Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Extras | All Access e-Edition | Home RSS
 
 
 

Support local Small Business Saturday

November 28, 2013

By MICHAEL PUCCI I realize for some, it’s fun to wake up early go to a big box store, or drive to a mall and make a day of it ... have lunch, that kind of thing....

« Back to Article

 
 
sort: oldest | newest

Comments

(28)

Captain

Nov-30-13 5:32 PM

No need to worry until Dcron & Steiner start becoming cordial to each other, then we're definitely in bizzaro world.

0 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rumblefish

Nov-30-13 2:58 PM

speaking of understanding, under- stand this: approval/disapproval of comments will not sway our view, or our view of other's

1 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

joew

Nov-30-13 1:05 PM

What people do not understand is if they purchase the cheaper product,they continue to put American workers out on the unemployment line thus making their supposed cheaper product more expensive down the line.

2 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Captain

Nov-30-13 11:19 AM

I knew CH/RW contracted with Wal-Mart, but the main reason why I boycott this chain is b/c it mainly sells foreign imports (excluding most food items). As I said before, Wal-Mart isn't the only one guilty of this. Many people simply want the best price, so I think it's safe to say that if Wal-mart put 2 alike items on the shelf next to each other (1 made here, the other imported), many people will still buy the cheaper-priced one. Whether the product is imported or not is really not the main concern, it's the price.

2 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rumblefish

Nov-30-13 10:16 AM

oh and by the way Red Wing/Carriage House does produce Walmart products

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rumblefish

Nov-30-13 10:13 AM

Captain and Joe both agree now, knock it off will you we are really starting to worry, about both of you get back to normal and mock and nock us

0 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

joew

Nov-30-13 9:39 AM

The major culprit is the manipulation of the Yuan by the government. It is way way undervalued therefore making Chinese goods cheap. Until we get in place an administration that tells the chicoms to quit the manipulation we will remain in the doldrums. No I don't care what party,they all are to blame!

0 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Captain

Nov-30-13 9:02 AM

fish: regardless of whether you're a union worker or not, we all need to start buying locally, and as much USA-made goods as possible. I realize most people want cheaper prices, but we end up paying more in the end.

Why would you not buy products from places like Ice Cream, Purina, Red Wing, etc? Why not buy a Ford, Chrysler, or GM over a Toyota, Honda or Kia? Look for clothing made in the USA, not Pakistan, Thailand & Viet Nam (buying something made by the Vietnamese blows my mind, but then again, we don't bat an eye when it comes to buying goods made in Japan, do we?).

I agree w/you fish, we're shooting ourselves in the foot.

1 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rumblefish

Nov-30-13 8:38 AM

is the "apocalypse" upon us, Joe actually agrees, now that's scary

0 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

joew

Nov-30-13 8:26 AM

I have to agree with you rumblefish that the consumer is greatly at fault. I personally use the local hardware stores(of which there are three or four) for example and I ALWAYS look to see where a product is made before purchase. The made in the USA store in Elma is doing well and I understand they are going to open a second location? I only go to the "big box" stores as a last resort.

0 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rumblefish

Nov-30-13 8:06 AM

and who might that be Captain

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

judeye

Nov-30-13 8:02 AM

SHOP LOCAL BUY AMERICAN

Love it!

We try to do as much of our shopping locally as we can. I love giving my money to my neighbor rather than some big CEO who will never set foot in our County.

As for the cozy bookstore truthteller....Go to 21 East...the Literacy Volunteers of CC bookstore. It is on the corner of Washington Ave and Second St. They have OUTSTANDING second hand books, a cozy friendly atmosphere, and you can buy a book....and give someone the opportunity to learn to read! They even have gift certificates which I have given as teacher gifts several years.

Happy LOCAL shopping everyone.

2 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Captain

Nov-30-13 7:56 AM

Thanks DKexpat, you do a much better job than me.

I agreed w/Mike Pucci, and tried to express why I think "Wal-Mart does more harm than good", instead of just being like that pain in the ass troll with NPD.

1 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rumblefish

Nov-30-13 7:34 AM

we will also give more examples how many shop/support local merchants like P&G, Service Hardware, or any of the locally owned/operated business, instead of Walmart or by computer on line, what companies like Walmart get away with is criminal, the consumer is guilty also by supporting them instead of the local merchant

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rumblefish

Nov-30-13 7:15 AM

while we won't back away from our opinion of companies like Walmart, they are only able to do what they do because of the consumer, how many union workers today buy union made as opposed to foreign and imported goods, they want job protection yet will not support with purchasing

0 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

DKexpat

Nov-29-13 9:45 PM

Okay...I checked, and the estimates are 85-90% made outside the US. Wal-Mart is the largest importer from China of any company in any industry.

Wal-Mart's 2013 "we're buying more American stuff" campaign is merely a reflection of its move into groceries, and things like dairy products are US-made really by default.

I remember years ago, when the store on Rt. 60 opened, the owner of Fredonia Office Supply telling me his wholesale cost for reams of copy paper was higher than Wal-Mart's retail price. And that is one reason ma-and-pa stores disappear whenever a Wal-Mart opens in the community.

2 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

joew

Nov-29-13 5:35 PM

No not "MIGHT" captain but rather I can. The bet still stands, care to go for it? Yes I do know a couple of reasons why unemployment is so high and that the "made in the USA label" is shrinking. What is it that you think it is?

2 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Captain

Nov-29-13 4:16 PM

OK, you MIGHT be able to find a few USA-made items in Wal-Mart, but not too many. Considering the size of most of its stores, this is by no means a glowing endorsement. Sadly, Wal-Mart isn't the only major US retailer that sells predominately foreign goods, most are guilty of the same thing (Sears, Home Depot, JCPenny, etc).

Does anyone really not know why unemployment is so high in this country, or why foreign trade has turned into a one-way street?

2 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

joew

Nov-29-13 1:10 PM

Captain says: . "The retail giant sells NO goods made in the USA". While I'm not here to defend or indorse Walmart,I will tell you that Captain is being less than truthful with the above statement. I will bet Captain whatever amount of money(to be donated to a charity) that I can prove him wrong beyond any doubt! Care to take that bet Captain?

2 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Captain

Nov-29-13 11:38 AM

I agree w/Mike, the "shop local" idea help local merchants, and in turn, the local economy. Buy American is another concept that I strongly believe in. Unfortunately, too many people either don't realize, understand, or care about the benefits that such practices provide.

Personally, I believe Wal-Mart does far more harm than good. Wal-Mart's corporate honchos identify "ripe" communities, then proceed to destroy every small "family" business it can (ie; bakeries, hardware, clothing, etc). The retail giant sells NO goods made in the USA, and then uses their profits to build more stores, wiping out more local business in the same communities it asked to be a part of. Wal-Mart has massive wealth, mostly earned by selling foreign-made products, and its questionable treatment against its employees are 2 major reasons why I boycott them.

Buy American & support local merchants and manufacturers.

3 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

joew

Nov-28-13 8:56 PM

Rumblefish you are attempting to muddy the waters. I simply stated that your blanket statement that large corporations do not care is not true. Even your favorite newspaper donates to causes throughout the year. You made a statement and I refuted it with facts which can be proven,live with it!

2 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rumblefish

Nov-28-13 8:29 PM

truthteller, small towns used to have all that you have mentioned till politicians like Clinton got into bed with the Sam Walton's and made it next to impossible for the little guys(mom & pops)to remain competitive

0 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rumblefish

Nov-28-13 8:21 PM

so now your saying Joe, a major corporation, say National Grid takes advantage of transport/supply costs by doubling fees because they are not regulated and then gives million to charity, they should be commended as caring

0 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Truthteller

Nov-28-13 7:57 PM

Great idea if we had something comparable to Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo. All of those restaurants serve limited and largely unhealthy foods. And all of those stores--including Puccis--have products to sell that most of us can't imagine buying for our mother and grandmother. Except maybe the liquor store. Where's the cozy bookstore? How about a decent clothing store? A store with a variety of CD's? A toy and games store? A chocolate shop? A bakery?

1 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

joew

Nov-28-13 6:49 PM

Well Rumblefish you do not recall correctly. Please go to the topic and copy and paste what I wrote. My post was a statement in reply to what you said about business not caring. I merely showed that business does care and that statement can not be construed as praise.

2 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Showing 25 of 28 comments Show More Comments
 
 

Post a Comment

You must first login before you can comment.

*Your email address:
*Password:
Remember my email address.
or
 
 

 

I am looking for:
in:
News, Blogs & Events Web