$115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:41 pm

I did that when I was looking for a replacement air compressor. I just didn't like the foreign made ones, even the ones sold by named US companies. I ended up with a very well made Saylor-Beall. See: http://www.saylor-beall.com It cost almost twice as much as the foreign made ones. Bought it on-line site unseen from an authorized industrial distributor. It was drop shipped directly from the factory. Everything went smoothly and I'm very happy with the compressor.
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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: cokehead On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:49 pm

This is an email I received:


We are so very proud to say our boots are currently in production in Merrill , WI USA ! This inventory will be available to begin shipping in March. The Tour will be the first boot available to ship!

We have a few pairs of boots that are left that were made in the Dominican Republic and are discounted 15% if you are interested.

Thank you,

Cara Crawford
Cruiserworks, Inc
7913 NC Hwy 57
Rougemont, NC 27572
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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: acesover On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:26 pm

Sorry to change the subject, but hey Samhill who were you with in Vietman to with to be with Chinese troops, yea they had troops there but they were advisers to the VC.
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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:16 pm

You would be surprised to know what all countries had troops there, don`t forget that there is & always was much hatred between the two countries. There were also some hold overs from the French that simply stayed because they were doing what they wanted to do & had nothing to go home to. When I worked with the Chinese I was with a unit that was all volunteer & had a wonderful sounding name of Studies & Observation Group.
To get back onto this subject I bought a new Ridgid sump pump made in Ohio, lifetime warranty all over the box, catch is every 2 years the pump switch & float have to be replaced & every 5 the stator in order to keep the warranty & it must be taken to a authorized repair dealer. Not too bad for me being close to Ohio, I`m well satisfied with the pump so far so I`ll check on their repair prices & if too high & I still like the pump I`ll look around for another as back-up. At least Ohio is closer than Mexico & China.
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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:21 pm

cokehead wrote:This is a link to the company that would be making the boots for Cruiser Works. http://www.weinbrennerusa.com/madeInTheUsa.cfm I know nothing about them beyond what the web site says. Looks like a solid US company.

guess they are a good company, there fire boots are worn by most fireman in the country, the other slip-on that most other fire dept. wear are redback's http://www.redbackboots.com/ not usa made but a really great boot,
my 2 cents on this is not price , COO or Manufacture, its the quality ,if its a wearable product and the longevity of the product, i know I'm going to get flamed on this but..... being made in the USA just does not mean what it did even 10 years ago. a quality product is a quality product . I work in a lot of grease and ink and really use my boots hard, the most on good set i get 6 months to 10 months out of a pair.The red wings i used to buy were the worst, yes usa made and wear out was unreal just fall apart in 4 months. until now was buying sears diehard's ( various COO's )was getting the 10 months out of them, and comfort was not bad, but I was buying the wrong size for my foot, :idea: yes get your shoe size checked every years it does change. :idea:

Some of my friends wear converse boots, so I went to Penn- Lee foot wear got my size and bought a set to try there great not usa made but feel great and are working good too will see how the longevity is on this boot

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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: robb On: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:27 pm

Comin in here late guys...My boot of choice used to be Herman Survivor loggers....since they arent made any more I have been buying Carolinas...both insulated and uninsulated. They wear well and are comfortable. I pay close attention to fit as I have an EEE foot that is so flat the walls are jealous. I refuse to pay #280 for a boot though......I have a Red Wing store near me, they have what I like, but the price is huge.....it really doesnt surprise when companies outsource......but it does disgust me that the greatest nation in the world cant figure out a way to be more competitive in certain markets.
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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: cokehead On: Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:18 pm

cokehead wrote:Double H's are a no show. Ordered a pair of Chippewas on the same day from the same company. They arrived a couple days ago. They are nice boots but they are hurting my leg above my ankle. I expect that will end after they are broken in. Back to the wholy Red Wings for the moment to give my leg a break.

With all the snow and cold I had been wearing my mickey mouse boots. I broke out the Chippewas Saturday. No pain. Maybe I broke 'em in. Then again it was only one day.

Tonight I wore the Double H's for the first time to go out to dinner. They are a dressier boot. The leather is thinner. They are very comfortable right out of the box. I think I will wear them for casual dress, tea parties, out to dinner, ext. 'til I scuff 'em up some. Then they will be work boots. I like 'em. Time will tell how good a boot they are.
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If you're going to pay some $$$s... Buy a pair of Danners

PostBy: eelhc On: Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:35 pm


Most models made is USA.. If they wear out... get them re-crafted by Danner.

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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: Pete69 On: Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:25 pm

If you go to Red-wing's sight, under work boots, they have a search feature that lets you filter through there boots by different criteria. And a comparison feature that lets you compare three different boots at a time. A smart consumer that wants only the best quality will search for boots made only in the USA. and then compare. They have boots with many different sole material. A good pair of vibram soled Red-wings are hard to beat!! Don't buy a Chevette and then complain that it doesn't Handel like a Corvette. I'll destroy a cheap pair of China crap boots in 6 months. I'll also destroy a pair of Red-wings with cheap soles in 6 months. But a pair of vibram soled Red-wings will last 3 or 4 years.
I agree with Richard!!! Or at least start imposing heavy import tariffs on China goods, and that will deter even the American swine Corps. from flooding our markets and destroying our economy with disposable China junk.
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PostBy: Fran654 On: Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:45 pm

hi all wesco boots made out on the pacific coast, a little salty but appear to be well constructed, next boots will be them for now im in carolina loggers made in usa, carolina still made boots here in pa about 5 yrs ago, dont know now,, wesco boots for me
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PostBy: KLook On: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:26 pm

I am on my second pair of Chippewa's, best I have worn so far. I don't mind paying $$ for boots as long as they are going to last for years and be comfortable. The documentary I saw on ME public broadcasting about the shoe industry when it moved from Lawrence, MA to Lewiston/Auburn ME was very interesting. It may have been about the unions but at any rate, it was many years ago and it was the beginning of the end of our ability to manufacture anything. Pre-enviro days even.

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PostBy: Bear038 On: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:47 pm

I used to by Red Wings back in the 80's and early 90's. In the day they were some of the best fitting and wearing boots I had. No break in time, held up, good stuff. In the mid 90's they went south in terms of quality. The dealer did the best he could and put me in three different pairs inside of a month. All three tore my feet up. I have never gone back since. $30 stuff from walmart lasts 15-18 months, throw them away and by the same thing agian. Currently on my fourth pair of this boot. I hate to by China stuff, but as a poor farmer it is all I can afford right now.
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