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    Man, this month has been killer. New A/C, new Furnace, new Dryer, and yesterday picked up an 09 Lexus RX350. Talk about cash poor. Funny thing, after I made the deal for the car I handed the dealer an envelope with untold thousands in hundred dollar bills. He says, " What....are you Tony Soprano ? " Got a good chuckle out of me because my neighbors call me that. On top of that, I had my old crazy Canadian neighbors back in town and they stayed with me for 4 days. My house was party central for 4 days. Now, 40 bottles of wine and 3.5 cases of beer later the guys at the liquor store are starting to look at me funny. Of course had other neighbors to help with that.

    Anyway, just moaning a bit is all. My wallet needs a vacation that's for sure. At least some of this spending was fun anyway. I'll post some pics of the new ride later. Smokey granite exterior with black interior and every bell and whistle you can imagine. You know what they say about a happy wife.....

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    Cash talks....all my big transactions are cash on the barrel head...no paper trail....

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    Well i can completely understand what you mean. I hate unexpected things too..Friday-17 y/o is fine though :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Man, this month has been killer. New A/C, new Furnace, new Dryer, and yesterday picked up an 09 Lexus RX350. Talk about cash poor. Funny thing, after I made the deal for the car I handed the dealer an envelope with untold thousands in hundred dollar bills. He says, " What....are you Tony Soprano ? " Got a good chuckle out of me because my neighbors call me that. On top of that, I had my old crazy Canadian neighbors back in town and they stayed with me for 4 days. My house was party central for 4 days. Now, 40 bottles of wine and 3.5 cases of beer later the guys at the liquor store are starting to look at me funny. Of course had other neighbors to help with that.

    Anyway, just moaning a bit is all. My wallet needs a vacation that's for sure. At least some of this spending was fun anyway. I'll post some pics of the new ride later. Smokey granite exterior with black interior and every bell and whistle you can imagine. You know what they say about a happy wife.....
    sounds like you had some fun :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Msabot1 View Post
    Cash talks....all my big transactions are cash on the barrel head...no paper trail....
    Yeah, no paper trail on a car purchase. Just a title, registration, plates, insurance, and the dealer's records...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamM2 View Post
    Yeah, no paper trail on a car purchase. Just a title, registration, plates, insurance, and the dealer's records...
    Amen bro, you can't get away from it these days. Almost forgot, had to get a new lawn mower too. Doing my part to spin those wheels of the economy anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamM2 View Post
    Yeah, no paper trail on a car purchase. Just a title, registration, plates, insurance, and the dealer's records...
    ROTFLMAO!!!! Nope no paper trail there!
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    You've certainly laid out a bit of cash. You and PFB dipping from the same well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetmaker737 View Post
    You've certainly laid out a bit of cash. You and PFB dipping from the same well?
    Want to hear the kicker ? I'm unemployed.....figure that one out. Oh, and no, not a single thing went on a credit card. Needless to say the cash reserves took a hit, best I go look for a dumb bank teller.....again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    You know what they say about a happy wife.....
    A Divorced buddy always tells me another version of this; "What a Life,Without a Wife" He sure seems happy
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    You do business with dealers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Msabot1 View Post
    You do business with dealers?
    Since my family owns the dealership? Yes I do, and I guarantee I get better prices than you have ever got from a private seller. Tony also stated he gave the dealer cash.

    But even from a private party, there is a huge paper trail. Unless you drive the car without registering it, or getting plates. Good luck with that.

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    Wanna bet? Been doing business with the same people for going on 30 years....there are a lot of ways to erase a scent...legally too!

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    Anyway...just what does this have to do with Tony's fun times? Kinda gotten out of hand wouldn't you think?

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    What are you afraid of?

    Quote Originally Posted by Msabot1 View Post
    Cash talks....all my big transactions are cash on the barrel head...no paper trail....

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    Not much of anything at all! Life is good.....OYea by the way...my family owns six dealerships in five states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Msabot1 View Post
    Not much of anything at all! Life is good.....OYea by the way...my family owns six dealerships in five states.
    Sorry not impressed, anyone else impressed?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Msabot1 View Post
    Not much of anything at all! Life is good.....OYea by the way...my family owns six dealerships in five states.
    So why did you ask about doing business with car dealers? I'm also wondering why you would want the hide the fact that you bought a car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Msabot1 View Post
    Not much of anything at all! Life is good.....OYea by the way...my family owns six dealerships in five states.
    Nice how you play up your good fortune. I know a guy that owns 37 dealerships in 4 states, another that has four here in CA, and yet another that owns more than 150 dealerships, and the guy that owns the largest Ford dealership in the world. What do they all have in common? They are all a bunch of egotistical self-centered douches...
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    My company buys and turns dozens a month...some we keep...some we flip...you guys are taking this the wrong way to be sure!

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    You guys anti-capitalism? What's wrong with a little diversity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Msabot1 View Post
    You guys anti-capitalism? What's wrong with a little diversity?
    Now that's funny! Do you have any idea who it is you are "accusing" of that? lol LMAO!

    Ha, ha!

    Tony, you remind me of my wife--she pays for "everything" in full. No we don't own anything as "upscale" as a Lexus...probably never will, I'm too cheap to spend that much on basic transportation. lol

    Randy, glad your daughter is safe, but that has me wondering as my 15 year old starts driving school in a week?

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    Should I have an idea?? Boy I'm shaking in my boots now LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Msabot1 View Post
    Not much of anything at all! Life is good.....OYea by the way...my family owns six dealerships in five states.
    Good for you, but for the record the rest of us probably don't give a $hit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    Tony, you remind me of my wife--she pays for "everything" in full. No we don't own anything as "upscale" as a Lexus...probably never will, I'm too cheap to spend that much on basic transportation. lol cnh
    Your wife and I would get along just fine Cnh! With the exception of my school loan 2 years ago, I haven't paid anyone any interest EVER! And paying the interest on the loan infuriated me so, that I just bit the bullet and paid it off the same year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Msabot1 View Post
    Should I have an idea?? Boy I'm shaking in my boots now LMAO
    You misunderstand me. In fact, you'd probably be having a few cold ones with them and reveling in an unbridled praise of Free Market economics. That's why it's funny. You're tagging the free market boys (who agree with "you") and you don't even know it?

    But I can't fault you because you haven't been around long enough to see all the endless debates on this site. No need to be shaking in ones boots but rather changing them because you stepped in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrizz View Post
    Your wife and I would get along just fine Cnh! With the exception of my school loan 2 years ago, I haven't paid anyone any interest EVER! And paying the interest on the loan infuriated me so, that I just bit the bullet and paid it off the same year.
    You're right there. And we'd all be in a better economic world if everyone paid those bills in this manner rather then running up endless debt. That is something we can all agree on regardless of what side of the party line we might be on!

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    Yea...a few cold ones is the best diplomacy I can think of....plus some good tunes as well!! PEACE!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    You're right there. And we'd all be in a better economic world if everyone paid those bills in this manner rather then running up endless debt. That is something we can all agree on regardless of what side of the party line we might be on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrizz View Post
    Your wife and I would get along just fine Cnh! With the exception of my school loan 2 years ago, I haven't paid anyone any interest EVER! And paying the interest on the loan infuriated me so, that I just bit the bullet and paid it off the same year.
    my wife just finished summer classes at SMCC here in maine. So i hear ya on the loans. 1week off then starts fall classes. It can be rough if you work & school at same time. To further your education these days :)
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