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Hobby affected by high gas price, unemployment??

Old 06-20-2008, 11:35 PM
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This forum has slowed down a lot...
Are we all affected by high gas, unemployment, slashed real estate??
Old 06-20-2008, 11:36 PM
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lol.
Old 06-20-2008, 11:41 PM
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Nah, I'm just out racing too much to post more.
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It sure is putting a hurting on my end of the hobby, I'm an auto technician in the Detroit area, so we rely on people to keep thier cars up and running , but with the price of fuel, nobody wants to spend hardly anything on thier cars, they lease them and when it needs something major, they turn it in and get a new lease, so it really hurts us, even the dealerships, thier not even busy!! Fortunatly we've been pretty busy at the shop the last two weeks, hopefully this will last so I can get the bills caught up and do some racing, bills and providing for the family come first. I guess money wise I'm not doing too bad, but nothing like it was about 7-8 years ago it was nice to have a couple hunred dollars in your pocket every week, thats few and far between now[&o], oh well what can you do besides deal with it and make the best of things.
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EVERYTHING is in the toilet.. My brother has to move out of his house because the owners are foreclosing.. In Los Angeles there is a RIDICULOUS amount of foreclosures.. Its hitting everyone... Being a small business owner myself... its not easy... but hey lets make the best of it... If we ALL buy a PRIUS... We can Have R/C Days an PRIUS Conventions in one... What do you say? lol
Old 06-21-2008, 12:53 AM
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I hear the price of Nitro is thru the roof, something about China not shipping and something having to do with the olympics? Even impacting NHRA drags.....
Old 06-21-2008, 04:33 AM
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what do you american lads pay for a gallon of petrol?in england its the equivelant of $10.50.
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what do you american lads pay for a gallon of petrol?in england its the equivelant of $10.50.
Not even close but there is a lot more attached to your fuel prices than ours, Where your at, the tax that is set aside for the roads actually go towards the roads...............here its just extra money for congress to spend.............other than that the fuel prices are just what the fuel companies feel like charging for it. See over here where we once had a socialism its turned into a multi national Marcsism. The rich rule............all we need to do is become rich [:-]
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i know its hurtin me ! im down to maybe a run a month now! and also fuel has gone up, i barely can afford the parts i need , it bout killed me buyin motor that i needed for my truggy! like RCCHEECH said my bills and wife and kids always come first! so i have just been doin alot of crawlin locally. its the cheap mans rc fun

im in residential construction<new homes> and as you all know THEY ARENT SELLING! so me and my dad<we run his company> have been gettin enough done to stay afloat so to speak
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If we ALL buy a PRIUS... We can Have R/C Days an PRIUS Conventions in one... What do you say? lol
If we all buy a Prius, nobody in my state will be working, let alone racing.
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Anyone ride bikes or motorcycles? I was thinking about getting a Vespa with a side cart...lol.
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Here in West Central Wisconsin we are getting the brunt end of all of it. The weather has not cooperated. With everything costing more we have guys showing up less cause of costs. I gave up going to a race this weekend cause I need to get to work and that has to come first. For me any track I go to is at least an hour away so it tends to get expensive. I drive an hour and a half one way to work everyday so Yes gas prices as well as rising cost of everything is effecting my racing this year.
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Europeans pay less for (actual) gas than Americans. Americans aren't taxed nearly as much on gas. But, we (Americans) pay more for the actual gasoline.

http://www.babeled.com/2008/06/02/us...an-gas-prices/

I think twice now before I get into my truck and go 50 miles to the nearest race track. It hasn't stopped me yet, but I still think twice about it.
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I think twice now before I get into my truck and go 50 miles to the nearest race track.
Thats the part that hurts us the most. We are so used to getting in the car and driving 50 to 500 miles (or further) any time we want to. Hard to do that on $4 gas.

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It all depends in what kind of field one is in I am a Physical Therapist and I have a lot of work thank god. Medical field does not get affect that much cause older people still need the medical attention no matter whats going on in the country.. I have a lot of stories from my patient about there relative losing work and stuff and it sucks.
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It all depends in what kind of field one is in I am a Physical Therapist and I have a lot of work thank god. Medical field does not get affect that much cause older people still need the medical attention no matter whats going on in the country.. I have a lot of stories from my patient about there relative losing work and stuff and it sucks.
Time for me to switch professions LOL!!!!
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gas prices do affect me, a college kid, when it comes to racing. closest track is 45 mins away, the next 2 are about 1 1/2 hours away. and no my parents dont give me money. if i want food, or gas, or anything i have to work. so as of right now i race about once a month. wish i could race more i just cant afford it
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Here in West Central Wisconsin we are getting the brunt end of all of it. The weather has not cooperated. With everything costing more we have guys showing up less cause of costs. I gave up going to a race this weekend cause I need to get to work and that has to come first. For me any track I go to is at least an hour away so it tends to get expensive. I drive an hour and a half one way to work everyday so Yes gas prices as well as rising cost of everything is effecting my racing this year.


not cooperating??? we got over 2 feet of rain in 2 weeks!!![:'(] I live 5 miles from were lake delton washed out highway A
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It sure is putting a hurting on my end of the hobby, I'm an auto technician in the Detroit area, so we rely on people to keep thier cars up and running , but with the price of fuel, nobody wants to spend hardly anything on thier cars, they lease them and when it needs something major, they turn it in and get a new lease, so it really hurts us, even the dealerships, thier not even busy!! Fortunatly we've been pretty busy at the shop the last two weeks, hopefully this will last so I can get the bills caught up and do some racing, bills and providing for the family come first. I guess money wise I'm not doing too bad, but nothing like it was about 7-8 years ago it was nice to have a couple hunred dollars in your pocket every week, thats few and far between now[&o], oh well what can you do besides deal with it and make the best of things.
Get a job at a Chrysler dealership,you will never run short on cars to fix
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Here in West Central Wisconsin we are getting the brunt end of all of it. The weather has not cooperated. With everything costing more we have guys showing up less cause of costs. I gave up going to a race this weekend cause I need to get to work and that has to come first. For me any track I go to is at least an hour away so it tends to get expensive. I drive an hour and a half one way to work everyday so Yes gas prices as well as rising cost of everything is effecting my racing this year.


not cooperating??? we got over 2 feet of rain in 2 weeks!!![:'(] I live 5 miles from were lake delton washed out highway A
Then you know why my racing has been dampered a bit. My home track is Reedsburg..... :-) We can not catch a break when it comes to the weather. That last one really washed out the track and gave us alot of work to do again. We had just got it race worthy and have not been able to run a race yet this year..... :-(
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It sure is putting a hurting on my end of the hobby, I'm an auto technician in the Detroit area, so we rely on people to keep thier cars up and running , but with the price of fuel, nobody wants to spend hardly anything on thier cars, they lease them and when it needs something major, they turn it in and get a new lease, so it really hurts us, even the dealerships, thier not even busy!! Fortunatly we've been pretty busy at the shop the last two weeks, hopefully this will last so I can get the bills caught up and do some racing, bills and providing for the family come first. I guess money wise I'm not doing too bad, but nothing like it was about 7-8 years ago it was nice to have a couple hunred dollars in your pocket every week, thats few and far between now[&o], oh well what can you do besides deal with it and make the best of things.
Get a job at a Chrysler dealership,you will never run short on cars to fix
LOL!! Actually, we just hired a guy that came from a Chrysler dealer, he got laid off because thier buisness was extremly slow.
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http://www.tangotrikes.com/

This is what we will all be driving soon. Get ready to get your groove on.
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You'll be suprised at how much the largescale petrol models have ripped into the 1/8th nitro market.A lot of people are changing to petrol models,myself included as its cheaper running costs and after the initial layout just as cheap to maintain.I think we're all feeling the econy pinch that the US is suffering and the knock on effect has hit us Brits too...

Lets look forward to better days guys and happier times and before we know it the economy will get back to strength,albeit not without casualties along the way.It's swings and roundabouts and all countries such as the US and UK suffer these declines and inflation rises.The war in Iraq hasn't helped and is the main cause of the troubles you guys in the US are seeing.Its sickens when one man can cause such turmoil for so many and still have supporters to his policies.Mr G W Bush has a lot to answer for in his remaining lifetime and although he's admitted and regrets his decision,I somehow doubt he'll lose any sleep over it...
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It is a problem. We deal and move on. I can find a way to point a lot of fingers, but that does not make things better. Solve the problem; do not dwell on who is at fault. This looks like an opportunity for a little ingenuity.
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I agreea with Terminator. If you dont point fingers the same the "style" will get re-elected.

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