I stopped by the antique store last week & mentioned that I couldn’t wait until Black Friday so I could spend time overhauling my booth. One of the owners said, “Really? I thought being the great deal seeker, you’d be out taking advantage of all the Black Friday specials”. WELL……
I’m not a big shopper of ‘new’. I’m not without my enjoyment of finding dirt-cheaper-than-a-thriftstore stuff on clearance, but since it’s so rare I go into ‘new’ retail establishments, it’s more of a novelty for me. Among a few reasons for going with (most) all things used, is that I buy Made in USA (if it’s local, even better!). I’ve started, drafted, & re-wrote SO many posts about buying Made in USA products, but I just can’t seem to really express my feelings about the importance of it, so instead, I’ll direct you to a few websites/articles that have said it much better:
TONS of info on this site- here is American Economic Alert’s ‘about us’ page: – http://americaneconomicalert.org/aboutus.asp
Buy American Challenge http://buyamericanchallenge.wordpress.com/
(Also on the Buy American Challenge site – great post to check out ‘Buying American On A Budget’: http://wp.me/pTJcN-85 )
Lists lots of Made In USA products! http://www.madeinusa.org
From Livecheap.com – ‘Ten Ways Patriotic Consumers Can Shrink The Trade Deficit’:
How about you? Do you take note of Made in USA?