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Old 10-12-2011, 03:26 PM
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Would you rather pay for higher quality American made clothing? ie hunting camo. for $65 for the same/very similar quality shirts let's assume in this case.

Or pay for discount chinese made clothing of still good quality? Let's assume comparable shirts at $15


How much more are you willing to pay for essentially the same thing but made in America?


Let's assume long sleeve tshirt, under armor type shirt...

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Old 10-12-2011, 03:58 PM
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I don't see Americans paying more for anything, especially nowadays in this economy, a bit more is one thing, but twice as much or more, forget it.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:59 PM
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$65 for a hunting shirt, no way, especially since it is mostly covered up with a jacket. I know the US makes better stuff, $5 extra for a shirt max for me.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:04 PM
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I would go with the cheaper one and wouldnt know the difference because i woudlnt look to see where it was made at
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:08 PM
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I wouldn't pay $65 for a shirt, no matter where it was made.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:32 AM
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products like vehicles, weapons, things like that i ill pay more for american-made
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:11 AM
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It's often not what we might choose as individuals, but what people generally buy and what stores stock.
I find myself checking to see if some items are still offered. A price you pay for getting older. And I'm older and knew a number of people in my hometown, mostly women, who worked in clothing factories. Those factories are long gone. There are items that worked thirty years ago, but got replaced by the scientific and the advanced.
I use some better military boots for warm weather hunting, but I still rely on an old blaze orange parka and some 40 year old shetland wool sweaters for some cold weather hunting. And the miracle isn't that the 40 year old sweaters still work to keep me warm. The miracle is the 40 year old sweaters, in this era of rapid weight gain, still fit.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:05 AM
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it depends because in MN you need more than just a shirt.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:48 AM
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Do you feel better buying a $65 us shirt? When driving home in your $20-$40k imported suv?

No thanks
I'll take the $15 shirt and drive it home in my $20k us made car built in IL with 77% us/canuck parts, and my engine and tranny were also made in us.

Spending $20k on an import car is like spending $100/month at walmart on imported crap for 20 yrs.
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:57 PM
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The "American Made" is probably made in the Philipines.
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