Is It The Economy???

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by oh no, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. oh no

    oh no New Member

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    In northern Indiana,, boats and adult toys in general are going super cheap,,,everyone is trying to sell their toys.

    Is this going on all over the country, or just here?

    http://southbend.craigslist.org/boa/1487307736.html

    http://southbend.craigslist.org/boa/1486450353.html

    http://southbend.craigslist.org/boa/1486145255.html

    http://southbend.craigslist.org/boa/1483502775.html

    http://southbend.craigslist.org/boa/1484953274.html

    Maybe it is just me,, but it seems stuff is going unusually cheap.
     
  2. Boomer

    Boomer New Member

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    I think it is going on all over the country, you figure 10 out of 100 people are out of work, so people are selling stuff off to survive. I have noticed on Craigslist, you can get RV's Boats, horses, cows, and just about anything else at Rock Bottom prices.
     

  3. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    I think you hit the nail on the head Jim. Toys are the first things to go when the going gets tough. Wish I had some extra money to take advantage of the situation. Theres so many good deals out there, its incredible.
     
  4. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    i got my old boat for $450.00 the motor is worth more than that
     
  5. DANZIG

    DANZIG New Member

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    Surprisingly, WV is not doing all that bad.
    Flip side of that is WV was not doing near as good when the rest of the country was booming.

    We never saw the outrageous housing inflation and have not suffered the housing crash that many have.
    We have taken some employment hits but over all, things here have not tanked.
     
  6. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Not here,Jim. Most are selling their toys,But not that cheap,I guess they want to get as much back as they can from their bad decisions.:wink:
     
  7. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    peopel are holding on to there money here for sure! and for sale signs in yards everywhere..saw a v bottom with a jon boat on top of it..both or none...didnt catch the price though
     
  8. festus

    festus New Member

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    Yeah, stuff's going cheap here. My neighbor picked up a nice camper/trailer for $500. A few years ago it would have been worth $4000-$5000. Homes are up for sale everywhere, but nobody's buying them.
     
  9. Slatebar

    Slatebar New Member

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    I have said it before and will say it again. W.Va went to he!! when Hazels left town. First Hazels, then Frys Alley, then Cinder Bottom, Billies Truck Stop, and they cleaned up Wheeling. Nothing Wild and Wonderful about any of that .:big_smile_2:
     
  10. ammo warrior

    ammo warrior Member

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    Yeah Jim, that is not good that people have to sell their stuff just to make it through this tough time.
     
  11. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    It's been going on here for two years. One of our BOC brothers said, "Americans will never give up their SUVs." Well contrary to his belief, you can't hardly give them away around here. Dealers won't take them in trade because they can't resell them. Boats and motorcycles are for sale all over the place. It's a shame that the ones the are most responsible for this mess aren't hurting at all.
     
  12. carolinakid76

    carolinakid76 New Member

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  13. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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  14. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    I was lookin at some fishing reels on CL, sometimes stuff is cheap, sometimes not, but could be stolen too. Could be its in bad shape. Lots of kayaks for sale, but not really cheap, sometimes a good deal comes up. The recession ain't over by a long shot. Brother bought a motor home for a great deal few years ago, but now that seems high, wants to sell but can't, the use a lot of fuel.
     
  15. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    My house , garage , 3 cars , 2 trucks , 2 boats , and motorcylce are all payed for .Thank god . If I had to make payments on all that crap , I would have to file chapter 11 . Now lets hope I dont have to sell any of it anytime soon .

    My nieghbor has been selling all his stuff at crazy low prices . I havent bought any of his goodies due to I hate for him to have to look at his toys in my yard . Times are tight for sure.
     
  16. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    Yup, it's the economy Jim. Here down south of you, boats on the two lanes every mile or so. Not as many scooters, but lots of 4 wheelers.
     
  17. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Watch the motors on those boats.
    Antiques.
    I wouldn't give 4500 for the first because of the motor.

    By the time I repowered it I could have bought new or newer.
     
  18. Fl.catman

    Fl.catman New Member

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    Same thing is going on here in Fl folk's are selling all their toys.
     
  19. oh no

    oh no New Member

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  20. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    A few years bck mining was good in our state and the cold miners would buy lots of toys. When the mines started to close, and the realization on few mines started to sink in, the toys were the first to go. The economy falling is creating the same situation today, but on a much larger scale. It's affecting people from all walks of life.