Mexico Is the New Detroit?

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anandvy
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Re: Lemons
anandvy   10/17/2014 10:13:35 PM
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"Most likely it has roots in the automotive industry - the lemon laws - as in if a car wasn't fixable over time it was considered a lemon. At least, that's the first I heard lemons used in this way."

So if a car breaks down then we'll consider that life is giving us lemons? Thanks for the information Carolyn.

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Unemployment and illegals
anandvy   10/17/2014 10:09:08 PM
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The prospect of building plants in Mexico is nice because most illegals from Mexico slip to USA due to unemployment. These ventures will help in reducing unemployment problems and also the breaching of illegals into the States.

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Re: Lemons
Jacob   10/17/2014 12:39:57 AM
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"Most likely it has roots in the automotive industry - the lemon laws - as in if a car wasn't fixable over time it was considered a lemon. At least, that's the first I heard lemons used in this way."

Carolyn, thanks for sharing this interesting concept!!!!

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Re: Lemons
Carolyn Mathas   10/16/2014 8:21:21 AM
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Most likely it has roots in the automotive industry - the lemon laws - as in if a car wasn't fixable over time it was considered a lemon. At least, that's the first I heard lemons used in this way.

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Re: Lemons
Jacob   10/16/2014 12:01:38 AM
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"I once was involved in a marketing campaign for a company launching a new product. They wanted to use lemons in all collateral and in ads they were placing. As far as I was concerned, that opened it up to the competition being able to say that they even equated their own product with lemons. Why put that out on the table? Do you think I worried too much?"

Caryoln, I would like to know the reason behind such myths.

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Lemons
Carolyn Mathas   10/15/2014 12:51:35 PM
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Yes, I once was involved in a marketing campaign for a company launching a new product. They wanted to use lemons in all collateral and in ads they were placing. As far as I was concerned, that opened it up to the competition being able to say that they even equated their own product with lemons. Why put that out on the table?

Do you think I worried too much?

Thanks for posting!

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Myth or Reality?
Jacob   10/15/2014 12:57:51 AM
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"There are some things that one does not want to associate with. For example, you would never use a photo of a lemon with a product you want to launch, unless, of course, you are selling lemons. Similarly, I recently noticed an article stating that Mexico was the new Detroit. Hmmm."

Carolyn, what's the reason behind this lemon story. It's just a blind belief or any scientific support is there. I personal believes that in this technological era, we have to discard all such myths.



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