No Chips no Trucks Sign of the Times

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  1. Dennis Adams

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    image.png image.png image.png I ordered a 21 Ford F-350 Lariat 4x4 in Feb.
    using the tracking system the order was entered 2.20 with a delivery date of 4.15.
    VIN was issued.
    4.15 became 5.15.
    Today the tracker said Deliver to Dealer 10.31.
    It's status in Production since 4-3.
    I suspect it's chipless in Kentucky with 20,999 other Super Dutys parked at the Kentucky Motor Speedway with 109 miles on it.

    Oh well.
     
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    My plan was to do something like one of these, But even the campers are months to a year out for some models.
     
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    It really is a terrible time to have money to do something you've always wanted.
     
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    My old service manager told me that one of their partner dealerships has cars ordered that will be 2 years old before they're delivered.
     
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    I suspect that if I decide to still get a truck I will wait until 2022 models. Not much sense in a 1 year old vehicle depreciation. The 22s have a few minor changes I might consider ordering.
     
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    I wonder how it is going to affect pricing.
     
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    We’ve been looking at a minivan.

    Dealer here had sales prices listed above MSRP.

    So.....going to give it 6 months and see what happens.
     
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    Supply chain issues due to Covid
    Lack of chips
    Inflation
    High demand
    Minimal supply
    Normal annual price increases

    All this equals higher prices. Weak inventory.
    How long before things are "normalized"?

    Probably a year at most before supply catches demand. Prices will not come down. They never do.
     
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    A good idea.
     
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    This is something new from Winnebago and an addition to their Solis Line on the Promaster Chassis. Front wheel drive.
    Two years ago this would have gone for 70K (30% off MSRP), Now they won't budge from MSRP and none available until Q4. Seems there isn't much around these days that hasn't been hammered with supply chain and inflation issues.

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    We have been looking for a new side by side for my girlfriend's business. I can't find anything we are interested in within 100 miles in stock for us to look at in person.
     
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    I say we tell all these foreign companies to “eff” off and we go back to building them with as little chips and electronics as possible...made to last, not made to replace like they are now. These supply/inflation/production issues are just games these companies are playing....I say we all stick it to them and look only in the private seller used market....Send the message to them to fix their made up issues
     
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    Sadly, the world is a bit more complicated than that. While that would be great we're too far gone on the tech side to make it happen anymore. Everything nowadays. EVERYTHING relies on technology, internet, etc.
     
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    One thing COVID19 has taught the world is that nations need sovereign capacity in a number of spaces (particularly specialist manufacturing) that has been lost in the last several decades. This is much easier said than done of course and also requires those of us at the “consumer level” to understand that to do this sustainably it means not paying “Walmart Prices” for many goods. Sadly we have been spoiled by the monetary cost of imported goods (I refer to both Aus and the US) without understanding the non-dollar cost (sustainable local production, reliable QC, infrastructure, availability and the like). Convincing your average shopper to pay 1.50 for the locally produced widget vs $1 for the imported one is actually a hard sell.

    We here in specialist forums tend to have an insular view as the price/quality/source question for us tends to lean more to favour source/quality over price. Go to Walmart (in my case Bunnings) and you will find a different and more common consumer.
     
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    I wanted to buy my daughter a Trek Bike. Every store I’ve been to says it will be at least 2022 to get a dual sport. Who’d of thought it would take a year to buy a bike.
     

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