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Re: [RC] Poll Time: Imported vs domestic - Mike Lewis

Definitely get what you pay for.  Sometimes a little extra attention on the cheap stuff--like paying someone to do some extra stitching for example, will help the cheaper products last longer.  The expensive stuff, though, is often OVERPRICED and not terribly more durable than less-expensive goods.  Frankly, some of the things we buy in this sport cost way more than they should... but we keep paying the prices the dealers ask, so...  :-)
I try to pay attention to what others are using and what others find durable, and go from there.  Made in the USA is worth the extra money in my opinion--there is a sense of pride in riding with American-made goods on my horse.
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Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 5:48 PM
Subject: [RC] Poll Time: Imported vs domestic

With the current political climate, how does the RC gang feels about products made abroad vs homemade in the good ol' USA?

Do you think the quality of a product would sway your opinion or is it all about price?

I purchased a discount pad and was thrilled at my savings until the stitching came apart.  I contacted the company and I was told that they were not responsible for "excessive wear and tear"  I don't think one day long trail ride seems excessive.  Suddenly my savings doesn't seem so great.  Anyone have any similar experience?

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[RC] Poll Time: Imported vs domestic, Bob Fletcher