Anyone have a reputable site that exposes the country content of equipment?
I am in the market for a snow blower. Craftsman and yard Machines show
"Final Assembly in Mexico" on their labels. Ariens shows and American
flag and no "Assem in Mex" or otherwise.
Any good places to find out just how much of the product was made in the
USofA? I prefer to buy American if the products are comparable.
Good luck, it is difficult to find that information and so much is mixed
anyway. I bought a new lawn mower and wanted something good and reliable.
Got me a John Deere and it does everything I ever expected and starts on the
first pull even after five years. Yep, that Kawasaki engine sure hums.
Bought a new fort lift truck at work. Ended up buying the Toyota built in
Ohio instead of the Yale with the Mitsubishi engine.
Need a car? How about the new General Motors owned Saab model build by
Subaru that is also partly owned by GM?
What store do you buy your groceries from? The one owned by the Dutch or the
That's a good question; I agree "If it's available, looks good, works OK has
a good reputation for quality/service etc. I buy, origin is not otherwise a
But yes I am curious about different variations of technology and if I'm
looking, say, at some attractive ceramic floor tiles at the local building
supply stores I'm curious as to how and where they are made.
Interesting how that Italian machine that my son uses washes and dries the
one load; we use a separate washer and dryer!
Or how an RCA (Radio Corporation of America) TV can be sold by Wal Mart some
$30 cheaper than competitors; when it's probably manufactured (or part of
it) in say Brazil. Because of course it's got to compete with that GE model
that's made in Korea?
And I found that Martha Stewart endorsed item at Zellers somewhat more
expensive than the cheaper 'off the shelf' that I buy regardless of where
All very interesting; it's a World Village.
"Interesting how that Italian machine that my son uses washes and dries
the one load; we use a separate washer and dryer!"
That kinda explains the smell I suppose! We Americans tend to wash all
our soiled clothing and it normally takes more than one load. So to
wash with the Italian Jobby you'd end up with a lotta heavy wet clothing
or spending daze on end going through that cycle! Might be kool for
your son in a pinch but I like the two machine setup myself.....
Yep. You'd have thought that Adam Smith settled all this hash back in the
He essentially said that the greatest prosperity comes from each nation
doing what it does best. If the French make good wine and Italy makes fine
cheese, it's far better for each to concentrate on what it does best instead
of France concocting mediocre cheese and Italy producing crappy wine. What
makes it worse is when France tries to 'protect' its bum cheese by tariffs
and taxes while Italy subsidises its wine production.
People who pay a premium out of 'loyalty' to their company, country, or
collegues only help to destroy the economy they hope to protect.
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