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Posted: 11/5/2009 5:16:52 AM EST
What if Kmart decided to go all American?

Only sell American made products.....would you support them?
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:20:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By WildApple:
What if Kmart decided to go all American?

Only sell American made products.....would you support them?


They couldn't turn a profit no matter how many people supported them...
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:21:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/5/2009 5:23:03 AM EST by WildApple]
Originally Posted By alc1343:
Originally Posted By WildApple:
What if Kmart decided to go all American?

Only sell American made products.....would you support them?


They couldn't turn a profit no matter how many people supported them...


If they bought only American we would also benefit
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:23:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By WildApple:
Originally Posted By alc1343:
Originally Posted By WildApple:
What if Kmart decided to go all American?

Only sell American made products.....would you support them?


They couldn't turn a profit no matter how many people supported them...


If they bought only American we would also benefit

If they went out of business in 2 months, how is that a benefit (to anyone)?


Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:24:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By WildApple:
Originally Posted By alc1343:
Originally Posted By WildApple:
What if Kmart decided to go all American?

Only sell American made products.....would you support them?


They couldn't turn a profit no matter how many people supported them...


If they bought only American we would have jobs


I buy US when it is reasonable but there are too many union pigs involved in US mfg. I refuse to pay $10 for a $1 item because of union thuggery when I know that $5 of it will go directly into Dempcrap coffers.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:27:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/5/2009 5:28:16 AM EST by hushpuppy]
you mean they would sell expensive union made junk instead of cheap chinese junk?

how did that business plan work out for the big three?

they'de shut down in a month ...

Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:30:05 AM EST
They'd never survive.

Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:31:25 AM EST
They'd have to change their name. Maybe to something like Kreske or something.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:35:50 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:37:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By ranchhand:
Originally Posted By WildApple:
Originally Posted By alc1343:
Originally Posted By WildApple:
What if Kmart decided to go all American?

Only sell American made products.....would you support them?


They couldn't turn a profit no matter how many people supported them...


If they bought only American we would have jobs


I buy US when it is reasonable but there are too many union pigs involved in US mfg. I refuse to pay $10 for a $1 item because of union thuggery when I know that $5 of it will go directly into Dempcrap coffers.


Well said brother. I was having T-shirts made of for my local GOP group and wanted to use US made tee's. The only ones my maker could get were union made tee's that were more than twice the cost of (unfinished) of finished imported ones. Needless to say I could not afford to use the US made tee's. F'n unions.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:39:06 AM EST
I disagree with those who believe US firms are unable to compete with foreign manufacturers. There are more and more US companies doing just that. FIrms that make good products at a competitive price. Peabody Rifles and American Apparel immediately come to mind and we could all name many more if we set about doing so. I'm not saying we can compete with everything, of course, but I am certainly saying that we can compete in most areas.

Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:41:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By WildApple:
What if Kmart decided to go all American?

Only sell American made products.....would you support them?


What do we make? Welfare mommas?
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:41:36 AM EST
i would support them as much as i financially could.. also as much as common sense would dictate

Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:43:09 AM EST
they wouldn't be able to, because by extension, sears would have to go all-american as well. unfortunately, it's not fanancially viable for sears holdings to do such a thing.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:46:29 AM EST
Let's see:

Rubber dog poop from Korea/China/Taiwan - $3.99

Rubber dog poop from U.S.A. - $10.99

Or, Rubber dog poop from Korea/China/Taiwan with tariffs - $11.99



Lawn furniture from Korea/China/Taiwan - $257.99

Lawn furniture from U.S.A. - $638.99

Or, Lawn furniture from Korea/China/Taiwan with tariffs - $699.99


57" TV from Korea/China/Taiwan - $899.99

57" TV from U.S.A. - $1867.99

Or, 57" TV from Korea/China/Taiwan with tariffs - $1932.99


Where does the American consumer gain?
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:55:20 AM EST
I would support them totally and do my shopping there (if they were in my area)...but would have to find new store in a couple months after they went under.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 6:08:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By ranchhand:
Originally Posted By WildApple:
Originally Posted By alc1343:
Originally Posted By WildApple:
What if Kmart decided to go all American?

Only sell American made products.....would you support them?


They couldn't turn a profit no matter how many people supported them...


If they bought only American we would have jobs


I buy US when it is reasonable but there are too many union pigs involved in US mfg. I refuse to pay $10 for a $1 item because of union thuggery when I know that $5 of it will go directly into Dempcrap coffers.
+1 unions blow, I got a summer job at a dock, it was temporary position ending in 3 months, teamsters said I had to join, pay full dues, but because I was temporary wasn't eligible for any benefits.
never signed, proud to be a scab.

Link Posted: 11/5/2009 6:31:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By bytor94:
Let's see:

Rubber dog poop from Korea/China/Taiwan - $3.99

Rubber dog poop from U.S.A. - $10.99

Or, Rubber dog poop from Korea/China/Taiwan with tariffs - $11.99



Lawn furniture from Korea/China/Taiwan - $257.99

Lawn furniture from U.S.A. - $638.99

Or, Lawn furniture from Korea/China/Taiwan with tariffs - $699.99


57" TV from Korea/China/Taiwan - $899.99

57" TV from U.S.A. - $1867.99

Or, 57" TV from Korea/China/Taiwan with tariffs - $1932.99


Where does the American consumer gain?

The argument would be that the consumer would have a job to buy the American made dog shit.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 6:46:13 AM EST
WTF? Where are they supposed to get all this American Made stuff at affordable prices?
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:18:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:29:08 AM EST
In Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore pulled one of his protest stunts at K-Marts headquarters, after one whole day K-Mart stopped selling handgun and centerfire rifle ammunition, they still sell 22 and shotgun ammo I think. It was the most spineless thing I'd ever seen.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:30:32 AM EST
K-Mart Sucks for real,Those idiots will not take a Business check WTF , Guess what they told me that and I haven't been back unless its a impossible situation when I cannot go any where else. Sears is no better their Big Brother, I used to buy nothing but Craftsmen and they've gone to shit. Give you a hard time and don't return like they used to. I do not go to either
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:43:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By sixnine:
In Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore pulled one of his protest stunts at K-Marts headquarters, after one whole day K-Mart stopped selling handgun and centerfire rifle ammunition, they still sell 22 and shotgun ammo I think. It was the most spineless thing I'd ever seen.

Not in ND
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:56:54 AM EST
I would support them.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:58:33 AM EST
I wouldn't buy American if they were union made , I'd buy red commie Chinese crap before I buy Union made crap
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 9:00:45 AM EST
I would support them with a passion. However this is not possible. Most if not all of their products are made overseas. For instance Levi does not make jeans in this country. Also, socks, almost of that is gone from this country. Electroinics, name me a tv or cd player made here in the US of A.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 9:04:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
I wouldn't buy American if they were union made , I'd buy red commie Chinese crap before I buy Union made crap


Yeah that makes sence.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 9:07:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By WildApple:
What if Kmart decided to go all American?

Only sell American made products.....would you support them?



So what would the be left selling if they magically did this right now?
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 9:08:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By sixnine:
In Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore pulled one of his protest stunts at K-Marts headquarters, after one whole day K-Mart stopped selling handgun and centerfire rifle ammunition, they still sell 22 and shotgun ammo I think. It was the most spineless thing I'd ever seen.


Do you know how I know that you are ghey???

j/k

but the answer would be that you watched this movie...
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 9:18:10 AM EST
No protectionism is bad.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 9:37:36 AM EST
Kmart pulled out of the Ft. Worth-Dallas area several years ago. The nearest Kmart to me is in Killeen, 150 miles away. Used to be a nice alternative to Walmart.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 9:44:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By WildApple:
What if Kmart decided to go all American?

Only sell American made products.....would you support them?

Bankrupt and completely out of business within a year...

And no, I would not support them...

1) 'Union made with pride' makes me put it back on the shelf...

2) Prices above Wal-Mart make me go to Wal Mart, for the sorts of things that WalMart/K-Mart/Target sell...
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