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#745 - 05/25/01 09:36 PM Does It Matter Where Made
Doug_Ritter Offline


Registered: 01/28/01
Posts: 2082
I have recently had a growing number of queries asking where some item or other reviewed on ETS was made. I suspect it is at least partially a reaction to the EP3 downing/China fiasco. In any case, it often isn't an easy answer. Even many "made in the USA" products actually have some components made elsewhere, including places like China. So, I am left with a quandry about what to do going forward. Please review the options below and let me know how you feel:<br><br> <br><br>Thanks for your feedback.<br><br>Doug Ritter<br>Editor<br>Equipped To Survive
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#746 - 05/26/01 12:05 AM Re: Does It Matter Where Made
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
Im a big boy and can make my own product inquiries.This is how companies get feedback.Yes it matters to me.The quality of this site matters as much.So please Doug,keep it on subject and leave P.C. to us individually! Quoting blazing Saddles "We don't want the Irish!" Look at my surname before responding to this remark people.<br><br>

#747 - 05/26/01 02:33 AM Re: Does It Matter Where Made
cliff Offline
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Registered: 05/12/01
Posts: 271
Loc: Louisiana
I'm a big boy, too, Doug, and I agree with Chris. <br>If I want to know where a product's made, I'll ask. We here should be about how a product functions, how to use it, and how it stands up to the rigors of use.<br>Origin does matter, but only as one of many factors. I have been trying to avoid Chinese made products recently (try doing THAT at a Wal-Mart...!.), but that is my choice.<br>There's my two cents.<br><br> ......CLIFF<br><br>

#748 - 05/26/01 08:58 PM Re: Does It Matter Where Made

I would prefer to buy products made in the U.S.A. but sometimes it's not possible. I make a point to buy American. It use to make me mad when foreigners came to our country to work. Then I went to Mainland China to work and was treated with nothing but respect. Try the Thomas Register of American Manufacturers.<br><br>Regards<br>Bruce G.<br>Texas <br><br>

#749 - 05/27/01 02:16 AM Re: Does It Matter Where Made

I will not by a product made in China.<br>This may not be PC but I really don't give a _ _ _ _. <br>I do thank you Doug for soliciting our opinion.<br><br><br>Ranger.<br>The older I get, The better I was.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by ranger on 05/26/01 07:18 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>

#750 - 05/28/01 04:55 AM Re: Does It Matter Where Made
lostinthewoods Offline
newbie member

Registered: 03/30/01
Posts: 22
Loc: U.S.A. A.Z. prescott valley
Thank you Doug it dose mean something to some of us :)<br><br><br>wwwaaaaaasssssssssuuuuuuppppppp
GOD bless the U.S.

#751 - 05/29/01 11:10 PM Re: Does It Matter Where Made

Same as Ranger. I do not knowingly buy anything made in mainland China, for reasons that have nothing to do with economics, but it would be unfair and unreasonable to expect Doug to have to screen products by origin (we can do our own) in addition to evaluating them, and it might interfere with those evaluations.<br><br>Walter<br><br>


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