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Old 11-07-2012, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by 66GMC View Post
Sadly, it's getting harder and harder to find things built in USA or Canada with each passing day.

Do you guys ever watch shows like Dragon's Den or Shark Tank?
These guys are the BIG players and investors an ALL they care about is the bottom line.

Some woman was on there trying to get investment for baby stuff, and it turned out that she was paying almost $30.00 per unit for raw materials and labor, and having a tough time selling them for $32.50.
The VERY FIRST question was: "Have you looked into having these items produced off-shore"

Her reply: "Yes, and I will be able to lower my landed cost for materials, labor, and freight to about $11.00 per unit.

We're doing it to ourselves, people! ...

The American standard of living is too high. We need to start living in a communal lifestyle like the rest of the world. Three families in one home. Who in the world besides Americanos has a room in their house for their car?
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