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Posted: March 24, 2021, 3:06 PM Post
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Although if you offer a tip and he refuses, at least you'd get credit for offering.

I'm no judge but a civil servant and my standard line is "I'm sorry but I couldn't accept a drop of water on a 100-degree day."


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Posted: March 25, 2021, 7:00 AM Post
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I appreciate the input on tipping the officiant.


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Posted: March 25, 2021, 11:43 AM Post
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MrTPlush said:
I sold my old car to Carmax a few weeks ago and they listed it for $1,500 less than the price I paid two years ago...used car prices are simply insane these days. It was a 2019 vehicle that I took the mileage from 16k to 58k. The only thing I did to it was change the tires out a year ago, still had original brakes and everything else. Incredible it's value pretty much didn't change over two years of heavy usage.


If you don't mind, how much difference was it between what they listed and what they gave you for it?


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Posted: March 25, 2021, 12:20 PM Post
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CheezWizHed said:
MrTPlush said:
I sold my old car to Carmax a few weeks ago and they listed it for $1,500 less than the price I paid two years ago...used car prices are simply insane these days. It was a 2019 vehicle that I took the mileage from 16k to 58k. The only thing I did to it was change the tires out a year ago, still had original brakes and everything else. Incredible it's value pretty much didn't change over two years of heavy usage.


If you don't mind, how much difference was it between what they listed and what they gave you for it?


$5k, gave me $20k and listed for $25k.

That being said the highest a dealer offered me was about $16.5k. When I appraised it online through Edmunds the private party value was about $22.5k. Hardly more for the hassle/risk in selling it privately so I was pretty happy.

Carmax was super easy to deal with though. They barely look over the car and they just drive it around the block for a quick test drive. No in depth mechanical inspection to uncover the original brakes with 58k miles on them for example. They just handed me a check for exactly what Edmunds appraised it for online (they must have some agreement) and I left.


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Posted: March 25, 2021, 2:14 PM Post
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MrTPlush said:
CheezWizHed said:
MrTPlush said:
I sold my old car to Carmax a few weeks ago and they listed it for $1,500 less than the price I paid two years ago...used car prices are simply insane these days. It was a 2019 vehicle that I took the mileage from 16k to 58k. The only thing I did to it was change the tires out a year ago, still had original brakes and everything else. Incredible it's value pretty much didn't change over two years of heavy usage.


If you don't mind, how much difference was it between what they listed and what they gave you for it?


$5k, gave me $20k and listed for $25k.

That being said the highest a dealer offered me was about $16.5k. When I appraised it online through Edmunds the private party value was about $22.5k. Hardly more for the hassle/risk in selling it privately so I was pretty happy.

Carmax was super easy to deal with though. They barely look over the car and they just drive it around the block for a quick test drive. No in depth mechanical inspection to uncover the original brakes with 58k miles on them for example. They just handed me a check for exactly what Edmunds appraised it for online (they must have some agreement) and I left.


It that a straight sale then and not a trade-in? Sounds like a pretty good deal. Granted, like you said, used cars are pretty hot right now. New cars have been having COVID-related supplier issues which has increased their cost and lowered supply.


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Posted: March 25, 2021, 4:46 PM Post
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CheezWizHed said:
It that a straight sale then and not a trade-in? Sounds like a pretty good deal. Granted, like you said, used cars are pretty hot right now. New cars have been having COVID-related supplier issues which has increased their cost and lowered supply.


Yup, just walked in and said I wanted to sell it.

My understanding is Carmax gives wholesale/auction value. Dealers seem like they want to give a price where they can sell it for huge bucks on their lot or if it won’t sell they can just send it to auction themselves while still making a good chunk of money.


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Posted: March 25, 2021, 5:15 PM Post
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I posted this in another thread but we bought a Carmax car in October 2020. In Feb of 2020, someone bought the exact same car from the exact same Carmax for $2000 less than we paid for it (then they sold it back to Carmax in September).

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Posted: March 26, 2021, 11:06 AM Post
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I don’t think I understand how Reddit works. Is it like a giant message board for every topic? I seem to have a hard time navigating the site after I’m directed there following an internet search.


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Posted: March 26, 2021, 12:59 PM Post
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I don’t think I understand how Reddit works. Is it like a giant message board for every topic? I seem to have a hard time navigating the site after I’m directed there following an internet search.


Basically, yes.


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Posted: March 26, 2021, 1:47 PM Post
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Don't do it. Reddit is addicting, but more like heroin is addicting and not like jogging is addicting.


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Posted: March 26, 2021, 8:17 PM Post
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nodakfan17 said:
I don’t think I understand how Reddit works. Is it like a giant message board for every topic? I seem to have a hard time navigating the site after I’m directed there following an internet search.


So, you have reddit.com, which is what it is.

Every subreddit, like, reddit.com/r/milwaukee is it's own message board (or folder) full of messages (or files) that you only see if you are browsing that subreddit.

It's similar to this site in the sense that you won't see Off Topic messages in the Major Leagues board.

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Posted: March 27, 2021, 8:31 AM Post
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Alright, so I bought a ton of stuff online at Home Depot because I had an online coupon (trimmer, mower, grill). Now I could have just done store pickup, but I decided to be lazy and just let it all come to my front doorstep. So my first item arriving was the trimmer and umm...they sent me an extra one. An extra $200 trimmer.

Not sure I have ever gotten an accidental free gift before, usually I just get the wrong item.


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Posted: March 27, 2021, 10:42 AM Post
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MrTPlush said:
Alright, so I bought a ton of stuff online at Home Depot because I had an online coupon (trimmer, mower, grill). Now I could have just done store pickup, but I decided to be lazy and just let it all come to my front doorstep. So my first item arriving was the trimmer and umm...they sent me an extra one. An extra $200 trimmer.

Not sure I have ever gotten an accidental free gift before, usually I just get the wrong item.


You certain you didnt accidentally buy two?


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Posted: March 27, 2021, 11:53 AM Post
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stoutdude04 said:
MrTPlush said:
Alright, so I bought a ton of stuff online at Home Depot because I had an online coupon (trimmer, mower, grill). Now I could have just done store pickup, but I decided to be lazy and just let it all come to my front doorstep. So my first item arriving was the trimmer and umm...they sent me an extra one. An extra $200 trimmer.

Not sure I have ever gotten an accidental free gift before, usually I just get the wrong item.


You certain you didnt accidentally buy two?


I think this is a fair word of caution- it seems so easy to 'double add' something to an online cart and not notice. I'm assuming you double-checked the total prior to checking out, but if you haven't looked back, it might be a good idea!


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Posted: March 27, 2021, 2:21 PM Post
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stoutdude04 said:
MrTPlush said:
Alright, so I bought a ton of stuff online at Home Depot because I had an online coupon (trimmer, mower, grill). Now I could have just done store pickup, but I decided to be lazy and just let it all come to my front doorstep. So my first item arriving was the trimmer and umm...they sent me an extra one. An extra $200 trimmer.

Not sure I have ever gotten an accidental free gift before, usually I just get the wrong item.


You certain you didnt accidentally buy two?


I did not double buy, I checked for that. That was my first thought, but this, quantity of one.


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Posted: March 28, 2021, 9:08 AM Post
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We watched an online comedy show yesterday that was surprisingly good. Mike Birbiglia is always good on stage but I didn't think it would translate to zoom. We had a great time. I recommend it if you're looking for something different to do. Who knew you could tell so many jokes about pizza?

There's another show tonight and two more in mid April.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mike-birbi ... 1377709535

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Posted: March 28, 2021, 6:46 PM Post
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MrTPlush said:
Alright, so I bought a ton of stuff online at Home Depot because I had an online coupon (trimmer, mower, grill). Now I could have just done store pickup, but I decided to be lazy and just let it all come to my front doorstep. So my first item arriving was the trimmer and umm...they sent me an extra one. An extra $200 trimmer.

Not sure I have ever gotten an accidental free gift before, usually I just get the wrong item.

About 2 weeks ago my wife ordered a season of a show from Walmart. On its way here it stopped updating its location and they ended up sending another one. Both arrived today. [laughing]

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Remember what Yoda said:

"Cubs lead to Cardinals. Cardinals lead to dislike. Dislike leads to hate. Hate leads to constipation."


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Posted: March 30, 2021, 9:23 AM Post
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I delivered a pallet to Miller Park today. Someone didn’t check their spelling on this sign.

https://imgur.com/download/vC6EbNv/


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Posted: April 03, 2021, 7:15 PM Post
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I just heard Rock talk about a near miss on a foul ball. Isn't a near miss technically a near hit?


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Posted: April 04, 2021, 4:41 PM Post
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Recently, on a t-shirt, I saw:

‘Always give 100% ... unless you’re giving blood’

I don’t know why, but that made me laugh.

Happy Easter


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