Re: Like new used tractors

Joseph M. White wrote:
> Oz <Oz@upthorpe.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> >In article <5cnq89$552@nnrp1.news.primenet.com>, rboosey@aol.com writes
> >>I tried the their homepage yesterday and all I got was a note that the
> >>page wasn't being maintained (whatever that means!).
> >Too busy maintaining their tractors perhaps??
> >--
> >'Oz     "Is it better to seem ignorant and learn,
> >         - or seem wise and stay ignorant?"
> or to cheap to pay their bills?? I don't think I'd trust a tractor
> from someone who wouldn't pay their bills.
> About their Japanese tractors, why should we buy them, when they will
> not allow equal trade into their country? Our rice would sell, even
> after an exorbitant entry tariff, for much less than locally grown
> rice. Our cars would outsell their cars there by about 1.5 to 1,
> however, they limit imports severely. Many of their motorcycles can't
> even be sold in Japan, too big! They have to be imported, and compete
> with Harleys for the quota (200 per year, several years ago), and they
> lose out to Harleys. A Dresser (Electra-Glide) was going for about
> $45,000 with a yearly tag fee of about $1000.00. Japanese motor tags
> are about $100.00. A washing machine is about $450.00 for a SMALL,
> apartment size machine.
>         Personally, I'll spend my money on American goods, whenever possible.
> Also, before you even think it, I love Japan and the Japanese people,
> been there a number of times, and will go back whenever I can. I just
> wish they would be trade fairly.
> joe

Well, in the size tractors they are selling you could always buy
John Deere	made in Japan
Cub Cadet	made in Japan
Goldini		made in Italy
Belarus		made in Belarus
Kioti		made in Korea
Bison et al	made in Peoples Republic of China

not to mention the Japanese-Japanese tractors:

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