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Lack of sales this year #2724343
12/15/19 11:17 PM
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Has anyone else noticed the lack of Christmas discounts this year compared to last year. eBay has several 20% off sales last year and I think I even caught one 30% sale from summit through their eBay stores. I did grab a set of Speedmaster small block Mopar heads during their Black Friday 40% off sale. Each Head was 219.00 with free shipping

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Re: Lack of sales this year [Re: pittsburghracer] #2724356
12/16/19 12:15 AM
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No 'sales' on items must mean business is good. If biz was bad, there would likely be more items being discounted.


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Re: Lack of sales this year [Re: John Brown] #2724364
12/16/19 01:08 AM
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I have noticed it in a number of industries that I have some dealings with. Even a lack of deals for Black Friday compared to years past. And prices going up in some cases.

Places have flash sales, weekend deals, etc. to keep cash flow up. I guess they are doing OK. They watch the numbers and respond accordingly.


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Re: Lack of sales this year [Re: CMcAllister] #2724442
12/16/19 12:08 PM
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i've been holding off on some purchases in hopes of discounts like last year, but so far, none have materialized.
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Re: Lack of sales this year [Re: moparx] #2724443
12/16/19 12:09 PM
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Its what happens when the economy is rolling. The next challenge will be staving off inflation.

Re: Lack of sales this year [Re: pittsburghracer] #2724452
12/16/19 12:29 PM
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Yes, that's because the economy is on fire. I never seen it so good, I have made thousands in the stock market just since August, enough to buy a brand new car. It's crazy, but I like it. Hope it stays. Dont expect many discounts when people have money and are spending it.

Re: Lack of sales this year [Re: mopar dave] #2724538
12/16/19 04:28 PM
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Most of the deals I got were 10% off.
My best deal was 100 off of a glass hood from racers edge for my big tire s10 bracket truck. I got 20% off on a bare set of promaxx bbc heads.
Hopefully once I get the S10 done next month, I can start working on the challenger again. yellow It will be more of a fast bracket/ local king of the hill type car now. cool

Re: Lack of sales this year [Re: pittsburghracer] #2724539
12/16/19 04:37 PM
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I always used to put a sticky on the top of the page here for holiday discounts from vendors here on Moparts. Perhaps I will do it again.


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Re: Lack of sales this year [Re: tboomer] #2725083
12/18/19 11:15 AM
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I am not in quite agreement on the calculus that lack of offered sales equates with booming profits. Actually i have often seen an increase in prices as a last gasp effort to stay afloat, the result usually just hastens the opposite outcome..

I however do not think we are in a situation where many companies are just treading water.

A related observation, I made a 2500 mile road trip out of the recent PRI show.

In my entire life, and I have driven Sem's for almost 4 decades, have I ever seen so many trucks on the road, in rest stops, and at all hours of day/week. It was startling.

Not sure if anyone is making money, but there sure is a lot of product moving. eek


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Re: Lack of sales this year [Re: pittsburghracer] #2725088
12/18/19 11:26 AM
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A week before Christmas and I see even Summit is not offering their usual 10% off this year. Plus now they automatically take out the PA sales tax of 6%.

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1970 Duster
Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.85 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

Livin and lovin life one day at a time




Re: Lack of sales this year [Re: jcc] #2725098
12/18/19 11:59 AM
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I drive a truck locally for a living. The wages are either stagnant or dropping. I see alot of trucking outfits going out of business and I believe it is the undercutting and paying new drivers sh!t wages to drive those trucks. Be careful out there, many brand new drivers behind the wheel of those 80000# vehicles. I think many skipped the training part.

Re: Lack of sales this year [Re: mopar dave] #2725246
12/18/19 11:10 PM
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Had no race budget this year due to to downturn in my industry.......... frown


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