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Re: LED takeover

Posted By: Howie Cohen
Date: Wednesday, 11 June 2008, at 10:37 a.m.

In Response To: LED takeover (oldskool)

> Hi there...Ive read on the BBS for a few
> years now.I operate a wholesale shop in the
> interior of British Columbia and have done
> business here for the last 9 years after
> relocating from Vancouver BC.Within the last
> 8 months give or take the amount of tubes I
> bend has gone from 200-400/month to about
> 15-20...if Im lucky.I had a few small
> customers and 1 huge customer that required
> massive amounts of glass until last summer
> when they made a COMPLETE change over to
> LED...and seem to do almost no exposed neon
> anymore.Tubebender friends in the Vancouver
> region are also fighting over small amounts
> of glass.
> Im preparing to get into other lines of work
> but I was wondering how many of you guys
> have been effected this much....or is this
> was/is a regional thing with western
> Canada??? I still see wanted ads on here for
> tubebenders every now and then and was
> wondering whats goin on everywhere else in
> North America???...Thanks alot,eh.

I too have noticed a larger drop in the glass that I have been making over the past few months. I am down from this time last year by a large margin.
Not sure if its the LED's or just the economy that is fueling this change.

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