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C/I Owners and the Story of Stuff

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..... Consider the number of these tractors that are 30 some years old and still running strong, many without fastidious maintenance. Those of us on this and other tractor sites understand the durability of the Case/Ingersoll and that is why we are delighted to acquire a 30-40 year old tractor and bring it back to top condition. Sadly this world has been consumed with the throwaway mentality and many manufacturers have fed this mindset by producing products that are guaranteed to die within a few short years and cannot be repaired. As a result most people looking for a tractor will walk right by a dingy looking Case and buy a shiny new big box store tractor. That's fabulous news for most of us because we can buy a good running Case for as little as $500 and know that with a little TLC it will be virtually as good as a $5000 new Ingersoll.
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I stole this from another thread as it was a perfect lead in to a website that someone shared with me a few weeks back

Story of Stuff

Most of you may think that this should go off to the round table - off topic section; however, I placed it here as I find that the mind set of the people I have met (virtually of course) here is very much anti-stuff. In a way you all seem to have been living the anti-stuff lifestyle at least in some way for a while now - and better yet, the C/I product seems to be built against the "stuff" ethos as well.

Hope you enjoy. Comments, thoughts are welcome.
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I just did a cursory glance over the posts above and I get the impression that none of you clicked on the blue coloured link "Story of Stuff" that Richard provided. Maybe I'm wrong but your comments don't seem to align with having watched the video. If you didn't see it, scroll back up to the top and click on that link.

It's a 20 minute mesmerizing look in the mirror of the society we have allowed ourselves to become.
I continue to wonder at the things people will spend money on that have virtually no value.
I can think of several "things" that fit that catagory.

- Paris Hilton

- Pamela Anderson

- Heidi Montag and her loser hubby Spencer


I'll just stop here because I could add to this list for the next hour. :hide: :ROF :ROF
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