The job you save may very well be your own. PS. It has been suggested that we all post American made products to help make it easier to find on Amazon. I would like to make sure that since I started this discussion that we keep it to ONLY Amazon products that are on SALE. I will start:
I don't think finding "Make in USA" on much. What is on the shelves was manufactured long before the financial disaster. We have to get more people working at the factories that can be tooled to produce a quality product that will proudly wear it's made here. Gotta get the factories up an running. I boycot stores that were powerful enough to seek products from China because of the price. Keep demanding quality that is here, now!
What's the deal with this buy American nonsense? A job in America is just as important as a job to people in other parts of the world. Shouldn't we care just as much that a person in Brazil or Germany needs a job? This American isolationist view makes me nauseous because it's ignorant of the fact that the economy is global. By asking others to buy American, you're essentially creating artificial demand and hurting American companies... How you ask? Because they will not learn to make better products and or do a better job of marketing their products if they're not subjected to a competitive environment.
I will buy from whatever company makes the best product, whether they are in the United States or not. If companies in the USA are making products of equal or better value, then it's a marketing failure on their part if they are inept at getting the word out. Don't ask me to buy American. Instead, ask American companies to create things I actually want to buy and to do a better job of getting the word out.
Why would I buy an American made product if it means an Asian or Indian person will lose their job? I will be sure to buy only products made in Taiwan, China, Korea, or Japan so that those people won't lose their jobs. How myopic and ethnocentric do you have to be to make a post like this, seriously? Are they not also humans? Do they not also need jobs?
Faster shipping is a good point. In my experience 'USA quality' is quite overpriced and overrated. Minimum wage American workers are just as capable of shoddy work as their overseas counterparts. In fact, I would say they are more likely to do poor work because they feel entitled to a better job and are unhappy with the job they have, whereas many workers overseas are grateful they have jobs and work hard at them.
If you buy products made overseas then you support foreign manufacturers that employ their local employees.
If you buy American products then you support local manufactures that employ Americans... or do you? When you don't help support a less fortunate nation (have you seen how many of the Chinese and Indian people live?) they immigrate. And where do you think they flock to first? The land of opportunity, promise of prosperity - the good ol' USA of course. And then what? Then they get a job potentially snatching one away from an American.
So buy foreign from an American retailer and protect America's jobs for Americans.
It's important to buy American products simply because you are buying local. You are reducing the use of oil to get your oil based or oil constructed product in your oil addicted hands. It is the enviormentaly obvious thing to do.
I would like very much to Buy American. But... my iPod is labeled "made in China" and my Kindle is "assembled in China". Not even a marking like "with US made components". As a nation, our buying habits are short-term selfish and long-term suicidal. Think about it!
How reckless to be suggesting people should be buying products NOT made in the USA. I guess ignorance is bliss. Perhaps you should move to that country so you can be closer to the products you want to buy. The USA will never gain any ground in this competitive manufacturing environment as long as people with such a counter-productive mentality are spending their money for out-of-country products. Sure, most electronics and such are going to be from China but there are tons of other items that can be purchased here in the US. Jeez, at least take a minute before you pull the trigger on a purchase to see if there is an American company building that product here in the USA. If so, WHY WOULD YOU BUY FROM OVERSEAS?
Maybe it will come as an enormous shock to some of you guys but not everyone in the world is american!! Amazon sends these emails out worldwide, so why should "everyone" buy american made? How typically american of the author to ignore the rest of the world. So...I'd actually like to challenge some of you to buy Australian made products instead. Your Presidents are always babbling on about what great trading partners we are, so do something to prove it.