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bunkferd 57 posts  |  Last Activity: Feb 12, 2015 11:38 AM Member since: Dec 7, 2005
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    To all the haters

    by dawginahotcar Feb 11, 2015 4:57 PM
    bunkferd bunkferd Feb 12, 2015 11:38 AM Flag

    That's fine if you think they are appealing. They're unique. They don't resemble other cars on the market. They are more of an affluent old people's car. For folks who have risen above Bruicks. At least the CTS gets a half red dot at CR's used cars a to z which is pretty good for Caddy. The truth is IMO that the vast majority of cars sold are somewhere between homely and just plain ugly. The Caddys look like they were styled for pimps and pushers. Do you have a nice big fedora to wear in the car?

  • to learn the details of Simon's Ford Town Car accident. Was he using the seatbelt? How fast was the car going? Was the driver a perfectly sober UAW driver? The remains of the Town Car are just a little bit scary. If that is what happens to a four thousand + pound car? I've done some driving in NYC and I didn't know that you can go fast enough to get killed.

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    Sap Alert

    by bob_sap_here Feb 11, 2015 6:46 PM
    bunkferd bunkferd Feb 12, 2015 10:03 AM Flag

    Web, what username was Jeyehawkey using before he started jhawk2008ncaachumps? Do you remember?

  • Reply to

    To all the haters

    by dawginahotcar Feb 11, 2015 4:57 PM
    bunkferd bunkferd Feb 12, 2015 7:11 AM Flag

    "btw the truck has 140K on it."
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    Great! Sounds like you got the good one that they built that month. I hope your luck holds out.

  • Reply to

    Sap Alert

    by bob_sap_here Feb 11, 2015 6:46 PM
    bunkferd bunkferd Feb 12, 2015 7:08 AM Flag

    The miners and explorers, especially the juniors, are screaming buys right now. I've been buying with both hands. You should know that, G Gordon! People on this board are gluttons for punishment. When I first started visiting this board it was rah rah rah GM AND they were almost all climbing all over each other buying boardwalk and park place. Jeyehawkey, I don't remember if you were one of the board real estate moguls or not. I know that you definitely were not advising caution on the sector (this was 06-07). In recent years the P/M sector has been given a thorough thrashing, really beaten up on and here you are crowing and dancing on its grave! Wise up, boy! Get on board the train is leaving the station. Don't get left behind!
    The P/M sector is low hanging fruit if there ever was any.

  • Reply to

    To all the haters

    by dawginahotcar Feb 11, 2015 4:57 PM
    bunkferd bunkferd Feb 12, 2015 6:52 AM Flag

    ". All these folks running off to the Mercedes/BMW dealers"
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    And Lexus. You are exactly right on that one, bad day. That is why Caddy sales are so pitiful. Caddy just isn't holding up in the semi luxury car market. Has no pizazz. No appeal. Nobody wants to write home and tell mom that bought a Caddy. That's almost like saying they bought a Ford. Caddys are so shall we say middle class with a ridiculous price tag. And the ELR! Now there is a bizarre concept if there ever was one. What kind of a lunatic dreamed that one up? A 75 thousand dollar economy car! You have to be kidding me! That's even sillier than a 45 thousand dollar economy car!

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    5 long years underwater personality_less never learns

    by qqq2244 Feb 11, 2015 11:19 AM
    bunkferd bunkferd Feb 11, 2015 1:12 PM Flag

    "Shall we go over this again?

    Investors, I mean REAL investors, saw gains of over 40% in 2012.
    They also saw gains of over 40% in 2013.
    And this year, like a whole 6 weeks, GM shares are up 7.5% "
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    That's called cherry picking the data. Slick operators is the term you were looking for, not investors.

  • bunkferd bunkferd Feb 11, 2015 10:04 AM Flag

    "Imagine buying one of the greatest companies of all time for $19 a share..."
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    That's yesterday's story. You don't make money buying yesterday's prom queen. Oh, they had a rally and everyone bought in at the low and they have huge gain and they're drawing a respectable dividend and when this thing tanks they will all have sold at $41. And they will all have seen it coming and were smart enough to bail at the right time. I have been watching this board for 10 years and invariably when the pumpers are crowing it is the time to sell sell sell.

    If you think you need to own a car company (you shouldn't), buy TM. TM has been treating the world to a lesson in business management. Which the world badly needed.

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    GM Bailout Veteran Seeks Spot on Board

    by supor450 Feb 10, 2015 12:11 PM
    bunkferd bunkferd Feb 11, 2015 8:10 AM Flag

    "Their target is more realistic then $2200 Gold price"
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    You're old enough to know better. Supor is a youngster and therefore forgiven his optimism. And he's still in scouts and working on merit badges.

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    GM Bailout Veteran Seeks Spot on Board

    by supor450 Feb 10, 2015 12:11 PM
    bunkferd bunkferd Feb 10, 2015 1:03 PM Flag

    I stand by my $100 target in ~2017 time frame.
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    Wow! Too bad we can't put some side money on this. Printing money doesn't always work to lift equity values. You keep working on it and you will be awarded your forecasting merit badge.

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    UAW retirees are leaches

    by homerlikesbeeer Feb 7, 2015 3:55 PM
    bunkferd bunkferd Feb 10, 2015 10:12 AM Flag

    It was a number of years ago and I am not going to say which one. It was a major GM plant in SE MI.

  • bunkferd bunkferd Feb 10, 2015 10:08 AM Flag

    Now this is more like it! This sounds like the real bad day. How's it going in the patch? Are caddy sales down yet?

  • in CA water: VD Hansen has an excellent essay up at City Journal dot org.

  • Reply to

    UAW retirees are leaches

    by homerlikesbeeer Feb 7, 2015 3:55 PM
    bunkferd bunkferd Feb 10, 2015 9:49 AM Flag

    An excellent spirited discussion. What is the conclusion? That the off-shoring, off-loading and outsourcing was all to the good? That buying more imports gives our UAW personnel more time to relax on the job? That assemblers first class deserve twice the pay as assemblers second class? When I toured the GM plant the tour guide pointed out that women earned the same pay as men on the grounds of equal pay for equal work. Whatever happened to equal pay for equal work?

  • Reply to

    UAW retirees are leaches

    by homerlikesbeeer Feb 7, 2015 3:55 PM
    bunkferd bunkferd Feb 10, 2015 9:33 AM Flag

    Bad day, I didn't think that I would be telling you good post. Maybe this isn't the real bad day. Maybe this is a clone.

  • Reply to

    COULD THE BOLT OUTSELL THE VOLT?

    by robert_dinero_here Feb 9, 2015 8:17 PM
    bunkferd bunkferd Feb 9, 2015 9:42 PM Flag

    OK, so the Bolt runs on coal to a considerable extent. Which is OK with me. I would prefer nukuler but i can live with coal.

  • just worked those poor little UAW boys and girls to death. Worked their fingers to the bone, they did. Just out of meanness. Probably watched that old movie "Metropolis" and thought that was the way to get things done.
    Nuther point of view might be that the UAW demanded such outrageous pay and benefits including retirement after 30 years, Cadillac health insurance plans, and so on that GM concluded that in order to stay competitive and deliver value to customers they had no alternative to keep production on a very tight schedule.
    Whatever the case, the car buying public should shop Toyota and Honda and give the poor overworked UAW people some time off to sort out their values and discern who the customer actually is. Am I right or am I wrong on this proposal? Honda and Toyota have a record of delivering very high quality cars and trucks to their customers.

  • Reply to

    UAW retirees are leaches

    by homerlikesbeeer Feb 7, 2015 3:55 PM
    bunkferd bunkferd Feb 9, 2015 2:49 PM Flag

    Yeah, a bunch of whining cry babies. They whine that the work is too hard, causes warts and calluses, (it really was lifting those 12 ozs and pounders). They loot their company, the car buying public and taxpayers and then they whine and cry foul when the car buying public turns to foreign manufacturers to satisfy their transportation requirements. In one thread we cry about foreign competition, outsourcing and trade, in another its how hard our fragile UAW boys have it and we have to pass laws leveling the playing field.
    If anyone has to work for reduced wages, obviously it must be the new hires. We'll grandfather in the old timers who ran the outfit into the ground.

  • Reply to

    UAW retirees are leaches

    by homerlikesbeeer Feb 7, 2015 3:55 PM
    bunkferd bunkferd Feb 9, 2015 10:29 AM Flag

    OK, whatever.

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    We simply must

    by bunkferd Feb 8, 2015 2:07 PM
    bunkferd bunkferd Feb 9, 2015 10:07 AM Flag

    "...if you think it is easy, I suggest that you go do it. I doubt you would last a week..."
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    I put up a plea to help out our UAW brothers and sisters and this is the thanks I get! It is no wonder that there are so few crusading reformers around!

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