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THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1918.
Hesitant Motor Car Buyers!
There are only FOUR factors which
could probably cause a REDUCTION
IN PRICE OF MOTOR CARS during
the next half year.
ANALYZE THEM FOR YOURSELF
1 . Will the Price of Materials Decrease ?
ANSWER: The MATERIALS for the next season's production must be CONTRACTED FOR AT
ONCE and at PRESENT PRICES. Steel is high - Parts makers are swamped with
orders Material costs can not be reduced at this time. ,
2. Will the cost of Labor be Lowered ?
ANSWER: The cost of LABOR will not decline until the high cost of living is reduced. It will be
months before the supply of labor equals the demand. Until then labor cost will not
3. Can Quality be Reduced ?
ANSWER: Emphatically NO! Past standards must be maintained. Cheaper materials or lessl ef
ficient labor cannot be used. This will not remedy the situation. -
4 Have motor car prices increased OUT OF PROPOR
TION to the increased cost of manufacturing ?
ANSWER: In SOME cases this is true and those cars are now adjusting their prices downward to an
EQUITABLE FIGURE; but those cars which were PRICED RIGHT during the war
cannot be reduced in price until manufacturing costs are reduced.
We wish that conditions were different and that we could promise lower prices in the
near future; but THESE ARE FACTS THAT CAN NOT BE REFUTED. There is
nothing to be GAINED by waiting, except the LOSS of the comfort, convenience and
utility of a car during Winter and Spring.
Arizona Engineering Co.