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Buying America

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by tacoman007, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Nov 5, 2011 at 9:32 PM
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    tacoman007

    tacoman007 [OP] ignorance is bliss,

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    OK!!! I was washing my Carhartt Jacket today and looked at the directions on the tag before I stuck it into the dryer. It said “ tumble dry low”, then I thought to myself, “ where is this jacket Made at ?”
    Looking at the tag, it says “HECHO EN MEXICO” This is crazy, the higher on the list of work wear for American’s, made in Mexico?
    My Question is
    How Many People on here Look for specific made in America stuff?
    I buy a lot of patriotic gear or stuff like flags, hats, patches, shirts, stickers, things I can represent our great nation with. When I saw that on my jacket, I was really disappointed in Carhartt, I thought they were all American and would be from here. Well not the best source but a link and an explanation why my favorite jacket and work clothes are made in Mexico.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carhartt#External_links

     
  2. Nov 5, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I try as much as I can to buy local made or made in the usa.
    Just noticed this the other day as well looking through LL Bean everything said imported not much made in Maine anymore.
     
  3. Nov 5, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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    OZ-T

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    I try to buy Canadian
     
  4. Nov 5, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    is there such an option anymore?
     
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    I was looking at under armour and they are made in the philipines, and it still costs a ton!
     
  7. Nov 5, 2011 at 9:42 PM
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    My item is made right here in Montana! :D
     
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  9. Nov 5, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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    sucks on the LL bean Too. not much made in the states!!!!! i sent Carhartt a email expressing my opinion.
     
  10. Nov 5, 2011 at 10:11 PM
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    I look for Made in U.S.A. when I can.

    What irritates me is companies like Carhartt charging Made in America prices for Made in Mexico items
     
  11. Nov 5, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    looked at my other clothes and

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    Said made in China!!!!
     
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    I try to buy everything I can thats made here in the USA.
     
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    You really really want to know what pissed me off royally a few weeks ago??? Well I'll tell you anyway. I was in Kohl's a few weeks ago and I saw a pair of Levi's 501 jeans made in Egypt. Never never never would I ever purchase those. Also, i would not be on this forum if my Tacoma was made in China. Too me, the location of manufacture and assembly mean something.
     
  14. Nov 5, 2011 at 10:28 PM
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    Is this a new concept ?
     
  15. Nov 5, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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    Some of our Tacomas were made in Mexico. Does that change your mind?
     
  16. Nov 5, 2011 at 10:38 PM
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    It's a shame about Carhartt although I'd take Mexico over China or Bangladesh. Danner still makes some of their boots in the USA.
     
  17. Nov 5, 2011 at 10:38 PM
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    I really don't think we as Americans can live on American built stuff!!!

    If i stopped today and only bought made in America, there wouldnt be much or it would be out of my budget. Someone should live off American built, American made, American Grown food. The sausage in my frige said " Bazilain, mexico, and other countries!!! my food isn't from here!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. Nov 5, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    tacoman007 [OP] ignorance is bliss,

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    Yeah it does, i have had a change of mind in the past couple years since i have bought my truck. I would like to go all American but can't. my TV, XBOX and such. I plugged in as much as everyone else using a computer!!!!!!!!
     
  19. Nov 5, 2011 at 10:47 PM
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    most of the food i buy is made in America.....does that count as being patriotic?
     
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    I specifically paid 2x more for my american made red wings and I am glad I did
     
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