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Old 02-06-2011, 11:02 AM   #1
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Uggg. We can only hope this was staged.

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This is what happens when I don't respond to my "Hey buddy......you using your truck right now?" text messages.

I mean why would you pay the $50 delivery fee? You already paid $1500 for the TV. They are just trying to screw you. Way to stick it to the man!
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if you can afford the lexus, and the tv, then what is 50 to have it dropped off.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:09 PM   #4
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The first thing I noticed was not the TV, it was the fact that a man was driving that abomination of a car.

Oh, and ******' air resistance, how does it work?
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Looking at this, I'm torn...

Ok, on the one hand it seems a tad ridiculous.

On the other hand, it's making me tally up all of the "unusual" things I have carried in my car.

8 foot long section of finished countertop
Sofa
50 gal water heater
Several 4x8 sheets of plywood
Lawnmower
Mattress

I mean, the only thing I would have done differently would have been to use some of the ratchet-straps which I carry in the trunk to secure it.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:26 PM   #6
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overpriced, hideous lexus convertible: $65,000

63" samsung tv: $2,500

saving $50 on home delivery: priceless
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:31 PM   #7
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overpriced, hideous lexus convertible: $65,000

63" samsung tv: $2,500

saving $50 on home delivery: priceless
**** that ****. I'm not gonna wait for delivery after I've bought it. Take that **** home like a boss.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:58 PM   #8
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What memorizes me isn't that they were carrying it in a SC430, but what amazes the most is why the hell they didn't lie it down on it's side and strap it to the trunk. I mean, I've carried my fair share of odd bits in the Miata (8' PVC, 2x4s, bumpers) but never did I once decide it would be a good idea to stand them strait up and hold on to them.
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:05 PM   #9
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What memorizes me isn't that they were carrying it in a SC430, but what amazes the most is why the hell they didn't lie it down on it's side and strap it to the trunk.
Yeah, I was struggling with that. I have no idea whether you're allowed to lay those things down flat. Didn't see any "this end up" symbols on it...
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That's what happens when white trash comes into money!
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Looking at this, I'm torn...

Ok, on the one hand it seems a tad ridiculous.

On the other hand, it's making me tally up all of the "unusual" things I have carried in my car.

8 foot long section of finished countertop
Sofa
50 gal water heater
Several 4x8 sheets of plywood
Lawnmower
Mattress

I mean, the only thing I would have done differently would have been to use some of the ratchet-straps which I carry in the trunk to secure it.
Actually large flat panels you have to keep upright. A lot of them have built in levels on the top of the box that release dye if they were tipped over too far. For lcds and plasma the glass can easily shatter. For plasma the gas collects on one end and If you don't leave it upright for a few hours before turning it on it will ruin the screen.
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Why does everyone hate on the SC430? I actually like them.
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Why does everyone hate on the SC430? I actually like them.
I like you.
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:24 PM   #14
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Things I have "hauled" in my Miata:
  • A 8.5 foot tall red plum tree, potted, complete with plums and all, over 15 or so miles, on the freeway
  • 32 pieces of cut boards, to build a 6.5 foot tall cabinet.
  • An outdoor table for 8, again, on the freeway.
  • A solid wood dining table
  • Water and wine glasses and silverware for a wedding for 200 guests.

Incidentally, my wife was with me on all above "projects".
Laughter and mayhem ensued.
There were no problems, either.

A cop pointed and laughed, even.
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A kayak in the passengers seat, complete with paddle. 70 miles of interstate @ 70mph.
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That TV is one blip of the throttle away from disaster
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That TV is one blip of the throttle away from disaster
No way man- they're holding on to the packaging straps with their hands! They did the same thing with the last mattress they bought and it was fine.
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Guy at work got a call from the hospital about 6-8 months ago. Seems the wife bought a matress, and was hauling it home on the back of a pickup. It was tied off with rope through the cab, and when the wind caught it, she grabbed the rope. Degloved her hand, and nearly severed the index finger. Several operations later, she still isn't quite right.
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Thats new money there, peeps
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I started to pull this yesterday with my 55'' Toshiba. I went originally just looking, but ended up deciding to buy. I played it smart and called my pops to bring his Bronco. Was just going to let the top down and wedge it between the a-pillar and roll bars on the passenger side and ride in the 30 degree cold for 15 miles on the interstate.
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