chrisbodnarphoto wrote:I'm not too sure why people get hung up on the 'Made In USA' bit, unless of course it's simply to support ones local economy.
Everything else being equal, I prefer not to have to deal with international shipping, and it is nice to be able to talk to the manufacturer by phone without having to worry about a big difference in time zones. However, I have owned machines shipped directly to me from overseas with customer support in the Netherlands and Australia that worked out fine. As has been pointed out, the Speedster has support here in the USA, so there should be no concern. After all, as Thomas Friedman says, "the world is flat."