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It happens online too, I've asked about a car, told it was still there, and then it magically disappears before I get there. They really panic sometimes when you tell them you'll buy it over the phone, without going to the lot. "Uh, uh, let me make sure it's still here." "What?!? You already told me it was!" Jerks.



My defamation suit against butthead TV presenter guy is being settled, because he's terrified that it will hurt his "sterling reputation". Pfftt. rolleyes.gif The fact is, he's too proud to openly apologize. My lawyer put together a video combining what he said with some not-so-flattering pictures of him in a slideshow and told them he was going to post it to YouTube. That received a very quick response, after them stonewalling us all this time. I guess his insurance will pay it, no doubt that will raise his rates.

post #6032 of 7314
You should have told him to legally change his name to Jack Lame.
post #6033 of 7314
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Oh, billy, check this:

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/4334821469.html

It's an original turbo Corsa, the ones w/ 180bhp, and 2 owners. Go buy that, seriously. In 3-4 years that will be a $25k car.


Edited by Magick Man - 2/24/14 at 7:40am
post #6034 of 7314
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

You should have told him to legally change his name to Jack Lame.

 

Or Off.

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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Oh, billy, check this:

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/4334821469.html

It's an original turbo Corsa, the ones w/ 180bhp, and 2 owners. Go buy that, seriously. In 3-4 years that will be a $25k car.

That a real Yenko or just the cosmetic kit?

 

Either way, offer him 8 grand and see if he bites.

post #6035 of 7314
I need to stop saying I'm car shopping in this thread. You guys always find something I would love to have, but that would cause my wife to go off like the last above ground H-bomb test at Bikini Atoll.

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post #6036 of 7314
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Or Off.
That a real Yenko or just the cosmetic kit?

Either way, offer him 8 grand and see if he bites.

No, not a Yenko (if it were he'd be asking >$50k), but it IS a real Corsa, and those are still quite rare, esp in that condition. Also, the front brakes have already been converted to discs, which is one PITA the buyer won't have to deal with. If he takes less than $10k, he's crazy.
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I need to stop saying I'm car shopping in this thread. You guys always find something I would love to have, but that would cause my wife to go off like the last above ground H-bomb test at Bikini Atoll.

redface.gif

You should get that car, think of it as a sure investment, at least more sure than the stock market. redface.gif
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I need to stop saying I'm car shopping in this thread. You guys always find something I would love to have, but that would cause my wife to go off like the last above ground H-bomb test at Bikini Atoll.

redface.gif


Look at it this way. It's only the price of 2 abyssmally ugly headphones. You'll actually be able to resell the Corsa though;)

post #6038 of 7314
Your word for the day is: termagant...
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Your word for the day is: termagant...


I'll go on and assume that's NOT a warhammer reference:)

 

OTOH synonymous with Virago, which of course, leads us right back to petrol powered vehicles.:D 

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Your word for the day is: termagant...

If I gave it to you would she go off?
post #6041 of 7314
A) She wouldn't believe anyone would give me a car.

B) She would assume I had bought it and was somehow hiding where I got the money.

C) She would be p!ssed that I had a friend willing to give that kind of gift, and I wasted it on a car.

D) All of the above.

Correct Answer: D, and your little dog too! tongue.gif
post #6042 of 7314
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A) She wouldn't believe anyone would give me a car.

B) She would assume I had bought it and was somehow hiding where I got the money.

C) She would be p!ssed that I had a friend willing to give that kind of gift, and I wasted it on a car.

D) All of the above.

Correct Answer: D, and your little dog too! tongue.gif


All of a sudden your avatar is making a whole lot of sense.:wink_face:

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All of a sudden your avatar is making a whole lot of sense.:wink_face:

 

post #6044 of 7314
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

A) She wouldn't believe anyone would give me a car.

B) She would assume I had bought it and was somehow hiding where I got the money.

C) She would be p!ssed that I had a friend willing to give that kind of gift, and I wasted it on a car.

D) All of the above.

Correct Answer: D, and your little dog too! tongue.gif

C is strange, what else would I buy? I hardly rarely purchase anything else anymore, except for comic books and audio gear. rolleyes.gif

Surely she buys things for herself, doesn't she?
post #6045 of 7314
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C is strange, what else would I buy? I hardly rarely purchase anything else anymore, except for comic books and audio gear. rolleyes.gif

Surely she buys things for herself, doesn't she?

I've spent nearly 30 years trying (and failing) to understand her particular brand of logic. The casual observer hasn't got a prayer of figuring it out. You will just hurt yourself if you keep trying. This is more like special relativity. You can either spend a lifetime studying it, or you can just accept that E=mc^2 and move on to something truly important...

In this case, I would imagine that in her mind, someone that would buy me a car, would have remodeled our kitchen or sent my daughter to college or something similarly "useful".

Many years ago, we had unofficially settled on an amount of ~$100 a month as the amount we could each spend "foolishly" without the need to consult each other. That amount grew to ~$200 during our peak earning period in ~2005-2007. Unfortunately, 2008 thru 2011 was not a good time at our house, and the foolish number went to $0. We're still digging out from that dark time, and we're now at a place where we could once again start to spend a bit on ourselves - EXCEPT - we also have the looming cost of college for the kids screaming toward us in the next 1.5 years.

So - that's a really long way to say that we don't spend much on ourselves these days. I'm not going to pretend we spend nothing - but it's more likely to be a good meal & a bottle of wine rather than some audio gear or hobby item for myself, or whatever the heck she would buy for herself.
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