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#113 of 122 Re: They have their purpose [tidester]
Jan 09, 2007 (5:43 am)
i've seen many screamers at bears games, and many ads. i guess that kinda counts, right?
#114 of 122 Re: They have their purpose [snakeweasel]
Jan 12, 2007 (10:21 am)
This goes for whatever profession you choose in life:
commit to it and do it well and the profit will come. I dont think theres any reason to be resentful to anyone else because they turn a profit. I'm just pointing out that being upset becasue someone else is making money because you bought something is stupid. I have news for you.....
When you bought your house, the realtor, the mortgage broker, the bank, your insurance company, the builder, the contractors, and the local government all made money.
When you bought that last pack of cigarrettes, the retail store, the cashier, the cigarette distributer, the tobacco company, and especially goverment all made money.
When you bought your last car, the salesman, the dealership, the manufacturer, the bank, the insurance company, and government all made money. Believe it or not, the highest percentage of the profit went to government.
Before you buy your next car, why not gripe and moan about everyone else who puts his hand in your pocket and not worry about my couple of dollars? Instead of hating me for making a living, you can take advantage of my knowlege and expertise and enjoy the experience.
#115 of 122 Re: They have their purpose [advequityguy]
Jan 12, 2007 (1:39 pm)
The sad part is the government usually makes more money on the new car sale than anyone. Between sales taxes, motor vehicle fees, property taxes, etc...Yeah we actually pay hefty yearly property taxes on our cars in Connecticut (I think a few other states are in on this insanity also)
#116 of 122 Re: They have their purpose [audia8q]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 12, 2007 (2:27 pm)
The government makes money? I think we are confusing revenue with profit (sound familiar?).
Last time I checked, the government was losing money... Their overhead is pretty high..
#117 of 122 Re: They have their purpose [kyfdx]
Jan 12, 2007 (4:24 pm)
Last time I checked, the government was losing money ...
Spending money you don't have is not quite the same as "losing money," but that's a topic for another discussion.
#118 of 122 Re: They have their purpose [advequityguy]
Jan 12, 2007 (7:26 pm)
You are misrepresenting my position on this. I have no qualms of a salesman and a dealership makeing money off of me. Just the same as I don't have a problem with my grocer making money off me. Just don't try to rip me off by lying to me, playing stupid games and charging me for stuff like $200 for 50 cents worth of scotchguard, hiding fees in the paperwork and all the other tricks dealers pull.
When you bought your last car, the salesman, the dealership, the manufacturer, the bank, the insurance company, and government all made money.
When I bought my last car I delt strictly with the owner and he lost his shirt on the deal and the bank was left out of the loop. But thats a different story.
#119 of 122 Re: They have their purpose [snakeweasel]
Jan 15, 2007 (8:17 am)
what, he didn't try to sneak in that b.s. $50 doc fee? I bet he even threw in the scotchguard at cost ($99).
#120 of 122 Re: They have their purpose [advequityguy]
Jan 15, 2007 (10:30 am)
Nope no doc fee and they most likely use 99 cents worth of scotchguard. Anyway think Quid pro quo.
#121 of 122 Re: They have their purpose [snakeweasel]
Jan 19, 2007 (3:14 pm)
quid pro quo? You had to go out on a date with him/her so he/she would sell you the car?....and I thought my doc fee was underhanded.
#122 of 122 Re: They have their purpose [advequityguy]
Jan 19, 2007 (3:37 pm)
Nope just years ago before he got the dealership I did a really big favor for him and never asked for anything in return. This was his way of making it up, selling the car at a massive discount.