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Offline JohnnyPopper

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Inflation?
« on: September 28, 2023, 10:41:46 PM »
Is this why this board is so light in terms of progress on projects?

I'm not making a political statement, just an observation...

With just "fuel prices" +65% I'm just guessing that it's cutting into what is generally disposable income to further our projects.

Again, not that I'm unaffected, just curious...
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Offline Shifty

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Re: Inflation?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2023, 09:58:24 AM »
Definitely effects the "hobby money".   :-\
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Offline Mr Diesel

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Re: Inflation?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2023, 03:24:59 PM »
I'm not afraid to turn this political if that is the cause, but my impression is that it has less to do with inflation rates being 15%+ and more to do with fewer people having a vested interest in squarebodies. A new generation of idiots is taking the helm of this country and they aren't very interested in these old trucks. They like looking at them but aren't doing anything more than that.
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Offline zieg85

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Re: Inflation?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2023, 04:34:00 PM »
I think the hobby is doing very well.  Forum's use on the other hand is down due to the 73-87 Groups on Facebook.  I use to belong to many but the poorly moderated groups I left.  I frequent this Forum a couple times a day.  Facebook gets much more time because of Marketplace.  Kind of a one stop shop for many interests.  My $.02 no one asked for
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Offline Mike81K10

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Re: Inflation?
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2023, 09:22:48 PM »
I cancelled Facebook in Nov 2020 and will never go back. Our government is doing their best to eliminate our trucks and other fossil fuel vehicles with outrageous policies that ban drilling and tax hikes. Inflation does come down to politics and the corrupt government we have that is out of control on spending, much of it going to foreign nations and an open border.
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Re: Inflation?
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2023, 08:32:45 AM »
Forum participation here is just way down. Inflation is not the cause but I will say the current state of the nation (USA) is an embarrassment. Our country has never been softer and weaker. God only knows how many villains and terrorists are here now with 8 + million border illegal entries and growing. The value of the dollar from when these trucks were introduced to today just makes them more valuable by today's standards meanwhile people cling to the memories of what they used to cost. So naturally it makes sense to invest in these trucks still.

I have done a ton of work on my trucks, just haven't felt the urge to be a content provider as I am too busy. I am sure others are in the same boat and are just using other platforms to easily upload pictures and videos while this format is a bit more labor intensive and goes to a smaller audience. Nevertheless, we are like the bar on the corner where the regulars like to visit.
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Offline zieg85

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Re: Inflation?
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2023, 09:56:21 AM »
Forum participation here is just way down.  Nevertheless, we are like the bar on the corner where the regulars like to visit.

Hey Norm, seen Cliff lately
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