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Hawklover
08-25-2018, 08:01 AM
Proceed to open up your new issue of AARP magazine and carefully turn to page 65........then bask in the glow :-)

52-fan
08-25-2018, 08:59 AM
I don't belong to AARP anymore. The articles on things that didn't interest me and offers for cruises and other things I couldn't afford put me off. Is there a picture of a Studebaker?

Hawklover
08-25-2018, 09:13 AM
1963 white Avanti
I don't belong to AARP anymore. The articles on things that didn't interest me and offers for cruises and other things I couldn't afford put me off. Is there a picture of a Studebaker?

jclary
08-25-2018, 09:40 AM
I don't belong to AARP anymore. The articles on things that didn't interest me and offers for cruises and other things I couldn't afford put me off. Is there a picture of a Studebaker?

Never joined...like a lot of so-called beneficial advocates...they seem to me to be more about advocating for the benefit of their top tier lobby lizards than the elderly. I've found that in all cases (thus far) I've been treated to the same (age-related) "discount" courtesy extended to AARP members without having the membership.:)

Lamar
08-25-2018, 09:43 AM
AARP does not have anyone's best interest in mind except their own. Lamar

bezhawk
08-25-2018, 10:02 AM
Once you give into the dark side and admit you're old......things go down hill fast from there.

Bob Bryant
08-25-2018, 11:01 AM
An AARP membership provides a monthly magazine. In my opinion the quality of the magazine has improved considerably and has some good articles. It provides a spin on many issues regarding senior citizens and I don't think it exhibits a political bias to extent it did in the past. It was a source for auto and domicile insurance policies that are competitive. I do not know if Alice Cooper belongs!

nels
08-25-2018, 11:32 AM
It’s funny but the AARP topic came up this morning at the Mc Donald’s daily oldies breakfast. One of the guys (94years old) brought up the fact that AARP never once mentioned our government was going to tax social security back in the 1980s or 90s. He lost respect for them then and now that I heard that, I to have lost that respect.

HOXXOH
08-25-2018, 03:19 PM
I've been an AARP member for 27 years. Although politically they unfortunately list heavily to the port side, membership is the requirement for the really good medicare insurance supplement. The hotel, car rental, etc discounts pay for the annual membership. The magazine burns slow enough for fireplace starter fuel and the back page always has someone older than me who's having a birthday. What's not to like?

Lou Van Anne
08-25-2018, 03:44 PM
There couldn't be anyone over 65 in this group......could there? :woot:

Big Smooth
08-25-2018, 04:48 PM
It's 50 now. My wife turns 50 tomorrow and they are flooding her with mail. I didn't join 3 years ago when I turned AARP age.

We still have kids in school. I'm not ready to join. Maybe when I'm retired.

Honestly don't see the benefit.

TWChamp
08-25-2018, 06:39 PM
4, 5, and 6 pretty well say how I feel about it. My brother joined to get a cheaper insurance rate.
Now, what does belonging to AARP have to do with car insurance rates. That alone turns me off.

BobWaitz
08-25-2018, 07:09 PM
I've saved more on hotel and car rental discounts than the membership costs.

studegary
08-25-2018, 08:39 PM
Many seem to forget what the "R" in AARP stood for. It was; retired.
I am friends with one of the founders. He was an insurance executive and AARP was originally founded mostly on an insurance basis. Many still use it for their Medicare supplement insurance.

JRoberts
08-25-2018, 08:58 PM
Boy this got off topic right away! I believe this is the issue with Alice Cooper and his Avanti.

studegary
08-25-2018, 09:01 PM
Boy this got off topic right away! I believe this is the issue with Alice Cooper and his Avanti.

Notice that the thread topic/title does not include; AARP, Alice Cooper or Avanti.

Xcalibur
08-25-2018, 11:14 PM
What's AARP? :lol: :lol: :lol:

8E45E
08-26-2018, 08:15 AM
What's AARP?

Its a drugstore chain! http://www.arppharmacy.com/

Craig

Hawklover
08-26-2018, 09:22 AM
Wonder if the general public would be impressed with the fact you are "friends" with one of the founders??? Not information I personally would proffer, considering the general consensus of opinion of that organization:-(
Many seem to forget what the "R" in AARP stood for. It was; retired.
I am friends with one of the founders. He was an insurance executive and AARP was originally founded mostly on an insurance basis. Many still use it for their Medicare supplement insurance.

Hawklover
08-26-2018, 09:24 AM
It is a criminal enterprise:lol:
What's AARP? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hawklover
08-26-2018, 09:29 AM
LOL.......it takes a southern gentleman such as yourself to clearly see through the haze of AARP hyperbole....I applaud you sir!!
Never joined...like a lot of so-called beneficial advocates...they seem to me to be more about advocating for the benefit of their top tier lobby lizards than the elderly. I've found that in all cases (thus far) I've been treated to the same (age-related) "discount" courtesy extended to AARP members without having the membership.:)

studegary
08-26-2018, 10:34 AM
Wonder if the general public would be impressed with the fact you are "friends" with one of the founders??? Not information I personally would proffer, considering the general consensus of opinion of that organization:-(

Not trying to "impress" anyone, especially the "general public". AFAIK, he has not been associated with AARP for decades. He is a gentleman that does a lot of charity work. I am proud to be friends with him and his wife. There is even a Studebaker connection. Someone in his wife's family was a Studebaker dealer.

JRoberts
08-26-2018, 04:50 PM
Notice that the thread topic/title does not include; AARP, Alice Cooper or Avanti.

But it didn't call for negative rants concerning AARP either. The Studebaker connection was the AARP Magazine.