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by steve
Sat Nov 26, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Snow Tube not made in China
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Snow Tube not made in China

lol, unfortunately it's a fact of life here where I live, so we make the best of it by building snowmen, sledding, skiing, skating, etc. But I agree--after about 20 minutes playing in the snow I'd rather be on a beach with a nice cool drink in my hand. :mrgreen:
by steve
Sat Nov 26, 2022 8:28 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Snow Tube not made in China
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Snow Tube not made in China

I've been trying for a few years to find a sled, toboggan, or snow tube not made in China. It seemed like a completely impossible task. Every single product I found was made in China. There was a posting on Slickdeals for a cheap foam sled being sold on Walmart for $15. You can tell just by looking ...
by steve
Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Help me change my parents’ opinions on China
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: Help me change my parents’ opinions on China

Thanks for your post. I think it brings up an important point. As frustrating is it is, I don't really blame ordinary citizens in China for eating up the propaganda that the CCP pushes on them. They have been raised from infancy to not question the omnipotence of The Party. They simply lack the abil...
by steve
Sun Jul 24, 2022 6:21 am
Forum: Deals
Topic: Pliers made in the USA
Replies: 4
Views: 2240

Re: Pliers made in the USA

Sounds great--thanks Paul. I'll definitely be taking you up on that. Coincidentally, I noticed that Amazon has dropped the price for Knipex Diagonal Cutters to its lowest price since 2020, for those readers in the USA who are interested in a good deal. There are actually a number of Knipex tools for...
by steve
Tue Jul 19, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Deals
Topic: Pliers made in the USA
Replies: 4
Views: 2240

Re: Pliers made in the USA

Wow, thanks Paul! It's amazing how so many of these companies exist and make superior tools, while American consumers just go back to the brands they've trusted for years like Stanley, Dewalt, Craftsman which are all made in China now and other than the logo and the color have no connection whatsoev...
by steve
Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Deals
Topic: Baking Dishes made in France
Replies: 0
Views: 622

Baking Dishes made in France

Here's a great deal on Peugeot Appolia Square Ceramic Baking Dishes from Focus Camera, of all places. https://lifestyle.focuscamera.com/home-and-kitchen/kitchen/cookware-bakeware/peugeot-appolia-square-baking-dishes-8-2-11-14-1-inch-3-pack.html The deal ends on 7/17/22 so hurry! It's not always you ...
by steve
Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Bottle Brush Not Made in China
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: Bottle Brush Not Made in China

Thanks as always for your recommendations, Paul! What I find astounding is that I spent hours searching on Amazon (and I consider myself a "power user" there) and Vikan did not even show up once, even though they have a big selection of all kinds of brushes . This is a good example of Chin...
by steve
Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:23 am
Forum: Deals
Topic: Pliers made in the USA
Replies: 4
Views: 2240

Pliers made in the USA

It's getting ridiculously difficult to find Tools not made in China, much less one with a long history dating back to 1886. But I was pleasantly surprised to find this set of pliers from Channellock at an all-time low price of $19.95. They're advertised as made in the USA--not just the assembly but ...
by steve
Thu Jul 14, 2022 1:38 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Bottle Brush Not Made in China
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Bottle Brush Not Made in China

One of those categories of products that seems like it's been completely lost of China is kitchen cleaning supplies. Once-trustworthy brands like OXO and Rubbermaid are all in on China. It's really a warning sign of what's to come. China's plan is to dominate the raw supply, then dominate the supply...
by steve
Mon Jul 11, 2022 3:52 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Alternative to Anker for cell phone power bank / extended battery?
Replies: 4
Views: 2466

Re: Alternative to Anker for cell phone power bank / extended battery?

Looks like a few of the Amazon links to the Mediasonic Power Bank have gone out of stock. Walmart seems to have a pretty stead inventory of them, and it's a plus that you won't have to deal with counterfeits like you see all the time on Amazon. And the price is still remarkably cheap for a product w...