From: Southern Missouri
While the immediate issue is purely the fault of the original shipper, a contributing factor is the US Congress, which has imposed the ridiculous "Country of Origin" laws. Realistically, how many of us, besides the unions and a few over-reactors, give a rip about where something came from? Some do, yes, but I'd venture to say most of us are interested more in value (price vs. quality).
That said, thanks to Erik for the honest and thorough explanation.
I assume you will care when it is your job shipped to India. I applaud all the IT and various tech jobs going overseas. I'll get it cheaper.Right? More H1B visas need to be introduced to the hundreds of thousands so cost will be driven down. Those young people from India will do the job for so much cheaper and I will save money. Right? Bout time others felt the effect of lost jobs and downward pressure on wages that we in the service sector have experienced with such an influx of cheap labor. I own and operate a flooring store. Having my men earn a wage that can support a family benefits greatly. Yet when the market accepts prices that have gone up very little in the last 10 years, it is increasingly more difficult to offer that comfort. So you are right. It's all about the money.
I'll wait with patience for the shipment.
**Those who rob Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul
**A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have-Gerald Ford