Canada Kicks Ass
Omnibus Supply chain collapse thread

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DrCaleb @ Fri Jul 29, 2022 5:52 am

That's funny, I think. The current F-150 is so much larger than my 2009 F-150, and the Ranger is just about the same size. And it's really no different than the Maverick, which used to be based on the Mazda S-2000 teeny truck.

I would rather have a teeny truck, like the old Chevy S-10 I used to have. There really isn't any option any more between a regular truck, and a small truck.

   



Tricks @ Fri Jul 29, 2022 11:37 am

Exactly. And it's why ford basically has orders for the next 18 months worth of building the maverick. There is a demand for a vehicle that can do truck things but isn't the size of the space shuttle.

   



herbie @ Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:40 pm

So here's the latest. The fact Prince George is paying more than Vancouver for gas even thought there's 18.5 cents less tax and the gas is not refined and imported from the US is because
there's a shortage of ethanol.
And there's a mandate that says they have to mix ethanol in gas.

Which is pure bullshit, they can put up to 10% ethanol and most do in winter blends.
Also calls into question why doesn't an ethanol shortage affect the refineries elsewhere?
And STILL doesn't address why prices are higher without 18,5 c extra tax

   



Sunnyways @ Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:48 am

DrCaleb DrCaleb:
Some lots are better than others. Dodge seems to have lots of Jeep Grand Cherokee. Ford has lots of Broncos and F-150s.

But not a lot of selection.


Actually, we do have Ford trucks here too.

   



DrCaleb @ Fri Aug 26, 2022 5:39 am

   



herbie @ Fri Aug 26, 2022 11:25 am

Had a Dodge D50 4x4 that I loved until we had the 2nd kid. A while back I had a Blazer I used for work, great until I found out why they called them that. Got to the top of a mountain with a load of radio equipment and the engine caught on fire!
When I was looking for new wheels in 2014 I would've liked another small pickup, they all stopped making them. So I ended up with my Wrangler which is actually a fairly huge vehicle. Now I have that and a Saturn Vue, neither needed as there's just me and I don't crawl up mountains anymore.
But absurd prices and zero selections kind of rules out doing anything about it.

   



DrCaleb @ Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:24 am

Image

   



herbie @ Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:29 am

Go take a look in the cereal section to see shrinkflation

   



raydan @ Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:52 am

The worst kind of shrinkflation is when they make the packages the same size as before even when you're getting less. Those taller and narrower cans makes them look bigger than before, which is a different kind of evil.

   



DrCaleb @ Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:55 am

That's what caught my eye too. Taller can. Less in it.

   



Strutz @ Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:23 pm

DrCaleb DrCaleb:
That's what caught my eye too. Taller can. Less in it.

Something that I noticed on the label is the red & white circle with "Canada" in the middle, with "designed in" in much smaller print. At a glance I would just see "Canada" and think that it was a Canadian product even though it also states on the label "product of USA". I assume it means the label itself was designed in Canada?

   



raydan @ Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:43 pm

Probably because we need bilingual labels and the information they have to print on the label is different.

   



DrCaleb @ Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:21 pm

Strutz Strutz:
At a glance I would just see "Canada" and think that it was a Canadian product even though it also states on the label "product of USA". I assume it means the label itself was designed in Canada?


Yes. And many companies play fast and loose with 'Made In Canada'. There might be small print "from imported products'. Or they might say 'Product of Canada', meaning some of the stuff is Canadian, or it was assembled in Canada.

   



raydan @ Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:41 pm

...or everything was shipped to China, transformed and packaged there, and then shipped back to Canada and sold as "Canadian".

   



DrCaleb @ Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:58 pm

^^^

   



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