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Old 07-17-2013, 12:18 AM
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Posted this once until it told me I wasn't logged in.

Anyway, back in college while putting up with advanced economics, I recall the "laws of diminishing returns". When you do the search it's more tied to production. However, if you think of it as a filter so to speak, you could use it for a "cost benefit analysis" for say markets, high mileage, max returns, or utilization on a given need (wants won't work for this thought). Just about any person has a "Threshold" on any given subject and need.

Now granted, I was watching our German Shepard's chase fish in the pond when this thought occurred.

Hope everybody has a good hump day tomorrow..............

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Old 07-17-2013, 12:46 AM
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:55 AM
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mow i am seeing it, wants vs needs vs costs.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:05 AM
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Scenario:

My old 98 Ram 5.9 was racking up the miles at 223k doing farm chores. It used to run calves to market with a goose neck trailer (7k) (trailer and load) fuel cost and maintenance escalating. Diminishing returns came in with maintenance cost (tires, brakes, engine wear). I knew it was decision time as loads moved to hauling equipment up to 11k.

Since I only do Dodge it was Hemi or Diesel. I figured I'd be doing 4 to 5 loads a month in a 200 mile radius. I was familiar with a diesel and thought I was to old for a Hemi at the time. Since my loads were within a 200 mile radius, I felt confident I could find a used Cummins diesel at a reasonable price after taking my mechanic on the check out. I picked it up at auction for $5,300 + buyers premium. So the 99 2500 only has 221,000 miles but runs and hauls great (tow mode perfect), maintain it religously. It has an intercooler, never been turned up and my last load was about 10k trailer and all. It's a 4x4 but I don't take it off road or make it do farm chores (got the 5.9 4x4 Ram gasser for that).

I tried to find a used 2003 Hemi 5.7 but only priced it (the 03 look is a killer if it's about wants). So needs won the battle. Someday wants may win at a cost I'm willing to pay.

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