Made in China  

puntachueca 106M
2534 posts
8/14/2006 6:33 am

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Made in China

I was at the WalMart this weekend.

Amazing how much stuff is made in China.

Got to's this factory somewhere in China and people are making stuff for America and wondering...WTF...what is this stuff for?

MoutnainGirl 38F

8/14/2006 6:37 am

more like ::stupid wastefull Americans:: muttered under thier breath..

Moutnain Girl

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puntachueca replies on 8/14/2006 5:12 pm:
Laughter. I think you've got it.

demonicsexkitten 42F
10688 posts
8/14/2006 9:30 am

all i know is i love shoes made in china. better quality than those made in america. and i love clothes made in india or bangladesh. Prettier

i bought identical shoes once... all things the same except where made. the USA pair fell apart in 2 weeks. The china pair fell apart in 6 months, and that was only cuz I wore entirely thru the soles. (An ex once told me I was the hardest person on shoe's he'd ever seen: 6 months is standard).

And i'll ditto Moutnaingirl's comment...

puntachueca replies on 8/14/2006 5:14 pm:
Being of the conspiracy theory sort I wonder if everything made in China is set to fall apart on the same day....

(What the fuck is this shit..?? *rolls eyes*)

8/14/2006 3:52 pm

Shit China has the American dream these days...expect those poor bastards making that cheap ass shit but the rest of China is laughing at us all the way to the bank...Ready


puntachueca replies on 8/16/2006 12:17 am:
The theory that if we make other countries depend on trade will imporve people in China are making some money, we're losing all our jobs, so we can't afford anything made in our country, which then lets the Chinese government do whatever it wants because we're afraid to offend them and bankrupt WalMart...

catkit13 67F

8/14/2006 4:14 pm

i won't spend a dime at wal-mart. they treat the workers shabbily, get as close to the "full time employee" line without crossing it so they don't have to pay benefits, and their stock is junky.
ps- did you find what you were shopping for?

puntachueca replies on 8/16/2006 12:21 am:
This is where Sam Walton was smart...he built his stores in places like our town where there wasn't much of a choice except to drive an hour into the big city.

The store here is something like the 5th largest grossing store in the country...mostly because there's 500,000 Sonorans on the other side of the line, all of whom seem to want to shop at the WalMart on Sunday.

And that big box fight in Tucson...the southside wants a WalMart.

If you're already marginal economically, the only way to hold your own is to get stuff cheap....

And it is the grocery store worker union that has been fighting the battle against WalMart. The Safeway, which is a union store, is holding its own because it has better quality stuff.

cairnsmale55 107M

8/15/2006 5:55 am

    I think whats happening is called Globalisation and the following definition springs to mind:

    What is the truest definition of Globalisation?
    Princess Diana's death.
    How come?

    An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, driving a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scotch whiskey, followed closely by Italian Paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles, treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines! And this is sent to you by a reconstituted red-neck, using Bill Gates' technology, and you're probably reading this on one of the IBM clones, that use Taiwanese-made chips, and a Korean-made monitor, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant, transported by lorries driven by Indians, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen, trucked by Mexican illegals, and finally sold to you by Arabs. And that, friend, is Globalisation!

puntachueca replies on 8/16/2006 12:23 am:

I did a story for my on-line paper right after Di's death...
"Bad French Tunnel Designed Blamed For Di's Demise"
and of course it was that crummy German car with no seat belts in the back seats that contributed.

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