deals3 ft. x 5 ft. american flag for $3.74

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@ceagee: yeah well, freedom don't come free

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Selling an American Flag that is not certified as Made in USA is quite low.
All US Flags that are sold in the US, should be Made in the USA!

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@danager: I disagree. It's a free country and we celebrate a global free market. If you can find an item you like made elsewhere for the price you want to pay, you have the freedom to buy it! America!

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As a free trader, I agree with bsmith1. But an interesting fact, in the state of Minnesota it is illegal to sell an American flag not made in the U.S. It happened post 9/11 when there was a big rush on American flags and patriotism, and people discovered gasp that the flags they were buying were not made in the U.S. So today, if you want to buy a flag at Home Depot in Minnesota, you can be assured that it is made in the U.S., and you are probably paying twice as much for it as people from other states.

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Wow, this comment system is bad. If you click anywhere off the text window, the comment disappears, and all the information I typed in is gone!

One more time with lots of Ctrl-A Ctrl-C steps.

If you visit the HF web site, they handle the absurd Minnesota law like any private company would. They just put a statement in the description that says "Not available in Minnesota." That really serves the people of the state!

Actually, that's a pretty bad flag. It's polyester, and is just printed. They have another one, item 96723 that has embroidered stars and sewn stripes. It's still polyester, so it doesn't hold up very well outdoors. Using that same coupon code reduces the $8.99 price to $6.74.

If you want a good quality US flag at a reasonable price, visit the web site for your US Senator. Usually under Constituent Services is a Flag Request page. I see 3'X5' cotton flags for $19.04, and nylon for $18.04 shipped. 4'X6' and 5'X8' flags are also available. They are flown over the capital.

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for 3 dollars and 74 cents you get exactly that !!!! J U N K

You get what you pay for....a flag worth only 3.74 and will last and or fade that long a period of time

you get the idea

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@pauldow: Do they not reuse the flags? Do taxpayers pay for a fresh flag every day?

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@bsmith1: Taxpayers don't pay for the flags, you do when you buy them. If anything they are making money off of the service of raising your purchased flag into the air for a brief time.

Anyways, you all are wasting your time debating over quality and where the flag is from. There's only one flag you should be considering:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/APOLLO-15-Jim-Irwins-Personal-US-Flag-FLOWN-TO-SURFACE-OF-THE-MOON-Hadley-w-LOA-/370902493430?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item565b82e8f6

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@danager: You say that as if it should somehow come a a surprise. Did you look at the vendor before writing your comment? Harbor freight is the only merchant I can think of who carries fewer Made in USA items than WalMart.

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@starmanbackwards: Don't be fooled by that facile saying and high margins.

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@pauldow: This is what I did. Got it flown over the Capital on Flag Day.

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Several states have been working to similar laws prohibiting sale of Non US made US Flags - There is a Federal law prohibiting sale of any non US made merchandise in gift shops on Federal property.
We're talking about getting our economy back going, bringing jobs home, and strengthening American manufacturing and there we go arguing for buying foreign made products. We pay more for some things made in US - part due to Unions, part due to taxes and regulations, and part due to that pesky minimum wage/fair wage stuff people are always complaining about.
From this discussion it seems people are upset we only pay minimum wage or less to make your flag which costs too much to buy because we're accustomed to buying China made where they have no wage or labor laws and pay pennies a day.
There are a few Flag makers in the US, 2 in PA. There is lots of info about what a quality flag should be made from if you want to fly it outdoors... this HF one is junk and won't last very long.

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@rroberto: The solution is not to shut down trade with other countries simply because we can't compete with their prices. I think it's very un-American to have laws prohibiting the sale/purchase of goods made in other countries. Perhaps we should innovate and create technologies that let us produce goods for lower prices instead of forcing Americans to pay more for items. Not everyone needs a high-quality flag. Furthermore, "made in USA" doesn't automatically mean it's a quality product. I could draw a flag on a piece of paper and call it "made in USA", but it would still fall apart in the rain. If I pay $5 for a flag that is $20 when made here, that means I have $15 dollars left to stimulate the economy. If I'm forced to pay $20 because it's illegal to buy another flag, I won't have any cash left to buy other stuff. How is that good for the economy?

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Does it say made in china on the flag?

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@stv6669: If it does, it's probably just on a tag that is easily removable.