Why Won't People STOP Buying "Made In China" Products
Why aren't people checking labels to see where the item was made? Instead they decide on their purchase by the cost and NOT where the item was made
If there is this backlash against China, why won't people NOT STOP buying from China? As shouldn't we support made in America products to stimulated the economy? yet that is not happening
|by Anonymous||reply 79||05/24/2020|
Made in China is an automatic “no” for me. Slave labor is barbaric.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/11/2020|
As if it's so easy to do so.
Nearly everything is made in China, except clothes which are now made in Bangladesh, Vietnam, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/11/2020|
Nope, I already have.
They used to worry about poisoning in their infant formula. I don't trust their BPA free testing.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/11/2020|
I'm not stopping buying " made in china", tell why should I? Because Trump want it that way? Because corona started there? Tell me
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/11/2020|
But China makes the best lube!!!
It’s the MSG!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/11/2020|
What's your native language R4?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/11/2020|
Every Walmart in America would close if that were to ever been. Do you really see fucking Deplorables not shopping at Walmart for their cheap Chinese crap?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/11/2020|
I stopped buying " made in china" shit a long time ago. Im writing this on my LG made in SK.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/11/2020|
Deplorables talk a big game about sticking it to China until it comes to abandoning their beloved Walmart. HA I bet those stupid pepole don't even know all that shit is made in China
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/11/2020|
Chinese stuff is cheap. I'm scared of the toxic carcinogenic chemicals in basically all of their products.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/11/2020|
I think it’s pretty easy to start buying things from the US, Canada and our allies. A lot of the stuff that comes from China is absolute crap created by people who are paid unfair wages. It’s time for us to rebel against anything from China and if that means Walmart needs to go out of business then so be it.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/11/2020|
If you look on Amazon, it's a pretty standard question asked on just about every product. Been that way for years now.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/11/2020|
It's funny you're all talking about Walmart while staring into computers, tablets and phones made in China.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/11/2020|
A lot of that stuff is made in Vietnam now.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/11/2020|
It isn't like you walk into a store to buy an item, and you have more than one choice of the exact same item from different countries. On line you can sometimes find items from other countries but more often than not, on line they won't even tell you where it was made.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/11/2020|
Answer: because we weren’t really given much of a choice. And by “we” I mean the average American households.
Also, NAFTA. Remember that? It happened because corporations wanted to remain competitive with other corporations that had already moved their manufacturing to China.
Don’t worry. We will go without, and VERY soon. Take a little trip down retail lane. What will you find? A bunch of crap they’re offloading from CHINA, as fast as they can, because that’s their only way of getting some income, before they claim bankruptcy, and close up shop, or sell to conglomerates positioned to absorb at a loss, because multiple supply chains are currently slowing down considerably, and/or ending, due to Trumps already existing tariffs and trade war with China, and the new political climate, directing animus toward the country that makes almost every fucking single thing we buy and use, from pharmaceuticals, to blow dryers.
America became a huge retailer, while it exploited a bunch of field peasants, in Chinese factories, for their buying and consuming pleasure.
In a few months, we will have: supply < demand. Buying from China will be the “good ole days”, when we all find it increasingly difficult to impossible to find towels, makeup brushes, and condoms.
What a fucking headache that’s gonna be, and there won’t be any Advil or Tylenol on the shelves of your local retailers, to help you with that, either.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/11/2020|
[quote] It's funny you're all talking about Walmart while staring into computers, tablets and phones made in China.
R13 I'm not the one talking about boycotting and sticking it to China like Deplorables are, now am I, idiot?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/11/2020|
R17 I would prefer NOT to buy anything made in China.
I also know that for now that's impossible for so many things. Walmart is the least of our problems.
It's nice when I see a "Made in USA" label or a European label.
I'm not interested in supporting China.... but for now there is often little choice.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/11/2020|
Well, if they made medical masks in the USA where it didn't take 50 weeks to get a delivery, I would. But, they don't, so I have to shop in China.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/11/2020|
I’ve been trying to avoid Chinese products for years, and I no longer use Amazon for that reason. I’m especially careful about vitamins.
I don’t paying more for better quality.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/11/2020|
What consumer goods are made in the USA?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/11/2020|
Your medicine comes from China. Everything comes from China. Americans are hopelessly stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/11/2020|
R21 you can look for vintage things, even deadstock (old “new” items) on eBay and Etsy.
For example, after years of buying cheap plastic Chinese Mr Coffee makers which invariably died after a while, I bought a lovely old enamel percolator.
Agree with R22 that the drugs are a problem. And of course there are many new items that are hard to find alternatives for. Maybe this pandemic will be the start of positive change.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/11/2020|
R22 wins this post. I always get some troll attacking me when I say so, but if this pandemic hasn't shown this to you by now... well perhaps you are part of the problem.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/11/2020|
[QUOTE]Everything comes from China. Americans are hopelessly stupid
You're wrong. There are non Chinese alternatives to every fucking thing, many even made on the U.S.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/11/2020|
I'm willing to bet that R22 and R24 are helpless and inert lazy bottoms
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/11/2020|
[quote] You're wrong. There are non Chinese alternatives to every fucking thing, many even made on the U.S.
No, dear. We live in a global economy. Even shit that’s made in the US gets parts from outside the country, mainly from China. The US has no power in the world. There’s no going back. The world can’t survive without China making shit at dirt cheap prices. Americans are like the Brits: two delusional populations that still think they’re part of a great empire. We are global. Period. The West relies on slave labor and communism. That’s the only thing keep capitalism afloat. People won’t pay 10x more for a piece of junk made in America. Americans used this rhetoric against Mexicans. Face it, your fat, you’re stupid, and you lazy as fuck. Americans have no money and live paycheck to paycheck. You think they’re going to be willing to spend $500 on a toaster??!! Give me a fucking break.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/11/2020|
If US wages/buying power hadn't been in steady decline for 40 years, aided and abetted by the federal government, Chambers of Commerce, and greedy corporations, perhaps we'd have more money to buy non made-in-China crap.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/11/2020|
I buy La Choy made in America
La Choy makes Chinky food, taste, acceptable.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/11/2020|
Haven't people been saying "BUY AMERICAN" since the 80s???
Damn Americans are stupid AF. Oh yeah, delusional too (thanks R27).
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/11/2020|
They stopped telling us where our drugs and OTC products come from, try finding it on the box, it usually doesn't say where it's made.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/11/2020|
[QUOTE]. The world can’t survive without China making shit at dirt cheap prices.
Yes it can, honey. China is over. Just watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/11/2020|
[QUOTE]Face it, your fat, you’re stupid, and you lazy as fuck. Americans have no money and live paycheck to paycheck.
No, Miss Chang. Those are just the ones you manage to hook up with.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/11/2020|
I avoid anything made in America.
Who wants to buy low quality from oligarchs who cut corners for profit, processed or assembled by an idiocracy?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/11/2020|
Because free microwaves are awesome !!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/11/2020|
I tried to buy toilet paper in this country. I bought some through Amazon marketplace and the seller was China Post.
So once toilet paper is actually available from a U.S. seller I'll stop buying 'Made in China" products
Unless you want to wipe my ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/11/2020|
[quote]why won't people NOT STOP buying from China?
Maybe your grammar confuses them?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/11/2020|
I'm in an industry where much of our product comes from China. Whenever a customer says they want to buy American I give them options, including US and China made. I'd say 80% of the time they opt for Chinese, because it's just as well made, and 20% cheaper. Right now we are getting more business on American made products, only because air freight from China has temporarily tripled in price and lead time due to all of the PPE and sanitizer items being shipped right now.
Fun fact, China imports ink for all of the pens they export from Germany.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/12/2020|
We can say good bye to the dollar stores, if we stop buying from China.
Food is increasingly imported from China. Read your labels. Sometimes they hide it by saying made in PRC. If not imported from China, it may be imported from Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey, Bulgaria, Poland, Peru, Italy, Greece, just to name a few. Furthermore, in a product with mixed ingredients, the country of origin of every ingredient does not have to be identified. So, that can of soup could contain ingredients from anywhere. I don't trust anything labeled organic coming out of China. Given what we know about pollution in China, not to mention the contamination issues, I find it difficult to believe anything labeled organic sourced from China could really be organic.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/12/2020|
I’m nervous because there are beef shortages, so now I have to worry about where they’re getting the beef to put in dog food three moths from now.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/12/2020|
Because it's practically impossible.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/12/2020|
Lol almost everything in part is made in China. Your phone, your computer. All your meds.
Your iPhone is "designed in California" but made in China. Good luck.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/12/2020|
All your iPhones are made in China. Americans want manufacturing to return home but at the same time want workers to be paid well. Those two things are mutually exclusive in a capitalist society. People almost always seek out the cheapest option. Businesses are looking for ways to make the biggest margin. We might ostracize China and other countries with cheap labor but as long as we are unwilling to pay a high price, we can't do without them
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/12/2020|
R43 I don’t know...this pandemic might change that.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/12/2020|
[quote]Every Walmart in America would close if that were to ever been. Do you really see fucking Deplorables not shopping at Walmart for their cheap Chinese crap?
Let's see, people who buy Chinese made products at Walmart are "deplorables".
So how would you describe the people buying all the Chinese made products that fill Apple stores?
And BTW: right before the pandemic hit, I bought a pair of Warby Parker glasses at one of their very cool stores. It was only until the glasses arrived at my home did I notice the word "China" written inside the frames.
Another store 100% filled with made-in-China shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/12/2020|
Keep in mind that a lot of corporations choose to outsource their manufacturing because they don’t want to pay health insurance. Other countries have universal healthcare. Their employers aren’t stuck with a bill. America is just unfit to manufacture goods. NAFTA was the beginning of the end.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/12/2020|
I agree and am ashamed I didn't NAFTA for what it is when they came up with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/12/2020|
Other countries healthcare bills aren't so damn high paying off administration and insurance companies.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/12/2020|
China is the only country that actually makes things
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/12/2020|
I tried to warn you people about NAFTA, and you called me crazy.
Look at you now! Ha ha!
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/12/2020|
I tried to warn you people about NAFTA, and you called me crazy.
Look at you now! Ha ha!
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/12/2020|
Prime Minister Modi is working hard at the moment to entice US businesses - "medical equipment suppliers, food processing units, textiles, leather and auto part makers are among more than 550 products covered in the discussions" - now operating in China to move their operations to India.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/12/2020|
After the infant formula and dog/cat food was killing babies and pets, I don't buy any edibles from China. I am also leery of electronics because they stop working or can cause a fire. But yes, it is very difficult to find stuff that is not made there. esp. electronics.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/12/2020|
The rest of the world is jumping at the chance to strip China of its "factory of the world" title because now China = Death and that gives any other country a pretty sweet edge.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||05/12/2020|
Nearly everything in a deplorable’s home was made in China. It astounds me that their hypocrisy on this issue is largely ignored. They’re hyper-nationalistic until they have to open their wallets.
Do they ever consider that all of their cheeseball American flag tchotchkes and camo apparel were made in China?!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/12/2020|
The American appetite for cheap consumer goods is insatiable. Go visit a super Walmart if you don't believe me.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||05/12/2020|
I have been actively trying to dodge Chinese made stuff for a little while now. Last thing I can think of I bought was some cotton buds, just looked at the bottom of the box. Next time I shop for those I will be checking to see where those are made. Phone is a Nokia... made in China, I'll stretch that out as long as I can and will look for a replacement made elsewhere when I finally have to replace it in a few years.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/12/2020|
I did more checking on countries of origin of $$ store stuff. Food also imported from India, Argentina, Australia ( pears), and in other stores cake from Brazil, and assorted foods from Mexico.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||05/14/2020|
I don't buy any pet food products made in China.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||05/14/2020|
Isn't it almost impossible to buy electronics that are made elsewhere? Even if the product was assembled in Taiwan or South Korea, most parts were still manufactured in China.
I try not to buy shoes and other plastic products from China since they often use toxic glue or plasticizers.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||05/14/2020|
Good luck finding a new car that doesn’t have something made in China somewhere in it. How many decades did it take for China to manufacture everything? It would take us at least 2x the amount of time to bring manufacturing back. Then it would cost a lot more money and American culture values quantity over quality. I don’t see it happening.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||05/14/2020|
Why don’t you go ask JI-NAAAAAA!
|by Anonymous||reply 64||05/14/2020|
tests for corona virus are also made in the prc.
and of course the tests are shite.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||05/14/2020|
Gee OP, I’ll have to give up buying Ivanka and even replacing my red Make America Great hats!
|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/14/2020|
In 1990 I bought an apparel item by a company called American Clothing. Later I looked at the inside label, it said made in the Philippines.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||05/14/2020|
5 Best Smartphones That Are Not Made in China
|by Anonymous||reply 70||05/14/2020|
In October 2019, Samsung closed its last mobile phone factory in China. Sony also closed its China factory months earlier. Some Apple iPhone models are also no longer made in China. So, we definitely know for a fact that Samsung and Sony smartphones are not made in China any more. For Samsung, some production happens in South Korea and India. Sony phones are produced in Japan. And there is ASUS, which has production facilities in Taiwan. Lastly, LG also makes its phones in South Korea.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||05/14/2020|
^But check how many parts of these smartphones still come from China. Microchips, batteries, displays etc. are all manufactured in China.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||05/14/2020|
Possibly because it's becoming increasingly difficult to find ANYTHING that wasn't made in China???
|by Anonymous||reply 73||05/14/2020|
R72 no doubt, and as R73 says it is difficult to find anything not made in China at least to some degree. But we have to start somewhere, and Taiwanese and South Korean makers like Asus and LG are a fairly good bet as they are trying to pull component supply out of China themselves.
The less that is made in China the better, but this isnt and cant be an all or nothing effort, it will be a progressive effort, moving manufacture either back to the West or to other better or at least less malevolent places
|by Anonymous||reply 74||05/14/2020|
The US made this decision a long time ago. We want cheap crap. That’s why airline travel is so torturous. We’d rather have a cheap flight than be comfortable. A we’d rather have a good price than something that lasts.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||05/14/2020|
I bought a toaster a year ago that lasted 7 months. Made in China of course. When I complained to my parents my Dad got his old toaster - he bought in the 70s - from the garage so I had one till I got a replacement. The toaster is old and has an ugly design, but still gets the job done more than 40 years later.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||05/15/2020|
Just because something wasn't made in China, doesn't mean that all the materials weren't made in China and assembled locally.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||05/15/2020|
Time and choice and price constraints. Recently needed a cable for my computer at home and they are ALL made in China. Had to get it because I work from home. Besides a lot of stuff that is assembled elsewhere is still made of parts manufactured in China.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||05/15/2020|