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RE: Wowee The Insane Rise Of Copper Price

I believe there are probably some shorages out there on various material and commodities. BUT, I also believe some companies/industries are jumping on the shortage bandwagon to jack up prices so they can get a piece of the pie. Last year there was supposedly a propane shortage. No shortage anywhere I frequent/live, and fortunately local prices didn't increase much. Earlier this year, just before spring (aka pool season), there was suddenly a chlorine shortage. It was announced once on the news (that I recall) and now the local pool store is rationing chlorine tablets. Meanwhile my local Lowes has full shelves. Some of this is real, but some it is is also to induce panic buying, raise prices, and gouge the consumer. You'll never convince me that it's not. Mike
Walaby 06/13/21 06:32am Tech Issues
RE: GRRR Ford Dealer - 2022 SD

Man, that really sucks. Im with you that the GM is obviously clueless. Of all people, he should clearly understand how the process works and what would happen if he did what he did. Makes me wonder if he did it on purpose, hoping/thinking you'll either back out, or buy something different. Mike
Walaby 06/10/21 07:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet

And you have no way of knowing if the Amazon devices have an internal frequency or method of connecting that is only discoverable by other Amazon devices. Lets face it - they are a behemoth and could easily invest millions of dollars into surreptitious technology. We already know they have with the listening devices. Remember - Amazon never said anything about this. They were SILENT. It was exposed by someone else. Mike
Walaby 06/10/21 06:05pm Technology Corner
RE: GRRR Ford Dealer - 2022 SD

Don't be so quick to throw the salesman under the bus. Orders are not placed by the salespeople -- they're placed by management. A little common sense tells you that a salesman doesn't get paid until the vehicle is delivered, so where's his incentive to see that it goes anywhere but to his retail buyer? I notice on this forum that people jump on salesmen a lot, and deem them mostly dishonest. Spending 30 years in the automobile business prior to retiring and going into Real Estate in 2012 showed me otherwise.What's your impression of realtor honesty? My daughter has a low opinion. She has had bad experience after bad experience with realtors. On her recent home purchase the realtor and inspector seemed to be in cahoots and tried everything possible to get her to sign a new contract with less advantageous terms than the one already in place. And now she's found additional rain damage from the bad roof (it was sold as is) that the inspector didn't "find."You do realize that a realtor doesn't work for the buyer right? They work for the seller who pays themfrom the sale proceeds, and signed a contract with them, before any buyer is even on the scene. You need to educate yourself. Have you ever heard of a "buyer's agent"? A Realtor can act in a capacity for a buyer OR a seller. As a buyer's agent, the Realtor represents the buyer's interests exclusively. There, your lesson for the day. You're welcome:CI am aware that can happen..... but it is rare. The reason it is rare is that the buyer would have to pay the realtor a fee upfront... (they like to get paid you know.) And since normal people do not have that kind of coin .. It usually happens with ultra high end properties where everyone has a lot of money. Where in the WORLD are you getting your information??? A buyer does NOT pay a buyer's agent anything up front. When I am representing the buyer, acting as a buyer's agent, a sale doesn't always result. Same as if I'm an agent for the seller. Not EVERY house sells, and not EVERY 'buyer' buys. And, believe it or not, we work solely on commission when a sale is closed -- nothing 'up front' --- EVER. You should research this, and maybe even call a Realtor and ask how a buyer's agent relationship works, if you don't believe me. You will definitely be surprised, because the information you think is true definitely is not. Remember, I AM a Realtor, so I kind of know what's going on, and I speak with some authority. A1A realtor is right. Seller realtors don't particularly like a buyer to have a realtor, because they have to split the commission with the buyer realtor. Otherwise, seller realtor gets to keep the full 6%. So, seller realtor is totally interested in nothing more than (a) selling at highest price possible to make seller happy and make more money and (b) convincing buyer he/she does not need a realtor. Buyer realtor, on other hand, works for the buyer and are legally bound to help the buyer. Buyer agent gets paid after the sale, and buyer pays zilch. Buyer realtor splits the 6% commission that the seller pays to complete the sale. I know that, and Im NOT a realtor. Although I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express a time or two. That said - where were we on this whole Ford 2022 SD discussion? Mike
Walaby 06/10/21 05:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Generators!! Yes YOU!

I for one didn't realize that Solar can now power A/C. Interesting. Mike
Walaby 06/09/21 07:21pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet

Im no way a full on techno geek, but I did sleep in a Holiday Inn a time or two. The fact that your internet is encrypted likely matters not, if your device has the key and already has access to your network. Another device, connecting to your device, could be made to look just like your device, so your network doesn't see anything different. Yeah, there's the issue of a single, or predominant ISP in a particular area, and if that goes down, there's no network to connect. But that's not everywhere. The mere fact that, as you point out, these devices are a hackers dream should convince you that they can (and are) networking these devices. We have one, because my grand kids bought it for my wife. We understand the risks. I only plug it in and use it if we want it to play music. It actually produces a pretty decent sound. Im just glad someone uncovered this because Amazon sure didn't let everyone know. It got exposed by an outsider. Mike
Walaby 06/09/21 05:02pm Technology Corner
RE: The Home Depot is my new Amazon

Being a veteran I go to Lowes for the 10% discount on everything. It adds up. FYI Home Depot will give you the same 10% if you ask. Lowes you can use the Mil discount online with your MyLowes card. I haven't figured out how to get mil discount online with HD. Mike
Walaby 06/09/21 04:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet

must be a US only thing, I looked on my amazon devides and I dont have the setting or app to disable or enable. Steve Yes - "only available in the US". Mike
Walaby 06/08/21 05:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Still very tempting to buy my totaled TT back

Just go ahead and do it. I wouldn't. But you're not me. Mike
Walaby 06/08/21 04:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet

I'm still trying to figure out how they would access bandwidth on another router but that's way beyond my pay grade. Thanks for the info OP. Believe they would access it through your Amazon device, if you don't opt out. If your neighbors loses it's network connection with his network, the device would link to your device if in range, and then would have access to the inner-web through your device. It should be criminal for Amazon to make the default be opt-in, and they didn't tell anyone. I've opted out. Mike
Walaby 06/08/21 04:09pm Technology Corner
RE: Passenger headlight inop but bulb and DC power present

Sounds like openspaces and wanderingaimlessly may be on the right track.
Walaby 06/05/21 11:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Good iOS app for RV navigation?

Smart Truck Route is a good app that allows weight, height etc to be added. Mike
Walaby 06/02/21 08:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Out of touch with reality

I think there's shortages of some things out there that is obviously driving up prices, but I also believe some of it is made up. Awhile back, there was supposedly a propane shortage. Can't speak for everywhere, but where Im at.. no shortage. I, unfortunately, am in the beginning stages of building my retirement house. I could have waited, but then it likely would have delayed my retirement by another year, and who knows if the prices would go back down. I believe a lot of the price increases we are seeing that is attributed to shortages will never come back down. Oh, they might drop a little bit, but it' ain't coming down to pre-covid prices. No way. Businesses know people are willing to pay the price, so the new price points are being established now. Mike
Walaby 06/02/21 07:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: 1 month old TT totaled?

If you paid cash for it then you're not in horrible shape, although a replacement will cost you more. If you financed it, then you probably owe even after they write the check. Hopefully you paid cash. Mike
Walaby 05/30/21 07:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Not sure if I have an issue or not...

On my 2017 Ram, it comes on initially in the center of the gauge cluster (where the digital speedometer and other info is displayed). It alerts you initially that the trailer is hooked up, but after that, it goes away. It will come on again if you squeeze the levers on the manual brake for the brake controller. Mike
Walaby 05/26/21 05:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Superduty Death Wobble fix

C Shomer poster all new parts. Fish On One posted still original parts. TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE.
Walaby 05/23/21 07:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Grand Design Solitude

Have had my GD Reflection for two years now. Only small issues I fixed myself. Drawer under TV. Drawer slide failed (too much weight). Replaced myself. Schwintek slide controller failure. Lippert sent me a new one free of charge. They do use the same components as everyone else, so nothing better or worse there in my opinion. Mike
Walaby 05/22/21 08:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: T-Mobile Home Internet WOW!

Double thanks for posting. My future home (land purchased and house in works) is in middle of pink but interactive map says limited signal strength. AT&T cell I get 2 bars. I have limited options for internet access in country where Im at, so knowing TMobile might work is good to know. On the waiting list for Starlink. Mike
Walaby 05/19/21 06:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Nothing wrong with having your mind made up. People have different needs and wants and they don't always line up with our own. That's the good thing about having choices. You don't have to settle for what someone else likes. Mike
Walaby 05/16/21 02:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is this hitch wrong?

Lets see how many responses we can generate. It's fine either way. Mike
Walaby 05/12/21 05:36pm Towing
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