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I feel your pain. Where I am, the one dealer was up-charging by $12-15k on the GT Line (depending on FWD or AWD).
I wanted a GT Line FWD and it was nuts. I lucked into a better dealer who only marked it up by $5k-ish and I was willing to settle for that so as to get into the car.
We adjusted our driving habits between my wife and I and we now share the EV6 and almost never drive our gas SUV. If we drove my old car, which took premium, the way we drive the EV6… we’d have been spending $4-500 on gas every month BEFORE the gas prices spiked. We spend like $20 at most now. I feel having it and using it will pay for itself in due time.
I also can’t speak highly enough about the driving experience/feel. I have driven numerous luxury cars as my daily drivers (Mercedes, Cadillac, BMW) as well as a Toyota and a Honda. The EV6 is the best feeling driver I’ve ever had.
It’s worth it. I was calling every dealership in my general area the moment they arrived on lots.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t smart enough to get on a wait list ahead of time. But even so, I found a dealer within 2 weeks of launch that got in what I wanted and I didn’t hesitate to pull the trigger, despite there being some markup.
I went back to the dealer for something a few months later and my salesperson told me they can’t keep them on the lot. I got the last GT Line they’ve even seen come through.
They’re selling like mad.
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It still looks like it was designed to stop the world’s biggest door from closing.
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The Kia EV6 has been selling out since release, as well. My dealer said half the people coming in want one.
There have been some real big strides made in regards to EV adoption in the past year or so.
It would be great if they updated you when new games that match your preferences were available, but what is their incentive to do so? They already got your money, whether you play the games or not. Getting you to engage more isn’t necessarily (at least directly) in their best interest. (Until, of course, you realize you don’t use the service and unsubscribe.)
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I’m not at all forgetting what their intent is. But if their intent is to manipulate people, all they seem to truly be accomplishing is manipulating people to use a competitor. Far cry from their business goal.
What they should be aiming to "manipulate" is how users grow to become more frequent contributors and how to get them to "organically" expand their networks to improve upon their compulsion to use the service.
Manipulate them to use the service more. Not to piss them off til they leave.
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This is stupidly simple. Support various content types. Let users post whatever they like content type-wise. Work on recommending people/accounts, NOT content type.
People will make what they want and people will be attracted to what they want, as long as the content itself is compelling. Fix the issue of personal network growth/expansion/recommendation and the content will flow naturally.
Don’t push one content type over another, though. You’ll only alienate people on all sides. If someone likes a photographer, they expect to see photos. If they like someone who makes videos, so be it. Then they happily expect a mix of content in their feed. But HOLY HELL do not force them to see stuff they don’t want to engage with. That’s just shooting yourself in the foot.
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My wife handed me her phone just last night to show me a picture of an old friend. I then perused the app for the first time, basically ever.
I kept asking her who this or that person was and she just kept saying, "I dunno. It’s an ad or something. I don’t know them."
When I asked why she uses the app if it’s showing her people she doesn’t know she shrugged and said it sucks, but that’s what it is. I told her I saw an article saying that will be happening more and she said she’d just use it even less than she does now, which she admits is less and less as time goes on.
I really don’t get why Instagram would even want to change. I’ve heard a lot about how they changed what gets priority and whatnot. Like… why? Let the content speak for itself. Support video, whatever you call them, sure. Compete with TikTok. I get it. But focus on letting people engage with people they know and care about, and suggest "friends of friends" and stuff like that. Let people slowly, but organically expand their networks of followers so they have more of an emotional attachment to the content in the app. If stuff comes across as advertising or forceful pushing into a type of content they don’t want, they’ll very quickly push back and reject it. And let users post whatever style of content they wish, whether it’s pictures or videos. But why force them to prefer one over another? It makes no sense.
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We’re talking about a company that goes out of its way to make its guns bright and toy-like, as per law. Nerf has nothing to do with whatever scenario you are now discussing.
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You soak them in water to "fill" them and then when you get hit they sorta pop and then dissolve. The "point" is to hit people with what amounts to a miniature water balloon. You know, for fun. The same point as any other toy.
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Why do people keep scapegoating literal toy companies, who abide by stricter regulation than actual arms manufacturers in the US, for a problem that is not theirs?
Toy guns don’t kill people.
The problems in the US run deep, but I don’t believe they fall on toy companies to address.
I’ve never seen the goal posts moved so far, so quickly. Congrats.
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Yes. It’s definitely the fake guns that are the problem.
A phone where it essentially didn’t come with a standard back/frame, but let buyers customize it with material types, designs, extra battery capacity… that would actually be really great.
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That looks pleasant to hold.
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