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#4253 of 4291 Re: Another Government Failure Example [mikefm58]
Feb 02, 2010 (7:45 am)
Heck, that reminds me of a program the Ford Administration had in the mid-1970s. One of the programs was to teach people how to be elevator operators when Otis Manufacturing hadn't built a manually-operated elevator since 1963.
#4254 of 4291 Re: You don't need a Master's in Finance ... [lemko]
Feb 02, 2010 (7:54 am)
I remember the made in USA computers that were $10,000. No thanks to US made computers. You cannot pay someone $25 per hour with benefits to do menial production and survive. There will be a gray market to supply the cheaper goods.
It is only a matter of time before we get Buicks made in China. I would imagine most of the electronics are already coming from China or India.
Speaking of C4Cs. I would consider trading my Lexus or Ranger if they decide to give away $4500 in trade. Some did make out in that last one. If you let the dealer pull the wool over your eyes you probably got screwed. Happens every day with or without a clunker program. Golden rule start at invoice and work downward. Then when the deal is to your satisfaction deduct the $4500 C4C vehicle. If you are really tight you can go for the scrap rebate of a couple hundred bucks. Get on board early before the selection is gone. On buying or selling anything. We play by my rules or we don't play. There are ALWAYS dealers that are hungry somewhere in the USA.
#4260 of 4291 Re: You don't need a Master's in Finance ... [gagrice]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 02, 2010 (6:00 pm)
Get on board early before the selection is gone
I think that was key last time. The buyers who jumped tended to get better deals. The dealers who jumped moved more metal.
(and yeah, some "Chinese" posts are missing).