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    Shoppers make sacrifices to avoid China goods

    Updated: 12:01 p.m. MT Oct 22, 2007
    WASHINGTON - Instead of presents, Mary Naden gives her teenaged children skateboard lessons or takes them on outings — an effort, she says, to avoid buying goods made in China.

    “I like my cheap goods, too, but there’s something that just sticks in my craw,
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    Radio Flyer!

    I had a wagon as a child and we road it into the ground. Seriously, both sets of wheels came off, one at a time and it was a sled after that. It got drug behind tricycles and bikes. We even put it back together a few times. Aside from abnormal and abusive wear and tear the paint was pristine.

    I bought a Radio Flyer wagon last year to use around the house, hauling plants and gardening things. It was left out in the rain, just like my first one was and the paint peeled off of it. That's right, it's shoddy! It has a bed full of flaky red paint. That wagon is a rust bucket and it's not even a year old.

    My Radio Flyer is a Lemon!

    That's an example of CRAP from China. The Raido Flyer has been degraded and ruined.

    Dixie
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    What I don't get is, won't rising fuel prices make it less feasible to import stuff from overseas, as well as the falling dollar? Mattel stopped being an American company and became simply a 'brand manager' - outsourcing production elsewhere. That is what the foreign globalists want all our companies to become.
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    Even though it is extremely hard, I do my best not to buy anything from China. I feel, even if I at least make an attempt, its something.

    Now when I food shop, I look to see where the product is from. I've given up canned orange segments, and some other canned fruit, but I can live without it.

    Maybe if companies start to see a reduction in their products selling they'll come back to having them made in the U.S.A.

    I know my tiny boycott isn't suffient but if eveyone made an attempt it would get noticed.

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    I've been disgusted about this for a while. I go far out of my way to buy American. If you want a web site to help you go to;

    www.usstuff.com

    Example; all my shoes are "Red Wing" (Minnesota), jeans are "Mast General Store", $12.95 , made in the south and you can buy them online!
    If you try a bit, there ARE American made products out there and they are good!!
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    EVEN IF EVERYONE SUCCEEDS IN REDUCING THEIR CHINA MADE BUYING BY HALF....IT WOULD HAVE A HUGE IMPACT. HUGE.

    JUST DO THE BEST YOU CAN. IF THERE IS SOMETHING YOU NEED AND THE ONLY ONE IS FROM CHINA...GET IT. BUT FOR EVERY ITEM YOU CAN BUY USA MADE...DO IT.

    IF THIS BECOMES A GROWING TREND, THEN THE IMPACT OF THOSE BUYING TRENDS WILL GROW AS WELL.

    WE CAN DO IT. WE CAN ABSOLUTELY DO IT.
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    The problem for me is that I was raised to buy domestic first, and if I couldn't buy domestic to evaluate if I really wanted/needed it enough to buy foreign, and to look at WHERE the foreign product was from in making that decision.

    We currently have a tendency to buy things used that we can't find a domestic equivalent of, just to not send that money of ours out of the country.

    I can't change the way I use my dollar enough to make any impact, a fact that I am proud of even though it renders me effectively un-armed in this conflict.
    I don't care who you are, how you got here, what color you are, what language/dialect you speak... If you didn't get here legally then you don't belong here. Period.

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    NOBODY does quality like AMERICAN MADE!!!everything falls apart i don't care what it is!!


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    What I don't get is, won't rising fuel prices make it less feasible to import stuff from overseas, as well as the falling dollar?
    China CHEATS - they value their currency under the dollar. Their currency is pegged as a constant fraction of our dollar, so our dollar will NEVER be devalued compared to their currency. We will NEVER have fair trade with China with our government allowing this unfair practice.

    Walmart is the biggest Chinese mall in the world. I go there once in a while and ask for an American brand just to tick them off.

    I have been spending LOTS of time and energy avoiding Chinese products ever since the Tiannaman (sp?) Square massacre.

    I sleep better at night.

    CHECK THE LABELS! Buy from ANY country other than China. And don't let an ignorant clerk tell you "Isn't Taiwan in China?"

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