Thursday, August 30, 2001
Assistant Manager, Seaside
Does what country a product is made in influence your buying habits?
Sometimes, usually as long as it''s made well. I try to buy stuff from the U.S.
What country is the worst to buy from?
Well, a lot of people don''t like China.
Who makes the best beer in the world?
I don''t even care--it''s just a beer.
Does the country where a product is made matter to you?
Yes, I like to purchase things from the U.S. because I don''t want to support child labor--that''s why I don''t buy Nike.
What country is the worst, do you think?
India. They have a notorious reputation for having young children working insane hours.
What country makes the best stuff?
I''d have to say Japan. Their products are relatively cheap and reliable.
UCLA Student, Salinas
Does the country that a product is made in influence your buying?
No, I''m not really conscious of it.
So what kinds of things do you buy?
I buy a lot of name brands--so I''m probably getting stuff made in sweatshops.
Does the country it''s made in ever matter?
Yes, like when something leather is made in Italy, you go for it, because it is Italian leather.