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Old 08-07-2008, 06:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lets start a list of stuff not made in China.

I went to the States on vacation a couple months a go and decided to take advantage of sales. I could only find goods made in China! I want to support the N. American and European economy but shit. Even all of the snowboard boots and gloves are made in China. Lets start a list.

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Old 08-07-2008, 08:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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PaoloSmythe - Made in England!
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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PaoloSmythe - Made in England!
and thankfully cant be exported!
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Still Made in USA.com - American-Made Products for Home and Family
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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aren't most of the big board brands made in the us?

the nicest guitars are us made.
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Man, the made in China thing is kind of beat. The main reason that a lot of goods are made in China is that too many domestic producers charge too much, are too hard to work with, and never deliver. Quality control is the biggest issue there. Producers that can keep that in check get a perfectly fine product. I just can't knock the product because it's "Made in China".
Not to say I don't buy domestically. Neversummer is produced just down the road from me. I spent a shit ton of money on a custom splitboard from them. $1400. All because I knew it was a superior product. With boards I guess I tend to stick with the local guys. With softgoods, it's hard to find stuff that is made in the US all because of production costs. I also don't want to be $600 for the same jacket that now costs $300, because it's now made in the US. Shit is expensive enough.

Moral of the story, is get the product that works for what you're doing, don't worry about where it's made.
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It's not only that they can do it cheap, they do it how you ask them to do it. I have a friend who owns a climbing business. They make bouldering pads. He ended up having to go to China to get them made. Why? Because no one in the US would manufacture it to his specifications. American companies wanted to take chinsy outs and would not make the requisite changes. Over in China, they made the product to his specs, exactly how he wanted it. So in reality, a lot of the reason stuff is made in China is because of our own suppliers. His pads are widely regarded as some of the best in the biz too. His is an example of too hard to work with. If it the pads were made in America they would have been cheap pieces of crap. Yay China for that one.
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Wow this thread did not go in the direction I thought it would. I guess I will keep buying the European stuff then.I just hate buying stuff in EURO and was really surprised that everthing in the states is made in China. Europe is not that bad yet and I was disappointed when they started producing held and Hestra gloves in China. They were the shit years ago.
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i can't believe you care this much, i buy a product for what it is not where its made.
Sure i'll buy a local product if its good but otherwise they can screw off.
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