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Just like the title says, if the item is made in the USA and the company was known to pay its workers more than a minimum wage crap salary would you support a company like that? For example instead of the $4 old navy t-shirt made by people in Bangladesh would you pay $15 for a USA made t-shirt type argument?

i know the materials wonít be coming from the USA for most items I just wonder if people who complain about unfair pay etc would back a company who treats its employees right with the downside being cost to consumers is 3-4x more.

Iíve been purposely doing this now as well as shop local small business vs big businesses the amazon thread made me wonder if others do.
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Yes. I would and do. I try to support my local businesses when ever possible.
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Just like the title says, if the item is made in the USA and the company was known to pay its workers more than a minimum wage crap salary would you support a company like that? For example instead of the $4 old navy t-shirt made by people in Bangladesh would you pay $15 for a USA made t-shirt type argument?

i know the materials won’t be coming from the USA for most items I just wonder if people who complain about unfair pay etc would back a company who treats its employees right with the downside being cost to consumers is 3-4x more.

I’ve been purposely doing this now as well as shop local small business vs big businesses the amazon thread made me wonder if others do.
Odd comparison. A shirt made in Vietnam May be cheaper because $2/hour is a good wage there. Your premise is entirely flawed.

In general yes but not for that reason. The real question is what percent of Trump voters do.
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Odd comparison. A shirt made in Vietnam May be cheaper because $2/hour is a good wage there. Your premise is entirely flawed.

In general yes but not for that reason. The real question is what percent of Trump voters do.
Youre missing the point. I don’t give a **** what a good wage is in another country. I’m asking if you’d purposely buy local to support a well paying USA company. Read before giving your dumb answers trying to sound smart. Keep your Trump BS in that **** show politics thread

On second thought I bet a USA shirt from a good paying company would end up costing 10-12x as much. I’d still
buy a $40-50 t shirt. Other items it’d start to get pricey imagine appliances or furniture oof.
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Balling on a budget over here. I'd buy the less expensive shirt for sure.
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Except for cars, on major purchases I try to, but it's not always possible.
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Yes I pay extra for the Levis that are made in the USA with Cone Mills denim. The imported Levis are absolute ****. Sizes are all over the place, belt loops rip out, crotch tears. The USA made ones are 1000 times better. Unfortunately, there's not enough people like me and the OP to keep these places in business.

https://www.mensjournal.com/features...de-in-the-usa/

I also pay a lot for the hoodies I buy but those are made in Canada eh.
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local restaurant, local brewery = yes
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For most items, made in china is fine. Moving parts/something you want to buy once? I go for something USA or Japan/EU made
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Yes I pay extra for the Levis that are made in the USA with Cone Mills denim. The imported Levis are absolute ****. Sizes are all over the place, belt loops rip out, crotch tears. The USA made ones are 1000 times better. Unfortunately, there's not enough people like me and the OP to keep these places in business.

https://www.mensjournal.com/features...de-in-the-usa/
Does Levi’s actually pay its U.S. employees well or are these people making $8-10 an hour though?

This whole thread was about companies like Amazon that pay **** wages. If it’s made in the USA sand they still pay $8/ hour doesn’t really fit the threads purpose of would you pay more for that item knowing the company pays its employees well.

So it’s two parts. Item must be made here and employers pay well. (There aren’t many so this is mostly hypothetical)
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Youre missing the point. I donít give a **** what a good wage is in another country. Iím asking if youíd purposely buy local to support a well paying USA company. Read before giving your dumb answers trying to sound smart. Keep your Trump BS in that **** show politics thread

On second thought I bet a USA shirt from a good paying company would end up costing 10-12x as much. Iíd still
buy a $40-50 t shirt. Other items itíd start to get pricey imagine appliances or furniture oof.
I did read. I get that you are triggered but it genuinely doesnít make sense. You donít have to care what another country pays except that you asked an economic question relating to global economies. You donít have to like it and you donít have to understand it for it to be true.
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Does Leviís actually pay its U.S. employees well or are these people making $8-10 an hour though?
Cone Mills has made the jeans for Levi's since the early 1900s, but over the last few decades they have started to import more and use Cone Mills less.

I actually think the USA made jeans today are denim sourced from the NC Cone Mills plant, but stitched in Texas somewhere, IDK by who or for how much.
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Yes I pay extra for the Levis that are made in the USA with Cone Mills denim. The imported Levis are absolute ****. Sizes are all over the place, belt loops rip out, crotch tears. The USA made ones are 1000 times better. Unfortunately, there's not enough people like me and the OP to keep these places in business.
I got two brand new Levis that I can't wear because the sizes are off. Yes, I measured. So I had to get two more, that were closest. And even then, it was off compare the the Levis I got in 2005, which is the jeans I'm replacing. BTW, all suppose to be the exact same size, 32. There was a time I didn't have try on clothes because they fit the way they suppose to. Now, it's all over the map. And that include shirts too.
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Yes I pay extra for the Levis that are made in the USA with Cone Mills denim. The imported Levis are absolute ****. Sizes are all over the place, belt loops rip out, crotch tears. The USA made ones are 1000 times better. Unfortunately, there's not enough people like me and the OP to keep these places in business.

https://www.mensjournal.com/features...de-in-the-usa/

I also pay a lot for the hoodies I buy but those are made in Canada eh.
Yet you buy from Amazon rather than a local business? LOL

Back on-topic:

I buy a lot of pre-owned stuff, for ethical/environmental reasons, plus its cheaper.

For car parts I stick to made in Japan stuff.

For furniture I stick to made in USA stuff (other than the few things I got from Ikea to furnish my place when I was even younger & broker)

I buy clothes SUPER infrequently, for that I just go with whatever fits my rather difficult frame (long torso, super thin, etc.) and haven't found anything US based that suits that. Levi's feel fat spec on me, so I don't mess with them.

TBH other than books, car stuff and food I just don't consume much.
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I did read. I get that you are triggered but it genuinely doesn’t make sense. You don’t have to care what another country pays except that you asked an economic question relating to global economies. You don’t have to like it and you don’t have to understand it for it to be true.
Not triggered at all just done dealing with stupid people. I get on here for intelligent conversation, you make comments about racist Mexico generalization comments but then generalize Trump voters so badly and don’t even realize it. No time for ya, plus you think you’re smart which is the worst combo.
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I certainly try to in some cases. My standard has morphed more into evaluation of overall business practices instead of focusing on the job location. US assembly with internationally sourced parts/material is much more common; I have trouble being impressed at national job creation if you're still treating people like crap somewhere else. That may be part of the bigger idea 020 was arguing?

Groceries and clothing are the two areas I fail most, largely due to availability and schedule. Wish farmer's market was open on an extra weeknight.
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Not triggered at all just done dealing with stupid people. I get on here for intelligent conversation, you make comments about racist Mexico generalization comments but then generalize Trump voters so badly youíre one of the biggest idiots on here. No time for ya
What? Youíre definitely triggered.
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I certainly try to in some cases. My standard has morphed more into evaluation of overall business practices instead of focusing on the job location. US assembly with internationally sourced parts/material is much more common; I have trouble being impressed at national job creation if you're still treating people like crap somewhere else. That may be part of the bigger idea 020 was arguing?

Groceries and clothing are the two areas I fail most, largely due to availability and schedule. Wish farmer's market was open on an extra weeknight.
No, the argument OP is trying to make is ďdo you support fair labor practicesĒ. The problem is the false axiom that somehow itís only fair if we pay a US worker more for a product we can get elsewhere cheaper, even if that worker in another nation is making a fair wage. The whole argument relies on false premises.
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Yes I pay extra for the Levis that are made in the USA with Cone Mills denim. The imported Levis are absolute ****. Sizes are all over the place, belt loops rip out, crotch tears. The USA made ones are 1000 times better. Unfortunately, there's not enough people like me and the OP to keep these places in business.

https://www.mensjournal.com/features...de-in-the-usa/

I also pay a lot for the hoodies I buy but those are made in Canada eh.

Yes i would. And yes third world Levis's are utter ****.
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What? Youíre definitely triggered.
Avoids comment about you generalizing as bad as racist comments and tryís using troll catch word. Yawwwwwn.

Your game is weak AF, your so bias I might as well be talking to bluuu
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Avoids comment about you generalizing as bad as racist comments and tryís using troll catch word. Yawwwwwn.

Your game is weak AF, your so bias I might as well be talking to bluuu
I genuinely have no idea what you are saying about racism.
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