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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo_2 View Post
    And the cost of living was lower especially houses on decent size blocks was stuff all (high interest though)
    Had this conversation with an old guy the other day lamenting how he bought a brand new z900 in the 70s for $1800 and how outrageous it is the new one is $19000. We worked out with inflation itís the exact same price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Dealer View Post
    Had this conversation with an old guy the other day lamenting how he bought a brand new z900 in the 70s for $1800 and how outrageous it is the new one is $19000. We worked out with inflation itís the exact same price.
    I had that same conversation with someone at the midland kawasaki dealer ,although i could not remember the original price of a z1 900 i thought $16,000 was ridiculous for a new one.
    If we take the same logic and carry it through a hq holden kingswood cost $3000.00 new in 1972 ,you can pick them up for less than $1500.00 these days.
    It is only certain bikes take my bike the gsx750f they are not worth anything over $2,500.00 worldwide i had a guy on here on a ride tell me it would have been hot stuff back in the eighties.
    It basically is a 80's bike people pick one model and just go stupid with money.
    Mate stick to the facts not a fantasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Dealer View Post
    Had this conversation with an old guy the other day lamenting how he bought a brand new z900 in the 70s for $1800 and how outrageous it is the new one is $19000. We worked out with inflation itís the exact same price.
    Yes but there has been so much construction that access to good money if you wanted to work hard was available unlike the mining boom too many people had access (mining and non mining) and hyper inflated everything.

    Recent construction site I was on a guy in his 80 was there cause he was bored, in his early days bought a caravan and went from construction site to site saved up enough money and bought his property in cash its worth over a million now and his never had a loan in his life always went without some things to get ahead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo_2 View Post
    Recent construction site I was on a guy in his 80 was there cause he was bored, in his early days bought a caravan and went from construction site to site saved up enough money and bought his property in cash its worth over a million now and his never had a loan in his life always went without some things to get ahead.
    And now he's 80 and still working for 'fun' sounds pretty shit. Gotta enjoy your life. Some people treat it as a practice run.

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    His been around the world already and doesn't have to work same goes for the likes such as John Hughes.
    Guess you have never read the The Ant and the Grasshopper as a kid.

    Working part time or a couple hours a day if you don't have to in retirement is good for your health which is why we have so many disgruntle eldery sitting around waiting to die.

    It also bumps the pension up without affecting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo_2 View Post
    Yes but there has been so much construction that access to good money if you wanted to work hard was available unlike the mining boom too many people had access (mining and non mining) and hyper inflated everything.

    Funny thing is most of the big jump in cost is the land! Comparing the cost of the avg 4x2 house now to what one cost back when we built in 98 if anything the costs have gone backward, what has skyrocketed is the land For $54k we got ~600m2 block and we thought the next suburb was expensive at ~$60k for the same size, now you're paying $250k+ on the fringes for a block 1/2 the size

    Recent construction site I was on a guy in his 80 was there cause he was bored, in his early days bought a caravan and went from construction site to site saved up enough money and bought his property in cash its worth over a million now and his never had a loan in his life always went without some things to get ahead.
    Only issue I guess is no credit rating really so IF he did want a loan he find it more difficult than someone who's had several and paid them off on time The bold section is the big one though IMO, these days most of the younger generation want it all NOW and wont wait
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    Should be fine getting a loan

    What is a big deal for lenders is:
    1) a stable income that can comfortably meet your proposed repayments;
    2) a verified savings history
    3) a good deposit (regarding housing)

    The notion you need credit rating to get credit is false from barefoot.

    But yes most young people want everything now and new, doesnít matter if there up to debt to their eyeballs and living week to week.
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    I purchased a 1981 Honda CBX1000 back in 2015 for $10500. Aust delivered bike, 2 owners and only 17000km on the clock.
    As I bought it to ride it, I spent about $7000 mechanically restoring it so I had it in a known state and for it to ride like a new one (which it does). I did not buy it as an investment or a show bike. Its a joy to ride (although not so much after a shoulder reconstruction and spinal surgery last year) and that's enough for me. I'll never sell it.

    But, I have had several offers over $20k for it by collectors both here in Aust and even overseas. There is definitely an upswell of interest for 70's and 80's bikes. I prefer a 'real' retro bike rather than a parts-bin modern one with retro badges and 70's era paint colours. Each to their own.
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