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pulled the trigger today

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by majorcatfish, May 18, 2019.

  1. May 22, 2019
    flowerbug

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    i've only bought one new car and the experience went ok. the car was a very basic Honda Civic with no bells and whistles other than i added AC because i knew i would be doing a lot of driving in the summers around the country. when we were done the salesman told me he was making about $500 from the deal and i thought that was fair. it was about 25% off the sticker price to me out the door including title/taxes/plates.

    there was a chip in the windshield that i had repaired at their expense, and i made sure to get that in writing before i left, because sure enough when i called to get them to send the payment they tried to balk on it. i was planning on heading out of town soon so i told them i'd be there in 20minutes to pick up the check and that was the last of that. i bought a tent, sleeping bag, pad for sleeping on the ground, a tarp and had a few pillows and off i went driving around and camping for the next 6 months.

    within a few weeks i had a truck in front of me have a rock fall off the bumper that they didn't clean off and it was a bad bounce which put a nice ding in the hood. if it had hit the windshield directly it would have probably broke it. my baby! but i really enjoyed driving that car other than the lack of cruise control on the highways.

    i had it for over 20yrs with no major issues but when i sold it it was showing the wear and tear of being parked outside for most of that time. i still sold it for a decent price considering the engine was in prime condition and probably had a few hundred thousand more to go. about 10% of original price.
     
  2. May 22, 2019
    catjac1975

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    Lovely! I too decided the used car direction was not for me. I like having around 5 years in a car without having to do much more than maintenance to it.
     
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  3. May 22, 2019
    Ridgerunner

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    My oldest boy used to work at a department store selling small appliances. He was was moved to selling jewelry since he could connect to the customers but he was not selling enough extended warranties in appliances. If extended warranties are that profitable to the store how much good do they do me? I won't say I never buy an extended warranty but I buy very few.
     
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  4. May 22, 2019
    majorcatfish

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    the only extended warranty we have is on our major appliance the fridge think its a 6 year with an option to renew....
     
  5. May 22, 2019
    catjac1975

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    When I bought my fridge 3 1/2 years ago the 3 year additional warrant was close to $1000. I failed after 3 1/2 years so the 3 year warrantee would not have been any good. The 2 most expensive parts of a fridge are covered for 5 and 10 years by the manufacturer. So I had to pay for the labor. Under $400 so I was ahead go the game. No longer do refrigerators last 20 years.
     
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  6. May 22, 2019
    Carol Dee

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    ours only made 12 years. :(
     
  7. May 23, 2019
    catjac1975

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    That's a bargain by today's standards. Mine is an LG. The repairman said they were ALL going bad.
     
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  8. May 23, 2019
    Carol Dee

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    It was a Whirlpool, the new one is a Samsung
     
  9. May 23, 2019
    thistlebloom

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    My fridge is 18 years old and still runs fine...:hide
    It's a Frigidaire. Probably a fluke.
    My dishwasher is also a Frigidaire and it's a piece of junk, which doesn't really matter since I never use it.
     
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  10. May 23, 2019
    majorcatfish

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    our ge fridge came with the house it lasted 20 years...dont know if it died from the flood or just died, in the 20 years we have had 3 dishwashers all were more to repair than a to replace, so now that hole is cabinets now...
     
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