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Gather ye radios while ye may

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by Big Kahuna, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Now we need a $15/hr minimum wage and we will be set.


     
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  2. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    I didn't say that out loud did I?

    :whistle:
     
  3. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy Do Your Research First, Then Decide...

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    At least it was not in ALL CAPS...:)
     
  4. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    Right now there are 40 + container ships sitting off the coast of CA.
    The normal numbers of ships waiting in que at the ports is 0 to 1.
    Shipping times overseas have gone from a avg of 34- 36 days to a avg of 70+ days.
    Part of that is covid, part of it is that the ships coming in here to San Diego and Long Beach are now carting almost 2x the container loads as ships get bigger.
    We need to invest in reshaping our ports to handle bigger loads and bigger ships.

    There are veterans in the shipping industry that are speculating the " catch up" time is late 2022 to early 2023.
    TSMC, a very large semiconductor manufacture is also way behind in production from covid plant closures and there struggle to get raw materials.
    It's going to take time to get this stuff moving again and as it floats around and around the price will continue going up.


    73
    Jeff

    edit spelling I am getting old....
     
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  5. nomadradio

    nomadradio Analog Retentive

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    Ahh, "TSMC"?

    73
     
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  6. lonestarbandit

    lonestarbandit 4-2-9 Central TX

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    Have an RCI 2950 CD and a magnum 257 late model blue face. What more do I need lol.
    (I know some hardbitten clown will now say "a real radio") lol
     
  7. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    I think I am about stocked up. Recent purchases include:

    4 ea Cobra 29 refurb
    3 ea Texas Ranger 797
    3 ea Texas Ranger 936
    2 ea Galaxy 86v
    1 ea Anytone 6666


    I think I am about done except I don't gave one of those Lincoln +2 radios yet.

    Almost forgot, a Galaxy 959 on the way. (How could I forget the side mic radio?)
     
  8. Holydvr

    Holydvr Well-Known Member

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    I have more than enough working radios thankfully. I only pick a few here and there per year for parts etc. anymore. I am glad I hoarded way back when I did!
     
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  9. whiteastro

    whiteastro Active Member

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    I'm still working on my 1995 Chevy Astro and enjoying not having bank payments in my retirement !
     
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  10. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    you damm sure got that right. we slave they take. something wrong with this channel. maybe we need to change channels for a better picture?
     
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  11. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    actually the containers need to leave here FULL OF AMERICAN MADE GOODS n return empty not packed full of crap from the LAND OF ALMOST RIGHT. my opinion but others might vary
     
  12. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    You are correct, however that's not how it works today, Americans have become so used to buying cheap offshore products that now we don't have any other source for things like semiconductors.
    GM is a fine example, no Taiwan semiconductors, no new trucks rolling off the line.
    When I worked retail, our boss would give us rolls of stickers that said Made In the USA, we would go through our inventory and apply them to American made products.
    About 70% of the product did not get a sticker, and the driving force behind that was the consumer looking for the lowest price on the tag.
    We had a few that would look for American made products but not many.

    73
    Jeff
     
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  13. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    It's hard for American companies to pay workers $20 hr when Chinese companies pay their workers $20 a month. The economics is broken and the people who make the decisions want to keep it this way.
     
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  14. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    Irrelevant what other countries might pay. Tariffs built our system.

    But the usurers showed up and worked their typical destruction.
     
  15. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    i strive to buy as much American products as i can. sadly you are 100% correct too.
    i used to haul a few loads of Walmart crap to Bentonville from the railhead in Kansas City.allit was is substandard cheep chicom crap.lots was broke before it even got here,tossed in containers any way they could pack it in
     
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