I was in my least favorite store this week, Wal-Mart returning more of their inferior Chinese products. I had purchased several items that lasted less than 30 days and I am determined that I will not be ripped off by this low quality, Chinese peddler ever again.
Every time I make a purchase at Wal-Mart now, I put the receipt in a drawer because I know I will need it before the month is up for at least one item I purchase there. I am really amazed at the vast number of products that I buy and use that have what I thought were American brand names on them only to discover they are now made in China.
I needed a light bulb and went to Wal-Mart. On the shelf, they had three different brands of light bulbs. All were within $.50 of each other. I started looking at them and discovered all of them were made in China. No doubt they were probably made on the same assembly line but each one was priced a little differently for each name on the box. So I reached down and picked up the GE package.
General Electric. Yeah, hell yeah, an American Company if I ever knew one. As I started to put my GE 100 watt bulbs in the basket, I saw the words "Made in China" on the side of the package. WTF? GE is an American company. I like GE products, or at least I did.
I started looking at everything I picked up and I would say 90% of the items I was going to purchase at Wal-Mart this week read "Made in China." It pissed me off and it made me limit what I needed to purchase this week. I came home and started looking online for companies that sell products that are Made in America.
I have decided that I can and will change the way I do things. I am going to start purchasing my household items from online retailers that sell products Made in the USA only, if possible. When I started looking on the Internet for household items Made in the USA, they were easy to find. The other nice thing is most of the sights offer free delivery or other incentives to purchase from them. ABOVE all else, I believe the quality of the products will be worth the wait, and the slight increase in price.
Here is a link to a news story about products Made in the USA. http://abcnews.go.com/Business/MadeInAmerica/made-america-resource-guide-find-american-companies/story?id=13057404#.T-PjfvVnUVX. It has links to online retailers that sell only products Made in the USA. I believe we as Americans need to put up or shut up. If we are fed up with the inferior crap that Wal-Mart and other Chinese suppliers are selling to us we need to make an effort to support merchants that are selling products made by Americans for Americans.
Let's see how many, Chinese companies and American companies that are peddling Chinese products, we can put out of business in the next few years. If buying this junk makes you happy keep supporting Wal-Mart. However, if quality products means something to you and if Made in America means anything to you, try some of these online retailers.