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      12-22-2008, 10:30 AM   #1
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Is the economy going to start putting tuners out of business?

Given car companies are doing so badly, people's 401ks have been decimated, unemployment on the rampage, etc. I'm kind of wondering what companies are going to be around at the end of it since not many people seem to have disposable income anymore. Do you think we'll see some bigger names dead and gone before long?
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      12-22-2008, 11:49 AM   #2
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Greddy/TRUST was a big one that just went down
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They just filed Ch. 11, they're not going out of business.

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      12-23-2008, 03:58 AM   #4
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I think some will be put out of business, especially the newcomers! But donīt think the older solid tuners are going to be pushed out.
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Donīt think the older more solid tuners will be put out of business, but evidently sales are going to drop for all tuners and the newcomers beware!
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      12-23-2008, 01:20 PM   #6
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Greddy/TRUST was a big one that just went down
Road & Track said Trust in Japan went out of business; Greddy is doing much better over here.

I'm sure we'll be seeing huge discounts on parts. Special-order parts may be much more rare, though
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      12-23-2008, 01:24 PM   #7
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Road & Track said Trust in Japan went out of business; Greddy is doing much better over here.

I'm sure we'll be seeing huge discounts on parts. Special-order parts may be much more rare, though
Not sure that there may be a huge discount on parts. Economies of scale may suffer just that much an it may be that the remaining market for premium tuners is considerably price inelastic.
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      12-23-2008, 02:33 PM   #8
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good use of economics vocab words...
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i dont care much!
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      12-23-2008, 03:26 PM   #10
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i dont care much!
I think you post in every single thread on this site with short little comments like this one. or "nice car" or "wow" or "looks good" lol. just makes me laugh.

ANYWAY, yeah, some of the tiny tuners will be out.
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      12-23-2008, 07:34 PM   #11
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good use of economics vocab words...
Hahaha!! Reread it and you are right!
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