Personal attacks. Oh boy you're a winner. How about you read what you
write and get your thoughts and arguments straight because you sure are
Oh ok so you're accusing me of something you had been doing the entire
time. Ok sure you can play that way but no one else can. You say one
thing then contradict yourself. Oh its labor and marketing blah blah
blah that makes it 700 bucks. No wait its markup. No wait its because
insurance companies pay for it. Make up your mind.
You can justify the cost all you want. The fact remains there is still
no "justification" for GM's markups. I'm simply saying if I or my
insurance company is going to be paying those kinds of prices it had
better as hell be made here in the states otherwise GM can go screw
themselves and that is where "THEY" get hammered. Because NO ONE in
their right mind would want to deal with them with that kind of pricing.
They dont ship that s$#@ out of the country to pay anything higher than
that! Yes I do know by reason of logic what they pay for that stuff.
Like I said my dad worked for GM. His plant made brake pads among other
things. Delphi sells them to GM for 4 bucks a set, GM sells them to
dealers or who the heck ever and then dealers sell them for $75 bucks.
You tell me, do you think it cost them more than 100 bucks for that
radio made in mexico? Think again. I can buy any other aftermarket
american made brake pads for 30 bucks. Again GM hurts themselves because
they push themselves out of the market for anyone with half a common
since. Instead of just trying to make 25 bucks off of brake pads they
try to make 70 bucks.
If you were to try and buy a car part by part you wouldnt get 1/20th of
a car before you went over msrp. Insurance doesnt pay for broken radios,
they dont pay for brake pads, they dont pay for rotors so why would
insurance justify any of that? It DOESNT! And that was your whole point
which was bunk to begin with. But of course we dont know what your point
was. Who could... However my point was in case you keep missing it -
NOTHING JUSTIFIES THOSE PRICES!
The correct answer is CORPORATE GREED!
Why does a designer shirt made in Bangalore cost $200.00 when the slave labor
sewing it is getting 50 cents a day?
Think about it, with all of the off shoring of American jobs to 15th world
nations (at the moment anyway), has anyone seen the price of any major goods go
Electronics is about the only thing I can think of and that's only because the
technology to manufacture the goods has improved.
What about the trickle down theory of economics where the mega corporations like
IBM/GM/GE get tax breaks from the federal and state govts so that they can keep
costs low and save jobs?
That's a joke if ever there was one.
Anyone seen the cost of cars lately?
The CEO's and boards of directors are crying poverty, taking the tax breaks and
shipping the work oversea's for cheap labor costs.
Then when the company is in the dumper and people's lives are ruined they grab
their golden parachutes and retire to Tahiti.
My friends, if things continue, the USA will be well on it's way toward a dual
class society where there is only upper class and lower class.
The middle class will be gone and so will our *super nation* status as countries
like China, India, Pakistan and others slowly and methodically build up their
technology and workforce and out design and out sell us.
And the real joke is, we are funding them right now.
On Sun, 15 Feb 2004 18:40:42 -0500, "James C. Reeves"
wants to keep it. My wife's uncle had his side window smashed in NYC
for the purpose of stealing one filthy ripped glove he left on the
floor. The bastards will do a $1000 worth of damage to your car if
they think they can steal something worth a dollar.
| >| I cleaned my battery terminals and now I have LOC on the display. I got
| >| codes 942 955 using the 2/3 and AM/FM. We have a 99 Olds Alero. Can
| >| help with our code?
| >Curious why GM locks their radios. Surely the factory radios aren't stolen
| >that often, are they?
| A confirmed thief will steal anything and then later determine if he
| wants to keep it. My wife's uncle had his side window smashed in NYC
| for the purpose of stealing one filthy ripped glove he left on the
| floor. The bastards will do a $1000 worth of damage to your car if
| they think they can steal something worth a dollar.
That being the case, how then does putting a software lock on the radio stop
those types of thieves? Based on this they'll steal it anyway.
(thief) "Ooooh look, it has "theft-loc" it must be an expensive stereo, even if
it's in a Pontiac"
or as Offspring put it:
That car looked so tempting
so easy to drive
Just like that apartment that
You started to run but
didn't get far
'cause under your arm was a
Wir welle bleiwe wat mir sin
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