Barcodes tell you where things are made

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Real Estate Agent with Coastal Properties Group International

A friend of mine sent me information on bar codes - if you look at the first 3 digits, you'll know where the product was made, i.e.:

690-695 made in China

740-745 made in Central America

471 - made in Taiwan

00 - 13  made in USA or Canada

40-44 made in Germany

Pretty handy information to know when you're shopping.

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Sharon Simms
CIPS CRS CLHMS CRB RSPS
Coastal Properties Group
CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate
238 Beach Drive NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701
www.ssimms.com    www.coastalpgi.com   www.christiesrealestate.com
(727) 898-2582    Sharon@SimmsTeam.com

 

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Ambassador
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Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Fairbanks Alaska Real Estate Specialists, 907-328-9328
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®

Thanks Sharon... that is good info.  I'll be looking the next time I go to the store.

January 04, 2009 03:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Susie Blackmon
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

Thanks Sharon! Haven't been shopping lately, but I do look for "Made in America" when I do. 

Happy New Year.

January 04, 2009 03:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Nancy Brenner
Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent
Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc.

Another little tidbit to tuck away!  I'll be looking at packaging in a whole new way now.   Thanks!

January 04, 2009 03:34 AM
Rainer
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Bobbi Herman
Realtor, Peoria Arizona
Realty One Group

Interesting, thanks for sharing.

January 04, 2009 03:59 AM
Rainer
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Patty Luther
Lewiston ID Real Estate, Idaho-Washington
Rock-n-Roll Realty

I love it when I learn something NEW! and it seems to actively happen on ActiveRain...  

January 04, 2009 04:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Miriam Bernstein, CRS
New Orleans and Surrounding Suburbs Real Estate
RE/MAX N.O. Properties

Thanks, that is a nifty piece of information, thanks.  Hope I have this list with me when I go shopping, i will put it into my blackberry notes.

January 04, 2009 05:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Dennis Swartz
ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI...experience counts!
Rickert Property Management

I think that is pretty helpful info!

January 04, 2009 05:27 AM
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Lenn Harley
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate

Handy indeed.  I just put these codes in my wallet.

 

January 04, 2009 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Norma J. Elkins
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
Elite Realty Group

Very good info - thanks for posting!

January 04, 2009 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Guay
Associate Broker. Ocean City and Ocean Pines MD
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Interesting fact.  I had not even thought of it but it does make sense.

January 04, 2009 07:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Janice Roosevelt
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker
Rory Burkhart Team, Keller Williams

Wonderful post, had no clue. Thank you

January 04, 2009 07:50 AM
Ambassador
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Charles Buell
Seattle Home Inspector
Charles Buell Inspections Inc.

That is cool, Sharon.

January 04, 2009 08:24 AM
Ambassador
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Missy Caulk
Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
Missy Caulk TEAM

Thanks, never knew this..now if my brain will let me remember it I will be cool.

January 04, 2009 09:51 AM
Rainer
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Colleen Cooley
CRS - Jupiter Florida
The Corcoran Group

Hi Sharon... I always try to buy items made in the US of A! It's a great contribution to our economy!

January 04, 2009 03:03 PM
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Susan Trombley
Broker/Realtor, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Youngsville
Trombley Real Estate

I knew they meant something, I just did not have the breakdown and now I do. I at one time had the break down on the ties on bread to know what day they were baked on. I guess I will have to find it now that it is on my mind. Have a great 2009

January 04, 2009 03:20 PM
Rainmaker
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Sharon Simms
St. Pete FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
Coastal Properties Group International

Thank you all for your comments. Glad it's useful to you.

Gerry - there may be a better breakdown of Canada and the US, but it wasn't in the information from my friend.

January 04, 2009 03:41 PM
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David

Unfortunately Sharon your information is not totally correct ... the part of the code you refer to only inidcates the country that ISSUED the UPC code, NOT the country of origin

http://www.adams1.com/upccode.html

http://www.barcodeisland.com/ean13.phtml

are two references found via search engines, these explain more details about the codes, their usage and the types of codes used.

January 04, 2009 08:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie DiFonzo
Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate
Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri

Interesting Sharon. The mints I am munching on - 41 for Germany.

January 04, 2009 10:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Sharon Simms
St. Pete FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
Coastal Properties Group International

David - thanks for the clarification.

Debbie - if it tastes good.....

January 08, 2009 05:15 PM
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Mindy & Jay Robbins
Expect Excellence from Robbins Real Estate
Robbins Real Estate

Neat, I will start looking and comparing where items are made. Mindy

February 16, 2009 07:54 PM
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