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Re: NOT MADE IN THE USA - EVERYONE PLEASE READ!


@CalMom wrote:

@PenneyT wrote:

How many people are posting on computers that are 'imported'?


The point was that many people want to know where the product comes from . Period. Whether they choose to know is their preference. 

But, they have a right to know.

 

If I may suggest, Perhaps it would be helpful to read the OP's post first as you make a comment.

 


Yes @CalMom, we do have a right to know and that right is being chipped away. I have heard that trade agreements are part of this destruction and that is why you'll now see "distributed by" instead of "made in . . ." It's already happened on many pre-packaged food products and I've heard that labeling of meat will be next - you won't know where that steak was grown.

 

I am one of those people who look at the country of origin on everything I buy. Have done since I was about 16 (weird, I know). If I see two products and one says "Made in the USA", I'll buy that one. Usually the cost difference is negligable , sometimes the US product is the less expensive one - like the nice spatula I bought at Wallymart the other day!

 

Unfortunately, I can't always replace what I need with a US made product and that makes me sad - especially if I know that exact product brand was once made here.

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@Kachina624 wrote:

If an item simply says "imported",  I assume it was made made in China.   Retailers have figured out there is a lot of prejudice (rightly)  against  Chinese made goods.   It doesn't matter to me except in the case of food items for pets and people. 


Actually, many people are concerned about makeup and skincare. This is also penetrated through the skin. Parabens are another issue as they may be a cancer causing ingredient.

 

 

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@KYToby wrote:

Posts like this are silly ahd pointless for several reasons.

 

First, and foremost, is that many proucts are no longer made in this country, and generally speaking, most people refuse to pay for American-made products, opting instead for much cheaper imports.  To clim otherwise is disengenuous.

 

Secondly, and more iportantly, is that the post ignores reality.  Most products we purchase contain ingredients or components from mutiple countries or, in many cses, may manufactured in multiple countries.  For instance, there is a line of popular storage containers sold here and other places produced in at least five different countries, so various pieces of the sets they sell can come from different places, so a single country of origin is not known.

 

As for customer service not knowing the source, so what?  I daresay if you go into most retailers and ask a random employee about the specificis of a product in its vast inventory that she would be abale to give you specific information off the top of their head, and I daresay that neither QVC nor any other retailer has enough staff to seek out and research pointless, esoteric questions from people who like to thinj tgey are "fighting the good fight" fir sinetgubg tgat us ytterkt sebseksss,

 

Until people are willing to pay premium prices for American-made products (they are not) and pay fair wages to American workers, get over it.


I agree.  It is our job as consumers to decide what to buy and what to boycott.  We can spend the time doing our own research.  A customer service rep who earns $20 an hour to answer calls isn't sitting in a warehouse next to every Q product imaginable.  They usually have access to the ingredients if WE have access to the ingredients.  Now, if you call the actual company, the customer service rep should be able to find out the answer for you even if they don't happen to have it handy when you call.

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Re: NOT MADE IN THE USA - EVERYONE PLEASE READ!


@CalMom wrote:

@Kachina624 wrote:

If an item simply says "imported",  I assume it was made made in China.   Retailers have figured out there is a lot of prejudice (rightly)  against  Chinese made goods.   It doesn't matter to me except in the case of food items for pets and people. 


Actually, many people are concerned about makeup and skincare. This is also penetrated through the skin. Parabens are another issue as they may be a cancer causing ingredient.

 

 


Although this sounds intuitive, it is not in any way a generalized truth. The skin is our first barrier. And if some elements do manage to pass through the skin, the bloodstream will send it the kidneys, which are filters. 

 

Here is an excellent and SCIENTIFIC elaboration on the topic:

 

DO COSMETICS INGREDIENTS REALLY PENETRATE SKIN


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I don't care where prodcuts are made.  What's the point?  That horse left the barn 40 years ago and it ain't coming back.  So don't waste your voice calling for it.....

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Sometimes I go for the qualtiy I know I would get if the garment/shoe is made in Italy instead Bangladesh.  So I would pay for that quality.  All of my jeans are American made, but I pay a lot for them. I pay over $100/00 to $200.00 instead of the $40.00 and under.   American workers are unionized and command a lot more money in sewing factories. American made will say it on the tag.  If a garment is made in Italy, it says that too.  If it says imported then the price gives you a clue where it's from. So not knowing where a garment was made is hinted by the price you paid for it.  So a real Chanel bag is made in France and you pay through the nose for it.  An identical bag made in China, you pay half.  Also some countries are preferred because of the quality.  I would gladly pay for gold from Italy but not the U.S.A

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@chrystaltree wrote:

I don't care where prodcuts are made.  What's the point?  That horse left the barn 40 years ago and it ain't coming back.  So don't waste your voice calling for it.....


Well, you should care after you read stories about clothes sold by major retailers made by child labor in sweatshops in Asia, etc. for mere pennies a day.

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I only care where it's made if it's food or cosmetics.  At least my relatives in China have jobs.  Ugh.   

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It matters and it's the mind set like a previous poster that shows that Americans are all too used to China made products.

It has a huge impact on our economy.

Have you noticed how many times guests on QVC mention that their product is made in the USA, ie. My Pillow, VtaMix!! Because it matters!

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"...esoteric questions from people who like to thinj tgey are "fighting the good fight" fir sinetgubg tgat us ytterkt sebseksss,..."

 

Was this comment made in Sweden? By the Swedish Chef? Bork. Bork. 

 

In all seriousness, many Asian products (overwhelmingly) and those from other unregulated countries/areas are seriously dangerous.  Lead,  cadmium, many other toxins. Potentially dangerous design flaws. Potentially dangerous manufacturing and assembly flaws. It can happen anywhere. But, it's the norm with some places.

 

Also,  you may pay more upfront, but,  if something is made well, it's more likely to last longer and save you money in the long run.