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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2450 on: June 18, 2015, 12:53:14 PM »
Cleveland steamer

Should have known better than to google that at work.


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2451 on: June 18, 2015, 12:56:19 PM »
Don't forget the (potentially) offensive ones:

Irish car bomb
Chinese fire drill
Irish coffee
Colombian neck tie
California stop

Many others I'm sure

Mexican hot chocolate
Peking duck
California roll
Hamburger

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2452 on: June 18, 2015, 01:06:04 PM »
I take it you missed the post with the Cleveland steamer in it.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2453 on: June 18, 2015, 01:22:52 PM »
Cleveland steamer

Should have known better than to google that at work.

Alright, that's it for me!


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2454 on: June 18, 2015, 01:47:19 PM »

Sale Ad: "Dryer works just fine. Heats great. We had to buy matching set when washer went out. Not very pretty but it does the job."

I just don't understand this.  Is the laundry room now a place where your friends judge your adequacy?
There have been several more of these out here.  Below is the latest.  Guess you have to have a matched set.

LOL I used to own a repair company.  I get these for free quite often and resell them on the local buy and sell.

Dishwashers are huge too.  People "need" stainless and the white or black ones are given away.  I take them and sell them for a minimal mark up of $40 or $50.  I sometimes even get a "tip" for taking the old one off their hands.  People are funny sometimes
 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2455 on: June 18, 2015, 02:36:18 PM »
LOL I used to own a repair company.  I get these for free quite often and resell them on the local buy and sell.

Dishwashers are huge too.  People "need" stainless and the white or black ones are given away.  I take them and sell them for a minimal mark up of $40 or $50.  I sometimes even get a "tip" for taking the old one off their hands.  People are funny sometimes

This blows me away. I had a free drier from a friend ready to go in our house when my wife stated that since they weren't in a basement (we don't have one...), they had to match. We ended up finding a matching set on Craigslist but since then two of the control knobs have broke on the drier (from getting hit with laundry baskets...). So far, they aren't settings we use, but I would now love to know why it made a difference that they match since one now looks beat up anyway. *sigh*

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2456 on: June 18, 2015, 03:06:46 PM »

Sale Ad: "Dryer works just fine. Heats great. We had to buy matching set when washer went out. Not very pretty but it does the job."

I just don't understand this.  Is the laundry room now a place where your friends judge your adequacy?
There have been several more of these out here.  Below is the latest.  Guess you have to have a matched set.

LOL I used to own a repair company.  I get these for free quite often and resell them on the local buy and sell.

Dishwashers are huge too.  People "need" stainless and the white or black ones are given away.  I take them and sell them for a minimal mark up of $40 or $50.  I sometimes even get a "tip" for taking the old one off their hands.  People are funny sometimes
In none of the ads has there been any mention of getting the broken one fixed.  I think $150 for a professional repair is cheaper than $800 for a matched set.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2457 on: June 18, 2015, 04:20:50 PM »
Going Dutch.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2458 on: June 18, 2015, 05:13:56 PM »

Sale Ad: "Dryer works just fine. Heats great. We had to buy matching set when washer went out. Not very pretty but it does the job."

I just don't understand this.  Is the laundry room now a place where your friends judge your adequacy?
There have been several more of these out here.  Below is the latest.  Guess you have to have a matched set.

LOL I used to own a repair company.  I get these for free quite often and resell them on the local buy and sell.

Dishwashers are huge too.  People "need" stainless and the white or black ones are given away.  I take them and sell them for a minimal mark up of $40 or $50.  I sometimes even get a "tip" for taking the old one off their hands.  People are funny sometimes
In none of the ads has there been any mention of getting the broken one fixed.  I think $150 for a professional repair is cheaper than $800 for a matched set.

You would think so wouldn't you.  You would not believe the amount of times when I was in business, I would give a quote of 150 or 200 and would get the Oh wow... that is so expensive.  I can but another set for 1200 and they will have warranty, so I will just to that.  I would then mention that I could dispose of the old one for them for $75 a piece.  The would take me up on that about 1/2 the time.  I would do the repair, and sell the set for a tidy profit.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2459 on: June 18, 2015, 06:47:30 PM »

Sale Ad: "Dryer works just fine. Heats great. We had to buy matching set when washer went out. Not very pretty but it does the job."

I just don't understand this.  Is the laundry room now a place where your friends judge your adequacy?
There have been several more of these out here.  Below is the latest.  Guess you have to have a matched set.

LOL I used to own a repair company.  I get these for free quite often and resell them on the local buy and sell.

Dishwashers are huge too.  People "need" stainless and the white or black ones are given away.  I take them and sell them for a minimal mark up of $40 or $50.  I sometimes even get a "tip" for taking the old one off their hands.  People are funny sometimes
In none of the ads has there been any mention of getting the broken one fixed.  I think $150 for a professional repair is cheaper than $800 for a matched set.

You would think so wouldn't you.  You would not believe the amount of times when I was in business, I would give a quote of 150 or 200 and would get the Oh wow... that is so expensive.  I can but another set for 1200 and they will have warranty, so I will just to that.  I would then mention that I could dispose of the old one for them for $75 a piece.  The would take me up on that about 1/2 the time.  I would do the repair, and sell the set for a tidy profit.
I may have the answer...for your repair bill you have to pay cash.  For the new matched set you make payments on credit.  That has to come into play somehow.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2460 on: June 18, 2015, 06:48:48 PM »
French fries came from Belgium...

Belgium isn't really a country (quill18).

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2461 on: June 19, 2015, 11:21:57 AM »

Sale Ad: "Dryer works just fine. Heats great. We had to buy matching set when washer went out. Not very pretty but it does the job."

I just don't understand this.  Is the laundry room now a place where your friends judge your adequacy?
There have been several more of these out here.  Below is the latest.  Guess you have to have a matched set.

LOL I used to own a repair company.  I get these for free quite often and resell them on the local buy and sell.

Dishwashers are huge too.  People "need" stainless and the white or black ones are given away.  I take them and sell them for a minimal mark up of $40 or $50.  I sometimes even get a "tip" for taking the old one off their hands.  People are funny sometimes
In none of the ads has there been any mention of getting the broken one fixed.  I think $150 for a professional repair is cheaper than $800 for a matched set.

You would think so wouldn't you.  You would not believe the amount of times when I was in business, I would give a quote of 150 or 200 and would get the Oh wow... that is so expensive.  I can but another set for 1200 and they will have warranty, so I will just to that.  I would then mention that I could dispose of the old one for them for $75 a piece.  The would take me up on that about 1/2 the time.  I would do the repair, and sell the set for a tidy profit.
I may have the answer...for your repair bill you have to pay cash.  For the new matched set you make payments on credit.  That has to come into play somehow.

You would think that, but I took Visa and MasterCard.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2462 on: June 19, 2015, 11:28:02 AM »

Sale Ad: "Dryer works just fine. Heats great. We had to buy matching set when washer went out. Not very pretty but it does the job."

I just don't understand this.  Is the laundry room now a place where your friends judge your adequacy?
There have been several more of these out here.  Below is the latest.  Guess you have to have a matched set.

LOL I used to own a repair company.  I get these for free quite often and resell them on the local buy and sell.

Dishwashers are huge too.  People "need" stainless and the white or black ones are given away.  I take them and sell them for a minimal mark up of $40 or $50.  I sometimes even get a "tip" for taking the old one off their hands.  People are funny sometimes
In none of the ads has there been any mention of getting the broken one fixed.  I think $150 for a professional repair is cheaper than $800 for a matched set.

You would think so wouldn't you.  You would not believe the amount of times when I was in business, I would give a quote of 150 or 200 and would get the Oh wow... that is so expensive.  I can but another set for 1200 and they will have warranty, so I will just to that.  I would then mention that I could dispose of the old one for them for $75 a piece.  The would take me up on that about 1/2 the time.  I would do the repair, and sell the set for a tidy profit.
I may have the answer...for your repair bill you have to pay cash.  For the new matched set you make payments on credit.  That has to come into play somehow.

You would think that, but I took Visa and MasterCard.
You're a good businessman.  I'm truly at a loss for why people don't do repairs.  I use repair people and "handy" people because I'm handicapped and they have save me a bunch of money over the years.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2463 on: June 19, 2015, 12:54:05 PM »
Part of it is fear and value estimation.  I have friends that have had to repair (because their home warranty company requires it) their dishwasher so much it is effectively new. 

If you donMy have the warranty company, though, and you are paying $150-$200 a repair, the concern is that the thing is starting to break down.

At 2-4 repairs, the challenge of not knowing when the repair is needed,  the the no idea if the $150-$200 is the max, and the age of the washer, it can most certainly be better to replace it. 

Would I spend $4k to fix a 10 year old car or $12k to get a 4 year old car?  I would do the later every time.. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2464 on: June 19, 2015, 02:25:13 PM »
Part of it is fear and value estimation.  I have friends that have had to repair (because their home warranty company requires it) their dishwasher so much it is effectively new. 

If you donMy have the warranty company, though, and you are paying $150-$200 a repair, the concern is that the thing is starting to break down.

At 2-4 repairs, the challenge of not knowing when the repair is needed,  the the no idea if the $150-$200 is the max, and the age of the washer, it can most certainly be better to replace it. 

Would I spend $4k to fix a 10 year old car or $12k to get a 4 year old car?  I would do the later every time..
I put in a new transmission on a car with 210k miles and 12 years.  I still have the car at 270k miles and it's doing just fine.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2465 on: June 19, 2015, 02:59:37 PM »
Part of it is fear and value estimation.  I have friends that have had to repair (because their home warranty company requires it) their dishwasher so much it is effectively new. 

If you donMy have the warranty company, though, and you are paying $150-$200 a repair, the concern is that the thing is starting to break down.

At 2-4 repairs, the challenge of not knowing when the repair is needed,  the the no idea if the $150-$200 is the max, and the age of the washer, it can most certainly be better to replace it. 

Would I spend $4k to fix a 10 year old car or $12k to get a 4 year old car?  I would do the later every time..
I put in a new transmission on a car with 210k miles and 12 years.  I still have the car at 270k miles and it's doing just fine.


Yeah, I've paid a grand total of $14,600 for all vehicle purchases over the last three decades. Repair costs have been considerably lower than that, but there have been three transmissions, of which one was a mistake in hindsight... So how many such mistakes would I have had to make to equal one $12k vehicle?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2466 on: June 19, 2015, 09:15:40 PM »

Part of it is fear and value estimation.  I have friends that have had to repair (because their home warranty company requires it) their dishwasher so much it is effectively new. 

If you donMy have the warranty company, though, and you are paying $150-$200 a repair, the concern is that the thing is starting to break down.

At 2-4 repairs, the challenge of not knowing when the repair is needed,  the the no idea if the $150-$200 is the max, and the age of the washer, it can most certainly be better to replace it. 

Would I spend $4k to fix a 10 year old car or $12k to get a 4 year old car?  I would do the later every time..
I put in a new transmission on a car with 210k miles and 12 years.  I still have the car at 270k miles and it's doing just fine.


Yeah, I've paid a grand total of $14,600 for all vehicle purchases over the last three decades. Repair costs have been considerably lower than that, but there have been three transmissions, of which one was a mistake in hindsight... So how many such mistakes would I have had to make to equal one $12k vehicle?

Read my post again.  You will see I say fear and inconvenience.  I never once said it was mathematically better.




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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2467 on: June 20, 2015, 10:24:16 AM »

Part of it is fear and value estimation.  I have friends that have had to repair (because their home warranty company requires it) their dishwasher so much it is effectively new. 

If you donMy have the warranty company, though, and you are paying $150-$200 a repair, the concern is that the thing is starting to break down.

At 2-4 repairs, the challenge of not knowing when the repair is needed,  the the no idea if the $150-$200 is the max, and the age of the washer, it can most certainly be better to replace it. 

Would I spend $4k to fix a 10 year old car or $12k to get a 4 year old car?  I would do the later every time..
I put in a new transmission on a car with 210k miles and 12 years.  I still have the car at 270k miles and it's doing just fine.


Yeah, I've paid a grand total of $14,600 for all vehicle purchases over the last three decades. Repair costs have been considerably lower than that, but there have been three transmissions, of which one was a mistake in hindsight... So how many such mistakes would I have had to make to equal one $12k vehicle?

Read my post again.  You will see I say fear and inconvenience.  I never once said it was mathematically better.


You said value, not inconvenience, which is why I was addressing the numbers. But I think it's perfectly okay to consider inconvenience, especially at the numbers we're both talking about, if that's what you want to do.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2468 on: June 20, 2015, 10:51:43 AM »
The Queen's English never uses locations as a descriptor?
Location-descriptors used in everyday American English that may have nothing to do with where the product or service was produced:
French manicure
dutch Chocolate
Alabama Slammer
German Measles

I can't think of any more.

French doors
French vanilla
French fries
Italian ice
Greek yogurt
Belgian waffles
Swedish fish
etc

Canadian bacon

We don't even have such a thing in Canada! We have regular bacon (side bacon), and back bacon (sometimes called peameal back bacon) because it's rolled in yellow meal. Yum... bacon.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2469 on: June 20, 2015, 11:53:10 AM »
Canadian bacon
Again, I never asserted that such phrases didn't exist in American English. They obviously do.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2470 on: June 20, 2015, 03:37:06 PM »
Canadian bacon
Again, I never asserted that such phrases didn't exist in American English. They obviously do.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2471 on: June 20, 2015, 07:38:55 PM »
The Queen's English never uses locations as a descriptor?
Location-descriptors used in everyday American English that may have nothing to do with where the product or service was produced:
French manicure
dutch Chocolate
Alabama Slammer
German Measles

I can't think of any more.

French doors
French vanilla
French fries
Italian ice
Greek yogurt
Belgian waffles
Swedish fish
etc

What? No one's mentioned French Ticklers!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2472 on: June 20, 2015, 07:57:38 PM »
The Queen's English never uses locations as a descriptor?
Location-descriptors used in everyday American English that may have nothing to do with where the product or service was produced:
French manicure
dutch Chocolate
Alabama Slammer
German Measles

I can't think of any more.

French doors
French vanilla
French fries
Italian ice
Greek yogurt
Belgian waffles
Swedish fish
etc

What? No one's mentioned French Ticklers!

You just had to go there.......!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2473 on: June 20, 2015, 10:35:20 PM »
Would I spend $4k to fix a 10 year old car or $12k to get a 4 year old car?  I would do the later every time..

This is really just a math question. I would have to know the market value of the 10 year old car (without the repair), the expected market value of both these cars at a certain point in the future, the expected repairs savings per year due to having a new car, and your expected return on investments. It's not that difficult to calculate which is the better option if you had all this information.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2474 on: June 21, 2015, 10:29:15 PM »
A $4k fix in a 10 year old car sounds enormous, like nearly the value of the car. If you're buying properly and not using the manufacturer costs to repair you shouldn't ever have to spend that much in one big chunk. The most we had to spend at once was $1k on a 10 year old bmw and that hurt - we ended up swapping the car for a same aged camry.


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2475 on: June 22, 2015, 04:31:11 AM »
Talking of fixing appliances, I can see why a lot of un-handy people don't do it.

Our dishwasher stopped heating the water (here in the UK dishwashers and washing machines are only connected to the cold water supply. They heat whatever water is needed. I don't know if this is unusual on the grand scheme of things or not).

Anyway, we figured it was either the heating element or the thermostat that was the problem. The drying cycle was leaving dishes warm, so we figured the element was working, perhaps it was just a faulty thermostat that wasn't telling the heating element to come on.

It's a Bosch machine. 2003 model, always worked perfectly. We started taking it to bits. It wasn't easy. After much frustration and YouTubing, we got to the thermostat, and removed it. A replacement was not available.

I looked at how much a similar used Bosch machine would cost. I could get one locally for 30.

We eventually tracked down a used thermostat of the correct spec on ebay. 8. Ordered, put the machine back together so it wouldn't be in the way. Part arrived, took it all apart again, fitted it, works perfectly.

This took, in total... 3 hours? Trying to disassemble a machine that is clipped, not screwed together, trying to find a manual online (it came to us second hand) etc.

A new (used machine) would have only cost 22 more than the repair (so less than 3 times the cost of the repair). If we weren't handy people, I can totally see why you would just buy a new (although we would buy used) one, because the economies are similar - a repair guy would have charged 50 call out, then gone away to source the part (20 new if he could get it?), then 50 to come back and fit it.. and a new machine would be under 360.

But I'm glad we are able to fix things like this, partly for the cost savings, but mainly for keeping it in circulation and out of landfill for longer (though much of the machine will be recycled, some can't be).

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2476 on: June 22, 2015, 06:57:47 AM »
FYI, the larger style is properly called a "Freedom Fridge" where the smaller one is "Kenyan Socialist Rot Box".  /sarcasm
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2477 on: June 22, 2015, 12:27:47 PM »
"When I feel like crap- I spend money...  This past weekend I got us a brand new couch, new guest room furniture, and a trip booked to the Bahamas... So you can only imagine how terrible I've been feeling LOL."

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« Reply #2478 on: June 22, 2015, 12:54:39 PM »
Talking of fixing appliances, I can see why a lot of un-handy people don't do it.

Our dishwasher stopped heating the water (here in the UK dishwashers and washing machines are only connected to the cold water supply. They heat whatever water is needed. I don't know if this is unusual on the grand scheme of things or not).

Anyway, we figured it was either the heating element or the thermostat that was the problem. The drying cycle was leaving dishes warm, so we figured the element was working, perhaps it was just a faulty thermostat that wasn't telling the heating element to come on.

It's a Bosch machine. 2003 model, always worked perfectly. We started taking it to bits. It wasn't easy. After much frustration and YouTubing, we got to the thermostat, and removed it. A replacement was not available.

I looked at how much a similar used Bosch machine would cost. I could get one locally for 30.

We eventually tracked down a used thermostat of the correct spec on ebay. 8. Ordered, put the machine back together so it wouldn't be in the way. Part arrived, took it all apart again, fitted it, works perfectly.

This took, in total... 3 hours? Trying to disassemble a machine that is clipped, not screwed together, trying to find a manual online (it came to us second hand) etc.

A new (used machine) would have only cost 22 more than the repair (so less than 3 times the cost of the repair). If we weren't handy people, I can totally see why you would just buy a new (although we would buy used) one, because the economies are similar - a repair guy would have charged 50 call out, then gone away to source the part (20 new if he could get it?), then 50 to come back and fit it.. and a new machine would be under 360.

But I'm glad we are able to fix things like this, partly for the cost savings, but mainly for keeping it in circulation and out of landfill for longer (though much of the machine will be recycled, some can't be).

I bought a washing machine and didn't realize for 6 months that the drum that was screwed into the back needed to be unscrewed. It would rattle like crazy and actually snapped the back outside casing. It just wanted to be free, but nope. I went and bought a new back casing and screwed it even tighter. I mentioned the issue to someone with a little bit of knowledge and oh boy did I feel stupid. haha. Luckily it still works.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2479 on: June 22, 2015, 12:56:11 PM »
"When I feel like crap- I spend money...  This past weekend I got us a brand new couch, new guest room furniture, and a trip booked to the Bahamas... So you can only imagine how terrible I've been feeling LOL."

Ouch, terrible way to manage moods. I am getting better about going for walks when I feel bad. Heck I feel bad getting candy as a crutch when I've had a bad day, or going and getting some Korean food instead of cooking.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2480 on: June 22, 2015, 01:49:39 PM »
You would think so wouldn't you.  You would not believe the amount of times when I was in business, I would give a quote of 150 or 200 and would get the Oh wow... that is so expensive. ... I would then mention that I could dispose of the old one for them for $75 a piece.  The would take me up on that about 1/2 the time.  I would do the repair, and sell the set for a tidy profit.

Wait... so they wouldn't spend $150 to repair the machine, but they would drop $150 to have it hauled away? I can't even begin to fathom how that makes sense to anyone.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2481 on: June 22, 2015, 01:57:14 PM »
This is slightly embarrassing because it was done by me... but I had been trying to talk my sister into bringing me a milkshake to work. After a few facebook posts I resorted to a gofundme page and posted the link on her fb.

The info said something along the lines of "After two days of trying, and still no milkshake... I have decided to take up my cause with the internet. Please through your generosity and kindness help donate to thaw my sisters ice cold heart to milkshake temperature."

Her friends thought it was funny and I quickly hit my $10 goal and shut it down. And I got a milkshake. :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2482 on: June 22, 2015, 02:11:38 PM »
You would think so wouldn't you.  You would not believe the amount of times when I was in business, I would give a quote of 150 or 200 and would get the Oh wow... that is so expensive. ... I would then mention that I could dispose of the old one for them for $75 a piece.  The would take me up on that about 1/2 the time.  I would do the repair, and sell the set for a tidy profit.

Wait... so they wouldn't spend $150 to repair the machine, but they would drop $150 to have it hauled away? I can't even begin to fathom how that makes sense to anyone.

I know good deal right... People are nothing if they are not predictable.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2483 on: June 22, 2015, 02:22:59 PM »
You would think so wouldn't you.  You would not believe the amount of times when I was in business, I would give a quote of 150 or 200 and would get the Oh wow... that is so expensive. ... I would then mention that I could dispose of the old one for them for $75 a piece.  The would take me up on that about 1/2 the time.  I would do the repair, and sell the set for a tidy profit.

Wait... so they wouldn't spend $150 to repair the machine, but they would drop $150 to have it hauled away? I can't even begin to fathom how that makes sense to anyone.

I know good deal right... People are nothing if they are not predictable.

The predictable stupidity of people might make for a profitable sideline. I wonder if you would ever ask them a week later (after they've paid you $150 to dispose of it), if they would like to buy them back for $300?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2484 on: June 22, 2015, 04:28:14 PM »
"When I feel like crap- I spend money...  This past weekend I got us a brand new couch, new guest room furniture, and a trip booked to the Bahamas... So you can only imagine how terrible I've been feeling LOL."

Ouch, terrible way to manage moods. I am getting better about going for walks when I feel bad. Heck I feel bad getting candy as a crutch when I've had a bad day, or going and getting some Korean food instead of cooking.

I should point out that this person commutes from PENNSYLVANIA TO MANHATTAN every day.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2485 on: June 23, 2015, 12:48:21 AM »
"When I feel like crap- I spend money...  This past weekend I got us a brand new couch, new guest room furniture, and a trip booked to the Bahamas... So you can only imagine how terrible I've been feeling LOL."

Ouch, terrible way to manage moods. I am getting better about going for walks when I feel bad. Heck I feel bad getting candy as a crutch when I've had a bad day, or going and getting some Korean food instead of cooking.

I should point out that this person commutes from PENNSYLVANIA TO MANHATTAN every day.

My dad used to commute from Baltimore to I think Colombus every day, something like that. 400 mile round trip. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2486 on: June 23, 2015, 06:39:40 AM »
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Under a set of pictures of a cute 6-year old at the hairdresser's:

"Amy gets her first Brazilian blowout!"

And the comments are all along the line of "What a great day for her!"

My unvoiced thoughts are "Seriously? What six year old needs a Brazilian blowout?"

I have seen a few FB posts that show elementary school girls getting high maintenance and expensive hair dye and highlight treatments.  Ridiculous.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2487 on: June 23, 2015, 08:22:08 AM »
"When I feel like crap- I spend money...  This past weekend I got us a brand new couch, new guest room furniture, and a trip booked to the Bahamas... So you can only imagine how terrible I've been feeling LOL."

Ouch, terrible way to manage moods. I am getting better about going for walks when I feel bad. Heck I feel bad getting candy as a crutch when I've had a bad day, or going and getting some Korean food instead of cooking.

I should point out that this person commutes from PENNSYLVANIA TO MANHATTAN every day.

My dad used to commute from Baltimore to I think Colombus every day, something like that. 400 mile round trip.

I pity everyone that has such a comment. I can't imagine imaging having to do that. I drive to Chicago and back twice about 8 times a year, about 400 miles each way and can't imagine having to do a long commute on a daily basis. How does anyone do 400 miles each day? That would mean 6 hours of driving in addition to their work day?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2488 on: June 23, 2015, 08:25:23 AM »

I pity everyone that has such a comment. I can't imagine imaging having to do that. I drive to Chicago and back twice about 8 times a year, about 400 miles each way and can't imagine having to do a long commute on a daily basis. How does anyone do 400 miles each day? That would mean 6 hours of driving in addition to their work day?
Maybe he flies? :)  ExFlyBoy could have made that trip in an hour each way back when he had a plane :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2489 on: June 23, 2015, 08:26:00 AM »
I pity everyone that has such a comment. I can't imagine imaging having to do that. I drive to Chicago and back twice about 8 times a year, about 400 miles each way and can't imagine having to do a long commute on a daily basis. How does anyone do 400 miles each day? That would mean 6 hours of driving in addition to their work day?

Yeah my dad's a bit crazy like that. He does very high paid contract work, like $300/hour type stuff, all over the country. But his wife is in Baltimore so he would just pay the price to get back home every evening. He literally had no life apart from working and driving. And now at age 60 after doing this contract stuff for like 15 years, he tells me he's doing 2 jobs because he doesn't feel that he has enough to retire on. He owns 7 homes, 6 rentals. He's one of the main reasons I've taken this route and I want to check out of the race as early as possible.

(and no he drove it each way, every day).

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2490 on: June 23, 2015, 09:25:22 AM »
I should point out that this person commutes from PENNSYLVANIA TO MANHATTAN every day.
Depending where in Pennsylvania, that's not necessarily terrible... right? Well... OK, it probably is.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2491 on: June 23, 2015, 09:27:36 AM »

I should point out that this person commutes from PENNSYLVANIA TO MANHATTAN every day.
Depending where in Pennsylvania, that's not necessarily terrible... right? Well... OK, it probably is.

75 miles one way at the closest point...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2492 on: June 23, 2015, 09:34:25 AM »
75 miles one way at the closest point...
Yeah, that's terrible with the traffic jams they get.
I can hardly stand my unbikeable 9.8 miles with 5-10 minutes of congestion on a bad day (total time 20-30 minutes). LOL

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2493 on: June 23, 2015, 09:37:59 AM »

I should point out that this person commutes from PENNSYLVANIA TO MANHATTAN every day.
I know a number of people who either do Philadelphia to NYC or vice versus. 
The only ones who make sense are the low level pilots who pick up jobs out of both airports so it is a bit erratic. 

The others, I can only assume are a spouse compromise.

It's a 2-hour commute apparently.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2494 on: June 23, 2015, 09:40:26 AM »
I know a number of people who either do Philadelphia to NYC or vice versus. 
The only ones who make sense are the low level pilots who pick up jobs out of both airports so it is a bit erratic. 

The others, I can only assume are a spouse compromise.

It's a 2-hour commute apparently.
If the traffic isn't too bad, yeah....

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2495 on: June 23, 2015, 12:38:55 PM »

I know a number of people who either do Philadelphia to NYC or vice versus. 
The only ones who make sense are the low level pilots who pick up jobs out of both airports so it is a bit erratic. 

The others, I can only assume are a spouse compromise.

It's a 2-hour commute apparently.
If the traffic isn't too bad, yeah....

A good friend works for MSNBC.  He does the Philly commute to NYC.  He was working off hours an drove, but now takes the train.  It is a hellish long commute.  Oddly,  they do not even live between  the two jobs.  She drives in the same direction he does to get to the train.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2496 on: June 23, 2015, 03:45:56 PM »
From a girl I knew in college:

"Ever road - EVERY. FRIGGIN. ROAD. Is under construction. I could bike to work faster."

Hmmm maybe she's on to something here...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2497 on: June 23, 2015, 06:58:01 PM »
Well its been a long hour and half... after 4 long phone calls and 10 minutes of waiting on each I'm finally getting the phone I want... I broke my phone today (white note 4) I went to file the claim and asurion told me I can only get black so after talking to AT&T and calling asurion back and speaking with a supervisor he was able to find me a white note 4 smile emoticon after spending 900 for the phone and now an additional 150 for this replacement I want what I want! After all I want to thank Chris in Resolutions at Asurion for taking care of me smile emoticon OPINION TIME: Am I crazy to go this far all because of a color?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2498 on: June 24, 2015, 08:50:25 AM »
Well its been a long hour and half... after 4 long phone calls and 10 minutes of waiting on each I'm finally getting the phone I want... I broke my phone today (white note 4) I went to file the claim and asurion told me I can only get black so after talking to AT&T and calling asurion back and speaking with a supervisor he was able to find me a white note 4 smile emoticon after spending 900 for the phone and now an additional 150 for this replacement I want what I want! After all I want to thank Chris in Resolutions at Asurion for taking care of me smile emoticon OPINION TIME: Am I crazy to go this far all because of a color?

Yes.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #2499 on: June 24, 2015, 09:24:32 AM »
Well its been a long hour and half... after 4 long phone calls and 10 minutes of waiting on each I'm finally getting the phone I want... I broke my phone today (white note 4) I went to file the claim and asurion told me I can only get black so after talking to AT&T and calling asurion back and speaking with a supervisor he was able to find me a white note 4 smile emoticon after spending 900 for the phone and now an additional 150 for this replacement I want what I want! After all I want to thank Chris in Resolutions at Asurion for taking care of me smile emoticon OPINION TIME: Am I crazy to go this far all because of a color?

Yes.

Especially if you are going to put said phone into some kind of case that hides most, if not all, of the color anyways...