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Yes.

The floor fell out, and it fell out fast. I work at a dealership 5 miles down the road from him that sells ~120 new and 90 used cars on an average month.

We’ve sold 3 cars this week. Two were scheduled deliveries from last Saturday. The sales department had one customer today.

On the service end of things I’ve dropped from 120-130 cars to around 50 per day, and I have only 15 appointments tomorrow.
:(

Hopefully this blows over in a couple weeks.

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The initial panic might. The long term effects of regular people with average wages losing that 1-2 week buffer will last far longer. And most people are paycheck to paycheck.

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Yes.

The floor fell out, and it fell out fast. I work at a dealership 5 miles down the road from him that sells ~120 new and 90 used cars on an average month.

We’ve sold 3 cars this week. Two were scheduled deliveries from last Saturday. The sales department had one customer today.

On the service end of things I’ve dropped from 120-130 cars to around 50 per day, and I have only 15 appointments tomorrow.
Is the :dillerman: business model really so bad that a couple dead months can't be survived? I mean, this situation sucks a lot for a lot of businesses but damn, you'd think with the amount of money going in/out of those places, they'd be a bit more liquid than that.

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By the time everyone is paid - staff, mortgage, utilities, advertising, insurance, manufacturer.. all the small things - the owner puts about $20-30k into his bank account. Costs are around 95 cents for every dollar a customer pays us (and that’s considered above average) and I need 90 cars a day coming in and spending normal levels of money to break even given the scale of our operation and services offered. I’m getting 40-60 right now for just oil changes.

My sales department is generally break even to a $10k loss on the sale of new cars every month, and the F&I department falls somewhere close to what service brings in.

Take away the customers and it dries up fast. It costs A LOT of money to operate a dealership.

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Got my quarantaine kompanion today. It is absolutely shockingly orange. Mission Accomplished. :fuckyeah:Image

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Got my quarantaine kompanion today. It is absolutely shockingly orange. Mission Accomplished. :fuckyeah:Image
That’s awesome! :fuckyeah:

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fledonfoot wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:23 am
Gberg2119 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:03 am
:(

Hopefully this blows over in a couple weeks.

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The initial panic might. The long term effects of regular people with average wages losing that 1-2 week buffer will last far longer. And most people are paycheck to paycheck.
Luckily we print credit cards faster than the treasury prints cash and people here have almost zero reservations about spending money they don't have (see the people racking up their credit cards for T.P. and hand sanitizer).

Good luck man..
I'm on my last bag of peas.

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Got my quarantaine kompanion today. It is absolutely shockingly orange. Mission Accomplished. :fuckyeah:Image
Super sweet.

I ordered an acoustic from Fender that will be here tomorrow.
I'm on my last bag of peas.

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:notbad:

Time to sing kumbaya with :waxer:

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:notbad:

Time to sing kumbaya with :waxer:
Hah..

I just want something I can practice and learn on that isn't plugged in all the time. I really, really suck and need to spend some serious hours practicing to get back to only really sucking.
I'm on my last bag of peas.

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:notbad:

Time to sing kumbaya with :waxer:
Hah..

I just want something I can practice and learn on that isn't plugged in all the time. I really, really suck and need to spend some serious hours practicing to get back to only really sucking.
Fender play app is doing 30 day or 3 months free or something right now during all of this. I know how to play, but signed up for it anyways since I’ve never had actual lessons and want to get better.
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Hah..

I just want something I can practice and learn on that isn't plugged in all the time. I really, really suck and need to spend some serious hours practicing to get back to only really sucking.
Fender play app is doing 30 day or 3 months free or something right now during all of this. I know how to play, but signed up for it anyways since I’ve never had actual lessons and want to get better.
Was going to give it a shot, what do you think so far?
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Fender play app is doing 30 day or 3 months free or something right now during all of this. I know how to play, but signed up for it anyways since I’ve never had actual lessons and want to get better.
Was going to give it a shot, what do you think so far?
Haven’t fired it up yet :(
I will tonight and report back tomorrow.
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:notbad:

Time to sing kumbaya with :waxer:
Hah..

I just want something I can practice and learn on that isn't plugged in all the time. I really, really suck and need to spend some serious hours practicing to get back to only really sucking.
It's very much an hours game. FWIW I generally tell people to practice on electrics if that's the kind of music you want to end up playing, but I also just don't like acoustics period so I'm biased.

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troyguitar wrote:
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Got my quarantaine kompanion today. It is absolutely shockingly orange. Mission Accomplished. :fuckyeah:Image
fuck yeah. your guitar matches the McLaren F1 car!


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DFD. The forum where everybody makes the same choices and then tells anybody trying to join the club that they are the stupidest motherfucker to ever walk the earth.

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My desktop background has been the other orange McLaren F1 for years now.

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My desktop background has been the other orange McLaren F1 for years now.

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DFD. The forum where everybody makes the same choices and then tells anybody trying to join the club that they are the stupidest motherfucker to ever walk the earth.

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Getting these mounted in stock size on the factory Prets later today, very curious to see how they pan out. They cost 2/3 of ECS and have a longer tread life which is the name of the game for most of my driving style. The only complaint seems to be a slightly disconnected feel on turn it but they are quiet and great in dry/wet. :notbad:

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The initial panic might. The long term effects of regular people with average wages losing that 1-2 week buffer will last far longer. And most people are paycheck to paycheck.
Luckily we print credit cards faster than the treasury prints cash and people here have almost zero reservations about spending money they don't have (see the people racking up their credit cards for T.P. and hand sanitizer).

Good luck man..
When it all comes tumbling down, credit debt won't matter. :aintcare:

That being said, my credit cards have been reserved for when I've got no reserves left.
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Have spent $150 in last 2.5 weeks. Only on food and booze. Nothing to report in this :bread:

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I identify as poor. The government says otherwise.

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Have spent $150 in last 2.5 weeks. Only on food and booze. Nothing to report in this :bread:

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Have spent $150 in last 2.5 weeks. Only on food and booze. Nothing to report in this :bread:

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Exactly. But wfh isn't the worst. My outside view is upgraded.
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Exactly. But wfh isn't the worst. My outside view is upgraded.
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Luckily we print credit cards faster than the treasury prints cash and people here have almost zero reservations about spending money they don't have (see the people racking up their credit cards for T.P. and hand sanitizer).

Good luck man..
When it all comes tumbling down, credit debt won't matter. :aintcare:

That being said, my credit cards have been reserved for when I've got no reserves left.
If you are short on cash and need the float, look at the 0% balance transfer offers on your credit cards. Yes they usually have a 3 or 4% fee, but you can tap your credit line for cash. Last time we had a massive downturn in the economy the credit card companies started cutting back on credit limits. So think about that before your limits get cut back, if you need to.
I'm on my last bag of peas.

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When it all comes tumbling down, credit debt won't matter. :aintcare:

That being said, my credit cards have been reserved for when I've got no reserves left.
If you are short on cash and need the float, look at the 0% balance transfer offers on your credit cards. Yes they usually have a 3 or 4% fee, but you can tap your credit line for cash. Last time we had a massive downturn in the economy the credit card companies started cutting back on credit limits. So think about that before your limits get cut back, if you need to.
:notbad:

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Speaking of credit cards, Visa bought me these today and they are awesome. At least as good as the Conti 5Ps but I'm going to say better in most ways in today's weather. The treads are 360 rated and treads look like they have MOAR meat. This will be a sufficient set to get me through the apocalypse. :fuckyeah:


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CorvetteWaxer wrote:
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When it all comes tumbling down, credit debt won't matter. :aintcare:

That being said, my credit cards have been reserved for when I've got no reserves left.
If you are short on cash and need the float, look at the 0% balance transfer offers on your credit cards. Yes they usually have a 3 or 4% fee, but you can tap your credit line for cash. Last time we had a massive downturn in the economy the credit card companies started cutting back on credit limits. So think about that before your limits get cut back, if you need to.
Oh good point.

I’ll be fine until the curtain lifts now, thanks to the stimulus bill providing additional unemployment benefits. The question remains how long it’ll take after the all-clear before I get recalled for my job, if ever.
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