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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'd like to but often times either it is unavailable or more expensive. The easiest one is food but often times most of that stuff is imported and also if you live in a geographically large country such as Canada or America, you have to worry how much it really matters that you're buying nationally if the item that you are buy originates from the opposite coast.



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Leadified said:
I'd like to but often times either it is unavailable or more expensive. The easiest one is food but often times most of that stuff is imported and also if you live in a geographically large country such as Canada or America, you have to worry how much it really matters that you're buying nationally if the item that you are buy originates from the opposite coast.

The supermarkets also list produce grown in your province (Ontario in my case) as well as the country. It's seasonal of course, damn plants won't grow in winter! Of course that's not the whole story, farmers here hire seasonal agricultural workers from Jamaica, Mexico and other Caribbean countries to harvest the local produce. At least it's still more efficient to transport the workers instead of all the food. 17,000 this year in Ontario.



SvennoJ said:
Leadified said:
I'd like to but often times either it is unavailable or more expensive. The easiest one is food but often times most of that stuff is imported and also if you live in a geographically large country such as Canada or America, you have to worry how much it really matters that you're buying nationally if the item that you are buy originates from the opposite coast.

The supermarkets also list produce grown in your province (Ontario in my case) as well as the country. It's seasonal of course, damn plants won't grow in winter! Of course that's not the whole story, farmers here hire seasonal agricultural workers from Jamaica, Mexico and other Caribbean countries to harvest the local produce. At least it's still more efficient to transport the workers instead of all the food. 17,000 this year in Ontario.

Ah yeah you're right about the provincial labels, I've forgotten about those.



Always the best product available. Unfortunately in Australia we dont have many so i have to source from overseas.

Interesting question. All consoles this gen have American Tech inside them so does that count as an American product?

Than you have the point if its assembled in that country when most things are today are made in China.

Than you have to know if that company is owned by a mother company that isnt from that country.

So many avenues where a product comes from. Owned, assembled, parts, there really isnt anything made in one country without the help of another. 



I might buy an inferior product, but I prefer buying what suits me, inferior or otherwise...



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    Most of the time I just buy what I think might be the best. In terms of gaming, there's not much I can buy that was made in Romania anyway..



                    
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    Snoopy said:
    GOWTLOZ said:

    Better is subjective but if you only buy American products then how do you know if one of them is better?

    You support American companies so do you buy God of War, Uncharted, Infamous and Donkey Kong games that are made by American developers.

    I really don't care if a product is made by a company in my country if its good.

    I did buy GT5 when I was in high school. No where near as good as Forza.

    GT5 isn't that good but GT6 is a great game.