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#1 2013-01-12 6:42pm

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BMX's Fiscal Cliff

Suppose some sort of notice went out stating that on a specific day, all BMX-related items would reach their peak monetary value, and on the following day would practically be worthless with no hope of value increase.  What would you do?


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#2 2013-01-12 6:47pm

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Re: BMX's Fiscal Cliff

I love (and will always love) Diamond Backs ... They're already worthless!  big_smile
I'm addicted to bmx ... value or not cool

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#3 2013-01-12 6:48pm

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Contact, I've got contact


Just throw it all in the trash I guess

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#4 2013-01-12 6:51pm

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Re: BMX's Fiscal Cliff

ride my bike


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common sense is not that common any more

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#5 2013-01-12 6:52pm

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Re: BMX's Fiscal Cliff

Nothing.
Keep what I got and be happy bout it.

Even if it is worthless....reliving bmx circa 84-88 with my buds is still priceless.


Been buying BMX parts at 25 cents on the dollar since 2010....

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#6 2013-01-12 6:52pm

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Id ride all of my new school stuff thats not worth anything anyways.


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#7 2013-01-12 6:55pm

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I would buy EVERYTHING!!!!!!

Hobby ain't about the money to me.  It's all about the history, the hunt, and the love of sharing it all.


I'm done!  I need NOTHING!!!!!   smile

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#8 2013-01-12 6:56pm

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waiting for that day


wife-what the hell are you doing? me-stopping at this yard sale theres a bike. wife-another one.

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#9 2013-01-12 6:57pm

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I'm with Ray, lets ride.


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#10 2013-01-12 6:57pm

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Keep riding! Who cares what they're supposedly "worth"?

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#11 2013-01-12 7:13pm

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Waiting for the counterpoint...cool


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#12 2013-01-12 7:22pm

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I would take it all to the goodwill!

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#13 2013-01-12 7:24pm

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Re: BMX's Fiscal Cliff

Waiting for that day, then mabye I could afford it! tongue I'd buy as much as I could get my hands on, build it, find some pals and go ride the shit out of our awesome new stuff!! cool


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#14 2013-01-12 7:38pm

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Re: BMX's Fiscal Cliff

perront wrote:

Suppose some sort of notice went out stating that on a specific day, all BMX-related items would reach their peak monetary value, and on the following day would practically be worthless with no hope of value increase.  What would you do?

When that happens, I will by all of your BMX stuff for pennies on the dollar.  Consider that your bail-out loltongue

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#15 2013-01-12 7:45pm

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I have a large collection .....and often times friends and other collectors ask me " what will you do if all the prices drop ?"

My answer is " BUY MORE BMX STUFF !!!"

If you have allot invested and /or you are a true addict ....then when and if prices drop you should take the opportunity to buy up as much as you can .

You can get parts cheap and offset any possible loss by averaging out any price drop across the rage of your collection.

Then maybe you can get some of those items on your wish list finally crossed off .

For me ...if all the prices dropped by 50% tomorrow ...I would go on a huge NOS shopping spree and it would take an act of god to get me to stop.

- Wayne

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#16 2013-01-12 7:46pm

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I would buy every worthless Mongoose I could get!

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#17 2013-01-12 7:48pm

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Re: BMX's Fiscal Cliff

jsngrimm wrote:

Waiting for that day, then mabye I could afford it! tongue I'd buy as much as I could get my hands on, build it, find some pals and go ride the shit out of our awesome new stuff!! cool

you go man i am with you all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!   you got the right idea

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#18 2013-01-12 7:49pm

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Ride..building would be way cheaper then too....cool

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#19 2013-01-12 7:50pm

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It Don't stop from building,Or riding...........

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#20 2013-01-12 7:51pm

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I would rejoice in the fact that money had nothing to do with the simplicity and bliss off simply riding a bike.


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#21 2013-01-12 7:54pm

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Re: BMX's Fiscal Cliff

Leatherman wrote:

I would rejoice in the fact that money had nothing to do with the simplicity and bliss off simply riding a bike.

I like your way of thinking, Don. smile

Ahem...Allow me to add that I am completely neutral on this issue, only raising the question to stimulate discussion! tongue


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#22 2013-01-12 7:59pm

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Re: BMX's Fiscal Cliff

Well, if it was a viable premise, it might be worth discussing.

Or thinking about. Sorry, just not even worth thinking about since it would never happen.


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#23 2013-01-12 8:01pm

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Re: BMX's Fiscal Cliff

it would certainly weed alot of people out of the hobby. i would still be popping wheelies every spring!!

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#24 2013-01-12 8:05pm

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Would be the end of For Sale Restricted Satus lol lol lol lol lol


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#25 2013-01-12 8:07pm

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Re: BMX's Fiscal Cliff

TONE wrote:

I would buy EVERYTHING!!!!!!

Hobby ain't about the money to me.  It's all about the history, the hunt, and the love of sharing it all.

+1,000,000


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