December 14, 2019
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Comments for: L.L. Bean: It all started with a boot

  • Anonymous

    Yeah yeah heard the story.

  • Anonymous

    For you people that don’t like Beans an there products what don’t you start a store like  Beans an show everyone how to make american products an back them up like  Bean dose than you can whine about  Beans

    • Anonymous

      The “devil” is in the details there Wolly! A vote for LL Bean is a vote for China and goes against every thing that the founder stood for! 

      • Anonymous

        like said if people don’t Beans let them start an american company an use all american material

  • Anonymous

    um,I didn’t see anything negative here about the Beans…just sayin’…

  • Anonymous

    LL BEAN – MADE IN CHINA-PRO ROXANNE-OUTFITTER TURNED YUPPIE STORE. BUY FROM LL BEAN AND HELP CHINA OVER RUN THIS ONCE GREAT NATION!

  • Anonymous

    In point of fact, supporting Beans does not equal supporting our Chinese overlords. Based on my browsing in their hunting&fishing section, your money is going instead to Vietnam or Bangladesh. 

  • Anonymous

    shop cabela’s

  • Anonymous

    Gosh, LL Bean is getting almost daily covering in the BDN now.

  • Anonymous

    I hear a lot of crap about “made in China/boo Beans”. The reality is, Americans don’t make anything anymore. The unions got greedy and demanded everything and the kitchen sink. Thus choking out the textile mills, shoe companies, clothing makers and every other industry. You people complain about cheap labor and immigrants, well you don’t need a masters degree in mechanical engineering to do line work, yet Americans expect the same pay. When we., yes I am American, realize this, then the manufacturing jobs may return to our shores. If we continue to demand extrodinary pay and outlandish benefits for this type of work then seeing “Made in America” will be nothing but a pipe dream gone the way of the dodo bird. We need to get realistic of what is expected of these jobs. Decent pay for decent work. Ditch your unions….

    • db

       It wasn’t the unions that got greedy, it was the corporate managers.  Why should they pay a living wage to the citizens of our own country when they can pay starvation wages to some poor Asian child and rake in higher profits for the stockholders?   The only reason anybody today who doesn’t have a “masters degree in mechanical engineering”   might have “decent pay for decent work” is because of the work unions have done. 

      • Anonymous

        Really? Unions promote seniority over acheivement no matter the quality of work someone does. all you have to do is the bare minimum and you are promoted through the ranks as long as you stick around. That back assward though process has produced a lazy, entitled and well represented work force. Feel like you’ve been slighted by management because you got caught sleeping on the job? See your rep to get out the mess..Sound off to your supervisor because you don’t like your assignment? See your rep to get out of deisrespecting them..See the pattern?

        • db

          The union workers I’ve known are some of the hardest working people in the country.  True professionals in their trade or craft.  That’s the pattern I see.  The other pattern I  see is the spouting of anti-union bile that is based in a clueless bias. 

          • Anonymous

            Funny. I was a union member for 14 years. So clueless bias is more like intimate knowledge. What I saw was complainers and whiners who hid behind their union big brother to get out of their responsibilities. It wasen’t until I moved into the private sector that I got an eye opening realization about how to move up in an organization…hard work and motivation.

          • db

            I feel for you.  We’ve got a couple of guys like that in my union too.  But its not right to paint every union member with the same broad brush.   Most of us just want to do a good job, work hard at the job we have and get paid a fair wage for our talents and skills.   It’s a shame it took you 14 years to figure out what most of know already. 

  • Anonymous

    My last purchase was my last purchase!  I ordered six shirts from them and the coloring washed out after the second time they were washed!  Sorry quality doesn’t count anymore, good by LL Bean!

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