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03-21-2009 06:27 PM  8 years agoPost 1
GMPCOBRA

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so how is the economy affecting the helicopter comunity. for me work is slow and the money is not coming in but with the current economy i am wondering how this is affecting the turn out of the events schedualed this year.

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03-21-2009 08:49 PM  8 years agoPost 2
JasonJ

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On a personal level it hasn't affected me at all. The only thing holding me back right now is crappy weather. The severe cold is gone, the snow is down to a foot on the ground, but the rain is coming on strong. I should have flown yesterday, it was partly cloudy and 60 degrees at my house. I haven't see that since October.

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03-21-2009 08:53 PM  8 years agoPost 3
baddynergy

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I can tell you that the economy REALLY hurt the AMA show in Ont, Ca in Jan. THe turn out by most vendors was small. In years past there was not an empty booth, but this year I would say about half were empty.

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03-21-2009 10:19 PM  8 years agoPost 4
kcordell

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If the AMA show in California was bad, then the real test will be at Toledo in two weeks.
Interesting tidbit though is from hobby shop owners I know, when economy is bad, their business picks up. They say it's due to lower relative purchases and something to do instead of big ticket items.

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03-21-2009 11:54 PM  8 years agoPost 5
Ktbone

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I've been watching the classifieds for the last two years and using them as an economic indicator (I know get a life)

The number of adds is way up but the selling price and number of adds with zero responce is way off. Many items are going unsold or being sold off for 50% of original asking price. I'd say the economy is very adversly affecting this hobby.

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