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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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FIRE SALE 3
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After a LOT of work, you are welcome you ingrates, I've got all my books and their links squared away.  I've published a second "sweet survivalist six pack" of books ( I had to remove the bonus 7th book from the first collection, move it to the second and then compile the "Consuming To Invest" book to make enough available ).  The "Frugal Survivalist" is back in Kindle, for a buck.  I have links to all the periodicals from the last 15 years.  This is all on my main web page, down a bit and in the middle under "My Writing".  As you of course now can see over to your right on this blog, the web site is www.bisonprepper.com
I keep updating the Links To Others, on the web site.  And, thank you minions for your help, I've added more Amazon links to this blog and am updating the top three every day and will change the rest-except the bottom three which are the main important items-once a week. 
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You know unemployment is going to continue to increase.  If the petroleum growth which was necessary for economic growth is over and done with as oil supplies contract, and only quantitative easing kept the stock market looking good ( NOT economic growth ), AND global economic activity is taking a big stinking squishy dump, so that even consumption and jobs connected with imports are not providing employment, why in the name of all that is holy and just can you imagine that there will be job
 growth, less layoffs or anything other than more 1930’s era Great Depression levels of unemployment?  Which, honestly, we are pretty much at already so that can only get much worse.  What do you need to convince you your job is in danger?  50% unemployment?  50% inflation?  Oil imports down by half?  If unemployment is increasing, wouldn’t consumer spending be falling?  There are less paychecks to go around, so less people are shopping.  And they aren’t shopping for bargains outside a few small percentage points measured in the tens of one, because almost nobody saves anymore ( not a bad strategy, because you just know Uncle Obammy or Aunt Hilary are going to crank up the printing presses to pay the interest on the national debt after the petrodollar collapse.  That will be the only money coming in ).  Everyone, or near enough, is in a negative cash flow due to debt.  Hell, nobody even remembers how to budget anymore. 

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You and I, part of that .00001% truly believing in collapse ( preppers are NOT part of that number-they only worry about preserving their luxurious middle class lifestyle, which, newsflash, is an endangered species no matter what they do anyway, and only prep to avoid interruptions of said luxuries.  They don’t prep to survive complete collapse ), lives below our means and are close enough to out of debt that we defy the norm, but the economy is run for the norm.  Not us.  Every company is up to their eyeballs in debt, almost all of them past the point of debt helping business and instead are doing nothing but trying to survive the stranglehold of said debt.  They are not in business for profit, but survival.  All because of too much debt.  And the same with households.  Who has extra money for sales?  Who can afford to sell at sale prices?  Remember when I was bragging to you how I found wool socks for a $1 at the dollar store, an unbelievable bargain?  How long ago was that?  Two, three years?  I’m one of the tightest people you know, and I’m always on the lookout for real, solid sales.  Real bargains.  And they simple don’t exist anymore.  The sales today are very brief returns of last years prices.  But those prices are still two or three times what we consider the norm.  Things are simply getting worse, all over and all around, and the dynamics are not the same as before.  Nobody is selling below cost ( grocery loss leaders might give up most of their mark-up, but no one is losing money ).  Why do you think the Food Bank is doing such a booming business?  The stores don’t want to fire sale and cannibalize regular profits.  They make more by giving us the out-of-dates. 

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14 comments:

  1. No doubt in my mind that we are in another depression, no matter what the Fed or the political hacks say.

    Great job on the Amazon links, Lord Bison! By the way, I used Microsoft Edge to view it as my Firefox keeps having issues even though I removed Adblock.

    Just downloaded your latest newsletter, the new 6pack and the .99 cent frugal one, already own the Frugal Living e-book.

    Here is my pledge and I challenge my fellow minions to match it. I am a Prime member and will purchase in the future exclusively through your links. It's easy and we won't pay any more for our purchases and it helps a worthy writer.

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    1. Thank you! Just buy through my links. How hard, indeed?

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  2. Not just Grocery stores are throwing away perfectly good stuff. Many electronics stores are as well. Electronics have expiration dates of sorts as well and if you know someone in management of a larger store you will be able to ask about their return to factory or destroy schedules, and maybe, if they are willing to risk their job a little, they would be willing to let you get some of these less than cutting edge electronics out of the crusher before it runs.
    I have also heard that other things are starting to go the same way, Clothes that don't sell in a season or two, etc.
    I live too rural now to take much advantage myself of it, but I recommend anyone living more urban consider striking up relations with people in charge of such things and seeing if you cant get some deal. If you pay a case of beer for a couple of formerly high end electronics and then either resell directly or part them out on craigslist or ebay you can make some scratch.
    Thus begins your adaptation to the salvage economy that is coming.

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    1. And speaking of beer, when we lived in Florida we knew a gal who had connections. She Gray Market sold out of date beer. You got the occasional skunk but mostly it was half priced goodness ( the wife drank a lot and I was poor ).

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  3. ...the Fed is worried they raised their interest rate too high. After all they can't get inflation up to two percent. Guess I have the wrong healthcare and shop at the wrong grocery store.

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    1. You also pay the wrong tax rate. No real deductions for you!

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  4. True Words!

    As a wise old showman once said " You ain't seen nothing yet".

    And you are right about many preppers. They are desperately trying to maintain their life style. When the music at the cake walk stops there will be very few chairs for people to sit down on.

    JS

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    1. Their asses are too big for the chairs anyway.

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  5. I have shopped at all the local thrift stores over the last 2 weeks and they have doubled their prices so I can't fine much to buy that is affordable. No garage sales until spring. Being a cheap guy with a large family we will reuse, repair or re purpose. And so it starts, 1929 is here.

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    1. I don't even shop the thrift store at work, as they never have what I need. And a employee discount is a joke, added to their joke of "thrift store" prices.

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  6. The economy sucks no matter what the hacks say. People are only spending money cause they dont have a clue or baby momma gets a free ride and baby daddy (not married) has a job that is mostly disposable income. Rent, utilities, food, health care all paid.

    Other money being spent is mostly credit. Not a good formula for sustainability. I have a credit card. I use it for Netflix and occasionally materials on the odd job. I make sure I have a paying customer before I do that.

    I have debt but am paying it down. I pay alot of child support, kids medical and college to the tune of $1,800 a month. Yes you read that right. In 5 months it will be $1,360 and 2 years after that it will drop to a little over $600. Youngest is only 11 so that will be here a while. As I get things paid off I will be paying down my land sooner. Oh yeah, the truck will be paid off too.

    I could quit my job and live off my pension but don't see that happening. My mobile home (True white trash irregular) is paid for but I still hope to build a very conservative small house. 800 to 1,000 square foot max. Has to be at least 800 ft. That depends alot on how the economy holds up as far as me maintaining employment. I think my best approach will be to pay off the rest of my land but it is not bank financed. A friend holds the note so little chance of foreclosure in a worst case. My planned house will be much better set up for off grid when the time comes.

    Worse case I get stuck in the mobile and will have to make do.

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    1. Worse case you go postal on the ex ( no bitch be worth 2k a month ) and get caught and go to prison. Think positive. Living in the mobile will be great compared to that.

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    2. 2 exes. 1 kid each. 14% to each plus insurance, Dr bills, meds, college. And that includes my equity note from having to buy her out. Like I said, 2 1/2 years and I'm most golden. My bills will drop more that my job pays me. The pension will cover me and then some. I'm sure something will screw that up before that happens.

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    3. I'm hearing lots of horror stories here with child support. Guys make too much here in the mines.

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