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    Default Please explain this English passage for me.?

    It's from an article about General Motors (auto manufacturer):

    "GM currently has more than double the standard supply of pickups, and the vehicles are threatening to dampen the automaker's profits for 2013. Typically, automakers try to sustain a 60- to 75-day supply of vehicles, but GM is currently loaded with a 139-day supply, as of last month. At the end of November, the automaker was sitting on 245,853 units."

    The passage's overall meaning is about how some of GM's pick-ups models are oversupplied.

    But I really could not figure out what "Typically, automakers try to sustain a 60- to 75-day supply of vehicles, but GM is currently loaded with a 139-day supply, as of last month. At the end of November, the automaker was sitting on 245,853 units" means.

    So please, explain the above passage for me. Thank you all very much in advance.

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    Default Re: Please explain this English passage for me.?

    Your native language is English and you can't understand this passage?

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    Default Re: Please explain this English passage for me.?

    Maybe there was some mistaking during my registration. My native language is not English, I'm sorry.

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    Your native language is English and you can't understand this passage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm Stark View Post
    Maybe there was some mistaking during my registration. My native language is not English, I'm sorry.
    What is your native language?

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    Default Re: Please explain this English passage for me.?

    Vietnamese. I'm from Asia.

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    Vietnamese. I'm from Asia.
    You should modify your profile so that it shows your correct native language and location.

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    Default Re: Please explain this English passage for me.?

    This is the very first time I've entered this forum, and its people are already showing their hostile attitude against me. It's fine if you guys don't want to help me exlpain the said passage, just let me know so I can save my time asking other places.

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    Default Re: Please explain this English passage for me.?

    Done!

    I have figured it out all by myself. Now please?

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    Default Re: Please explain this English passage for me.?

    "Typically, automakers try to sustain a 60- to 75-day supply of vehicles, but GM is currently loaded with a 139-day supply, as of last month. At the end of November, the automaker was sitting on 245,853 units"

    This means that it is normal practise for motor vehicle manufacturers to keep enough vehicles in stock to last 60 to 75 days, GM had enough for 139 days at the end of November, they had 245,853 vehicles in stock.

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    Default Re: Please explain this English passage for me.?

    Thank you, Bhaisahab.

    So the terms "60-day", "70-day" and "139-day" are used to describe the amount of time GM had to keep their vehicles in stock, without getting them sold to dealers, which also means these vehicles are not giving GM any profit staying idle, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Typically, automakers try to sustain a 60- to 75-day supply of vehicles, but GM is currently loaded with a 139-day supply, as of last month. At the end of November, the automaker was sitting on 245,853 units"

    This means that it is normal practise for motor vehicle manufacturers to keep enough vehicles in stock to last 60 to 75 days, GM had enough for 139 days at the end of November, they had 245,853 vehicles in stock.

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