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Old 06-28-2016, 11:07 PM   #41
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This is the main reason I am very happy to not even own a car. I am never going to get priced out of transportation. I only own my condo and a few changes of underwear. I would prefer not to own anything but the underwear, but in a dynamic real estate market, renting is a risk that I prefer not to run. I know many are willing to move downmarket if necessary, but I am not.

Incidentally, I think the "sharing economy" my be a real deflationary force for some time. If 20-50 people people can use one Uber car, I would not want to be an auto manufacturer. With self driving cars this will be much stronger. Autos drove the US economy for 100 years, but imo that era is coming to a close. Though suburban living may give it a big extension. Non dangerous and adequate free schools in an upscale suburb are a mighty draw for parents.

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Maybe you need to get out of Hooverville and visit Hooterville--where most of the U.S. citizens live. We see no evidence of the sharing economy in force at the present time. Heck, we don't even do any recycling and our public schools are still just fine.
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:32 PM   #42
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My line of thinking with newer cars, is that all the required maintenance that was drilled into our heads 50 years ago, in many cases no longer applies. Other than fluid changes, I don't do anything unless something doesn't feel right, or is making noise.

Repair facilities, dealer or otherwise, are all commission driven. They're a bunch of fear mongers, that rank right along with TV meteorologist in needlessly scaring people for their own economic gain.
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Maybe you need to get out of Hooverville and visit Hooterville--where most of the U.S. citizens live. We see no evidence of the sharing economy in force at the present time. Heck, we don't even do any recycling and our public schools are still just fine.
I could sure go for no recycling. It has become so crazy here that it takes longer to get rid of your garbage than it took to buy the stuff and haul it home in the first place.

Today I had to pay $75 to get rid of some crappy accordion doors I had taken out of my bedroom. Still it's all good when I walk down the street and enjoy all the people, or take a $1, twenty minute bus ride to the Beach.

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that's what a truck+landfill is for...$11 per load
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that's what a truck+landfill is for...$11 per load
And hundreds or thousands per year in depreciation, maintenance, taxes, insurance, (maybe) parking, etc. Haha gets most places for a buck.
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