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Forum Post: Buy American Day! Month! Year! + go around the Do nothing Congress!

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 23, 2011, 2:02 p.m. EST by annapolitans (12) from Annapolis, MD
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Starting today, you should always look for for AMERICAN MADE items.

Even in large retails outlets where chines junk is the norm, just ask the manager/ staff if they have any AMERICAN MADE products. Do this EVERY TIME you go shopping!! It might be a bit odd at first but you can get used to it. Just have your spouse friend kids parents do the same thing. Just ask the store manager EVERY TIME if they have US Made items!

They will get sick of this and will bring it up on their next meeting with suppliers and and the wholesale suppliers will get tired of this shortly too after so in a few weeks and may be months in some cases you we will all notice some American items. Just like some of the hand tools in Home Depot starting this years ARE MADE IN US (have not seen that in the passed 15years until this year) ........................... With that targeted consumer demand will come some jobs..... etc . NO MAGIC JUST A LITTLE ANNOYANCE on our favorite retailers. PS. buy nothing day will not work on a large scale but BUY AMERICAN will work if you ask you family friends neighbors to do the same. I think this will be a very popular movement. PS 2 . Congress will not help us to create jobs(Chinese manufactures groups gives millions to US Congress reps.) but we could do it buy demanding American good OVER AND OVER AND OVER from our retailers until some is doing something about it. Don't worry they will do it because they will see money in it!! (increased demand)



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[-] 2 points by TimMcGraw (50) 12 years ago

i encourage buying quality products no matter the maker, it encourages the free market. i think the majority of people weigh the cost vs quality. if it's american then so be it. it would be nice if there were more quality things made in the USA

[-] 2 points by morons123 (131) 12 years ago

Question for the poster, what type of computer did you post this from?

[-] 1 points by Drighten (1) 12 years ago

I make sure to buy artwork for my home directly from American artists. The latest item I bought was a mug from Twisted Terra at http://www.twistedterra.com.

What do others think about buying direct versus pushing stores to carry American made products? Buying direct removes the middle man, so that more money goes into the pocket of the artist / manufacturer for each item. That said, more items could probably be sold by getting stores to carry these items.

[-] 1 points by annapolitans (12) from Annapolis, MD 12 years ago

Annoying the store-manager by Asking - Demanding for American product does not cost any money! Once we have American products on the store shelf's again, we can always sort out the junk from the quality, but right now most of the stuff i see in the stores in our area is from China and junk too. (at least in my area)

[-] 1 points by Phanya2011 (908) from Tucson, AZ 12 years ago

And if they don't have any, pointedly walk away and go somewhere else. Also, buying at second hand shops, believe it or not, is also a good way to shop, especially for appliances, toys, stuffed animals, outerwear, etc. Any profit to the mftr. has already been made, and you are truly supporting the local economy.

[-] 0 points by annapolitans (12) from Annapolis, MD 12 years ago

Thanks! If you like the idea please re-post it a few more places and times and let's all do it!

Let's give the gift of "DEMANDING AMERICAN ITEMS" this year. It only take a minute of our time and after the 3rd time you will not even have to say anything the manager will know that you are asking. We have been doing it for 10 days now!!

[-] 0 points by ScrewyL (809) 12 years ago

Great idea.