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by Howard
December 14th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1336
Views: 42629

Re: Musk endeavours

Various folk coming through with Q4 predictions. One chap at 91,000 https://seekingalpha.com/article/4227977-tesla-90000-delivery-forecasts-fourth-quarter?app=1&dr=1 Another at 89,500 https://seekingalpha.com/article/4227887-projecting-teslas-fourth-quarter-results-boom-bust Personally mine is ...
by Howard
December 11th, 2018, 11:17 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Would No-Deal be really that bad?
Replies: 55
Views: 963

Re: Would No-Deal be really that bad?

We are often told that No-Deal would be the worst option, but would it be so bad that we shouldn't go down that route? I think the answer to your question is that after leaving with a “Clean Brexit” the situation will feel just like it does now. As soon as we leave, our wonderful politicians will h...
by Howard
December 11th, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Best aluminium windows
Replies: 15
Views: 403

Re: Best aluminium windows

Out of interest, have you seen houses with the type of sliding doors you are considering and talked to the owners? I ask because I live in the country and have neighbours who have these type of sliding doors. They look wonderful in TV programmes and in brochures, but don't appeal to me in reality. W...
by Howard
December 11th, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Would No-Deal be really that bad?
Replies: 55
Views: 963

Re: Would No-Deal be really that bad?

We are often told that No-Deal would be the worst option, but would it be so bad that we shouldn't go down that route? I think the answer to your question is that after leaving with a “Clean Brexit” the situation will feel just like it does now. As soon as we leave, our wonderful politicians will h...
by Howard
December 10th, 2018, 6:23 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Would No-Deal be really that bad?
Replies: 55
Views: 963

Re: Would No-Deal be really that bad?

Also, if I was the one running a port and one country's ships were going to cause delays, I would reduce the number of ships allowed to come into port from that country - maybe one ship at a time from that country, the next only coming in when the first has cleared port. Thus leaving the rest of th...
by Howard
December 6th, 2018, 11:01 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1336
Views: 42629

Re: Musk endeavours

Tesla are so behind the curve in China. One has to be very optimistic to think they can ramp up from selling a few hundred cars to gaining enough market share to be more than a niche player. Is there much demand for Tesla models in the Chinese market? Enough to justify spending billions on a plant?...
by Howard
December 5th, 2018, 12:49 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1336
Views: 42629

Re: Musk endeavours

Tesla are so behind the curve in China. One has to be very optimistic to think they can ramp up from selling a few hundred cars to gaining enough market share to be more than a niche player. Is there much demand for Tesla models in the Chinese market? Enough to justify spending billions on a plant? ...
by Howard
December 2nd, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Christmas Crapper
Replies: 30
Views: 800

Re: Christmas Crapper

Can I put a counter view, which may represent a minority? Is sneering at Cliff a bit like Mercedes drivers sneering at those who drive second-hand Fords? He knows his (massive) audience pretty well and produces music for them. I’m sad enough to once have been to a live concert by Cliff in (if I reme...
by Howard
November 28th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Help from fellow Snuggers requested
Replies: 43
Views: 891

Re: Help from fellow Snuggers requested

I'll put my head above the parapet and suggest that you want everyone to remember your occasion as a "Champagne" event so don't serve cheapo Prosecco. As a self-confessed wine snob, I'd be quite happy with the Chenin Blanc for the white and a glass of Rioja for red. We are all different an...
by Howard
November 27th, 2018, 2:50 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Does the EU want a hard brexit?
Replies: 42
Views: 766

Re: Does the EU want a hard brexit?

We move from rule maker to a rule taker. Our companies will continue to work to EU standards as these are established & work well, they aren’t going to change all this just to please free trade fanatics on the Tory back benches. Even May came to realise this over time, hence the Chequers/Common...
by Howard
November 27th, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1336
Views: 42629

Re: Musk endeavours

And Tesla are now offering a one-month delivery quote for the model 3 in the USA. Order by the end of November and get a delivery before the end of December. Is this an early indication that they are having to work harder to sell the increased production? https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/10631212...
by Howard
November 27th, 2018, 1:25 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1336
Views: 42629

Re: Musk endeavours

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/tesla-china-sales-plunge-70-in-october-10972598 Apparently Tesla sold 211 cars in China in October... John So they are well on the way to taking the Chinese market from VW, BMW, Mercedes and miscellaneous Chinese manufacturers? This may explain Tesla's ...
by Howard
November 27th, 2018, 11:41 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Does the EU want a hard brexit?
Replies: 42
Views: 766

Re: Does the EU want a hard brexit?

So you agree there are deals that can be done that are better than our EU membership deal that would be mutually beneficial for both sides. Leavers have known this for years but it is good for a remainer to admit it as well. A clean Brexit is only a concern for the EU as all the problems of the EU ...
by Howard
November 27th, 2018, 12:51 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit Agreement
Replies: 57
Views: 1063

Re: Brexit Agreement

I do not know if this is being discussed elsewhere (I would be surprised if it is not) but I must say that I think Theresa May is coming out of it quite well. In the last week or so (a long time in politics) she has been much more assertive I and I now think that she will get the agreement through ...
by Howard
November 25th, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: Diageo vs Fevertree
Replies: 42
Views: 1161

Re: Diageo vs Fevertree

Hi everyone, So just supposing I'd like to add a drink manufacturer to our portfolio, and supposing that I've heard of two such companies, Diageo (DGE) and Fevertree (FEVR). Does anyone on TLF have any views on either company as a long term investment idea? Also what are the key differences in thes...
by Howard
November 24th, 2018, 12:43 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1336
Views: 42629

Re: Musk endeavours

A couple of interesting developments in the news this week. Tesla have reduced their prices in China as reported by the FT. "The California-based electric carmaker said on Thursday it had reduced the prices of its Model S and Model X in China by 12 to 26 per cent respectively." https://www...
by Howard
November 23rd, 2018, 6:48 pm
Forum: Cycling
Topic: E bike recommendation
Replies: 50
Views: 3644

Re: E bike recommendation

Me too and the arrival of electric vehicles has shown just how much I have come to rely on my ears to know whats behind me, someone in my locality has one of those single person electric bugy things which has shocked me a couple of times when it has silently whooshed past me at 30mph. Electric vehi...
by Howard
November 20th, 2018, 12:53 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1336
Views: 42629

Re: Musk endeavours

Sorry that's right Mercedes aren't a car manufacturer at all, but a sales and marketing team selling badly engineered vehicles for ridiculous amounts of money... Still not sure why Tesla would be interested... Tesla get a new market for their technology. Why wold Tesla want the reputational risk of...
by Howard
November 20th, 2018, 12:50 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1336
Views: 42629

Re: Musk endeavours

Is there a website where one can compare brands/models and say 'total cost of ownership' over perhaps 1, 3, 5 years? We'll be buying a car likely next year and it'll be neither German (nor French), but it'd be useful to line up British (JLR + ?) versus Japanese brands/others... Yes, could I suggest...
by Howard
November 15th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Fitted wardrobes question
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Fitted wardrobes question

R S In previous posts you have said that you and Mrs R S run a consultancy and deal with a number of customers. How would you like a customer of yours to behave in a similar situation? Would you prefer a litigious customer who takes a dispute all the way or one who is firm, knows what the financial ...

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