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Has Anyone started to Boycott Equipment made by German or French Companies?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Turf Dancer, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. Turf Dancer

    Turf Dancer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 681

    I was talking to my Stihl Dealer and they were saying that at their Stihl dealer meeting the Stihl Big Shots were worried that with the Germans and French being against the War that it was going to hurt their sales in some ways. Supposedly the folks from Stihl say that they do not in anyway support the German Government ! What do you think ? Is this just a ploy to make sure that people keep buying their products ? Should they really be worried ? Is it time to boycott products made by countries that do not support us ? It would make a point wouldn't it ?
  2. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,491

    I agree wholeheartedly! The only way to show our displeasure with these once friendly countries is to tighten our collective pursestrings.

  3. jamiecole

    jamiecole LawnSite Member
    from Tn
    Posts: 4

    H*LL YES! Boycott away!! I don't and wont support anyone that does not support the US! The French are a bunch of wimps and they have ties to Iraq that they don't wont to be found out! Same goes for Germany as well as Russia. Turkey is another one that needs to be included in the boycott. They wouldn't let us use their land for a Northern attack on Baghdad, but they want to come into Norther Iraq and wipe out the Kurds, and take Iraqs oil. What is up with that? I say they ought to be next, after we are finished with Iraq!
  4. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    I knew there was a reason, I did'nt buy stihl. No really could'nt agree more.
  5. heybruck34

    heybruck34 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 300

    this is off the subject but I used to like Dannon yogurt as a healthy snack during the day. That is, until I found out they were owned by a 100% French company, Danone.

    I now eat Breyers yogurt which is owned by Kraft.

    "The only war the French ever won on their own is the French Revolution, and that's because they were fighting themselves."
  6. Swampbeast

    Swampbeast LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 463

    Stihl is owned by a French Company eh? Ha ha! My instincts proved me right again! I have never owned a Stihl, only used one a couple times.
    Does this mean I cant buy a Mercedes-Benz SL-600 when I get rich? Or what about the Porsche 911 Carrera GT-2 I absolutely HAVE to get?! I cant get those?! Oh no! :(

  7. Buddy Markley

    Buddy Markley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    I am ready to boycott, does anyone out there have a list of companies?

    Stihl`s are made in Virginia,,,I thought.

  8. I think Stihl is a German company.

    I hear there is a HUGE surplus of French rifles on the market. If you ever wanted a rifle, these are a good deal. They've never been fired, and only dropped once.
  9. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 821

  10. mow betta

    mow betta LawnSite Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 6

    Don't forget Canadian companies. HeII, I'm Canadian, but I couldn't be more pi$$ed at my country's stance on this issue. Frankly the holier than thou elitists in this country need to be taught a lesson. Boycott away!!

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