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Posted: 8/12/2011 1:03:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2011 1:04:12 PM EDT by hondaciv]




Made in Mexico.  
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 1:06:19 PM EDT
Lol.





Really though, lots of things are still made in the US, but cheap everyday consumer goods are mostly import nowadays



95% of my store's merchandise is made in the USA w/ US made materials by US citizens
Speed
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 1:08:51 PM EDT
So instead of buying Chinese scissors, you bought counterfeit scissors?  
At least the Chinese scissors would have been real...









Link Posted: 8/12/2011 2:14:52 PM EDT
I thought most of the Fiskars stuff came from China these days.  God knows that's where Gerber multi tools come from, and Fiskars owns them.

I'd honestly like to see more stuff made in Mexico.  Maybe their citizens will go home to find jobs once Obama finishes destroying our economy.  Hell, maybe we'll all have to go there to find jobs once Obama finishes destroying our economy.  Mmmm, Mexican girls, food and beer!
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 2:26:01 PM EDT
hey, at least it's North America, oh wait .......is that what the NAFTA stuff is all about ?

Link Posted: 8/12/2011 2:28:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2011 2:29:06 PM EDT by pedaler]
Is it strange that I feel patriotic buying stuff made in Mexico as opposed to China??

Made in the USA is my first choice, but I'll snap up a North American made whatever in a heartbeat to avoid Chinese goods.

ETA:  Good find btw.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 2:29:43 PM EDT
Onerous tax and regulatory burdens for business + cheap labor and resources + common sense in owning a business  = Outsource.


Less laws and I think we'll see more businesses come home.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 2:32:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2011 2:40:31 PM EDT by fxntime]
I bought a ashtray made in Germany yesterday. Of course it was used, cost a quarter and was probably made a couple decades ago.

Also bought a set of Wagner Ware frying pans with lids, built like an Abrams tank, $1 for both of them. You couldn't find quality like that for $50 each new from a store.

Pretty sad that I can buy better quality stuff from a garage sale then bought new and made in China.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 2:38:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 3rdpig:
I thought most of the Fiskars stuff came from China these days.  God knows that's where Gerber multi tools come from, and Fiskars owns them.

I'd honestly like to see more stuff made in Mexico.  Maybe their citizens will go home to find jobs once Obama finishes destroying our economy.  Hell, maybe we'll all have to go there to find jobs once Obama finishes destroying our economy.  Mmmm, Mexican girls, food and beer!


Mexico was a nice third world place until it went to hell.  I worked for a company down there, it was one of my favorite jobs, had a great time.  I'd rather we dump dollars into Mexico than China any day of the week.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 2:50:49 PM EDT
I would much rather see more from Mexico and less from China. The few things I have seen, that have been made in Mexico where very well made.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 2:53:59 PM EDT
Smooth move buying cheap crap when there's still plenty of alternatives available:
http://www.wolffind.com/Default.asp?
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:05:52 PM EDT
Forged? Should have gotten billet. Much stronger
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:08:00 PM EDT
If there are jobs in Mexico, they have less of a reason to sneak in here.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:15:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TexasSmooth:
Smooth move buying cheap crap when there's still plenty of alternatives available:
http://www.wolffind.com/Default.asp?


They didn't have that brand at Joannes.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:17:38 PM EDT
Packaging was hecho in Mexico, scissors probably still made in China.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:21:42 PM EDT
PCE = personal consumer expenditures







Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:33:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By speedracer422:
Lol.


Really though, lots of things are still made in the US, but cheap everyday consumer goods are mostly import nowadays

95% of my store's merchandise is made in the USA w/ US made materials by US citizens










Speed


What the hell do you sell????
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:37:34 PM EDT
Minor purchase.  My Miller Dynasty 200DX was made in Wisconsin.  But probably has a few imported parts.  Same with the Weldcraft torch, leads and clamp.  I bet the argon cylinder is made in USA, same with the contents.  



Remember, we get oil from Mexico.  And they buy corn from us.  So there is a trade balance there.



Many GM trucks have frames made in Mexico.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 4:24:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ae1:
PCE = personal consumer expenditures




Say what ???

If i'm understanding this correctly, the vast majority of U.S. goods are made here ?
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 4:26:03 PM EDT
yep I read it and thought "Mexico".
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 4:28:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hapjack:
Originally Posted By ae1:
PCE = personal consumer expenditures




Say what ???

If i'm understanding this correctly, the vast majority of U.S. goods are made here ?


Not too sure about that graph.  Seems like I see a lot more goods made overseas.  
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 4:33:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EHenry:
Originally Posted By hapjack:
Originally Posted By ae1:
PCE = personal consumer expenditures




Say what ???

If i'm understanding this correctly, the vast majority of U.S. goods are made here ?


Not too sure about that graph.  Seems like I see a lot more goods made overseas.  


I wonder if the percentages are skewed by adding in fruits, vegetables, most grocery items.  These, by far, are "made in the US."
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 4:35:30 PM EDT



Originally Posted By EHenry:



Originally Posted By hapjack:


Originally Posted By ae1:

PCE = personal consumer expenditures











Say what ???



If i'm understanding this correctly, the vast majority of U.S. goods are made here ?




Not too sure about that graph.  Seems like I see a lot more goods made overseas.  


That's explained by a high volume of cheap foreign goods, compared to a low volume of expensive domestic goods.

 
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 4:36:49 PM EDT
Mexicans are making the scissors that Americans don't want to make.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 4:59:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ae1:

Originally Posted By EHenry:
Originally Posted By hapjack:
Originally Posted By ae1:
PCE = personal consumer expenditures




Say what ???

If i'm understanding this correctly, the vast majority of U.S. goods are made here ?


Not too sure about that graph.  Seems like I see a lot more goods made overseas.  

That's explained by a high volume of cheap foreign goods, compared to a low volume of expensive domestic goods.  





Made in U.S. from U.S. parts 81.9%

Final goods imported from China 1.2%

Cost of what we are buying is not shown, it's just products percentage, I must be living under a rock !
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:06:59 PM EDT
I bought a fan for my shop at Lowes tonight

the box said "Assembled in USA"



probably out of recycled parts from Chinese Political prisoners


Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:08:17 PM EDT



Originally Posted By hapjack:



Originally Posted By ae1:

PCE = personal consumer expenditures











Say what ???



If i'm understanding this correctly, the vast majority of U.S. goods are made here ?
Close. You're looking at goods, and ignoring every ancillary service and product that accompanies those goods. The graph shows consumer spending. And the vast majority of that spending, even while the widget itself is actually made in China, is going to Americans. The majority of it is going to American transportation, wholesale and retail, and service firms. The Chinese, even while they make the stuff, are actually getting dicked on the deal.



Free trade works, when it's left alone, unfettered. We all benefit in some way, Chinese and Americans alike.





 
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:21:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2011 5:06:36 AM EDT by speedracer422]





Originally Posted By damcv62:





Originally Posted By speedracer422:


Lol.
Really though, lots of things are still made in the US, but cheap everyday consumer goods are mostly import nowadays





95% of my store's merchandise is made in the USA w/ US made materials by US citizens
Speed






What the hell do you sell????



Bedding.
Speed





 
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:32:22 PM EDT



Originally Posted By pedaler:


Is it strange that I feel patriotic buying stuff made in Mexico as opposed to China??



Made in the USA is my first choice, but I'll snap up a North American made whatever in a heartbeat to avoid Chinese goods.



ETA:  Good find btw.


It is not strange at all. If all the chinese stuff we buy every day was made in

Mexico, we (USA) and Mexico would be a rockin and we would be untouchable.



 
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:43:46 PM EDT








its that far to walk to get a refund @ least

and they can @ least understand you man
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