to want to buy ' ONLY BRITISH' made products

(38 Posts)
presceccoilove Wed 05-Dec-12 22:38:09

absolutely fed up with chinese crap, just want to buy 'BRITISH' made products AIBU?

GhostShip Wed 05-Dec-12 22:41:19

Awww but then you wouldn't be able to buy that Italian wine you love so much you make it your username.

Cailleach Wed 05-Dec-12 22:42:21

No, I find myself thinking this more and more these days. I've bought so many things over the years that were made in China, and most of it was total rubbish that lasted barely ten minutes (vacuum cleaners being the worst. ) Some of this wasn't cheap either, I'm not talking about poundshop level tat.

Now I'd rather buy European made stuff and I look out for it wherever possible.

GrimAndHumourlessAndEven Wed 05-Dec-12 22:42:36

don't understand your question

if you want to buy products made in GB, then do so

Not sure why you think you are being unreasonable to do this

confused

presceccoilove Wed 05-Dec-12 22:42:43

grin grin grin

I was referring to 'KNICKERS' actually

AKissIsNotAContract Wed 05-Dec-12 22:42:50

What kind of products?

GrimAndHumourlessAndEven Wed 05-Dec-12 22:45:31

[baffled]

praps this is an ad-bot doing a bit of spamming for those £10 keks from Mary Portas or summat

NomadsLand Wed 05-Dec-12 22:48:00

You can buy British activewear and swimwear here www.stateofmindactive.com

Or check out www.buybritish.com

presceccoilove Wed 05-Dec-12 22:48:09

I'm thinking along the lines of english clothes, art, material, cars, in fact almost everything except wine, have the chinese ever made a decent prescecco grin I think not

Fozzleyplum Wed 05-Dec-12 22:49:13

YANBU. I love Brora knitwear, which is British made. The quality is amazing and it seems never to wear out.
I buy Hotter Valetta shoes for work, as I have very wide feet and now wear orthotics. I have discovered they are British made, and are really well made for the price (flattering, too, on my massive flippers).

presceccoilove Wed 05-Dec-12 22:50:35

I adore mARY pORTAS SHE IS marvelous, we need more mary's in the UK to encourage less imports or am I missing somethinghmm

presceccoilove Wed 05-Dec-12 22:52:38

I am proud to be british on a british website, what is so wrong, i want to buy british products not chinese

presceccoilove Wed 05-Dec-12 22:54:24

Come on , lets support British products, name some

1. Top of My List is Mary Portas

HELPMyPooIsStuck Wed 05-Dec-12 22:55:23

Yanbu.......but chances are you won't be able to bleddy do it, I too am sick of mass produced shite, dd plays with some of my old toys......cant see many of hers lasting 30 plus years !

GrimAndHumourlessAndEven Wed 05-Dec-12 22:57:26

no one is saying it's wrong; if you feel so strongly why are you not sourcing and purchasing already?

confused

WorraLorraTurkey Wed 05-Dec-12 22:58:26

<< Baffled >>

Buy what you want with your money, I don't bloody care.

GrimAndHumourlessAndEven Wed 05-Dec-12 23:02:13

are we supposed to be rubbishing stuff made by forriners etc etc, them pesky chinese yadda yadda but failing dismally to fall in line, OP?

Beaverfeaver Wed 05-Dec-12 23:24:33

I buy British where possible.

I them also buy what I can from my local independent shops.

Not always possible, but if you try hard enough it's possible and feels good to support local stuff

Beaverfeaver Wed 05-Dec-12 23:25:23

I havnt found a decent British made tv or camera yet though...

LRDtheFeministDude Wed 05-Dec-12 23:32:51

I feel Mary Portas would be a great export. Mainly because she'd then feck off with her patronizing comments.

I used to like her shows, too. Not any more.

SomeTiggyPudding Wed 05-Dec-12 23:33:20

And another one to finish you off wine!

Cantbelieveitsnotbutter Wed 05-Dec-12 23:37:41

I try to where possible, it's the 'proudly British' brands like joules and jack wills that make me chuckle, only recently have they started to get into British manufacturing.
I think it's massively important we try and keep the pound in Britain. How can we moan there's no jobs if we don't help it ourselves?

Mayisout Thu 06-Dec-12 02:44:45

Well you could all start by avoiding Amazon or Starbucks whilst they pay their tax in Luxemburg or wherever it is, to avoid the British tax system.

While they are raking in the dosh other British based companies are going down the pan due to he unfairness which allows these big firms to evade tax.

I bet it would only take a couple of weeks of them being ignored to change their plans. They are already mumbling about 'taking their customers views into consideration' which to me means 'are running scared in case custom drops off'.

But we are too apathetic to do anything serious.

ripsishere Thu 06-Dec-12 04:00:46

Good luck with that.
The reason, IMO, that things and stuff are so inexpensive is the very fact that they've been made overseas.
When we lived in England, I tried really hard to buy season, locally produced food. It's very difficult, not to mention expensive.

Decemberinthesun Thu 06-Dec-12 04:31:16

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