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    I know it's not possible to always buy British, we don't manufacture as much as we used to for instance.

    What do you think about trying to buy British whenever possible?

    It would support business in this country and help get people back to work at last.

    My new year resolution is to look out for a British alternative and buy that wherever possible. Be proud to support your country.

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    Original Poster Banned

    Try it and help the country.

    I live in the country side and all the farmers around drive BMW Jeeps and alike So why should we just buy British ???

    mad brandon

    I live in the country side and all the farmers around drive BMW Jeeps … I live in the country side and all the farmers around drive BMW Jeeps and alike So why should we just buy British ???



    because they might drive bmw, but the business we buy from travel my jets and planes

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    mad brandon

    I live in the country side and all the farmers around drive BMW Jeeps … I live in the country side and all the farmers around drive BMW Jeeps and alike So why should we just buy British ???



    Did you even read the OP?

    KillFelix

    Did you even read the OP?



    I get what he's saying. He's asking why should we try to just buy British, in support of our own farmers etc, when our own farmers don't just buy British themselves.

    I think that's what he means.
    Edited by: "deeky" 21st Dec 2014

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    Now are you talking about buying British manufactured items specifically, or just any items so long as they are from a British owned shop?
    Example - clothing and electronics are very rarely manufactured here but are sold in British retailers.

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    only if its going to be significantly higher quality would I buy British. example being Linn who manufacture right here in Scotland.

    No matter what we buy wherever it's manufacturered, it supports businesses in this country.
    Edited by: "_skeeter_" 21st Dec 2014

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    Villa

    Now are you talking about buying British manufactured items specifically, … Now are you talking about buying British manufactured items specifically, or just any items so long as they are from a British owned shop?Example - clothing and electronics are very rarely manufactured here but are sold in British retailers.




    ewwaxo

    only if its going to be significantly higher quality would I buy British. … only if its going to be significantly higher quality would I buy British. example being Linn who manufacture right here in Scotland.




    _skeeter_

    No matter what we buy wherever it's manufacturered, it supports … No matter what we buy wherever it's manufacturered, it supports businesses in this country.






    You're like buses, you wait ages then you all arrive at the same time.
    Edited by: "toshapetriji" 21st Dec 2014

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    deeky

    I get what he's saying. He's asking why should we try to just buy … I get what he's saying. He's asking why should we try to just buy British, in support of our own farmers etc, when our own farmers don't just buy British themselves.I think that's what he means.



    I didn't think this was just about farmers, but British business in general.

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    KillFelix

    I didn't think this was just about farmers, but British business in … I didn't think this was just about farmers, but British business in general.



    Yup, you've got it.

    Villa

    Now are you talking about buying British manufactured items … Now are you talking about buying British manufactured items specifically, or just any items so long as they are from a British owned shop?Example - clothing and electronics are very rarely manufactured here but are sold in British retailers.

    ewwaxo

    only if its going to be significantly higher quality would I buy … only if its going to be significantly higher quality would I buy British. example being Linn who manufacture right here in Scotland.

    _skeeter_

    No matter what we buy wherever it's manufacturered, it supports … No matter what we buy wherever it's manufacturered, it supports businesses in this country.



    Can you please stay on topic.

    I'll take one.

    http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Business/Pix/pictures/2012/2/23/1330017020236/Austin-Allegro-made-by-Br-007.jpg

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    Monkeybumcheeks

    I'll take one.



    Actually I had one and it was a good car.

    Anyway in these difficult times supporting British business benefits everyone.

    toshapetriji

    Actually I had one and it was a good car. Anyway in these difficult times … Actually I had one and it was a good car. Anyway in these difficult times supporting British business benefits everyone.



    Poor mans Roller !

    Loved the faux (or was it real) walnut interior and the fold down tables in the back

    It isn't easy when foreign goods are often cheaper.

    Monkeybumcheeks

    I'll take one.



    Good luck getting it to stop without hitting something.

    _skeeter_

    No matter what we buy wherever it's manufacturered, it supports … No matter what we buy wherever it's manufacturered, it supports businesses in this country.



    Not directly in all cases.

    If you buy from, say, Amazon (UK), you are indirectly paying the salaries of UK residents that may then support local/national businesses with their spending, but you are not supporting a UK business in the first instance.

    I'd like to see a list of British stuff. Shouldn't take more than a few seconds to type out......

    fanpages

    Not directly in all cases.If you buy from, say, Amazon (UK), you are … Not directly in all cases.If you buy from, say, Amazon (UK), you are indirectly paying the salaries of UK residents that may then support local/national businesses with their spending, but you are not supporting a UK business in the first instance.



    Of course you are, for example they use royal mail which is a British company so buying from amazon helps British companies.

    Shengis

    I'd like to see a list of British stuff. Shouldn't take more than a few … I'd like to see a list of British stuff. Shouldn't take more than a few seconds to type out......



    There is still a fair bit.... a lot of it is niche and most of it is expensive, but, you get what you pay for (most of the time) !

    You've been watching Top Gear on Dave again haven't you?

    fanpages

    Good luck getting it to stop without hitting something.


    what about the brakes?

    Keep seeing things that claim to be British, because they are designed in the UK. But they are mostly manufactured in China. Is supporting one designer the same as buying British?

    _skeeter_

    Of course you are, for example they use royal mail which is a British … Of course you are, for example they use royal mail which is a British company so buying from amazon helps British companies.


    geez mr obtuse strikes again
    which helps more?
    royal mail OR royal mail plus alot of other british links down the line?
    hmmm

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    Villa

    Now are you talking about buying British manufactured items … Now are you talking about buying British manufactured items specifically, or just any items so long as they are from a British owned shop?Example - clothing and electronics are very rarely manufactured here but are sold in British retailers.

    ewwaxo

    only if its going to be significantly higher quality would I buy … only if its going to be significantly higher quality would I buy British. example being Linn who manufacture right here in Scotland.

    _skeeter_

    No matter what we buy wherever it's manufacturered, it supports … No matter what we buy wherever it's manufacturered, it supports businesses in this country.


    You didn't answer my question which was a valid request for clarification of your original post.
    Are you asking us to buy British manufactured products, or just any products (regardless of place of manufacture) so long as they are sold by a British company?

    _skeeter_

    No matter what we buy wherever it's manufacturered, it supports … No matter what we buy wherever it's manufacturered, it supports businesses in this country.

    fanpages

    Not directly in all cases.If you buy from, say, Amazon (UK), you are … Not directly in all cases.If you buy from, say, Amazon (UK), you are indirectly paying the salaries of UK residents that may then support local/national businesses with their spending, but you are not supporting a UK business in the first instance.

    _skeeter_

    Of course you are, for example they use royal mail which is a British … Of course you are, for example they use royal mail which is a British company so buying from amazon helps British companies.



    100% of it is not owned by British citizens.

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    Our Government is hell bent on selling off British assets to foreign companies.
    Not sure what is still British owned anymore.

    Monkeybumcheeks

    I'll take one.

    fanpages

    Good luck getting it to stop without hitting something.

    brilly

    what about the brakes?



    I think they are called "breaks" in old Austin models.

    Villa

    Our Government is hell bent on selling off British assets to foreign … Our Government is hell bent on selling off British assets to foreign companies.Not sure what is still British owned anymore.



    Yes, we need to define what "British" means in relation to "Buy British".

    Made in UK/ Britain always reminds me of this IT Crowd sketch:

    youtu.be/WO1…FDw

    I buy whats good if uk companies want my money make better quality goods

    simple concept. ..Buy British, as much as possible...from manufacturer to retail. Excellent idea. Any ideas whats the easiest way to do this which brands or shops make it easy for regular or less frequent items?

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    Error440

    I buy whats good if uk companies want my money make better quality goods


    Is it really as simple as that?
    I thought a lot of smaller British companies went out of business because they couldn't compete with lower priced alternatives from foreign companies, and the reason for being unable to compete was down to things out of their control such as high wages and high rent and high taxes etc?
    i.e. inherent 'British' problems

    Edited by: "Villa" 21st Dec 2014

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    davewave

    simple concept. ..Buy British, as much as possible...from manufacturer to … simple concept. ..Buy British, as much as possible...from manufacturer to retail. Excellent idea. Any ideas whats the easiest way to do this which brands or shops make it easy for regular or less frequent items?


    Problem with this is that where a British alternative exists, it is often overly expensive in comparison.
    Take clothing for example.

    The " Austin Allegro " or All-Agro as it was commonly known, is the very reason I don't buy British goods as a first choice.

    It regularly broke down, leaked oil everywhere and was a design disaster.:(

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    Inactive

    The " Austin Allegro " or All-Agro as it was commonly known, is the very … The " Austin Allegro " or All-Agro as it was commonly known, is the very reason I don't buy British goods as a first choice.It regularly broke down, leaked oil everywhere and was a design disaster.:(


    How very dare you!
    Nigel Farage, Britian First, the EDL and various others will be round to sort you and your anti-Britishness out!

    I buy British foods whenever possible.The other 99% of the time you cant buy British.
    Almost all gas/elec co's, railways, airports, airlines, phone/broadband/mobiles are all foreign.
    And when you try to buy british like say BT they screw you over with the highest prices and poorest service along with TalkTalk.

    Do we owe British companies our custom ? NO !

    Original Poster Banned

    Inactive

    The " Austin Allegro " or All-Agro as it was commonly known, is the very … The " Austin Allegro " or All-Agro as it was commonly known, is the very reason I don't buy British goods as a first choice.It regularly broke down, leaked oil everywhere and was a design disaster.:(



    I can't say mine ever broke down, for it's time it was OK.

    Top 6 seller of the 1970's

    classics.honestjohn.co.uk/top…e=0

    Anyway it was 40 years ago, plenty of good cars built in the UK right now.

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    toshapetriji

    Anyway it was 40 years ago, plenty of good cars built in the UK right now.


    Do you include Honda and Nissan in that? Or do you mean the Indian owned Jaguar Land Rover company?
    Edited by: "Villa" 21st Dec 2014

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