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Old 01-30-2016, 12:52 PM   #71
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Old 01-30-2016, 01:43 PM   #72
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Some good points. Ironically, I've always found goods manufactured in Canada to be of very high quality, and often far superior to US made. There's no reason why a company like Escape should have to buy things like internal components to their trailers from a foreign market - those things can be made and made well right there in Canada. You're also right that it's about leadership. The loss of manufacturing jobs here in the US is a big problem too.

I like to tell this story from time to time to illustrate the point: I was browsing the "Old Country Store" at a Cracker Barrel restaurant a few years ago. Almost every single product in the store had a tag 'made in China'. Yep, nothing says good ole' fashioned Americana like made in China. I wrote to Cracker Barrel and asked why basically every item in their stores is made in China, and they replied that "they try to source US made products for their stores whenever possible." Hmm.
Very good points Robert . We see a product made in Canada we buy it , besides food items ,our trailer . We know we are getting quality . Besides all the things from China in stores , We get excited if we pick something up and it says Made in the USA , that means someone here has a job . Wish we had a quality , same price range as Escape trailer made here in US , we would of bought instead .If we don't have jobs in the US , how are we going to purchase and keep our economy going ? I am getting depressed now , maybe I need to go camping real soon . Pat
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Old 01-30-2016, 02:08 PM   #74
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Old 01-30-2016, 02:31 PM   #76
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Makes you wonder if ETI knows how many people are waiting to get on the wait list!

Maybe if we made a poll of the number of people watching the website for (pick your choice of Escape), it would give them incentive to get the expansion finished earlier.
Oh, I think they know full well there are plenty of future buyers out there, hence the expansion. "Wait list"!!! Don't get me started again on ETI somehow/someway keeping a list of folks who express interest in a future trailer that they could reference and contact those folks when the time came.....checking the website......waiting.......they say patience is a virtue! I just hope I don't miss a couple of days when production dates open back up and miss out!
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US has one of the healthiest economies at the present time.
Glenn really if this a great ecomony we are in for big trouble . We have businesses closing here all the time . Jobs are being lost right and left . The figures for unemployment are being fudged . Some have just given up looking for work . The numbers are way more then they tell you . They say everything is fine but when you look around it is scary . Our middle class is getting smaller . We are turning into the have's and have nots here . I am OK but the kids are really going to be in for it . Some say we are at the brink of another recession . Pat
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Old 01-30-2016, 07:51 PM   #78
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:21 PM   #79
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I'm glad ETI raised their prices. The exchange rate had to be killing them. They need to stay profitable. With the drop of the the $cdn vs the $usd, a $4,000 price increase gets them about $3,000 usd more to cover the cost of the U.S. Parts. All they are really doing is recouping the decline in the value of the Looney over the last two years.

The one thing they might want to do is have a U.S. price and CDN price on the website. Have a box asking which country. When you first look at a $40,000 price it's pretty intimidating. Leading U.S. customers with a U.S. price could be a good way to go
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The one thing they might want to do is have a U.S. price and CDN price on the website. Have a box asking which country. When you first look at a $40,000 price it's pretty intimidating. Leading U.S. customers with a U.S. price could be a good way to go
It's known as looking it up on Google for a price from Canadian to US dollars. I do it about every day! I know it's not quite the same as what the banks may offer, but it gives me a good comparison.

Plus, listing it in US $ will only work if they have a US bank account set up and keep funds in it. I don't know if they do nor do I need to. I just know they'll take my US $ personal check and I'm happy with that.
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