| | Re: American made vs off shore.
If it was 1) non-toxic, 2) sustainably produced, 3) had interchangeable & 4) field replaceable parts and the company treated its employees well with livable compensation and 5) competent management that tended towards the teachings of Dr. W. Edwards Deming, then yes, I would happily pay more. Perhaps even a lot more. But that's just me: I'm willing to pay more for the right thing, at the right time that has a very long service life, lower overall cost of maintenance and a killer warranty or guarantee. Stretch goals would be robust yet elegant design.