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You sure we're in a recession?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by grant sarver, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. grant sarver

    grant sarver Well-Known Member

  2. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  4. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    We spent $50 on candy. No, we couldn't really afford it. But it lets us sit outside by a fire and make the neighborhood kids happy. So it's worth it to us.

    (Spent $0 on costumes or decorations.)
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  5. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Good.. at least you're spending on something!

    Hopefully some of it was even on American produced products.
  6. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    I could give a **** where something is produced. If an American company made it, it's affordable and good quality then I'll buy it.

    Why the sudden shift to jingoism?
  7. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    I wasn't referring to you in particular.. more your nation, glad to hear you collectively were out and about spending, not something I understand has been happening a lot recently.. it might indicate consumer confidence is on the rise.. something that would be a good thing.

    Jingoism lol erm no.
  8. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    Gotcha. Sorry about the assumption. I've been dealing with a few people in the last few days that are religious conservatives and the way they talk about "Buyin' 'Murrican!" sounded amazingly like your post. :oops:

    My bad.
  9. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

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  10. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    lol no probs.. BTW I am not American, nor religious, nor particularly parochial, but I do think supporting one's own industries where possible is a good thing :)
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  11. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    I turned off my lights :D
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  12. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I have lots of stairs, no one going to ring this doorbell!
  13. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    Same here! Plus the dogs go nuts :D
  14. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

  15. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    I think houses like the one above might be skewing the data.
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  16. James

    James Well-Known Member

    That is an awesome house though.
  17. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'd hate to be their neighbour :D
  18. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    That doesn't even take into account how much will be spent on by people like me some people who take advantage of the day after Halloween to pick up the candy on sale. What is really odd is going into a super market and seeing something like a bag of Kit Kats with Halloween packaging on the shelf next to a bag of Kit Hats with Christmas packaging and the price of the Halloween themed bag is 50% reduced.
  19. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Lately I've been paying more attention to where some of it is made. Hershey Chocolate, a pretty well known US manufacturer, seems to be increasing the amount of products imported in from Mexico. Hershey is so well recognizable as a US brand, plus I am located within driving distance of Hershey, PA (yes, there is an entire town that was created as a result of the original Hershey plant), that seeing imported Hershey products on local shelves is just depressing.
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  20. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    I like your avatar picture.

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