Originally Posted by pb379_2010
Well Andy, we vote with our check books. When a guy like me tells you I'm not going to buy an axle with Chinese parts on it and you tell Henschen/Axis/Dexter that you are not able to sell axles to people in North America because we demand quality goods, things will change. I for one am willing to spend more for North American quality. If you have an axle built in America, with all American, Canadian or European brakes installed, Ill buy a set. That's why I buy NewBalance running shoes that are made in the USA! There are people that will pay more for higher quality. I'm one of them.
Also as a pilot, I totally agree with you.
However, when you deal with the retail trade, and you say the cost is xxx, because of top quality, the typical answer is, I can and will get it cheaper, someplace else.
So the bottom line is, did businesses create the overseas stuff, or did the American public create it by demanding "cheaper stuff" ?
As to demanding "all american" product from a manufacturer, they all basically say the same thing, namely, we can't because our competition won't do it. Or, they say. "go someplace else to get it". The problem then becomes "where is this other place".
I am totally "all american", however "what does a person do" ?
Insisting on nothing but the best, from vendors, at least in the RV industry, is I think, a fantastic thing to believe in, but also a great way to quickly go out of business.
So, who brought what on whom???
Maybe another task for Obama??
The old story of "supply and demand" always seems to pop up at the top of the page.