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Old 05-12-2010, 02:54 PM   #1
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Products made in the USA: Split From Trasharoo

"its in transit from halfway around the world."
Its nice to hear someone is prospering in a new business, but it would be better to hear that Trasharoo's are being made here in America. Probably raise cost, but could help with sells to see made in America on them.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:43 PM   #2
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"its in transit from halfway around the world."
Its nice to hear someone is prospering in a new business, but it would be better to hear that Trasharoo's are being made here in America. Probably raise cost, but could help with sells to see made in America on them.

I agree, but with one thought
Are we willing to pay 100% to 150% premium on products made here?
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:54 PM   #3
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It couldn't be that much, and If you can't find anybody here to produce something like that and still make a good profit, your not looking very hard. What do I know, I am just a carpenter.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:05 AM   #4
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It couldn't be that much, and If you can't find anybody here to produce something like that and still make a good profit, your not looking very hard. What do I know, I am just a carpenter.
Well, if it was made in America by illegal immigrants maybe...
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:47 PM   #5
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Re: New Product - Trasharoo

NAFTA has made it more profitable for companies to have things built outside the us..and if you dont have profits..your shareholders get mad...its all driven by economy and big buisness greed...

and im ON THE LIST to be called when these suckers are available!!...
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greed...
You said it. It's all about money. Who cares about our fellow AMERICANS.
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Re: Products made in the USA: Split From Trasharoo

Not the people that shop at WalMart, that's for sure.

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Re: Products made in the USA: Split From Trasharoo

Well, I just canít resist jumping into this one although I am sure I will regret it.

<RANT ON> Bill is right, the question is not whether it is made in the USA or not but will somebody buy it at the higher price? Will it still meet the value proposition? If there is a Trasharoo for $50 made in the USA and a Trasherwallaby made in china for $25.00, same size, same look and feel, which one will you buy? What is the break point for us as consumers?
Walmart proves that we donít even care about value but are fixated with price. People shop at Walmart because they perceive that its cheaper. The pair of socks is a lower price than it is at Target or Kohls for example. Every year Walmart forces its suppliers to lower their prices and pass on a percentage of that to the consumers allowing increased gross profit and lower price. Itís a known fact and they donít hide it. Even manufacturing overseas, suppliers canít continue to reduce cost in a world where raw materials are going up. The result is that quality suffers. The pair of socks you paid five dollars for and that lasted five years, now costs four dollars but lasts three years. Your essentially paying more for your socks because they donít last as long.
Have we, USA, priced ourselves out of the labor market.. globally one could argue we have but internally we still have a choice. Do we want to get the smaller 28Ē TV for 500 dollars if itís made in the USA or get 42Ē made in Korea for 500 dollars. I think we all can guess the result if we asked 100 shoppers at the mall on Saturday. It has to start with the consumer not the manufacturer. ďWe the peopleĒ can make change happen if we so choose. Vote with our dollars not materialism. <RANT OFF>
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:51 PM   #9
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Re: Products made in the USA: Split From Trasharoo

For what it's worth, years back Walmart tried a buy Made-in-America campaign, but people chose the cheaper, imported stuff. They offer what people want and what people buy.

If you're convinced people will buy a Made In America version, sounds like a business opportunity for you. Of course you then need to ask if the parts (fabric, plastic buckles,...) are made in America, and then if the raw materials (probably petroleum) are from America...

I'll buy American made if possible, but I'll be the first to admit that there's a particular price-point differential where I'll buy an imported version. What that price-point differential is varies on product, mood,...

There are many contributing factors to increased manufacturing prices in this country, and many of those reasons will drive nearly all manufacturing out of this country at some point.


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I doubt Trasheroo is a publicly traded company.
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