Looking Back At Comsumer Law

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by loosewire, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. loosewire

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 25, 2008
    The state off Fla In 1970's passed a electronic's registation law,If
    you repaired for profit you had to be licenses by the state. So they
    must have had a lot of complaint's.Years later the law was done away
    with,I offened wonder why,looking back and understanding how
    lobbiest work and who they are I can now understand. The same companies
    that one of our members is having trouble with did away
    with that law.It put local repairs across country out of business
    and captured the part business,that why today no one can buy a
    part for repair or hobby.Now people can't afford the toys anymore
    they will suffer the cause and effect of prior actions.Like this forum
    you have request for help now asap. So If you want you can reply
    about how things will affect your life in the future,job,Insurance
    retirement and the price you will have to pay.We have members
    going back to 2003-2009 there should be a feel for things to come
    and what economy means,that a good one to take crack at.are you
    doing better or worst. The fast typer's convince us that you understand
    the economy and the lobbiest And hardship members and princes.
  2. Papabravo


    Feb 24, 2006
    I don't agree with your analysis or your conclusions. Modern manufacturing techniques and processes are the primary reason why things are unrepairable. Pile on top of that the enormous variety of parts that are available today compared to the 1950's when I grew up. In 1976 the Digi-Key catalog was maybe 70 or 80 pages, now it is almost 2" thick and pushing 1500 pages. Homework question -- how much floor space does the Digi-key warehouse in Thief River Falls MN occupy? Can you imagine a retail operation that size in a mjor city stocking enough parts to satisfy the hobbyist hordes? It is simple economics that the model of the 1950s cannot be sustained. Why should this be such a surprise?

    Would you be willing to risk your capital and your time to solve the problem? If not then the credibility of your complaint is compromised.
  3. loosewire

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 25, 2008
    If you don't work for local,state,fed government you are not doing
    well,we can add the school system.
  4. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    PB, when did you get your last Digi catalog? Mine is 3 1/2" thick and 2520 pages.

    In the 1950's you got: 10% resistors, wax capacitors, and tubes. Point-to-point wiring in black wrinkletex amplifier foundations.
  5. Papabravo


    Feb 24, 2006
    As I've moved into a more firmware oriented mode, it is true that my last Digi-Key catalog may not be keeping up with the times which of course only serves to accentuate my point.

    I don't work for the government, local state or federal, and I'm doing just fine thank you very much. Those who cannot adapt to the changing realities are doomed to be run over by the train of progress.
  6. loosewire

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 25, 2008
    The Imports started big time in the 80s.I said the Fla law was passed in
    the 70s, lasted until It was lobbyed out in the 80s.I will check out dig-key
    and give you my opinion. Did not go to 50s,drag racing in the 50s, beat 56-57 chev
    first super charged ford, The new Fla turnpike was a racing strip Ft laud to WPB
    to play hockey,best racer dodge charger,my choice 442. OH Daytona speedway
    In the Infield with the Outlaws,the good old days, I lived life,could have been
    better at hobby electronic If I stay on the stool more,no regrets.Back stage with
    Johnny Cash,June Carter and Carter sisters. In the south a good song has that train
    a dog,a bar and a fast car and---.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2009