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Old November 21st, 2013, 08:38 PM
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a couple years ago my mother declared that no one could give anyone in the family a gift made in China. Quite challenging when you start looking @ labels on clothing or boxed goods, especially when shopping for children. Hell even most iphone components and accoutrements are made in china.
I'm not for rejecting products made in a particular country but I am for promoting products made in the country I live and earn my living.

How about posting a wish list of gifts for whatever holiday or birthday you celebrate ... With the caveat that they are made in America ( or Canada ) reflecting the NAS vehicle distribution.?
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Old November 21st, 2013, 08:59 PM
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Hell, I have Brooks Brothers shirts that were made here and they were only $40.
Please share were you get BB shirts for $40
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Old November 21st, 2013, 09:31 PM
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Is a hatred for foreign made products on a Land Rover enthusiast site with the majority of its members in the US considered ironic or tragic?
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Is a hatred for foreign made products on a Land Rover enthusiast site with the majority of its members in the US considered ironic or tragic?
I know right...because I was reading another thread and I thought how ironic. Everyone here is an import enthusiast! The only way it could be worse is if we all lived in Detroit! It's so bad, that all of us would break a dozen laws if we could get away with it to have a euro spec D90/110. Of course we shouldn't have to...ah...the human condition.
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Old November 21st, 2013, 09:41 PM
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Is a hatred for foreign made products on a Land Rover enthusiast site with the majority of its members in the US considered ironic or tragic?
As i'm sure you are well aware it's irony ... hence it will never be detected by most people here.

Oh and my comment is sarcastic for those who are wondering.
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I could care less where a product is made, I just want a good quality product. I can't think of many products that I would go out of my way to buy American. Music equipment is the only one that comes to mind. I mostly buy Snap On tools, but I imagine there is a European equivalent.
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Old November 21st, 2013, 11:38 PM
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I could care less where a product is made, I just want a good quality product. I can't think of many products that I would go out of my way to buy American. Music equipment is the only one that comes to mind. I mostly buy Snap On tools, but I imagine there is a European equivalent.
X2...I will go out of my way to source USA parts (bits and bobs) but primarily go with stuff that's just made better, where ever it is made.
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I think their stuff is overpriced, but I do like that they have a category for "Made in the USA". But there is no friggen way this guy is paying $150 for a shirt. Hell, I have Brooks Brothers shirts that were made here and they were only $40.
I have probably 70 plus garments from Filson. I can tell you they are worth every penny. For the past ten years I have worn two of those 150 dollar shirts on my hunting expeditions sometimes 5-10 days straight for no less than 40 days a year and they have held up. They have faded probably from being washed in streams and being dried over wood burning stoves.
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We could drop our production costs for the seat covers by well over 50% if we had them made off shore (and this has been suggested by several other companies providing similar products. We're keeping our margins thin and are going to continue employing labor right here in Virginia, though. It's only right.
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I have probably 70 plus garments from Filson. I can tell you they are worth every penny. For the past ten years I have worn two of those 150 dollar shirts on my hunting expeditions sometimes 5-10 days straight for no less than 40 days a year and they have held up. They have faded probably from being washed in streams and being dried over wood burning stoves.
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We could drop our production costs for the seat covers by well over 50% if we had them made off shore (and this has been suggested by several other companies providing similar products. We're keeping our margins thin and are going to continue employing labor right here in Virginia, though. It's only right.
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For the past ten years I have worn two of those 150 dollar shirts on my hunting expeditions sometimes 5-10 days straight for no less than 40 days a year and they have held up. They have faded probably from being washed in streams and being dried over wood burning stoves.
What Tom means is that for the past 10 years he's only owned/worn two shirts. It certainly keeps the flies away!
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What Tom means is that for the past 10 years he's only owned/worn two shirts. It certainly keeps the flies away!
Haha, but they are apparently two very awesome shirts that have the air of man about them.
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We could drop our production costs for the seat covers by well over 50% if we had them made off shore (and this has been suggested by several other companies providing similar products. We're keeping our margins thin and are going to continue employing labor right here in Virginia, though. It's only right.


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What Tom means is that for the past 10 years he's only owned/worn two shirts. It certainly keeps the flies away!
I don't think so.
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The Navy Exchange Uniform Center. I bought BB Dress Blues, so jacket, pants, shirt, and tie. Hell the BB silk tie was around $30-40 if I remember correctly.
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We could drop our production costs for the seat covers by well over 50% if we had them made off shore (and this has been suggested by several other companies providing similar products. We're keeping our margins thin and are going to continue employing labor right here in Virginia, though. It's only right.
You also don't have shareholders interested in their "investment" in your company I assume. Second assumption is that Kexby isn't your only source of income. If those were different I'm sure the motivation to move to a better margin or at least drop the overall price so you can open your market up to cheapfucks to increase sales numbers would exist.

This is not a knock on your product or you at all, just posting about why others might entertain foreign production versus domestic.
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You also don't have shareholders interested in their "investment" in your company I assume. Second assumption is that Kexby isn't your only source of income. If those were different I'm sure the motivation to move to a better margin or at least drop the overall price so you can open your market up to cheapfucks to increase sales numbers would exist.

This is not a knock on your product or you at all, just posting about why others might entertain foreign production versus domestic.
You're right on all counts, the investors are myself and my family, and I'm lucky enough to have a "real" job as well. For the most part this is a fun exercise in standing up a small business and being able do more in my hobby. And while we'd certainly love it if we had a lot more business, we never intended to retire off of this which allows us to make hard decisions that, in turn, allow us to sleep well at night.

But you hit the nail on the head; if any of those things weren't the case then we would likely have to manufacture overseas, work with distributors more than we currently do, actually market the products, etc.

And to answer the previous question: no plans for LR3 products yet. Frankly I need to sell more standing products to warrant the investment in building a template for a new product.
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You're right on all counts, the investors are myself and my family, and I'm lucky enough to have a "real" job as well. For the most part this is a fun exercise in standing up a small business and being able do more in my hobby. And while we'd certainly love it if we had a lot more business, we never intended to retire off of this which allows us to make hard decisions that, in turn, allow us to sleep well at night.

But you hit the nail on the head; if any of those things weren't the case then we would likely have to manufacture overseas, work with distributors more than we currently do, actually market the products, etc.

And to answer the previous question: no plans for LR3 products yet. Frankly I need to sell more standing products to warrant the investment in building a template for a new product.
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