I am 46 and my dad is 85. He was a farm boy in Nebraska then was in WW2. I was raised with his way of thinking so some or maybe most wont agree with me. He always tried to buy American made items and would buy local. We lived in a small town. Things may have been a few dollars more than if we would go to Portland and buy but he would tell me it is better to support local and also the service and information you get is worth some money also. I remember some times we would just go to the local hardware store to get advice on how to fix the mower or chainsaw or something he needed to know. He would tell me you make a good American wage you should buy American. I know it is tuff know days to find things Made in America but I do try. I think if more people would have been this way in the 70s and 80s America may not be the way it is. People want to make good money but they dont want to spend it on American made products so that was the in for items made over seas, and it just went down hill from there. The points I am trying to make is, I think buying local is a good thing even if it a few bucks more than what you can get it for on the net. I will not buy anything on the net. I think the more people buy on the net the more money we take away from a store in the city we live in and as some of are parents may have thought it would not do any harm in there day, in are day the net may take over what a store used to sell. I see plenty of posts about you can buy that cheaper on line or why buy that when you can buy a chinese nock off for a third of the price. You may not agree with my thinking on any of this but I ask you to think about it. I just keep seeing things getting worse and I dont know what to do. Like I said. Maybe if people back in the 70s looked at it this way we might not be were we are.