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Old 06-18-2014, 12:06 PM   #20441
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:54 PM   #20443
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I'm sure you've all heard of the kid who traded a cell phone for some other crap and kept trading up until he got a Boxster S after two years.

Have you or anyone you know ever successfully done this with a little more effort in the form of flipping cars?

Say you start with a $500 budget to buy in and fix up a car. Labor is free (in limited qty of course). And you get, say, a $350 car, put in $150 in parts, a few hours of labor, and sell it for $1000.

Then each time you increase the buy in, parts cost, and sale price and eventually go from your $500 to owning a much pricier vehicle.

Yes? No? Weeds growing through the engine bay?

I'm thinking labor would be limited to tune ups, minor hand tool fixes, and cosmetic refurbishment (up to the point of diminishing labor returns). And obviously you have to have a total investment cost and a future sale price in mind before you buy any vehicle.

I mentioned this to my wife as a possible way to get out of finding myself driving her 98 civic with manual windows and while drives the new MINI and I have no more miata. She asked me why all my hobbies are so time intensive.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:39 PM   #20444
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if I recall correctly that kid was full of crap in telling the full truth...

...but ive known people to pick "mechanic special" cars and flip them for a decent profit, just here in NV you cant do that more than 3 times a year, unless you own a dealers permit...



...so the trick is not the sign the title.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:59 PM   #20445
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Buy one get one free kitten sell at the local shelter. Am I coming home with more cats tonight?
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:12 PM   #20446
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Is this as lucrative as flipping cars?
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She asked me why all my hobbies are so time intensive.
I think man hobbies are by definition "time intensive" to get away from the women.... I. E. sanity check.

But that's only my view maybe.
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:24 AM   #20449
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I'm sure you've all heard of the kid who traded a cell phone for some other crap and kept trading up until he got a Boxster S after two years.

Have you or anyone you know ever successfully done this with a little more effort in the form of flipping cars?

Say you start with a $500 budget to buy in and fix up a car. Labor is free (in limited qty of course). And you get, say, a $350 car, put in $150 in parts, a few hours of labor, and sell it for $1000.

Then each time you increase the buy in, parts cost, and sale price and eventually go from your $500 to owning a much pricier vehicle.

Yes? No? Weeds growing through the engine bay?

I'm thinking labor would be limited to tune ups, minor hand tool fixes, and cosmetic refurbishment (up to the point of diminishing labor returns). And obviously you have to have a total investment cost and a future sale price in mind before you buy any vehicle.

I mentioned this to my wife as a possible way to get out of finding myself driving her 98 civic with manual windows and while drives the new MINI and I have no more miata. She asked me why all my hobbies are so time intensive.
I find it funny that you had to sell your miata, then buy a mini, and then you get put in the civic.
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:21 AM   #20450
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I think man hobbies are by definition "time intensive" to get away from the women.... I. E. sanity check.

But that's only my view maybe.
Maybe you need to find a new woman. My man hobbies are like this because I like to create things by using large, heavy, dangerous, loud, sharp, messy, hot, dirty etc. tools and materials. This absolutely precludes the presence of a toddler who likes to touch all of those things. That results in my wife being the primary toddler watcher. Which while she does love the guy, she likes to be able to facebook without looking away sometimes.

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I find it funny that you had to sell your miata, then buy a mini, and then you get put in the civic.
I didn't have to sell the miata and we bought the mini for back seat space. You could also look at it this way: wife now has to drive extra to drop off and pick up every day and I just go to work.
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I made the mistake of straying away from the local area section of CR.net today. There is some absolute dumb **** on that website. Like, worse than I imagined.
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Almost any tattoo does this; especially a tribal tattoo on your 18th birthday--just because.
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we bought the mini for back seat space.
There are so many things that are fundamentally wrong with this statement. I'm not blaming you, I'm blaming BMW.

<- Still lusts after a '60s Cooper S



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Old 06-20-2014, 02:26 PM   #20455
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Almost any tattoo does this; especially a tribal tattoo on your 18th birthday--just because.
I have no interest in getting any tattoo. But, if I really had to, like if someone threatened to kill all the cats if I didn't, then I would choose/design something that could be appreciated from 10 or 20 feet away. Very few tats meet that criteria... except tribal.
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Well yesterday my Corbeau seats were delivered. Came home and there were no packages. A note from Fedex on the door says "On Patio". Yep, nothing there. I don't really have a patio, just a side walking leading up to my door. And the patio on the back isn't really accessible. So I'm pretty sure someone stole them off my doorstep.

I called Fedex and they got some information. Apparently the driver is going to stop back over here and make sure he didn't leave them on someone else's "patio".

Don't really know what is next after that. I'm hoping they were insured and that theft from my doorstep is covered. I can't believe they didn't have signature required. With the brackets it is about $1000 worth of stuff. They are big boxes too, easy to see from the street.

What makes me more mad is my brother was home all day and he says the doorbell never rang, which means they just left them there and didn't even bother to ring or knock. Tested the door bell, functions great. I was really hoping to have the seats in this weekend. I guess it is time to invest in a camera.
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Thinking about selling my 5.0 Mustang and buying this:



Not sure if smart.
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Thinking about selling my 5.0 Mustang and buying this:



Not sure if smart.
Well it depends on what you need the car for. I would personally suggest a Mazda2 over the Fit, but that is just because I find them to have a bit more soul and a bit more fun to drive then the Fit.
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I loved my fit. Was a great car. Sometimes I wish I still had it. The damn tire perssure sensors were a bit wonky, but other than that I loved it.
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There are so many things that are fundamentally wrong with this statement. I'm not blaming you, I'm blaming BMW.

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Why would you blame BMW? They didn't invent the Countryman...

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