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    LeeM got a reaction from Niko in What's putting a smile on your dial?   
    Poor Sparky 😥
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    LeeM reacted to Fickled in New to the forum? Start here...   
    Hi everyone,
    I've just - finally! - bought my first Porsche. It's my 40th car, so a good way to bring up the round number!
    The plan had been to travel up to the mainland to go Porsche hunting, but we all know how that's worked out...😒
    So, desperate times mean desperate measures, etc. - and I've gone and bought a 2004 911 Carrera 2 (coupe/manual) from, what I hope is, a reputable independent Porsche specialist. Sight unseen!
    I'm told it was loaded on to the truck yesterday in Melbourne and, in normal times, it takes 4-5 days to get down here in Hobart. Who knows how long it will take now. 
    The photos are from the advertiser, so you now know as much as me! 😁
    Cheers,
    Tony.


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    LeeM got a reaction from Troubleshooter in Coronavirus - what do you think?   
    Communistvirus more like it 
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    LeeM reacted to tomo in What's putting a smile on your dial?   
    Lucky sparky is not in wuhan.
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    LeeM reacted to tomo in Gratuitous Porsche Pics   
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    LeeM reacted to TINGY996 in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    You know what i am talking about, be nice.
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    LeeM got a reaction from 3legs in COVID-19 and the Porsche marketplace   
    You only have to read this to see why we have so many Chinese and other foreign students here. And the government etc say it's not about money. Ha! Yeah right 
     Bloody ridiculous 
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/430276/number-of-chinese-students-in-australia-by-education-sector/
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    LeeM reacted to Niko in What's putting a smile on your dial?   
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    LeeM reacted to TINGY996 in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    If you lived in Newcastle with the humidity we have you would know why, also the 944 is a big window car and a lot of heat gets in, I've been there and done that in a 944 and i would never have another 944 without a good A/C system, yes i am soft but i'm happy
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    LeeM got a reaction from TINGY996 in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    Soft mate, soft 😁
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    LeeM got a reaction from Raven in Butt Shot   
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    LeeM got a reaction from tomo in VENT!   
    Address in my wallet...behind the $20 note 👍🤨🤔😉
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    LeeM got a reaction from tomo in Butt Shot   
    'She' isn't photoshopped I meant 
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    LeeM got a reaction from Troubleshooter in VENT!   
    Address in my wallet...behind the $20 note 👍🤨🤔😉
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    LeeM got a reaction from Raven in Butt Shot   
    'She' isn't photoshopped I meant 
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    LeeM reacted to 3legs in COVID-19 and the Porsche marketplace   
    I certainly can't disagree with you DJM.
    I hope that this crisis has woken a few politicians up as well as a lot of us who sometimes buy products from china (myself included) to be more conscious of where we buy our products from in the future.
    Where possible I will always buy made in Australia regardless of price but even our "products from markings" can be confusing. It helps but it needs to be more stricter and easier to understand.
    I've often wondered why supermarkets don't just have a dedicated aisle/shelf of 100% made in Australia products. They still make a profit.
    You're also right about a lot of chinese looking people buying here doesn't mean foreign ownership but it has been proven that a lot of Australian citizens who were born in china do work for china based corporations like the Daigou's. Unfortunately there is currently no law to stop them but that may change in the not too distant future.
    Again I'm just an old fart who wishes for the past but knows that's a dream that wont come true 😀 
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    LeeM got a reaction from WOKA in VENT!   
    Address in my wallet...behind the $20 note 👍🤨🤔😉
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    LeeM got a reaction from Arnage in VENT!   
    Address in my wallet...behind the $20 note 👍🤨🤔😉
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    LeeM reacted to Arnage in VENT!   
    Whats the address of house 4?!!
    Just trying to help out a girl in need😊
    (Its only a joke, delete if offensive)
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    LeeM reacted to wilson59 in COVID-19 and the Porsche marketplace   
    Everyone will make a difference depends on what you choose .
    I know what I will choose 
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    LeeM got a reaction from 3legs in COVID-19 and the Porsche marketplace   
    That might change, yet the mentality of the government, regardless of who is in power, will not. 
     Regardless of what we all buy, we all want the cheapest, so when Australian made products are twice the price of imported goods, what's going to happen? 
     Aussie businesses went overseas because of their costs skyrocketing and the government getting even more greedy than normal, so once this virus shit is under control and things are back to reasonably normal, we'll go back to bringing it all in from China and buy the same shit from the same place and still whinge that we hate China 
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    LeeM reacted to Gavin (CliffToCoast) in COVID-19 and the Porsche marketplace   
    I'd like to think this little event will make a few companies diversify their production locations & I think there's great value in making things onshore.  I'll happily pay more for a locally produced product than one made in china & I'm sure I'm not alone.  I also know that talk is cheap and over the last 20 years everyone has voted in exactly the opposite direction with their purchases.....might that change?  I hope so.
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    LeeM reacted to 3legs in COVID-19 and the Porsche marketplace   
    It's not so much about the chinese it's more about foreign ownership.
    Maybe I'm just an old fart still trying to live in an Australia that was once proud that things were made in Australia and that people cared about Australia being owned by Australians (that actually lived here) and not owned by some faceless foreign based corporation.
    I know I'm dreaming and probably being a little naive but a dream never hurt anyone 😢
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    LeeM reacted to hugh in VENT!   
    Some people will never understand how privileged they are to have a home that boasts clean running water, a toilet connected to sewerage and electricity. Plenty of other "First World" societies that don't have access to such basic necessities. 
    People struggling in Australia don't know what real poverty is. They maybe more appreciative of their environment if they did though. Not at all saying people don't have it tough, but its a different level of struggle compared to other parts of the world. 
     
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    LeeM reacted to Shedpest in VENT!   
    That is the reason I do not have kids

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