On 12/22/2011 9:19 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Conclusion. It doesn't much matter... you can't 'buy American' or Brazilian,
> or English, or ....
Right on, George. But what we CAN do is try our best to find QUALITY,
from quality COMPANIES, and buy that. Yes, it takes much more work
(research and search) to FIND quality, and it often (but not always --
see story below) takes more bucks to BUY it.
This extends to every part of our lives. A few years ago, we needed to
replace a very old Franklin stove, and I started research on the
internet, first looking for old brands recommended by friends, then
looking for alternatives when they either were no longer available, or
had been bought out by conglomerates who were now selling cheap Chinese
junk under those brand names. Eventually I found two companies who were
selling quality products, one mfg in Canada and one in the US, who had
high customer satisfaction responses. We bought one of them, and we've
been quite happy with it. It was a fraction of the cost of "pretty junk"
being sold by showrooms downtown.
We apply the same standards whether we're buying radios, antennas, coax,
coax connectors, a new washer and dryer, a pair of shoes, a meal in a
restaurant, or beer (I LOVE Belgian Ales, whether they're coming from
Belgium, or from Unibrau in Quebec).
73, Jim K9YC
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