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Initial post: Nov 28, 2011 6:48:29 AM PST
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Posted on Nov 28, 2011 6:50:01 AM PST
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Posted on Nov 28, 2011 6:52:33 AM PST
Arieswoman says:
LOL................made in China!

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 6:53:25 AM PST
NO.......SAY IT ISNT SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 6:57:56 AM PST
Fud53 says:
Firstly it's "buying American", not "America". I'm a former Marine...born in the U.S....I've just enough smarts to realize that very few items are made completely in the United States...only the terribly naive and uneducated think it's a detriment to our economy to purchase items made outside of our national boundaries. Without the massive influx of goods and services from other nations you'd be paying huge prices for more than just fuel and it's associated products moved by that fuel.

Yes it's a nice gesture to buy "American" when possible, but it's just a gesture. If un-entitled Americans would stop expecting to earn what a highly educated individual earns without the effort put in to earn a degree then you'd see more items produced in this country. Paying some person $50/$60/$70/hr to turn a wrench in the auto industry is just ludicrous.

Just remember that when you buy something not made here...say a Kindle...you're still supporting the U.S. by keeping those who get it from point A to point B in business. If the US wants to produce more goods then the people and owners have to expect less profits. It's pretty simple.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 7:01:28 AM PST
Thank you, Fud53, for the time you served for us in 'America'. I guess I will support 'American' writers. And will support the delivery men and women all over the great USA.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 7:29:27 AM PST
Sadly, I see another person has fallen for the anti-union, anti-working class myth that auto workers make fifty to sixty dollars per hour. If you've never worked on an auto assembly line, you just don't know how hard the work really is.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 7:34:23 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 7:39:36 AM PST
The point being? You honestly think that taking a product with, say, 100 parts, having those parts made in Asia somewhere and shipped to the US for assembly (probably as 100 separate shipments) would be cheaper and somehow "more patriotic" than just buying a product that was manufactured on foreign soil and shipped once for sale? See Fud53's post above.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 8:02:16 AM PST
C. Graham says:
I won't get into the Union issues, but I challenge anyone to find a popular consumer electronic device made in America.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 8:18:38 AM PST
and all the American companies lay off their workers, send the jobs to China and the execs sit around scratching their heads on why no one can afford to buy their products. Sorry... political rant :(

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 8:33:22 AM PST
Sue Hayes says:
I believe Wurlitzer jukeboxes were made in America. Maybe Bally's pinball machines?

Oh, you meant in THIS century. Nope, can't think of a one.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 8:36:45 AM PST
The Valentine radar detector is "manufactured" in the US. I don't know if all the parts are US sourced.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 8:38:16 AM PST
I tried to find an American made toaster. Impossible.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 8:38:49 AM PST
Ernie says:
@Fud53 - average wage of unionized auto workers is $28 an hour. Stop repeating Fox Noise.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 8:39:41 AM PST
I have an American made toaster. She was born right here in Houston back in '73.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 8:40:04 AM PST
Erich says:
Not bad for a job that only requires a high school diploma and is almost impossible to be fired from... and only exist in relatively low cost of living places.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 8:40:39 AM PST
um, that belongs in another thread with this, "Your giblets are toasted?"

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 8:41:06 AM PST
Does that $28/hour include the benefits? That drives the number up considerably.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 8:42:52 AM PST
It absolutely blows my mind that people think job security is a bad thing.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 8:44:28 AM PST
Erich says:
I didn't say or imply that it was bad. I just said that it's a pretty good gig considering the relative lack of education needed for the position.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 8:46:14 AM PST
I work for a law firm that represents creditors in bankruptcies and foreclosures. I'd say my job is pretty secure. Just sayin'.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 8:47:49 AM PST
It doesn't include health insurance, but that is something that should be provided by all employers, and after the restructuring in 2009, the union covers retirement benefits and retirees health insurance.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 8:52:04 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2011 8:52:25 AM PST
Well, I support buy American, even if some of the parts are made elsewhere. I am an American car girl (in the service end of the car business, I may add) even though most cars are now a mix of both domestic and foreign auto parts.
I can add though, that the e-ink screens are made very close to where I work:
http://www.gazettenet.com/2011/09/24/import-no-headline?SESS575c2c458d81f7cc1debc5c3e68439d4=gsearch

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 2:04:49 AM PST
Im not American, so for me buying this product is not about supporting one economy over another. However, I do believe in responsible buying and buying products that are made from pretty much slave labor in China is definitely not responsible.

Where it is assembled makes a big difference since (as I understand it) the assembly process, unlike the manufacturing process, is a lot more labor intensive. Looking at recent documentaries about how Apple products are manufactured and the conditions under which laborers have to suffer in Shenzen, China, I cannot buy another Apple product, nor will I buy any electronic device without researching where it is made.

I would rather pay 20-50% more for the Kindle Fire and know that it was made in America, or Germany, or any country where the laborers are paid properly and work in humane conditions, than use a device that daily reminds me that I am contributing to slavery.

So the question is (and I know some Amazon people that can answer this question truthful read this and I'd like an answer from them):

Where is the Kindle made and assembled?
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