Buying "Made in USA" Makes a Difference in My Home

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Buying "Made in USA" makes a difference in my home. How about yours?


Would you gravitate toward a product from a foreign country because it's cheaper, or would you mind spending a little more for something having the "Made in USA" label on it?  Although it's not always true, but often merchandise produced domestically can mean better quality.


There are several stores and shops in the Richmond VA area that provide a large number of Made in USA product choices, so lately I've been going to those retail stores more regularly.  How would the "Made in USA" label figure into purchase decisions for your home?  Would it matter to you?


Of course there are plenty of products that we purchase automatically for our homes that have the "Made in China" label.  There are plenty of good things made there.  However, it definitely would be nice to have more products available with the "Made in USA" label, also.  There's something to be said for supporting and promoting our own domestic work force.


Purchasing this Made in USA dish brush made a difference to me.  

This dish brush purchased at Williams-Sonoma just happens to have a Made in USA tag.


How many people get jobs for merchandise produced in our own country versus another country?  There are lots of benefits from having a strong domestic manufacturing workforce in our own country versus sending most of our manufacturing dollars overseas.


Sometimes we can forget to check for the Made in USA label or tag.


Recently, I noticed AFTER making a purchase that my brand new kitchen refrigerator was Made in China.  Am I a little disappointed?  The answer is Yes.  However, I was more focused on the quality and brand of the product than where it was actually made.


If a similar high quality and energy efficient product was manufactured in the USA, would I now purchase that particular model instead?  That answer most likely would be a Yes.  However, it also would depend on the situation, and I still would strive to make a high quality purchase regardless of where a product would happen to be made.


Having more high quality domestically produced merchandise available at reasonable prices will help the Made in USA label become common again.


It appears that more products that actually are produced in the United States will have a prominent tag, label or sticker with the Made in USA emblem.  According to an article in USA Today last year, Made in USA now is used as a marketing tool to help attract more sales.    How would Made in USA make a difference to you?


Here's a closer look at the Made in USA tag for my dish brush. 

Above are the tags for my Made in USA dish brush.  That made a difference to me!


If you ask me, I'll keep checking quality and price first before making any purchase, and having it be "Made in USA" definitely would be my preference!


When are you looking to buy or sell a home in the Richmond VA area?  How would you like having "Made in USA" be part of your home?  Call me today, and let's get started!


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Andrew Payne, Realtor®

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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Comments (5)

Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

USA! USA! USA!  Could not agree more Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~ !

Dec 19, 2014 01:34 PM
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

Hi Andrew

It makes a difference to me too.  Have a great Christmas Season.

Dec 19, 2014 01:37 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I do the best I could, love the made in the U.S.A. Vitamix machine, but my made in China iPad is something I need to have for business  and it works very well.

Dec 19, 2014 02:05 PM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

HA!  Have you tried to buy a toy made in the U.S.A.????


Dec 19, 2014 10:40 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Andrew. I am very aware of where things are made. I travel a great deal and strive to buy things made where I travel. It won't surprise you to know that most of the world has a made in china mentality. At home I buy only from locals and support their businesses, but don't limit myself to things made here. If it works and I can use it: sold. Good discussion.

Dec 19, 2014 10:53 PM