I try to buy Made in the USA (except for shoes made in Italy when I can find them) which means I buy fewer things and often pay more for an item, but really in our retirement life, I need less so have diminished what was a big past time for me years back, shopping and grazing the aisles. Of course online shopping can be done easily in the comfort of home and pj's but being an old school kind of gal, I like to see, feel, touch and observe what I might buy. I use to excel at browsing, one never knows what they need unless they look. I admit to purchasing frequently on Amazon, QVC and other online sites, but still get more satisfaction from the in person experience. I like thrift type stores and decent craft shows, gravitating to "vintage" goods and or something made by someone with whom one can speak about the merchandise. While not particularly wild about goods, made in China, I have purchased them and sometimes the quality is amazingly good.
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