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Do you buy a product that was made in your country or made by a company that is from your country?

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I don't buy food from China. True story.



Chinese food for breakfast

 

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Snoopy said:

I ask this question because I tend to do this all the time. Even if the product is inferior. I try to buy products that was made in America or if the company that made it is based in America. I feel like I'm helping this country everytime I do this. Now a lot of you know I'm an xbox fanboy and I like the xbox one the most out of all the consoles this generation. However, I will still buy the xbox one and buy xbox one games on the system over the other competitors no matter what. Even if I found the product inferior. Thoughts?

Since America is a proud, Capitalist nation, wouldn't it be better to buy foreign-produced goods as often as possible (provided they are superior products)?  Adam Smith would argue that you are encouraging your country's buisnesses to be poor competitors and actively undermining the philosophy of your nation's economy---indeed, even damaging its competitive value to the detriment of the American consumer.  How...unpatriotic.

Don't worry--I'm just messing with you.  But to answer your question, we buy our food locally, our equipment globally, and invest domestically.

 

 



When all this are equal or close I buy from companies from my home state or country-
A good example is Home Depot and Lowes - they are often located next each other, similar products and prices- So I always bought from Home Depot (head quartered/founded in my home state) - Then Home Depot Hired Nardelli from GE as CEO- they paid him a ton of money and he ruined the rep and service of Home Depot- nearly ruined the company- So I started shopping at Lowes for years after instead- they capitalized on Home Depots mistakes and service at Home Depot had become terrible-
Home Depot finally mad changes and it took years to gain back their reputation - so years later I am back at Home Depot - Loyalty is good but being blindly loyal is not- you don t want to reward a company going in the wrong direction-
As far as products made, it is more ad more difficult to find products not made in China which sux because the quality is often poor and quality control is terrible -



I try to buy local produce when it comes to fruit, veggies and other food products. And by local I mean in a 50 - 100 km radius.
Nothing to do with patriotism though, it's healthier for the environmet that way.

As for buying an inferior product because it was produced in your country? No. Why would I?



Metroid33slayer said:
Does that mean you'll buy Alien colonial marines or Duke nukem forever over Metal gear solid or Gran turismo because one is an american product and the others are Japanese? Seems ridiculous to me.

They aren't even the same genre. The product has to be more comparable. I will without a doubt take a Forza game over Gran turismo not only because Forza is better than GT, but because it is made by American publisher.



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Snoopy said:
Metroid33slayer said:
Does that mean you'll buy Alien colonial marines or Duke nukem forever over Metal gear solid or Gran turismo because one is an american product and the others are Japanese? Seems ridiculous to me.

They aren't even the same genre. The product has to be more comparable. I will without a doubt take a Forza game over Gran turismo not only because Forza is better than GT, but because it is made by American publisher.

Yeah but surely you prefer it because it has better gameplay and not because the developer is located on the same patch of land as you?



Just because of it? Of course not.

If we actually had an incentive program to build technology here so we could start making part of the research and development process and leading us to actually start having benefits ourselves for doing so, yeah, that could happen. But if I buy something here the one getting my money will expend it on something that makes the money to go out of the country anyway, and we actually keep the worse things to be sold here while selling the good ones for other countries (food as the biggest example, as we produce a whole lot of them). So why would I fuck myself even more by doing it? I'll get the cheapest and best thing I can get, regardless from where it comes from or whoever made it.



Snoopy said:
Metroid33slayer said:
Does that mean you'll buy Alien colonial marines or Duke nukem forever over Metal gear solid or Gran turismo because one is an american product and the others are Japanese? Seems ridiculous to me.

They aren't even the same genre. The product has to be more comparable. I will without a doubt take a Forza game over Gran turismo not only because Forza is better than GT, but because it is made by American publisher.

Guess you'll need to go with the openworld Need for speed then instead of Forza Horizon :)



If it's important for your country's economy I buy it.

Like for example I prefer to buy Scandinavian diary products and other food stuffs over Germanic or Polish to support our farmers and our own state economy.

But when it comes to cars and electronics there are usually so many other factors that decide the outcum rather than the origin of the product.



Nautilus said:
You mean US?Because America is a continent, you know?

To the OP at hand, I buy the best product available, be it national or international.I mean, price factors in, but outside of that, I go for quality, not for a country.

America is actually two continents North and South.

 

Sorry, couldn't help busting your balls

 

As for the OP: Not that there is often a choice, but I will buy products produced in the USA over products produced internationally unless there is a great disparity in price or quality.