[Homestead] Gene, Sell me on Obama, please
bobford79 at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 3 18:29:37 EST 2008
Drew, I bought my wife a new Honda in Januarary. It was not an altogether pleasant experience. They asked us to leave more than once. My wife broke down and started crying, at one point. But, I wouldn't leave and we came home with a new car at exactly the price I wanted to pay.
It just took three salesmen and three or four hours. What really helped was knowing 'exactly' the kind (make, modle, options) and using consumer reports and other internet services to find out exactly what the dealership had in the car (including the maufacture/ dealer discounts).
I paid a h*ll of a lot less than MSRP and what other people paid just by being stubborn and refusing to leave
I buy new cars because we drive our cars forever. This may be our last car, if it keeps well. Otherwise , I would have bought a 2-3 year-old , used car .......bobford
--- On Mon, 11/3/08, DSanner106 at aol.com <DSanner106 at aol.com> wrote:
> From: DSanner106 at aol.com <DSanner106 at aol.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] Gene, Sell me on Obama, please
> To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Monday, November 3, 2008, 4:13 PM
> I think this is part of what bothers me too. I saw him ask
> people to raise
> their hands if they want
> a tax cut, who is not going to agree with him on that. He
> promises a whole
> lot of obvious positive things,
> but I am always looking for the other shoe to drop. I just
> spent the weekend
> car shopping with my
> wife and one of my daughters (big mistake). They both run
> straight for the
> flashy ones with all the bells
> and whistles, they look for DVD players, leather seats, and
> both avoid at
> all costs, looking at the sticker.
> I go straight for the sticker, check the price, the mileage
> etc. If we can
> afford it, then I start looking at
> everything else and get excited. I feel the same way
> watching Obama
> supporters, I can appreciate
> all the obvious things he is promising. Lower taxes, health
> care for all,
> Eat all you want and never gain
> a pound, but I am looking for the payment book that comes
> along this
> particular model.
> In a message dated 11/3/2008 4:57:39 P.M. Eastern Standard
> rayzentz at aim.com writes:
> Every time Barack Obama opens his mouth he offers ice
> cream, and?
> fifty percent of America reacts like nine-year olds. They
> want ice cream.
> The other fifty percent know they're going to have to
> feed the cow.
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