[TechAssist] Re: When I grow out....I wanna be a....

The "Little Red Wagon',..."The Flyer" that we pulled around when we were
kids, is moving their plant to China, also. Talk about a CRIME !

LLW

LeRoy Westlund
Westlund TV & Electronics
97 North Main                                "Where there's a will,...
Centerfield, UT 84622-0087           There's always a way."
Ph./Fax  435-528-3822
mailto:LLW@xxxxxxxxxx

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Gaidies <teltek3@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 12:11 PM
Subject: [TechAssist] Re: When I grow out....I wanna be a....


>That's a Crime. Someone better put a plug in it now. These jobs will never
>come back.
>
>-Ed-
>
>
>
>Tel-Tek Electronics
>Ontario-Canada
>
>teltek3@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "LeRoy Westlund" <llw@xxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 1:41 PM
>Subject: [TechAssist] Re: When I grow out....I wanna be a....
>
>
>> Wall-mart, and Home Depot will soon be the only business left in Utah,
>also.
>> Geneva steel in Orem, Ut has closed also for the same reasons as the
mills
>> in Pa.. China even purchased some of their huge furnaces, from a
>bankruptcy
>> deal.
>>
>> LLW
>>
>> LeRoy Westlund
>> Westlund TV & Electronics
>> 97 North Main                                "Where there's a will,...
>> Centerfield, UT 84622-0087           There's always a way."
>> Ph./Fax  435-528-3822
>> mailto:LLW@xxxxxxxxxx
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Intrepid Video Support <support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 8:21 AM
>> Subject: [TechAssist] Re: When I grow out....I wanna be a....
>>
>>
>> >Mark,
>> >Prepare for the same situation Wyeth Labs employees are in...major
>> layoffs...same with Armstrong
>> >Industries.
>> >Lancaster county is not looking too good....
>> >Keep the repair business as it will be better than nothing if the plant
>you
>> are with starts laying off
>> >people
>> >Unless your name is Wal-mart, it is starting to seem that PA is not the
>> place to have a business anymore.
>> >They're having trouble revitalizing the steel mill in town here...even
>> after it has been bought out last
>> >year.
>> >
>> >Jeff Dougherty
>> >Intrepid Video TV/VCR
>> >263 S Front St
>> >Steelton PA 17113
>> >fax...717-564-4952
>> >www.intrepid-video.com www.tech-repair.net
>> >
>> >----- Original Message -----
>> >From: "electronicrepair" <electronicrepair@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> >To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> >Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 12:36 AM
>> >Subject: [TechAssist] Re: **** Notice!!!!!
>> >
>> >
>> >| Let me put in my 2 cents. I saw the writing on the wall a few years
ago
>> >when
>> >| the prices of the TV sets were nose-diving down.
>> >| I started thinking that I had been in this business since 1972, the TV
>> >| business was very good to me, and I love it, but the writing was on
the
>> >wall
>> >| and the way things were going, retiring from this business was not
>going
>> >to
>> >| happen, so I decided to find full time employment in a different
field.
>> >| I started taking classes on PLC and in the industrial electrical
field,
>> so
>> >a
>> >| couple years ago I got a job as an industrial electrician in a large
>> plant
>> >| here with descent pay and great benefits, I also do TV repair as a par
>> >time
>> >| business, for me this worked out great
>> >| Thanks, Mark
>> >| Electronic Repair Services
>> >| 48 W. James st.
>> >| Lancaster, PA 17603
>> >|
>> >| ----- Original Message -----
>> >| From: "LeRoy Westlund" <llw@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> >| To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> >| Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 12:08 AM
>> >| Subject: [TechAssist] Re: **** Notice!!!!!
>> >|
>> >|
>> >| > Walter,
>> >| > I was checking out a Cosco store the other day,...and seeing all the
>> new
>> >| > TVs, and new Technology sets on the market,...it's no wonder why
>people
>> >| have
>> >| > stopped bringing their old TVs in for repair, and just buying new.
>> >| > Yes,...the prices are still high on the HDTV sets, but, they won't
>stay
>> >| that
>> >| > way for long. I don't think we will ever be able to make much money
>> from
>> >| > trying to repair these new sets,...even when they are out of
>warrenty.
>> >You
>> >| > guys that have managed to keep some ASC status on some brands might
>> have
>> >a
>> >| > chance,....but,...the rest of us are "bound to be doomed".
>> >| > I hate telling it like it is,....but,....we have to think about our
>> >| future,
>> >| > and make some changes. We are on our own in this respect,....the
>> service
>> >| > associations, and the manufacturers offer NO help,...and don't
really
>> >give
>> >| a
>> >| > dam what happens to us,...and that's a fact.
>> >| >
>> >| > LLW
>> >| >
>> >| > LeRoy Westlund
>> >| > Westlund TV & Electronics
>> >| > 97 North Main                                "Where there's a
>will,...
>> >| > Centerfield, UT 84622-0087           There's always a way."
>> >| > Ph./Fax  435-528-3822
>> >| > mailto:LLW@xxxxxxxxxx
>> >| >
>> >| > -----Original Message-----
>> >| > From: walter wood <wwood_38478@xxxxxxxxx>
>> >| > To: techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> >| > Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 1:25 PM
>> >| > Subject: [TechAssist] Re: **** Notice!!!!!
>> >| >
>> >| >
>> >| > >Larry, I understand that 2006 has been mandated,
>> >| > >but HD was supposed to have been reality years ago.
>> >| > >As I understand it, NO non HD set will work (this
>> >| > >includes the HD monitors) once everything is being
>> >| > >broadcast in HD, EXCEPT that an HD converter box is
>> >| > >used.
>> >| > >All the box will do is extend the life of the NON
>> >| > >HD tv.
>> >| > >It will NOT put a HD picture on the screen.
>> >| > >Now, how many $300 boxes are people going to buy to
>> >| > >put on $100 wally world tvs?
>> >| > >Remember also that although HD is digital, being
>> >| > >digital does NOT make it HD.
>> >| > >Walter
>> >| > >--- larry <schntv@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >| > >> true, but!
>> >| > >> digital tv may make these 3 year or older tv
>> >| > >> useless.
>> >| > >> i am under the impression they wont work after
>> >| > >> 2007.
>> >| > >> is this true?
>> >| > >> Larry
>> >| > >>
>> >| > >>
>> >| > >> Tel-Tek wrote:
>> >| > >>
>> >| > >> > John;
>> >| > >> > Most likely
>> >| > >> > Most of us will retire or die off with our
>> >| > >> Customer base.
>> >| > >> > Older people will hold onto their Console TV's
>> >| > >> and Stereos. If parts are
>> >| > >> > available, they will have them repaired.
>> >| > >> > I could take the year off, but December Older
>> >| > >> Folks want their Phonographs
>> >| > >> > working, lay on a good supply of needles, some
>> >| > >> WD40, some lube, and idler
>> >| > >> > tires. You are good to go. Keep in mind that
>> >| > >> most are on a fixed Income, and
>> >| > >> > keep it Kosher.;-)
>> >| > >> >
>> >| > >> > -Ed-
>> >| > >> > Tel-Tek Electronics
>> >| > >> > Ontario-Canada
>> >| > >> > teltek3@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>> >| > >> >
>> >| > >> > ----- Original Message -----
>> >| > >> > From: "John at Main TV"
>> >| > >> <maintv2004@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> >| > >> > To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> >| > >> > Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 7:12 PM
>> >| > >> > Subject: [TechAssist] Re: **** Notice!!!!!
>> >| > >> >
>> >| > >> >
>> >| > >> >
>> >| > >> >>I, too, have noticed the aging of the service
>> >| > >> industry.  We have 3
>> >| > >> >>technicians.  The owner is aged 69 ( and still
>> >| > >> makes pick-ups and
>> >| > >> >>deliveries).  The second is aged 65 and I am
>> >| > >> aged 57 (the youngster).  We
>> >| > >> >>are wondering if we can hang on until hi-def
>> >| > >> becomes common.   John.
>> >| > >> >>
>> >| > >> >>John Mielke
>> >| > >> >>Main TV
>> >| > >> >>636 main St.
>> >| > >> >>Longmont, Co
>> >| > >> >>phone 303 776 6955
>> >| > >> >>fax  303 776 0792
>> >| > >> >>maintv2004@xxxxxxxxxxx
>> >| > >> >>----- Original Message -----
>> >| > >> >>From: "Doug Keller" <dek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> >| > >> >>To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> >| > >> >>Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 9:59 AM
>> >| > >> >>Subject: [TechAssist] Re: **** Notice!!!!!
>> >| > >> >>
>> >| > >> >>
>> >| > >> >>
>> >| > >> >>>Is it just me, or is everyone on this list a
>> >| > >> "mature" (for lack of a
>> >| > >> >>>better word) technician. Is anyone on this
>> >| > >> list under, say, 30? Is no
>> >| > >> >>>one young even getting into this business? I
>> >| > >> will state, in my opinion,
>> >| > >> >>>that if they DON'T get into this that in
>> >| > >> itself is a plus to their
>> >| > >> >>>success in life.
>> >| > >> >>>
>> >| > >> >>>Doug Keller
>> >| > >> >>>Wis-Kel Electronics
>> >| > >> >>>101 Freeland Ave.
>> >| > >> >>>Terra Alta, WV
>> >| > >> >>>USA        26764
>> >| > >> >>>dek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> >| > >> >>>dek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> >| > >> >>>http://www.tech-assist.org
>> >| > >> >>>"Learn from the mistakes of others, because
>> >| > >> you
>> >| > >> >>>won't live long enough to make them all
>> >| > >> yourself"
>> >| > >> >>>
>> >| > >> >>>
>> >| > >> >>>
>> >| > >> >>>
>> >| > >> >>>
>> >| > >> >>>Kevin Harris wrote:
>> >| > >> >>>
>> >| > >> >>>
>> >| > >> >>>>Happy Birthday JAY   (sir)
>> >| > >> >>>>always respect my elders
>> >| > >> >>>>(you beat me, i turn 50 in october)
>> >| > >>
>> >| > >>>>>*************************************************
>> >| > >> >>>>Kevin Harris
>> >| > >> >>>>kharris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> >| > >> >>>>800-638-3328 x1241
>> >| > >> >>>>Tritronics Inc.
>> >| > >> >>>>Authorized parts for
>> >| > >> >>
>> >| > >>
>> >| > >>>Aiwa,Denon,Hitachi,JVC,NAP,RCA,Sanyo,Sony,Toshiba,Zenith
>> >| > >> >>
>> >| > >>
>> >| >
>> >|
>>
>>>>>***********************************************************************
*
>> *
>> >| > **
>> >| > >> >>********************
>> >| > >> >>
>> >| > >> >>>> ----- Original Message -----
>> >| > >> >>>> From: Doug Keller
>> >| > >> >>>> To: techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> >| > >> >>>> Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 7:37 AM
>> >| > >> >>>> Subject: [TechAssist] **** Notice!!!!!
>> >| > >> >>>>
>> >| > >> >>>> Your webmaster Jay hits the big 50 today!
>> >| > >> (donations may be made to
>> >| > >> >
>> >| > >> > the
>> >| > >> >
>> >| > >> >>>> "Old-Fogie Retired Techs Home, Walla-Walla,
>> >| > >> Washington) *laughs*
>> >| > >> >>>>
>> >| > >> >>>> --
>> >| > >> >>>> Doug Keller
>> >| > >> >>>> Wis-Kel Electronics
>> >| > >> >>>> 101 Freeland Ave.
>> >| > >> >>>> Terra Alta, WV
>> >| > >> >>>> USA        26764
>> >| > >> >>>> dek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> >| > >> >>>> dek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> >| > >> >>>> http://www.tech-assist.org
>> >| > >> >>>> "Learn from the mistakes of others, because
>> >| > >> you
>> >| > >> >>>> won't live long enough to make them all
>> >| > >> yourself"
>> >| > >> >>>>
>> >| > >> >>>>
>> >| > >> >>>>
>> >| > >> >>>>
>> >| > >> >>>
>> >| > >> >>
>> >| > >>
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