05-25-2012, 07:19 PM
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  • Crag
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Okay....here it is for all to see...

Recently I had an altercation with someone about a product, you know who you are... You said my product was "the same as" someone else's brand and I should lower my price because my brand product is too expensive...when I asked how you know the product is the same you replied "Because so & so said so and they wouldn't lie to me"... Then you proceeded to flame me in public because you thought I was ripping people off... I know how much my product cost me, I bought it...don't presume to tell me what I should charge just because you are too cheap to buy the "Real McCoy".

You wouldn't buy a Dodge and expect to get a Mercedes just because they are both owned and manufactured by Daimler, would you? Maybe you would...

Why do people think they can do that? Stupid is as Stupid does...

I feel much better now.

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 05-25-2012, 08:23 PM
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  • wingdo
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Totally off topic, but didn't Daimler realize the error of their ways and let Chrysler take themselves private?

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 05-25-2012, 08:52 PM
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  • Crag
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Haha...no idea. But you are probably right!

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 05-25-2012, 08:58 PM
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  • Johnny
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They did indeed, then the government bailed them out (they did pay back the money) and now they are owned by FIAT.

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 05-25-2012, 09:29 PM
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  • Crag
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Fiat?! Hahaha...I used to have a Fiat Spider in High School...It was a bucket of bolts but fun as heck to drive! I was recently in Argentina and Fiats are the poor people's car...haha

I have to admit that I'd like to drive a Pop in bright blue...Biggrin

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 05-26-2012, 06:20 AM
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  • Howler
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(05-25-2012, 08:23 PM)wingdo Wrote: Totally off topic, but didn't Daimler realize the error of their says and let Chrysler take themselves private?

That is true. Fiat now has a controlling interest in Chrysler.

Some people are becoming more ignorant and think that if they rant and rave you will cave in. Glad you stood your ground.

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 05-26-2012, 09:09 AM
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(05-25-2012, 08:58 PM)Johnny Wrote: They did indeed, then the government bailed them out (they did pay back the money) and now they are owned by FIAT.

The government didn't bail out Chrysler. Fiat and the UAW are joint owners. Chrysler however, did file for bankruptcy. The only recent auto industry bailout was GM.

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 05-26-2012, 10:05 AM
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  • Johnny
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(05-26-2012, 09:09 AM)slantman Wrote:
(05-25-2012, 08:58 PM)Johnny Wrote: They did indeed, then the government bailed them out (they did pay back the money) and now they are owned by FIAT.

The government didn't bail out Chrysler. Fiat and the UAW are joint owners. Chrysler however, did file for bankruptcy. The only recent auto industry bailout was GM.

The government did give them some money. Maybe it was just a loan. Bailout is such a harsh word.

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 05-26-2012, 10:08 AM
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  • biggiej42
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Mercedes separated from Chrysler. Product was going downhill fast with Chrysler influence.

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 05-26-2012, 10:28 AM
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  • Johnny
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You can call it a bailout or you can call it a loan, but here is the money that GM and Chrysler got. I can attach a link for reference if needed.

   

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 05-26-2012, 02:01 PM
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Weren't the loans "paid back" with borrowed money? I think it was just sleight of hand for talking points. Basically delivering Chyrsler to the Union. But I'm getting into politics and I don't really want to go there.

Anyway Crag, yes it happens. I had someone look at the code on my website and tell me that my BR sold for $3.99 for the first bottle and $.99 for each bottle thereafter. He was looking at shipping when internet sales open. I can't even pay for my materials at that price. I think I'm a nice enough guy but I'm not that nice to go into bankruptcy to supply bay rum for folks.

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