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When Shopping Do You Care Where It Is made?

Made in China $5.99-Made in USA $7.99

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1 When Shopping Do You Care Where It Is made? on Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:04 am

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I was at Rona Revy yesterday and needed a coupler for my compressor line.

I had a choice $7.99 and made in USA or $5.99 and made in China!

What would you do?


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There are only a couple of companies that still manufacture their couplers in the USA: Dixon (formerly Perfecting) and Chicago Pneumatics. In all other cases (Parker, Gates, et al), the couplers are made "overseas", and you are paying a significant markup for an American company's name.

If you ever find yourself in need of that kind of stuff, Rosen, please feel free to message me.


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rosencrentz wrote:I was at Rona Revy yesterday and needed a coupler for my compressor line.

I had a choice $7.99 and made in USA or $5.99 and made in China!

What would you do?

The one made in the USA cost $5.00 to make and the one from China cost $0.25 to make.


Myself, I'll buy made in Canada before all others, and if that option is not available then I buy made in North America.


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Canadian first, American second and if not, make it the European option. China/India = no other option.

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You'd be surprised at how many products are actually produced in pieces overseas & shipped over here for final assembly, just so they can label the product as having been "Made in USA" (or Canada).


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Not sure about Canada but in the US they could only say "Assembled in USA". I think it is much more lax in Canada. I remember a food story a couple years ago where Canadian labels were affixed to food only repackaged here.


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It would take a huge paradigm shift in North American manufacturing to be able to compete with the Chinese. They have manufacturing down to a science. Sure its on the back of their people, but that is only part of the reason that Asian manufacturing is better than what we do here in North America.

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The problem with their science is that the local Managers of a processing place are given fairly large range of discretion and often substitute substandard or illegal parts or ingredients and pocket the difference in cost.

and when you are talking saving 1 cent on 100 million toothbrushes.. you can see why they might do it.


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