07
I always look at the label and not all,but most of the time I will buy American.I think American's are partly to blame for job losses in this country because they don't bother to find out or don't care that the product is made in another country and end up buying it.I have alway believed in the motto:BUY AMERICAN AND AMERICANS WORK
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• United States
23 Mar 07
Couldn't agree more!!!!!!!
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• United States
11 Apr 07
thanks for the best response
@sweetie88 (4560)
• Pakistan
24 Mar 07
I liked urs comments that we ignore "made in our country" to read when we buy any thing. I live in Pakistan and my city is Faisalabad. Faisalabad is called Manchester of Asia and backbone of Pakistan due to its textile products. I am crazy only abt buying clothes of my country and city products. I do n't take care for other goods. In order to buy clothes of my city/country, I tell the name of famous textile industries of Faisalabad and say to the sailerman that show me clothes of these industries. In this way, i get clothes "made in my country/city".
• United States
10 Apr 07
I do the same with locally made items. If given a choice I always take something made locally.
@vicky19810 (1601)
• China
24 Mar 07
it is a funny discussion.for me ,i buy most of items made in our country.but when i want to buy other items,such as mobile phone,camera,walkman,i will view the store of foreign band.as i think that the quality of foreign band is better,like sony,canon,and so on.it is out of question that many Japanese technologies are in the highest flight.
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• China
24 Mar 07
It is a good view!
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
23 Mar 07
My husband who has been a Canadian all his life constantly checks these little labels. He is convinced that anything American, including President Bush, is better than anything Canadian. He also likes things made in China and Japan. (Good thing he likes things made in Japan because his mother in law was made there). Personally, I don't think where things are made is any indication of quality because mass production and computer assembly is everywhere now. I do get a bit concerned when I hear that some places may use child labor, but that would be my only bothersome worry.
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• United States
23 Mar 07
lol.... i love u kbk!!!!!
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
10 Apr 07
Sometimes I try, but a lot of the time it's impossible-- it's hard to find clothing that's madein the U.S., or electronics that aren't made in Japan or China. It's also harder to tell these days what' 'made' where--an American clothing company may assemble its garments in Mexico,etc. An American car company may use parts or assembly in another country, just as a Japanese car may be actually manufactured in Tennessee.
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@anima9 (10)
• Philippines
24 Mar 07
me...well coming from a 3rd world country like philippines, i cant help but buy imported objects because it's the one dominant here. given a choice. if you were to buy a shoe perhaps. a Nike with michael jordan as its logo or something cheaper but made from a local name market which perhaps may not be all that great compared to the nike and what if the nike shops were like 20x more than that local shop of yours? it'll cost you time to finc that local shop with all the imported shoe brands around you. you see, in my country, the very good shoes made locally are either copies or requires you to go to FAR places, too far to reach without falling asleep.
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@KrisNY (7592)
• United States
24 Mar 07
I always look first-- But believe me it is often hard to find things that are strictly made in America. So much of our products are made elsewhere due to lower costs- some think higher quality (vehicles)... I'm not going to not buy something that isn't made here in the Good Old USA... But if there is a product sitting next to the one I'm looking at that is made here- I'm buying that one! We have to support the USA.. perhaps that will keep the companies keep the jobs here!
• Canada
24 Mar 07
I always try to buy form my own Country. I do find that items imported from other countries are often a much lower quality. Buying from your own country means you are keeping someone from your country employed as well. I ofern find myself looking for the product in different stores and seeing if I can find it made right here.
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@roque20 (518)
• Philippines
24 Mar 07
i do buy made in our country items because as a good citizen of our country it is our responsibility to bu our own products and make sure that the items we by has a label of a good quality. and it safe in our health..how about you?
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
I do not really care where does the product make from, as logn as the price is not too high and the brandname has good reputation, I will buy it. Local products may not be better ,but it may be more expensive than other overseas product of similar quality.
@kampo90 (289)
• Antarctica
24 Mar 07
Wheal i always look at the label and i try to stay away from producst made in china they ar usualy junk wheal at least the producst that get deliverd to this country anyway the products that i have faith in are producst made in japan or western european country's but if the product is from a high end company lets say sony and it was made in malaysia or any other country then i would buy it but if its a 10-50$ purchae and its made in a country whit which product i dont have to good of an experience than no thank you
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• China
24 Mar 07
I purchase items made in our country.
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@lenywp (1964)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
No, I never do. I always lok for the big brands and I don't care what country they are made in.
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• China
24 Mar 07
I purchases items made in our country.
@00ZiiK (3)
• New Zealand
24 Mar 07
I believe that doing so makes it significantly more difficult to purchase something cheaply, especially in a small country such as New Zealand. Really, I don't see the point. I'm getting something, the manufacturer is getting something, so I have no reason to be discerning.
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@greengal (4288)
• United States
24 Mar 07
I would love to do that but products made in my country are very expensive here in the US! That's why I prefer not to buy it here. Of course when I am in my country I don't buy foreign goods.
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• Panama
24 Mar 07
The world is on our doorstep and we are learning that we are gradually living a border-less world. Nowadays we find that manufacturers would tend to spread out their factories in strategic places. Thus, we find gadgets which glass parts were from Europe, and which chips are from Taiwan or Korea, only to be shipped to America and be assembled as a finished product. For another, Airbus whether from France or Germany is indistinguishable, it rarely doesn't matter where it is from as long as it is Airbus. Quality is beyond the place the product is manufactured. Again, we can think of other means of practicing patriotism without denying ourselves the fact that we are all living in one global village.
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• Brazil
23 Mar 07
I live in Brazil and I try do this, but it's so hard, because the most of imported products are better!
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@Rana_2007 (235)
• Bangladesh
23 Mar 07
yes i will try
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• Philippines
23 Mar 07
honestly, I don't really care about the manufacturer. All I care is about the quality of the products. We are people, I don't judge raises or whatever. It's important that we help each other equally. That's all that matters. Of course you have to help your own countrymen but when you "need" something that is more important and more durable, cheap and nice. Well I go for that product :)
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