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Old 08-16-2010, 07:00 PM   #121
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Kent State comes to mind.


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I also don't want to buy products from a country that kills its

citizens for holding a peaceful demonstration.
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:04 PM   #122
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:09 PM   #123
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:17 PM   #124
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:38 PM   #125
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This thread went from something useful to a collection of broken rants in about 2 pages. Please stop destroying another useful thread and forcing it into the basement because you feel like pushing your beliefs and politics on others.

If you want a thread to vent about the social, political and economic impact of sending our manufacturing to an economy with lesser payout for it's laborers and how we've devolved into a service economy... we have a place for it.

It's called CS&M.

Take it there.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:50 PM   #126
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That's because countries like China make stuff so cheaply that it isn't worth repairing.
um, no, it's because we're too lazy or too 'good' to repair it- in other parts of the world, they'd still repair it.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:07 PM   #127
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um, no, it's because we're too lazy or too 'good' to repair it- in other parts of the world, they'd still repair it.
When spare parts are unavailable or cost more than half the price of new, you would be stupid to repair it. I can remember Mom having a small TV fixed because it wouldn't turn on. A few months later, something else on it failed. Two repairs cost more than the TV. She should have thrown it out the minute it first gave her trouble. Appliances used to be major investments. Now we buy dirt cheap microwaves while we're at the grocery store. I'd rather spend a little more for stuff that lasts, but such things are getting harder to find.
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:34 AM   #128
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You can try. That attitude is exactly what will bring this country down.

If you can't afford to buy products that help OUR country, your neighbors, my neighbors,

maybe you should try doing with less till you can. Did you ever think that maybe you

can't afford them, cause you're in a service job, because your purchases

are sending your money straight out of the country?

Maybe if you bought a tire changer from an American company an employee

of that company would then be able to pay YOU to do what ever it is you do?






I can't believe you just said that. Doing fairly well? I guess that

would explain all the short sales my Realtor wife has done in the last

1.5 yrs (Short sale: A house is about to be foreclosed on so the bank allows

you to sell it for less than what's owed but accepts that as payoff).

Did you read my links?
Take it to CSM!

I will just say this, if the US item costs more than double the non-US item, with minimal increase in usefulness, the non-US item wins every time!

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Old 08-17-2010, 07:47 AM   #129
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Kent State comes to mind.
I guess a person has to be ultra clear around here.
Key differences.

Kent state: happened once. There were trials. There were changes made.

Teineman square: Standard operating procedure.
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:22 AM   #130
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This thread went from something useful to a collection of broken rants in about 2 pages. Please stop destroying another useful thread and forcing it into the basement because you feel like pushing your beliefs and politics on others.

If you want a thread to vent about the social, political and economic impact of sending our manufacturing to an economy with lesser payout for it's laborers and how we've devolved into a service economy... we have a place for it.

It's called CS&M.

Take it there.


+1, go to CS&M and start a thread there! In the meantime please let those of us wish to dicuss this actually discuss it.....
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:25 AM   #131
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Are there any successful countries with a purely service economy?
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:05 PM   #132
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I'll chime in with my .02 worth.

If I'm purchasing an item such as a socket set, wrenches, or other standard or specialty tools, I will purchase a good quality product...usually Sears Craftsman, because the total cost is not prohibitive to my ultimately making the purchase, or not.

For an item such as a bike lift table or a tire changer, I WILL look at what an outlet such as Harbor Freight has and, if I deem it to be good enough for my useage (I'm a hobbyist, not a professional mechanic), I will buy it without guilt. Had the price point not been what it was on that particular item, I would not have been able to make the purchase at all.
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:53 PM   #133
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I'll admit, I have 2 HF bike lifts, and glad I got'em.
Wished I could have afforded the superior USA ones...
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:10 PM   #134
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Are there any successful countries with a purely service economy?
Not yet.
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:39 PM   #135
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Had the price point not been what it was on that particular item, I would not have been able to make the purchase at all.
Then maybe you shouldn't have them.


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I'll admit, I have 2 HF bike lifts, and glad I got'em.
Wished I could have afforded the superior USA ones...

Full response here.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...8#post13771918
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