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Buy New or Used?

Posted February 23, 2009 8:08 AM

If you can't replace it, then rebuild it. Much like the issue of buying a new versus a used car, engineers are now considering the advantages of buying re-manufactured power transmission equipment. Can you save 60% by buying a re-manufactured power train group? Are there real advantages to purchasing rebuilt systems? Or, is new technology worth a higher price?

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02/24/2009 9:05 AM

what is new? what is used?

the rich buy new, the poor buy used.

but another side, the older the ting is. the valuable.

look antique, who can afford it higher price? as well as famous painting.

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02/24/2009 9:26 AM

Hi all,

I would just like to say that, they are the lucky people who can choose new!

Most people have to muddle by with steamed up specs, greasy hands pawing through a Manual, and hoping you do not have 'too many bits' left when you have finished the necessary rebuild!

Anyone who can afford a new car or truck every year is working their ba-ls off, or is earning to much and/or spending it in cars instead of the family.

When I here people say they are not so 'well off',...............by whose standards? I know not a single person who can budget for a car sooner than every 5 years. Perhaps I know the 'wrong' people? I don't know about that. I do know all my family are in the states and doing very well thank you! But they consider themselves poorer if they can't buy a new car for their child leaving school. It is ridiculous.

Some of this may be marked as 'off topic', but I hope I got the everyday working mans opinion over.

This really is not a choice for most people, that is all I am saying!

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02/24/2009 12:29 PM

Babybear

I could not agree more. We as a country, (world) have been bamboozled into thinking that we all need the latest and greatest of everything or else we will be considered not worthy. It is unfortunate.

I grew up in a very modest household. My parent imigrated to the US with $100, a job and low income housing. If we wanted/needed somethig we worked for it, paying cash not on credit. I think that in view of todays financial declines we will be forced into this kind of thinking. The days of instant gratifications may be near and end for most of us.

As for buying new tech I would seriously look at the advantages that are offered with the new product or if used will fit the bill of what is needed today as well cover the forecasted need then I think go with the used.

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02/25/2009 7:04 PM

Hello rlindey:

How are you? I appreciate your post. We could, from the sound of it, be brothers from the same family!

We never and I mean never had debt. We never had anything so anything over and above this 'norm' was a bonus. My Father had to be one of the hardest working men I know. But we all knew we could not spend or eat if you like, past out budget.

We had 'days out' to wherever, and picnics local to our home. On one picnic we found a huge patch of blackberries and were able to visit over about three weeks and make jams (Jelly in the US) and blackberry pie was gorgeous! How many people do you know who go on picnics? I can think of none where I live and yet it costs virtually nothing and you are out in the fresh air, brilliant.

I suppose our new era equivalent would by a trip to the MacDonald's? Tooooo expensive. Funny how people have no money but, can still afford to eat at big macs? Never could and never will understand that. I guess these people need to live like they have really no money, as we did before they realise that not having the most up to date mobile phone, means you are poor? I recall saving for three months to buy a tennis racquet.

It was not until I was 14 we had our first holiday. A week in a one room bed & breakfast in Blackpool. No running water in the room so to wash we had to fetch a pitcher of cold water and wash in a tiny little stone bowl that went with the pitcher. After that we had to wait two years before our next week in a caravan in Yorkshire I think. Blumin cold! Brrrr.

Take care OK................

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