I’m starting to wonder the significance of buying domestic. The obvious is to keep American money circulating throughout our country. However, with global communication and global trading, more people are buying American products and Americans are buying more international products. My personal preference is foreign over domestic. For example, I drive a Volkswagen. When I was shopping for cars, I found mine to be sturdier than any American car. That doesn’t go with every foreign car, though.Choosing between foreign and domestic can be determined with word of mouth, distribution sales, or simply personal preferences. Another example of choosing foreign over domestic is in electric motor sales. It may come down to the fact that there is only one motor company to have the right size or dimensions that fit your needs. General buyers have it easy. Without any preference, the only condition may be the price. Nobody likes cheap, but some of us have to live on a budget!Distributors are the first people to consult for prices, quality and features. Their extensive knowledge of various brands or manufacturer, like Baldor motors, can help sway a new customer in the right direction. I mean, maybe, you just need an add-on part, distributors understand the simplest of features. I would suggest working with a supplier that has an in-store inventory. It is fine to order parts from the catalog, many customers are used to it. Can you imagine waiting for the foreign part you want, though? That could take longer than one would like. So, in the event you want you use foreign parts, I would highly recommend finding a company that has the part in-stock, if only to save time.With the fact that customer’s may just be looking for smaller parts, electric motor repairs are generally available from the location where you made your large motor purchase. Who doesn’t like convenience? People may think those who purchase foreign parts “un-American,” but really we are just people who take advantage of the fact that we can utilize culture in our every day (or work) tasks. For electric motors, I’d be looking for quality and longevity. You want your part to last. If you need a repair, especially for foreign parts, it’s good to have a dependable supplier who can conduct your large motor repair when you need it, rather than calling around different places trying to find a trustworthy repair company.