Aug 12, 2016648 views

Would love to see a 'Made in America' community

I am a huge fan of mass drop. I have purchased items at prices well below what I could have purchased them for elsewhere. Community sourcing insures quality options at good prices. The system is genius. When possible I try to buy products sourced locally. I am a big supporter of the small business economy since I am an owner of a small business. I feel a community representing products sourced from manufacturers who make their products in the USA would be popular. I would to it as my first place to shop.
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I am not patriotic in the least, I do like quality though. Generally if a product is made in the USA, France, England, Germany, Switzerland ... they are top quality items. Usually at a premium price that I am able and willing to spend on. As I look around my house a surprising number of things I own are made in the USA. My home audio amplifier is made in the USA, as is my powered subwoofer, my speakers, my pre-amplifier. Most of my knives are American, but my favourites are French. Most of my clothes are made in the USA, belts, boots etc. I didn't go out of my way due to any patriotism to buy these things because they were made in the USA, instead I purchased them because they are quality items.
I see a lot of stuff on here that has pseudo made in America on it. Like “dyed in America”. I literally don’t care if it’s made in or dyed in or assembled in. It’s not like its a guaran of better quality.
I love Massdrop and I have found, for the most part, the quality exceeds expectations or the item's low price justifies some quality compromises. I do see made in the USA items offered. Why can't these items be offered via a specific category? I know I would be prompted to look there first.
Would a specific tag somewhere near the header bar of the item pages work?
I'm not even American and still prefer to buy American, German or other European quality items. Much of it depends on the item. I like Filson clothing,Red Wing boots, but some things the Germans or French do better, some things the British do better. I prefer to buy less but buy better quality.

All my amps and pre-amps are made in the USA, my speakers and headphones too. Try buying a tablet, phone or camera made in the US though.
+1 for me. Go USA.
great idea
Do we still manufacture in America?
Mick1012
Yes. Actually we make a lot of lovely products here in the US. Check out www. madeinusaforever.com Other items: Martin Guitar, Fender musical instruments, tons of other good stuff.
Mick1012
Heh Heh. Yep. All kidding aside there is a large growing list of products made in the USA. Check out www.madeinusaforever.com and also search made in USA on Amazon. Great stuff is still made here. I own Martin, Fender and Gibson guitars all made in the USA.
Excellent idea.
I'd be on board!
American Giant sweatshirts would be sweet. Super high quality, they last forever.
It's been a while and I see some positive interest in a 'Made in America' community, but all I hear from the powers that be is crickets. Looks like there is no interest in making it happen.
watches of usa : Interestingly Brillier Watch Company, USA has a collection "Americana" which is genuinely designed and assembled here in Arizona. Their commitment is to release each Chapter with more and more of US made components until they have a fully made in USA watch. The collection is sold directly to watch enthusiasts at truly competitive value and not listed or discounted all over the net.
You will also be delighted to know that Zee Watch Group , a small business enterprise that owns the brand, is embarking on a manufacturing project that will make watch movements of all sorts(quartz/Mechanical and Smart analog) here in USA. The first production is scheduled to be ready by end of 2017 and will be exclusively offered to USA Watch Brands desiring to make their watches with the American Modules. The phased out approach to having a fully qualified Made in USA movement will be accomplished in 2-3 years.

Support from communities such as ours

will be encouraging in achieving this ground breaking project wishing to revive the American Watch Making Industry long lost since 1940's.
love sth made GENUINELY in USA with acclaimed quality, not just some labels with text " Made in USA". Totally different things.
I agree.
I'd favorite a made in america community, definitely. Not sure what I'd buy from it, but it'd also serve as an interesting grab bag and introduction to other hobbies?
This I can get behind.
i'll pay premium for made in america stuff. be it clothing, electronics, etc.

the only thing i'll never buy american is cars and food (gmo anyone?). LOL