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post #16 of 79 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 15, 4:55 PM
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Just look at the quality of parts for our cars that are made in China. The problem lye's with whoever is having this stuff reproduced is not getting the tooling right in the first place and accepting whatever comes out of it. What I can't understand with all the development of machinery that can duplicate a part to the T why is there so much junk being made.
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post #17 of 79 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 15, 5:11 PM
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Has something to do with clean air and better health as well...

Without the regulations, America would probably be the largest producer/manufacturer on this planet...

With that said, the other country's that everyone is talking about have citizens that breathe in toxic air.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollution_in_China

http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-...-1227040198863
I'm with Shane on this point. The EPA has caused many manufacturers to move out of the USA. I'm all for clean air to breathe and water to drink but feel the EPA regulations are becoming unrealistic. The same toxic air produced off shore affects the whole planet so the EPA regulation hasn't helped anything but the move to a global economy.

I have 2 NAPA floor jacks. They are excellent, high quality jacks...Made in China, but to NAPA specs and quality. Of course they were not inexpensive either.

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Go to any car show and look closely at the Chevelles which have used import reproduction parts. Damed few of those parts are correct but would be if nobody bought the inferior parts. An example, a '66 grille is a start.

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I wonder if we boycotted all the everyday stuff we use from overseas that put MILLLIONS of Americans out of work would anyone that matters even notice ?

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Go to any car show and look closely at the Chevelles which have used import reproduction parts. Damed few of those parts are correct but would be if nobody bought the inferior parts. An example, a '66 grille is a start.
A 70 ss dash is another

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I wonder if we boycotted all the everyday stuff we use from overseas that put MILLLIONS of Americans out of work would anyone that matters even notice ?
That would be about as likely as a fuel haulers strike, somebody would be the "I cant afford to do that" , person, and then most would follow "him", rite back to the refinery, or the china crap.

Oh, and to answer your question,.....Probably Not

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Didnt Home Depot buy out Riggid Tools several years ago ?
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AND, now I hear that GM is gonna import so many thousand, (45,000 I think) Buick something or other from, yep you guessed it, china.

How the h*ll are we supposed to "buy American" if there aint no "American" left to buy.

Also read or heard something the other day that almost made me kick my dog, seems that companies, in order to claim "made in USA", only have to have ONE of the manufacturing processes done in the USA, and what does that mean, make the crap anywhere in the world, import it to the USA, and print, stamp, engrave, or otherwise mark the product and it can carry the "Made in USA" label, like some have said here the "Made in USA" label does not mean much anymore.
To me, "Made in USA" , SHOULD mean that ALL materials, labor and workmanship be of USA origin and be done IN the USA, PERIOD.
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Unfortunately our children don't care, especially if their parents don't. They are all about globalized rah rah rah.

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I think it's important for people to recognize there is a gray area here. A few guys mentioned it above that you can get a quality product from China. There is absolutely zero guarantee that a Buick from China will be any worse than a Buick from the USA. The only thing anyone can do is educate yourself or others on what the differences may be.

I currently do this with my 7 year old son. The dollar store is a great place to implement this and show what may be useful and cheap, and what is cheap and not useful.

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I think it's important for people to recognize there is a gray area here. A few guys mentioned it above that you can get a quality product from China. There is absolutely zero guarantee that a Buick from China will be any worse than a Buick from the USA. The only thing anyone can do is educate yourself or others on what the differences may be.

I currently do this with my 7 year old son. The dollar store is a great place to implement this and show what may be useful and cheap, and what is cheap and not useful.
What you are doing with your 7 year old is an excellent plan.

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Bought brand new "American Racing Wheels" Torq Thrust Originals a few years ago. Was quite surprised when I got them and found out they should be called Chinese Racing Wheels. Guess I was nave....
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post #29 of 79 (permalink) Old Nov 20th, 15, 8:13 PM
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We all voted for the loss of American jobs.

How? Not at the voting both, but at the store counter. If there was a product that was made in the US and a similar product that was less money but made overseas, even though it was of inferior quality, the American consumer would buy the overseas version.

"Look how much money I saved!" they all say.

The business man says "OK, I see people want cheap, they don't care about their neighbors jobs, as long as they get the lowest possible price".

He, the business guy, sees this as the market voting for cheap. Walmart, Target, Dollar stores are all based on this concept. He then responds by making all his merchandise follow the pattern the consumer wants.
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We all voted for the loss of American jobs.

How? Not at the voting both, but at the store counter. If there was a product that was made in the US and a similar product that was less money but made overseas, even though it was of inferior quality, the American consumer would buy the overseas version.

"Look how much money I saved!" they all say.

The business man says "OK, I see people want cheap, they don't care about their neighbors jobs, as long as they get the lowest possible price".

He, the business guy, sees this as the market voting for cheap. Walmart, Target, Dollar stores are all based on this concept. He then responds by making all his merchandise follow the pattern the consumer wants.
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