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Old 11-20-2007, 05:07 PM   #15
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That's the free-market at work, for better or worse.

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Old 11-20-2007, 05:53 PM   #16
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:58 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Melody Ranch
As the dollar plunges the lucky folks in Europe are reaping the bennies. An Airstream now costs them about 30% less than for us here in the us ....I am thinking vintage or used.....and you can see the result in most recent sales. Something like the great sucking sound Ross Perot mentioned with the NAFTA sellout.....only this time its the sound of Vintage Airstreams sailing outbound. Great for our friends there....not so for us.
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Kiss 'em goodbye!

Mustangs, Hemi Cuda's, wooden Chris Crafts, anything classic and American- they'll buy as much as they can. The ports are backed up- we ship tractors and equipment, and some of the bigger stuff is on a 3 month back log. One guy has 60 Volvo trucks to send, and he can't book his shipping to export them. The boats are so full of these things its crazy. stop by Jacksonville, Baltimore, or Charleston, and ask for the roll on ship area. You'll be amazed. Boats are taking up lots of space. A guy building the cradles told me he's never seen it like this, he's busy til after the first of the year and no sign of it letting up.

Our nation is in trouble, we depend on foreign raw materials, and with our pitifully manipulated Federal Reserve Note system, we have no way to compete with even China soon. They, along with India, will absorb our needed raw materials by outbidding us, and we'll be starved for it so bad we'll need federal subsidies to buy steel for cars to be built here.

Once it goes there, its never coming back. Shipping works cheaper outbound from the US, because inbound is loaded with cheap Chinese copies of everything and anything.

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