Originally Posted by Jono
...and take a good look round your house and business... how many of the products that you have brought are actually MADE in the UK?
That is the whole point - ask any Yank - German - Italian Froggie etc and they will actually stop and consider where a product is made before making the final purchase - how many British people do that?
Reebok used to sell trainers in the USA in Union Jack boxes - they wouldn't dare do that in the UK!
As to looking around my home
Surround sound system - Joe Pubic think Jap stuff is the business - for not a lot more you can get real high end British stuff
I have a mixture of Celestion - Tannoy - A+R(cambridge) - KEF and Mission - awesome stuff - well made and sounds amazing - I paid about the same as my mates Jap system and it knocks spots off it.
Remember the British music hardware industry is similar in many respects to the RIB one - lots of small independents.
TV is made in Bridgend - admittedly by a JAP firm.
Cooker is a Tricity - works fine and hasn't broken down in 10 yrs - halogen etc
Washing machine and tumble drier are Hotpoint - again seem to wash clothes quite well.
Surely as many of you here are in business yourselves it must make sense to buy a local product and keep OUR economey buoyent and not someone elses?
Mate of mine builds lots of houses and is very rich - buys all sorts of foreign stuff - Mercs etc - doesn't realise that by buying local more people will have more money to buy HIS houses!!!