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Tentenths;

 

The title of your thread is "What to do?".

 

I've read your statement.  What is your question?

 

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Grog

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On ‎8‎/‎14‎/‎2019 at 8:59 PM, Hudsy Wudsy said:

Bleakness prevails. It seems to me that the German recession would hit you folks hard whether you are Brex-in or Brex-out.

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funny, I have been watching Vincents for sale over in your neck of the woods now for a couple of years......

 

I can still find them for less over here.

 

Sold a 29 dodge on ebay 9 months ago........it went to England.

 

go figure!

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18 hours ago, tentenths said:

On this side of the pond we receive few pennies for your bucks these days with

no sign of improvement in the foreseeable future, the Euro seems ready to collapse...

 

Thank you for the insights from Europe.  I hadn't

heard of those economic difficulties in the American

news, but perhaps I just missed them.

 

Americans buying a car from Europe is a good possibility.

Those Americans experienced in doing that might bring back

a few American cars.  But most people here are unfamiliar

with how to do so, so selling to Americans might not produce

many potential buyers.

 

Please don't worry.  For many years under fixed exchange rates,

the British pound was worth about $5.00 U. S.  (That's why

our old $5 half-eagle gold coin is about the same size as a 

British gold sovereign.)  These days, exchange rates are

allowed to fluctuate, and other markets fluctuate as well,

based on the enthusiasm or fear of people as a group.

The euro has been worth less than a dollar before.

 

As one wise man once said satirically, experts have

successfully predicted 10 out of the last 5 recessions! 

 

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I'm involved in trade that appeals to global markets as well as domestic. I used to sell quite a bit to European markets, I haven't shipped anything out of the country in about two years. Even Australia sales have stopped. The "problem" is our dollar is getting stronger against foreign currency and strengthening our buying power and weakening theirs. Good or bad, It is what it is, I'll opt for the strong dollar.

 

Correlating that in relation to diminishing antique car prices, I don't think there is much of a connection. As I recall it 20 years ago, there was a flurry of people saying cars were a wise investment because the stock market and real estate were flat-lining and big money invested heavily in old iron and drove the prices up. The Stock Market has been on a meteoric rise in the last few years, so that is where the money is going out of the antique car market. The car prices are simply adjusting to more realistic values without the investors. Of course as all things do, it looks like the stock market is about to make some adjustments.

 

That is how I see it and understand it.

 

-Ron

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The Dow dropped 800 points yesterday and there's talk that we're on the verge of a recession. Hopefully it's just a correction and our economy will continue to be very strong....

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On ‎8‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 3:18 PM, Lebowski said:

The Dow dropped 800 points yesterday and there's talk that we're on the verge of a recession. Hopefully it's just a correction and our economy will continue to be very strong....

 

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1 hour ago, tentenths said:

you have Mr T who believes the Chinese will roll over , which they will not.

 

China or no other country is in any position to barter with or demand anything from us on trade - at all, never have been. That's what started the 1865 Civil war by the way -Tariffs. For 50 years we've been handing Asia our economy unabated. It's going to stop. Even the minimal steps taken thus far are what is strengthening our dollar.

 

As I mentioned above, I've been involved in international trade for many years and I've shipped to about every country that I legally could. Every one of them has a Tariff, Duty or GST (all taxes) on our goods coming in, we had nothing on any of theirs coming in here. I even provided discounts to folks in foreign countries to offset the import tax. They do it to protect their country, good for them, and we're going to start protecting ours too.

 

You're concerned about England and rightly so, Your politicians have been doing the same thing regarding trade, that was the reasoning behind the ROHS compliance standards under the guise of banning lead for environmental reasons, no it was to curb the Chinese imports containing lead which many of them did at that time. Looks like that wasn't very effective. ROHS banned the import of products containing lead, targeting lead solder in electronic components much of which came in from China, but the sale of lead-acid batteries for automobiles was still permitted. Easy to figure out the intent.

 

The term "Globalism" is just a buzz-word for the fleecing of rich economies. Thankfully we have seen the light over here and changed directions.

 

-Ron

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1 hour ago, tentenths said:

 

The current crop elected to lead our countries are causing mayhem.

 

Speak for yourself and don't worry about us. Our economy is stronger than it has been for several decades and unemployment is at a 50 year low. Everyone here who wants to work has lots of choices of what to do and where to do it. For example, the starting pay for a school bus driver with no experience in Louisville is $20.75 an hour because many didn't like the split shift and have moved on to better jobs. Hopefully your situation over there will improve soon....

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1 minute ago, tentenths said:

That's a low wage for a bus driver .

 

Not in Kentucky it isn't. I lived there a few years ago, the cost of living there is quite low in comparison to other states. Beautiful state.

 

-Ron

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Florida is the same: very low cost of living for natives (no income tax) because we soak the tourists.

 "British pound was worth about $5.00 U. S." Ah yess I remember it well: around 1962. Near sixty years ago and gasoline was 18c/gal regular & 22c/gal premium. Things have changed.

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On ‎8‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 5:06 PM, Locomobile said:

 

Not in Kentucky it isn't. I lived there a few years ago, the cost of living there is quite low in comparison to other states. Beautiful state.

 

-Ron

 

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56 minutes ago, tentenths said:

Apple made him reverse his taxes

 

First of all, from what I have seen so far, no one makes Trump do anything. And I think you have some bad intel on that story, from what I understand, Apple is crying foul and refusing to pay tariffs, but as I wrote above, they too are in no position to barter. Last I read, Trump told them they are going to pay tariffs and they should build their phones here if they wish to avoid them. They tried to cut a deal by investing $350B here. Trump knows these changes have to be done in small steps and that's what he is doing. I wouldn't confuse what he hasn't done with what he will do. The thrust is definitely that direction.

 

Not to be argumentative but several of your points are dated and skewed and how it used to be here, or simply wrong. And Apple is not our largest company, never was. Lot's of things changing quickly here with our economy, and it looks to be and hopefully is for the better.

 

Trump was voted in on the promise that he would address the staggering trade imbalance with China. He won't be voted because he's doing what he promised. From what I can tell talking to people and the chatter on the internet, he has far more support this time around.

 

Okay, sorry I'm done with the politics.

 

-Ron

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The thought of buying former US collectible cars that had been shipped the Europe and bringing them back at bargain prices brings a smile. I am somewhat responsible for getting 30 or more over there.

 

I'll pass on that option. Do you really know why you got such good deals on them? There is a warehouse in southeast Asia full of rose colored Ray Bans awaiting distribution.

 

As a seller, if you believe you know what I am thinking and I don't tell you, I figure I am at a great advantage. That "Mr T" referred to might agree with me.

 

For hobby related stuff I like the term, Sport Selling, and I never was into team sports.

 

Bernie

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33 minutes ago, tentenths said:

Ron

 

I'm not knocking T as he is perfectly able of doing this himself as is our dear own clown Bozo who is T's best new mate " for the moment ".

 

You have to give T credit for what he wants to do in the U.S and it will make a big difference for sure if he is allowed to do it but he does go off on tangents and what's happened to his very best mate Kim Jong-un ?

 

T doesn't give a monkeys about anyone including those who have insulted him in the past . They include Bozo , Putin. Macron and our E.U. German Fraulein to name but a few and any of the others who won't buy arms in the Middle East and nearly forgot the Turkish guy.

 

Didn't T have a go at the Canadian guy , the bloke from Mexico  and I will have missed some but didn't he go for  the Chinese guy whose name escapes me for the moment.

 

I don't take politics seriously anymore as none of the current crop do either. 

 

We read over here about the other lot in the States planning what to do when they get back in and we have an unofficial communist comrade in opposition to Bozo in our once proud parliament so its a no win for us at the moment.

 

Don't take it too seriously , just enjoy the banter for what it is.

 

Stewart

 

P.S An apple a day keeps the was it taxman or doctor away , can't remember.

 

 

 

 

I am afraid the Canadian guy is deep in a mess of his own making. Huge disappointment to many Canadians of all stripes.

 

Greg in Canada

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