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The new cab. I wonder when they will get the price in a more workable range? I could have got the last OEM task force cab in existance, back in the early 70's for $1500. from the chev dealer, did I goof up or what?
Registered: Sun Feb 06 2011 04:38 AM
$3000 and $30,000 yeah but hows that compair to wage?
3.5k / 4.24 perhour starting Boeing wage in 1972 = 825
30K/ 20 perhour higher than a Boeing starting wage 2012 = 1500
Yeah that car now cost amost twice as much per a wage in the older days. And a better number for a normal journeyman Boeing wage in 72 is $7.50 per hour 3.5k /7.5 perhour = 466 1500/466 = 3.21 So in reality that 2012 car at 30k is 3 times what it would cost you in 1972. I had $10k in the bank in 1972, I could have swung it no problem. The problem is all the new cars and trucks are way over priced, and are not worth it at all. Oh and note I'm using in between your 3000 and 4000 that is 3500 or 3.5k.
Gosh, this moved into the area of low wage growth.
The original comment seemed to be about whether it might have made sense to buy that cab back then, and hold it for use now. I'd say that you did not goof by not buying that cab back then (for use now).