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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5600 on: November 25, 2014, 04:20:17 AM »
What thread is this again?
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5601 on: November 25, 2014, 05:06:15 AM »
Off topic:

I value "being smart" a LOT on my relationships. It is really a defining point when i choose a life long partner. He should be just as smart as I am. Or smarter in different areas / dumber in others. I think it's very important because it helps us to learn from each other, to have constructive talks about every topic. And his brains is a big part of why i love and respect him so much. This is not being a gold digger, this is wanting to grow in life together.
On the other hand, his ability to make money is borderline irrelevant to me. He is unemployed, is yet to figure out what he wants to work on. I fell in love with computers early in life, so I make good bucks. The money is enough for our little family of 2. If he gets a job, nice. Our journey to FI will just be accelerated. If not, he will still be there for us to joke and talk and love each other without money being a issue.

On topic:

As a part of benefits package, some jobs offer a "debit card" that you can use only on grocery stores. Every month the employer deposits X value (say, R$200.00) on your account, and you use it just like a regular account, but the card is only accepted on select grocery stores. Giving out this card instead of money saves the employer some tax money, so it's very common in Brazil.

I was talking to a ex-coworker (i changed jobs, he stayed) about grocery spending and mentioned that on my new job i don't get this special card, that the  money is deposited directly on my regular checking account, which i love, because i can save money on groceries and spend the money in something else (cough, investments, cough).

He was flabbergasted. Couldn't wrap his mind on how I had money to pay for groceries without the card. Because money on the checking account is spent, and then it wont have enough for groceries at the end of the month.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5602 on: November 25, 2014, 06:45:58 AM »
So should someone who wants a high powered, time intensive career, place no thought into how this is likely to affect their home and family life? If a person like that wants someone who places a low value on earning money and is interested in being the high earner's support system, is that bad, or is it only bad if the low earner comes up with that idea on their own, without the high earner's suggestion?

You are free to do whatever you like.  I am free to call you out for being a shallow golddigger.

I could divorce my wife and take up with a perky 19 year old with daddy issues.  You would be free to call me a dirty old man.

I'm all for live and let live, but neither of us would expect to publicly proclaim our shallow self-centered behavior without expecting some backlash.  I have merely offered you what you surely already expected, an appropriate label for your 19 year-old self. 

A woman who makes "rich breadwinner" her primary criteria in choosing a mate is no different from a man who makes "big titties" his primary criteria in choosing a mate. 

Maybe you deserve each other?  In that case, I wish you happiness and long life.  Far away from me and my family, as I'm raising children here and I'm trying to protect them from attitudes like yours for as long as possible.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5603 on: November 25, 2014, 06:48:29 AM »
Our college only granted BA, BF and BM degrees. So my husband has BA degrees in Computer Science and Math. It's never been considered a problem or inferior to a BS, as far as I know.



Hmmm . .. a degree in BMs?  I think we can all agree that that is a  . . . shitty degree?


:P

Bachelor of Music, I think.  Much like the earlier BS vs. BA conversation, the BMs looked down on the BA Music majors (of whom I was one).

Yup. My husband has one in Piano Performance. The conservatory gave out BMs in ______ performance, the liberal arts college offered a generic music BA. I don't remember much tension, but if you wanted to do vocal or anything musical that wasn't classical performance, you had to get a BA. Our year had some pretty solid composers, two phenomenal cellists who were good enough to go to the conservatory but had more serious academic interests than musical, a modern composer and a couple women who are now working opera singers.

When I did work at an old age home, bowel movements were referred to as BMs.  Hence the joke about the BM degree.  :P

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5604 on: November 25, 2014, 07:20:12 AM »
So should someone who wants a high powered, time intensive career, place no thought into how this is likely to affect their home and family life? If a person like that wants someone who places a low value on earning money and is interested in being the high earner's support system, is that bad, or is it only bad if the low earner comes up with that idea on their own, without the high earner's suggestion?

You are free to do whatever you like.  I am free to call you out for being a shallow golddigger.

I could divorce my wife and take up with a perky 19 year old with daddy issues.  You would be free to call me a dirty old man.

I'm all for live and let live, but neither of us would expect to publicly proclaim our shallow self-centered behavior without expecting some backlash.  I have merely offered you what you surely already expected, an appropriate label for your 19 year-old self. 

A woman who makes "rich breadwinner" her primary criteria in choosing a mate is no different from a man who makes "big titties" his primary criteria in choosing a mate. 

Maybe you deserve each other?  In that case, I wish you happiness and long life.  Far away from me and my family, as I'm raising children here and I'm trying to protect them from attitudes like yours for as long as possible.

Eh, I think you're going a little crazy. She knew she wanted to be able to support her family, it's not like she was asking him to support her jewelry habit. Big difference, and at least it's thought out and wasn't a whim. Not for me, but I get it.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5605 on: November 25, 2014, 07:56:32 AM »
What thread is this again?

Either the Liberal Arts VS STEM Degrees

or Choosing your partner in college

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5606 on: November 25, 2014, 08:00:36 AM »
This off-topic discussion is boring and meaningless. I don't care how smart you think you are, how much better you think your degree is, or how appropriate you think it is to go husband shopping at a selective college.

Can we please get back to rolling our eyes at antimustachian coworkers?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5607 on: November 25, 2014, 08:04:58 AM »
We get paid weekly on Thursday and today we got news that direct deposits won't be hitting our bank accounts until Friday due to the bank holiday.  It's like the world is coming to an end.  Talk about living on a razor thin margin. 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5608 on: November 25, 2014, 08:13:38 AM »
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Cubemate looks at him and says "I own some company stock but I don't think it's a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket, what if we tank one day?"
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YAY!  Good for your coworker for saying something.

Two of my colleagues were just accepted for very prestigious promotions and were offered an amount of company stock (current cash value >$30k) as a bonus.  A previous conversation revealed that one of the colleagues is fully invested in his 401k in an index that tracks our company stock.  So... he's only invested in our company and now even more so...  Thank goodness they still have a pension!
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5609 on: November 25, 2014, 08:15:29 AM »
When I did work at an old age home, bowel movements were referred to as BMs.  Hence the joke about the BM degree.  :P

Maybe i'm the only one that got and appreciated the low brow toilet humor.  Keep 'em comin'.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5610 on: November 25, 2014, 08:22:18 AM »
Working a multi-week sub-aide assignment at the local school.  Mentioned it to an acquaintance who responded with "perfect timing to use that extra money for Christmas!".

Didn't know what to say because that thought never went through my head.  Christmas is already budgeted and 2/3rds purchased.  Was actually going to use it to open investment accounts for the kids.  Now that's a Christmas present!   

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5611 on: November 25, 2014, 08:30:43 AM »
What thread is this again?

ha ha ha ha ha

I was about to come here to post about someone at work saying, "I spend a lot of money to look good.  I deserve it.  Facial cream X is expensive but really worth it."  Truthfully she certainly doesn't look like she spends a lot of money on skin care, make up, and clothes.  What a waste of money.

And then I wondered, "Holy shit!  114 pages?"

I'm grateful that where I work the scientists and engineers and humanities and social science majors all exist in harmony respecting each others' disciplines.  I'm reminded of university when the engineering students would crash our wine and cheese parties and brag about how their keggers were better.

I'm glad that in my social circle, we all outgrew that nasty judgment.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5612 on: November 25, 2014, 08:32:48 AM »
If anyone wants to talk about whether or not its weird to require a man be richer and smarter than you in order to marry him is weird or not please post in this new thread I created.


http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/what-traitscharacteristics-are-'reasonable'-to-expect-from-a-spouse/msg464100/#msg464100

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5613 on: November 25, 2014, 08:49:30 AM »
We get paid weekly on Thursday and today we got news that direct deposits won't be hitting our bank accounts until Friday due to the bank holiday.  It's like the world is coming to an end.  Talk about living on a razor thin margin.
We experienced that once due to an IT glitch.  I had co-workers that honestly acted like a guy named Guito was going to be removing thumbs that night as a result.  Strange.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5614 on: November 25, 2014, 08:50:47 AM »
If anyone wants to talk about whether or not its weird to require a man be richer and smarter than you in order to marry him is weird or not please post in this new thread I created.


http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/what-traitscharacteristics-are-'reasonable'-to-expect-from-a-spouse/msg464100/#msg464100
Thank you, wepner. That particular conversation was getting out of hand.

Now, back to Overheard at Work!

I usually bring enough food for lunch, dinner and snacks to the office, and am happy to share with my coworkers. A couple of them have commented, sometimes with great concern, on how expensive my grocery bill must be, since I bring "fancy" food to work (salad, couscous, cream cheese, European bread, chocolate, grapes, cashews, etc.) I always get a kick out of that, because I buy everything at the supermarket, and as much as possible on sale, so all my food costs a fraction of what they think it does.

Apart from that misplaced concern, though, my coworkers are a pretty frugal bunch. Nowhere near the insanity of some people mentioned in this thread. :)
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5615 on: November 25, 2014, 09:10:50 AM »
A previous conversation revealed that one of the colleagues is fully invested in his 401k in an index that tracks our company stock.

An index that tracks one stock? What's the difference between that and investing in the shares of stock directly?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5616 on: November 25, 2014, 09:25:55 AM »
A previous conversation revealed that one of the colleagues is fully invested in his 401k in an index that tracks our company stock.

An index that tracks one stock? What's the difference between that and investing in the shares of stock directly?

Maybe so you could buy partial shares?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5617 on: November 25, 2014, 09:48:26 AM »

IMost of the musicians I know earn part of their money by giving private lessons or working in a music school. Private cello lessons by the way go for 120-130 $/hour here. Money wise the best you could do is to get a permanent position in opera orchestra although not everyone wants because then your schedule doesn't depend from you alone anymore.

You're not paying for that one hour, you're paying for thousands of hours of previously unpaid practice to learn enough for that moment, hours that would not be spent on a different career. Having done both that and engineering, I can tell you that there is far more unpaid practice for an elite musician. As an engineer, I get my practice on the clock.

And regarding the college selection - there may be a big difference in SAT scores between schools, but the "average" is going to be similar in similar programs. I was far above average for my local state school, hence the full ride, but around average for an engineering physics student (and perhaps below average for the ones who got through the extremely rigorous pharmacy program.) The biggest difference is probably the very low graduation rate for those ones that wouldn't have been able to get in at a "better" school.

All anecdotal conclusions wrong or your money back.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5618 on: November 25, 2014, 09:53:04 AM »
Not financial, but someone at work described how his daughter, who just got a pair of blue jeans as her birthday gift, wore said jeans for four days in a row.  He was disgusted, even though his daughter had washed them at least once in those four days.  I guess he feels jeans get gross after one wearing.   In the nice, cool fall…  When you’re sitting in a classroom…

I don’t see why this is such a big issue for some people.  I mean, that’s what underwear is for, right?  Just think how grossed-out he’d be if he knew I wore my shirts more than once between washes.  Oh the horror!   


 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5619 on: November 25, 2014, 10:11:08 AM »
Jeans are supposed to be washed?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5620 on: November 25, 2014, 10:11:58 AM »
Not work, but family. Pitagirl (SO) and I were talking while we went off to the grocery store. Her SIL is a wealth funny things to post here.

1) Pitagirl's Niece wants Air Jordans ($160/pair, she's 7?). SIL went off to get them.

2) SIL calls us "cheap" for hang drying clothes and general frugalness.

3) SIL sees an air mattress (twin) we had out when Pitagirl's friend was over and tells her kids that Pitagirl doesn't love them because they can't stay over yet (waiting on pullout couch to be delivered).

4) SIL and BIL both drive SUVs, have a giant house, etc. Attempting to be Upper Middle Class on a Lower Middle Class income. BIL will not turn the heat on at work (he's a mechanic) because it costs too much, but he's ok with spending $160 on a pair of shoes for his daughter.

5) With all this wastefulness, SIL always comes around with fundraising campaigns so the kids (niece and nephew (9)) can go on soccer trips and other things that could easily be saved for if they could save.

6) MIL pays for their insurance and she'll retire in a year (she's 64). They don't know what they are going to do to pay for insurance! I believe this is health insurance, but it may also be other kinds too. BIL is diabetic on top of all of the other things.

7) MIL also owns the garage where BIL works as a mechanic and she wants to sell it now that she's getting on up in age.

8) SIL attempts to get Pitagirl to buy things for Niece and Nephew that she can't afford but that they want, and gets all annoyed when Pitagirl says no. We're not paying $160 for a pair of shoes when the most expensive shoes I have EVER bought were a $99 pair of dress shoes!

So Pitagirl and I, from our outside vantage point, get a good laugh at their self-inflicted misery and remind ourselves why frugality is so important. We feel bad for what the kids will go through, so I give a little bit of financial information to them once in a while (i.e. gas cost $0.80 when I was your age -> ensuing explanation of inflation).

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5621 on: November 25, 2014, 10:40:18 AM »
Jeans are supposed to be washed?

Not for a very long time.  I'll wear a pair of blue jeans until they become either visibly dirty/stained or smell.  This could be a few days, a few weeks or longer.  I only own a few pairs of jeans.  I wear them frequently until they get ripped somewhere then they get downgraded to "use for dirty projects".  It's usually several years before they wear out at that rate.  Washing jeans after every wearing is INSANE!!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5622 on: November 25, 2014, 10:58:46 AM »
Jeans should be worn until they can stand up on their own.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5623 on: November 25, 2014, 11:10:03 AM »
Last night I discovered a great indicator for when jeans need to be washed: when they've stretched to the point that my husband refers to me as "saggy britches."

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5624 on: November 25, 2014, 11:33:29 AM »
During the winter, my husband actually gets mad at me when I wash his fleece-lined jeans.  "You're washing all the warmth out of them!!"  Meaning, the layer of dirt, grime, and sweat creates another layer and makes them even warmer.  LOL!

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« Reply #5625 on: November 25, 2014, 11:35:09 AM »
Jeans should be worn until they can stand up on their own.

If you wear them to work like I do then yes they should be washed once a week and no they can't be ripped either. Still cheaper than having to wear formal clothing regularly.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5626 on: November 25, 2014, 11:43:05 AM »
A co-worker/friend just bought a holiday apartment in the mountains for half a million franks to be used only 5-6 weeks a year. I like her a lot and the family is certainly financially well above average, but sometimes I worry that they are not really wealthy  enough for the type of spending they engage in. The good part is that I will be able to stay there occasionally when they are not.

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« Reply #5627 on: November 25, 2014, 01:28:19 PM »
Offtopic:

Heard this one: "Well the commutes gonna be a lot longer, but it was only $100 more per month for a 3 bedroom"

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Re: Liberal Arts vs. STEM Degrees
« Reply #5628 on: November 25, 2014, 01:29:14 PM »
Offtopic:

Heard this one: "Well the commutes gonna be a lot longer, but it was only $100 more per month for a 3 bedroom"

So it all cancels out.

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« Reply #5629 on: November 25, 2014, 01:49:38 PM »

Offtopic:

Heard this one: "Well the commutes gonna be a lot longer, but it was only $100 more per month for a 3 bedroom"

So it all cancels out.

I lol'd.
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« Reply #5630 on: November 25, 2014, 01:59:15 PM »
A previous conversation revealed that one of the colleagues is fully invested in his 401k in an index that tracks our company stock.

An index that tracks one stock? What's the difference between that and investing in the shares of stock directly?

Maybe so you could buy partial shares?

I misspoke.  Rather than being an index, it's a group fund that communally holds 95% the value in company stock on behalf of all employees who bought in, and 5% in cash.  I had to ask the forums what it was because I had no idea.  Thanks to ZiziPB, I'm pretty sure it's a way to get employees to invest in the company through the 401k because there are no individual stocks in those accounts.  There is no discount or special match to buy this, so there's no financial incentive to mess with it over the other options.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5631 on: November 25, 2014, 02:46:16 PM »
[dumpster fire]

Hopefully she'll wake up. My sister did after her second bankruptcy, now she's gone full-blown Dave Ramsey.

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« Reply #5632 on: November 25, 2014, 03:20:35 PM »
I misspoke.  Rather than being an index, it's a group fund that communally holds 95% the value in company stock on behalf of all employees who bought in, and 5% in cash.

Oh, yeah -- I used to work for a one-time member of the Fortune 500 that rhymed with "hurled bomb." ;) We had a 401K investment option just like that, but I knew enough to avoid it. Diversify, diversify, diversify....

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5633 on: November 25, 2014, 04:07:51 PM »
Asked a coworker how his weekend was and got a long story about all the shopping he and his wife are doing for new furniture.  He's in his twenties, the only breadwinner, with two kids under 3 years old, new car and is about to move into his brand new custom built house, which I'm guessing is about 2500 ft2.  Even with young kids, his wife didn't want to move the old furniture into the new house so everything is being replaced.  /*facepalm/

I smiled and said nothing.

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« Reply #5634 on: November 25, 2014, 06:48:13 PM »
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5635 on: November 25, 2014, 09:03:31 PM »
Not the craziest thing on here but we get paid the 15th and 30th.  There was much celebrating because the 30th is a Sunday and payroll will be deposited on the 28th.

I'm ok being paid early but it really doesn't change anything that I do or how I use that money. 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5636 on: November 25, 2014, 09:03:38 PM »
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What makes a degree useful or not?

I don't use any of the stuff I learned in college, but in order to have my extremely cushy and well-paid job, I have to have the B.S. on my resume.  Just having the letters shows people that I was able to complete a course of study.  I don't think BS or BA would make any difference for what I do, but I could be wrong. 

I also won't hire anyone without a degree.  For any professional position.   (sorry, just a bias and I know it doesn't mean that I get higher quality people.  It's just an easy way to reduce my workload when sifting through piles of resumes)
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5637 on: November 25, 2014, 09:32:30 PM »
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What makes a degree useful or not?

I don't use any of the stuff I learned in college, but in order to have my extremely cushy and well-paid job, I have to have the B.S. on my resume.  Just having the letters shows people that I was able to complete a course of study.  I don't think BS or BA would make any difference for what I do, but I could be wrong. 

I also won't hire anyone without a degree.  For any professional position.   (sorry, just a bias and I know it doesn't mean that I get higher quality people.  It's just an easy way to reduce my workload when sifting through piles of resumes)

How do you define a professional position? From time to time I see job advertisements for file clerks that ask for a degree, and that seems a little crazy to me.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5638 on: November 25, 2014, 11:41:32 PM »
The Hyundai dealership nearby is having a sale (50% off MSRP), so some of the people I work with are kicking around the idea of buying one, waiting for the sale to end, then selling it. 

I feel like between having to register, insure, finding a new buyer while paying interest, and the fact that you changed the car from 'new' to 'used', there's not any profit to be made there.  And if there was, someone would already be doing it.  And if someone wanted a Hyundai they could buy a new one during the sale, so the only market is people who didn't want it new during the sale but do want it almost-new at twice the price, which is not exactly a seller's market.


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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5639 on: November 26, 2014, 05:59:30 AM »
The Hyundai dealership nearby is having a sale (50% off MSRP), so some of the people I work with are kicking around the idea of buying one, waiting for the sale to end, then selling it. 

I feel like between having to register, insure, finding a new buyer while paying interest, and the fact that you changed the car from 'new' to 'used', there's not any profit to be made there.  And if there was, someone would already be doing it.  And if someone wanted a Hyundai they could buy a new one during the sale, so the only market is people who didn't want it new during the sale but do want it almost-new at twice the price, which is not exactly a seller's market.

Depending on the discount and what the used ones are selling for it may be a great deal.  you would need to evaluate it though to see if it was worth it.  I expect it.  The slightly used market is HUGE b/c people think they are getting a good deal. 
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5640 on: November 26, 2014, 07:31:15 AM »
Not the craziest thing on here but we get paid the 15th and 30th.  There was much celebrating because the 30th is a Sunday and payroll will be deposited on the 28th.

I'm ok being paid early but it really doesn't change anything that I do or how I use that money.

Ha I get paid on the 15th and end as well... I didnt even notice that we got paid early...  All my money comes in... all my money gets transfered where it needs to go via electronics funds... so pay day doesnt really matter to me. 

I will enjoy the complaining because the 15th is on a monday this time and they had to wait two extra days now...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5642 on: November 26, 2014, 09:04:37 AM »
Jeans are supposed to be washed?
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5644 on: November 26, 2014, 09:10:46 AM »
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5645 on: November 26, 2014, 10:42:05 AM »
The Hyundai dealership nearby is having a sale (50% off MSRP), so some of the people I work with are kicking around the idea of buying one, waiting for the sale to end, then selling it. 

I feel like between having to register, insure, finding a new buyer while paying interest, and the fact that you changed the car from 'new' to 'used', there's not any profit to be made there.  And if there was, someone would already be doing it.  And if someone wanted a Hyundai they could buy a new one during the sale, so the only market is people who didn't want it new during the sale but do want it almost-new at twice the price, which is not exactly a seller's market.

I actually had a friend who would buy loss-leader new vehicles, which were usually base model, dress them up with a few things like a CD player, pinstriping (this was the '90's), maybe alloy wheels, and flip them for a few thousand in profit.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5646 on: November 26, 2014, 11:50:28 AM »
Wait a second, are you telling me there are places where you can truly buy a car for 50% off the retail price? As in, I can walk in with $7,372.50 and walk out with a brand new Hyundai Accent?

Where do you live and can I crash on your couch for the night?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5647 on: November 26, 2014, 12:58:15 PM »
Outside my apartment building (two 12 story buildings), there's a food truck a couple of times a week serving people food. I see people buying food at it. It's like loosing the keys between 1,3,5,7, and 9. Just can't even...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5648 on: November 26, 2014, 01:36:34 PM »
Outside my apartment building (two 12 story buildings), there's a food truck a couple of times a week serving people food. I see people buying food at it. It's like loosing the keys between 1,3,5,7, and 9. Just can't even...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #5649 on: November 26, 2014, 03:18:11 PM »
Wait a second, are you telling me there are places where you can truly buy a car for 50% off the retail price? As in, I can walk in with $7,372.50 and walk out with a brand new Hyundai Accent?

Where do you live and can I crash on your couch for the night?


It looks like a really good deal at first glance, but there's fine print (of course).  The cheapest one requires a "qualifying trade-in," a bunch of the discounts are rebates that not everyone will qualify for, there's something called a "valued owner coupon".   A lot of it doesn't even make sense.  The ads all have some figure like "$39 per month" and I cannot figure out where this number is coming from.  Someone look at it for me. http://www.centennialhyundailasvegas.com/