I heard that they are getting a net $600 / week on unemployment out here, plus big amounts of food stamps.I've heard they make more collecting unemployment and are refusing to go back to work.
A year ago, between California and the Federal bump, they were getting as much as $1200 per week.I heard that they are getting a net $600 / week on unemployment out here, plus big amounts of food stamps.
A lot of them would never get that in the workplace, so it's more lucrative for them to stay home and just rake it in.
Ya, the Federal bump was a flat $600, so that was basically $15/hr on top of California's regular payments.Wow. Just..wow. No wonder nobody wants to work.
Wife and I have Trek 820 and 830 that are over 20 years old. They’re really nice bikes.Bicycles. I wanted a Trek 520 touring bike. I went to my local bike shop which normally stocks hundreds of bikes and they had maybe 20 o 30 bikes. All of which were extremely expensive models or odd sizes. I ended up buying a 1981 Raleigh Super Course instead. I added new wheels and all new components so that it is essentially a new modern bike. Now I have $1000 dollars in a bike that's 40 years old.
Yeah and they burned a lot full at the airport in Florida if I remember too?. One way to get rid of surplus inventory. The car sales and rental biz is one of the biggest rackets ever invented. Prove me wrong.Planning a trip to visit family in Illinois in the next month or two. Checked car rentals. Wow! They are pushing 100 bucks a day if you can get one. The car rental agencies sold off a huge chunk of their inventory when travel all but stopped last year. Now people are travelling again and it's a classic supply and demand situation. Looks like it could go on for quite a while with the unavailability of new vehicles.
That's funny because even my Irish friends admit they are full of....compost !Shipping containers prices have gone through the roof with six fold price rises as there's a shortage of empty containers.
Serious question lanc...My local garden centre ran out of Irish compost a month ago & still say it'll be another six weeks before they can get any delivered. Growing seasons going to be over with before we see any.
Far as jacked prices go, I can't help but think that since there indeed a logistics issue, people have taken advantage and seized an opportunity with something to blame it on. Very clever.
Shipping prices on a lot of stuff are just out of control.
I bought a korina neck blank for $72.00. The site has its shipping prices posted so you can see it before you settle on an order. For under $100 in purchase, the UPS shipping is to be around the $18.00 mark within the continental US.
Yet the shipping for my blank (3x3x36, well within parameters) was $29.00.
So, what's up with plywood?
Most of it comes from the PNW or down in the Southern states.
It goes to a mill. It gets processed, laminated and glued.
It goes on rail, then to trucks, then to outlets.
Where is the breakdown?
It's not rail. I live right next to the railroad tracks that serve as a conduit between East and West. 2 tracks. They are busier than all get-go. Plus an added Union Pacific from the North on those tracks to LA, as well as the usual BNSF.
I can look right out my window and see plenty of plywood and other lumber on those trains.
Trucks? I 40 is clogged with them.