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by ono8ono
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Costco or Sam's Club?
Replies: 134
Views: 10543

Re: Costco or Sam's Club?

Here is the fact: With Costco visa card and executive membership, you get 4% back from all your costco purchases. :mrgreen: You get your $120 annual executive membership back by just spending $250.00 a month. i.e. $250 X 12 = $3,000. $3,000 x 4%= $120. In another word, you membership is FREE! With C...
by ono8ono
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Costco or Sam's Club?
Replies: 134
Views: 10543

Re: Costco or Sam's Club?

Sam's like to trick you to get something similar to Costco but you really have to know exactly what you are buying: 2 examples: Sam's Mini wholly guacamole 18 count is not ORGANIC but the mini Wholly Guacamole 20 counts at Costco is ORGANIC. Sam's price is almost same as Costco. So if you buy from S...
by ono8ono
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Costco or Sam's Club?
Replies: 134
Views: 10543

Re: Costco or Sam's Club?

Costco executive membership is the best value!! Cost extra $60 a year BUT you will receive extra 2% cash back on your annual purchases. ****Do you know Costco will send you an annual check of $60 even if your annual 2% cash back is less than $60? So no risk to upgrade to executive membership **** :s...
by ono8ono
Tue May 21, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Unsure of buying used car vs. keeping my current one
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: Unsure of buying used car vs. keeping my current one

If I were you, I will keep the corolla!! Your corolla will last another 120K miles easily if you keep up the maintenance. Cobalt is not a reliable car. Check rating from consumer reports! BTW, if you buy the 12 yrs old cobalt, you probably need to replace the tires, belts, change transmission fluids...
by ono8ono
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Money Missing from my Vanguard account?
Replies: 46
Views: 9585

Re: Money Missing from my Vanguard account?

Is it possible some insiders stealing money from accounts??

There are always some dishonest employees. We should pay close attention to our account balances and holdings.
by ono8ono
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help/Suggestions Buying Car next Week
Replies: 40
Views: 1690

Re: Help/Suggestions Buying Car next Week

surfstar wrote: Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:22 pm Does she actually drive enough miles/year that MPG matters?
If so, and in ATL traffic, I'd definitely recommend a hybrid and look into the Niro. Hybrids really excel in MPG in cities and/or traffic.
FYI: Hybrids resale value sucks especially when the battery is getting weak!
by ono8ono
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help/Suggestions Buying Car next Week
Replies: 40
Views: 1690

Re: Help/Suggestions Buying Car next Week

Subaru Crosstrek : boxer engine tends to leak oil. Kia Niro : Just like Kona; long warranty but you have to follow their service schedule. Not as reliable after 100,000 miles mark as Toyota engine. Dual clutch transmission NOT Reliable!! Toyota C-HR: CVT transmission; Not enough power. Remember: Tur...
by ono8ono
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help/Suggestions Buying Car next Week
Replies: 40
Views: 1690

Re: Help/Suggestions Buying Car next Week

+1; Stay away from Honda CRV with the turbo engine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIRBsn3xfoc Hyundai car in the long run is not as reliable as Toyota. If you plan to keep the car pass 100,000 miles, get a Toyota RAV4. Good engine and transmission (NOT a CVT transmission). Toyota engine using por...
by ono8ono
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who is buying 1-3 year old used Toyotas and Hondas?
Replies: 114
Views: 13492

Re: Who is buying 1-3 year old used Toyotas and Hondas?

DON'T BUY any cars with CVT transmission. These are not reliable transmission. Even Toyota are recalling Corolla hatchback due to CVT problems!!
If you don't believe, try google it.
by ono8ono
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: fun car advice
Replies: 140
Views: 10551

Re: fun car advice

2002 to 2009 Lexus SC430; It is a hard top convertible; NOT a sports car; but a great cruiser! Very comfortable even in long trip! 4.3 Liter V8; good on gas; over 25 mpg on highway; Super reliable; Still turning heads after all these years!! Still many with very low mileage out there; New cost was a...
by ono8ono
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Real Estate question: lower the asking price or spend to repair
Replies: 26
Views: 1545

Re: Real Estate question: lower the asking price or spend to repair

Thanks for all the insights and advice!

Just one more question: 4 months had passed and my property still not having any open house. Only 1 broker's open house took place 3 months after the listing started. Am I dealing with a good realtor ?
by ono8ono
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Real Estate question: lower the asking price or spend to repair
Replies: 26
Views: 1545

Re: Real Estate question: lower the asking price or spend to repair

Thanks for all the replies. Really appreciated!

I haven't received any offer yet. I had about 4 showings so far.

I figure the realtor is not on my side. Realtor gets $150 to $200 less for each $10,000 drop in price.
by ono8ono
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Real Estate question: lower the asking price or spend to repair
Replies: 26
Views: 1545

Re: Real Estate question: lower the asking price or spend to repair

Thanks for your time.
House has been on market since 12/1/18.
Realtor's suggestion was after inputs from broker's open house. Thanks.
by ono8ono
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Real Estate question: lower the asking price or spend to repair
Replies: 26
Views: 1545

Real Estate question: lower the asking price or spend to repair

I have a house on market. Realtor suggested to repaint the roof and repave driveway or to lower the asking price. I wonder which way is better? Is it better to spend $20,000 to fix up or to lower the asking price by $20,000? Thank you. :confused