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This is what happens when you sell your cars to rich [] kids like these.

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Dilusha, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. ScottS

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    Clickbait. New economy. Most of us are irrelevant to it. It’s for our kids and their peers.

    Do they value and respect what we do/our values? No but the next generation doesn’t ever.

    We are the dinosaurs. This is our dinosaur forum. I’m good with that.

    At least it drives interest to cars and not,say, Fortnite (google it).


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  2. ChipG

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    you know if you guys keep this up Jay Leno will invite them on
     
  3. Natkingcolebasket69

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    I am 1000000% sure. I know several youtubers making money off of it. My friend sells kids toys and uses YouTube to promote his products. The thing is ppl
    Actually have to watch the ads for u to be paid& spend a good amount of time watching as u mentioned.
    InterestinglyHoovies garage for instance told us on this forum that after posting 2 videos on the TR he bought he had made enough for the sales tax to be paid on the car which was about i think 800-900k views and a car purchase at 80k so a tax bill in the 6k i would think.
    Also if your account doesn’t monetize the video or you dont have enough viewtime to monetize , views dont amount for much.


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    #54 paulchua, Dec 5, 2018
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    I think what's missing from this point of view is context. I am in full agreement that certain actions do elicit emulators for further tomfoolery (remember that show Jackass?) There are channels on YouTube devoted to pranks and unethical behavior.

    It appears these two guys are car enthusiasts, and the photo is a click bait shot intentionally designed to advertise a heavy dose of braggadocio; in essence the very tropes of a modern rap video.

    I highly doubt kids will take this photo as a call to the liberation of their deep-seated desire to use their cars as trampolines.

    The contrary viewpoints you and others express of course are not surprising considered the intentional ostentatious and gaudy framing; however, to engage in negative attention is similar to 'buying' a ticket to Barnum and Baily's freak show with the intention of criticizing it. The cash is in Barnum's pocket the moment one participated. As the saying goes...no bad publicity in show business.

    Finally, I agree with the many here that argue being critical with this 'showy' behavior (especially within the context) makes one stand on a very slippery slope indeed. We are after all not on a "Meals on Wheels" forum.
     
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    Last I checked this is a free country and these boys can do whatever they wish with their possessions. They earned the money to buy them and far be it from you or me to be the judge , jury and executioner. They are behaving like kids , which they are. Good for them. As far as being raised with no respect, unless you are their dad I wouldn’t be so jugemental bro. Best , Kirk
     
  8. Lotaz

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    Anyone that puts them selves out there on YouTube is asking to be judged. There is a reason they have like and dislike buttons on every video as well as a comment section.

    I stand by my comments. Past that I won't be commenting on this issue any further "BRO"
     
  9. RedNeck

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    A young person with a lot of money portrays themselves as a ****** bag? Never seen such a thing!
     
  10. G. Pepper

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    That targa roll bar was probably the strongest structure in the Fiat X1/9!
     
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  12. G. Pepper

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    I loved that car. I used to dream about it years after it was gone. Haven't dreamt about it since I got my first Ferrari though. :)
     
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  13. Cigarzman

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    Ok.
     
  14. iloveferrari

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    Only want to point out the incoming traffic in the back on the open public road. They are acting their age at best, doesn't matter how deep the wallet is.
     
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  15. LARRYH

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    good for them ... but man don't stand on the ,,,,,car hoods...
     
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    Guess they have a painless-dent removal guy who specializes in heel prints.:eek:
     
  17. SCEye

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    this...
    ... then this...
    I guess I'll let you clarify your first statement.
     
  18. 308 milano

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    Oh please.
    Saying that you could possibly find yourself as one of the unlucky few that come out of an establishment and find a kid standing on your automobile, is quite a bit different than saying, I really hope someone vandalizes your Exotic.
     
  19. WJGESQ

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    Pretty sure this pic is intended as a teaser for the Dumber and Dumber reboot.
     
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  20. SCEye

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    Hmmm... I guess that’s where you and I differ. I don’t say offensive things to people.

    Edit: offensive statement removed and good sense prevailed.
     
  21. 308 milano

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    #71 308 milano, Dec 8, 2018 at 8:14 AM
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    In other word, you’re chastising me over a learning disability? ( that’s really low and offensive ) I’m offended by your statement, and MORE SO offended that you find my post offensive! LOL, let’s Move on please. Apologies if you Took my post so personal.
     
  22. Lol...good catch! And on a bridge, no less.
    Geniuses!
     
  23. up4speed

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    The main difference is that #1 and #2 MAY damage the car. #3 (standing on it), WILL damage the car!
    I personally think it's great that young people are motivated and smart enough to play the modern system to legally make that amount of money, good for them!
    However, I'm such a car enthusiast that it still upsets me when people carelessly damage their car, even when it's not mine, and even if I never see that car again! I know it's weird but I can't help it. I guess that I see cars as art instead of a lump of metal. I'm that guy that will say something if I'm at a car show/gathering and see someone touch or lean on the cars.....even if it's not mine and I don't even know the owner! I feel like it's just basic respect. Ultimately, it IS just an object, and the owner has the right to do anything he wants with it...However, it doesn't mean that I won't cringe and get upset when watching it though.
     
  24. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    The Pista's hood and front fenders are carbon as is the GT2 RS's hood so those should not be damaged by standing on it like aluminum would. The paint could get damaged, but if they have PPF and/or ceramic it should be okay.
     
  25. SCEye

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    Actually, tracking the cars "damage" it more than just driving it around. Tracking them causes more rock chips, wear, tear, etc.
    people will disagree but let's put it this way: two Ferraris will have different prices if one were taken to the track often and the other were driven only on the street. The market will offer a lower price for tracked cars, given all other factors being equal (mileage, options, etc).
     

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