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    What all do you ordinarily buy made in china

    Are you happy with the quality and what percentage more would a higher quality product made in america cost if there is one available ?



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    Pretty much everything I buy is second-hand. Stuff I buy from China is meant to be disposable.
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    Beads. And civet coffee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Beads. And civet coffee.
    I have higher quality beads . How is your coffee ? How do you know they are really civet beans and not just instead farmed out to a north korean like the textiles ?

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    I have connections on a coffee plantation or two down South . I can probably ship you some real Americas coffee cheaper .

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    I have connections on a coffee plantation or two down South . I can probably ship you some real Americas coffee cheaper .
    Is it pooped out coffee?

    http://www.most-expensive.coffee/

    Kopi luwak is the world’s most expensive coffee. The main factor of it’s high price is the uncommon method of producing such a coffee. It has been produced from the coffee beans which have been digested by a certain Indonesian cat-like animal called then palm civet or also civet cat. This is the reason kopi luwak is also called cat poop coffee or civet cat coffee. The feces of this cat will be collected, finished and sold as kopi luwak. On this website you will find all relevant information about the production process, the cat, certified kopi luwak producers, the kopi luwak coffee itself and it’s unique properties and taste. The short supply, in comparison with the high demand, the different taste and the uncommon production methods define the value of kopi luwak – the most expensive coffee in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Is it pooped out coffee?

    http://www.most-expensive.coffee/
    Nah , I just go with regular roasted beans harvested by a guy named Luis .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Is it pooped out coffee?
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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
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    Thank you for your informative contribution to the discussion.
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    If those beans are really pooped out you know it is not by a possum but some person . No thanks .

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    I work for a company that makes one product line in America and also has other lower-priced lines manufactured overseas. The overseas-manufactured products are built to our specifications (some components are shipped from USA to them) and the Chinese-built ones are very consistent and high in quality. The Chinese-manufactured line sells for less than 1/5 the price of the American manufactured one. Steel and aluminum are significant components in this product.

    The American product is superior, not entirely because it's made here, but because it goes through a much more meticulous and labor-intensive process and reserves the highest quality components to maintain product differentiation. Overall company health (and thus the continuing production of the American-made line) requires the success of both the American-produced and foreign-produced products.

    The inevitable increase in price or decrease in margin of the foreign-built lines will impact either the company's bottom line (and FWIW my salary) or the consumer's pocket book. It's not a huge, massively capitalized company. Tariffs could in this case facilitate the demise of an iconic American-manufactured brand that is highly depended-upon in its sector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    Are you happy with the quality and what percentage more would a higher quality product made in america cost if there is one available ?
    I replaced my old Briggs and Stratton compressor motor with one from harbor freight because it was so old I couldn't locate parts for it. It works really well, didn't cost a arm and a leg and with the warranty I bought I can bring it back no questions asked and get a new one for two years. I then replaced the compressor head with one from harbor freight and it kicks ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    I replaced my old Briggs and Stratton compressor motor with one from harbor freight because it was so old I couldn't locate parts for it. It works really well, didn't cost a arm and a leg and with the warranty I bought I can bring it back no questions asked and get a new one for two years. I then replaced the compressor head with one from harbor freight and it kicks ass.
    I bought my sump pump there , but I dunno where it was made . Probably various places , like a car. I like how they named the in house line of cheaper chinese hand tools ( that I would not buy ) after the Steel City . They have some higher quality stuff it actually just depends on the item . Prices and service are good . If you just need hand tools though , probably could do better at Menards . For pumps & motors certainly Harbor Freight . For battery operated power tools I kind of like Home Depot for value .
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    There are certain chinese items I will not buy . Chains , towing or lifting items , clevis's etc , wrenches , sockets etc or most things made from chinese steel. Anyone have anything to add ?

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    What about clothing ? Anyone pay extra and look for american items ? Where do you buy it ?

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    Our work pants are made in either China or Pakistan, and I MUCH prefer the Paki version... more ballroom!
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    I have no idea, never considered really. My tools are mishmash new, pawned, heirloom, whatever works. My Winchester is American I guess. My suit has no tags, my Levis are Chinese or Taiwanese. I think my Impreza's an import, I forget when those were made in US. Its a hatchback/bubble looking one. I like it more than the most recent ones I see.

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    Doing various home remodeling projects, I have been surprised to find that sometimes the lowest cost product is also the highest quality, and made in America.

    People tend to hold prejudices which were either never true at all, or change over time yet the common misconception remains. For instance, a retailer might choose a Chinese supplier because they are cheaper, and never realize it when a US product becomes available that is cheaper, and even better quality. Habit, laziness and inertia take hold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    What about clothing ? Anyone pay extra and look for american items ? Where do you buy it ?
    For many years New Balance was the only American-made athletic shoe. It is still the only brand the makes narrow width shoes. It's not a brand for everyone, but it is what I use. I don't believe the whole shoe is still made here, but it is mostly made here.

    As for Chinese clothes, they are made for Asian women who seem to have smaller hips and chests. I'm a curvy girl. I need better fitting clothes than China makes.

    I wonder if any of you all remember when Made in Japan was synonymous with cheap. But then we started seeing Sony, Honda, Nissan, Samsung, Toshiba, Toyota, Nikon, really good quality automotive and electronic brands. China doesn't really have a brand. They just have stuff. Still not well made, really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raginfridus View Post
    I have no idea, never considered really. My tools are mishmash new, pawned, heirloom, whatever works. My Winchester is American I guess. My suit has no tags, my Levis are Chinese or Taiwanese. I think my Impreza's an import, I forget when those were made in US. Its a hatchback/bubble looking one. I like it more than the most recent ones I see.
    Most of my Levis are Pakistan or Mexico .

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    Quote Originally Posted by fedupinmo View Post
    MAK 90, SKS (x2), Hawk 981R, Hawk 982, NEF Pardner Pump.

    I would buy another Hawk shotgun LONG before I bought a new Remington 870, especially considering CDNN has them for $120.
    Our work pants are made in either China or Pakistan, and I MUCH prefer the Paki version... more ballroom!
    I have Browning choke tubes that would fit that too .

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    Quote Originally Posted by euphemia View Post
    For many years New Balance was the only American-made athletic shoe. It is still the only brand the makes narrow width shoes. It's not a brand for everyone, but it is what I use. I don't believe the whole shoe is still made here, but it is mostly made here.

    As for Chinese clothes, they are made for Asian women who seem to have smaller hips and chests. I'm a curvy girl. I need better fitting clothes than China makes.

    I wonder if any of you all remember when Made in Japan was synonymous with cheap. But then we started seeing Sony, Honda, Nissan, Samsung, Toshiba, Toyota, Nikon, really good quality automotive and electronic brands. China doesn't really have a brand. They just have stuff. Still not well made, really.
    I have bought a lot of New Balance too . I mostly bought them because they were made here , were as good as any others and did not cost any more .

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    I have Browning choke tubes that would fit that too .
    Yeah, my PP is a 22" that uses those.

    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    I have bought a lot of New Balance too . I mostly bought them because they were made here , were as good as any others and did not cost any more .
    My New Balance are "Hecho in Indonesia"...
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