It was not to long ago those 'in the know' were predicting Ford would 'soon
outsell GM in the US,' as well ;)
(I deleted your address line. No to smart of to put all of that information
out in a NG.)
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I think Joe knows what he's doing. Nothing available there that's not
available elsewhere, and besides he's been posting here for *years*.
When you begin to get dozens of calls at 5 PM from telemarketers and all of
the paper in your FAX machine is printed out with spam at 2 AM you may feel
differently, unless of course it is not YOUR paper ;)
The economics are completely different. Sending email spam,
especially using botnets, is essentially free. Last I saw, estimates
were that the response rate on email spam was down around one in
100,000 -- but the cost of sending the message is so low they're still
making a profit. At those rates, harvesting my email address from
usenet is worth it to them; unfortunately, my email address was in so
many different places long before there was spam that ceasing to use
it on usenet wouldn't make any difference at this point. I don't use
my personal email address on usenet!
A telemarketing call or fax spam costs infinitely more -- up in the
pennies range. For random telemarketers to call my office to make
pitches on the basis of harvesting the phone number from usenet would
be insane; likewise to send spam to the department's fax machine on
Joseph J. Pfeiffer, Jr., Ph.D. Phone -- (505) 646-1605
Department of Computer Science FAX -- (505) 646-1002
If you were paying attention I explained the 'why' about 12 posts
ago, prior to all the pointless back-and-forth in this thread...
Never mud-wrestle with a pig. It doesn't accomplish anything, and
after a while you realize that the pig is enjoying it.
If you want to keep up with him, that's your business.
--<< Bruce >>--
As usual you do not know what you are talking about. Do a search and you
will discover PTD.net is division of SECTV the oldest cable company in the
WORLD, established in 1948. It is an all carbon fiber network, based in
Allentown Pa, that I can connect to via satellite from wherever I am at the
time. Do you want to see some picture from the 2006 Key West Fantasy
Have a look here:
Most published reports put Ford's share of the US police patrol car
market somewhere between 80% and 90%. That doesn't leave much for Chevy
On Tue, 19 Dec 2006 20:23:13 +0000, John Horner got out the hammer and
chisel and etched in the wall:
Yeah, I work in a building next to two Sheriff stations. We share the
same parking lots. I see a ton of Crown Vics outside and no Impalas.
Since the Feds moved in there are a few black Suburbans, too.
Only one Avalanche though. And I get to drive it home. :P
Another one bites the dust.....
Pretty soon you'll only be able to buy a crown victoria, f150 and maybe
Tell me, is this just in my area of residence or does this happen all over.
The Honda, Toyota, Nissan dealers don't stock many vehicles, now i'm
sure they also sell less, so maybe this is relative.
Does FORD do anything to control inventory... every ford lot i've been
to is full of vehicles.... many options and colors etc, of all vehicles,
even had 10 mustangs at one of the two ford dealers in a city of
45,000 ppl. You head over to the other dealer, they had 6. The toyota
dealer had only 1 Tundra and no tacomas. Is this because they don't
sell any trucks, probably not.
You don't see toyota, honda, nissan advertising year end clearance
sales... ford does this almost steadily for about 4 months.
Just wondering if there is any inventory control, i am in the lumber
market, and controlling inventory is the FIRST priority, especially in a
They hide their overstocks and recall better. Remember, Japanese car
companies are all about image, not about substance anyway (yeah, maybe a
bit overly cynical, but that's the way I see it for the most part). If
they convey an image of quality and never a hint of a recall or
overstock, dummies will still flock to buy them. A co worker just picked
up a new T*yota Tundra v8 because, as he said, "they were GIVING the
things away!" Far cheaper than he could get a Dodge Dakota. All is not
as well as it seems at Toy, either.
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