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by nhdean
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $4,400 Chimney Repair - Does This Make Sense?
Replies: 24
Views: 1788

Re: $4,400 Chimney Repair - Does This Make Sense?

i am in New England also. I just had my chimney relined and I had to do some minor masonry work to the top of the chimney. my house is 3 stories and it came to $1300. Maybe I'm in the wrong part of N.E.? I'm in a suburb west of Boston. I am in the Portland Maine area. Everything your way is more mo...
by nhdean
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $4,400 Chimney Repair - Does This Make Sense?
Replies: 24
Views: 1788

Re: $4,400 Chimney Repair - Does This Make Sense?

i am in New England also. I just had my chimney relined and I had to do some minor masonry work to the top of the chimney. my house is 3 stories and it came to $1300.
by nhdean
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I contact GMC about A/C issues?
Replies: 42
Views: 2044

Re: Should I contact GMC about A/C issues?

Since it has only been 4 months I would take it back to the dealer. I am not certain, but since it was a very short time since the repair the part should have its own warranty. Ask to speak with the service manager. I bet they will do something.
by nhdean
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to value a truck for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: How to value a truck for sale

The first question I would ask yourself is, Would you buy $950? Based on the condition that you are stating you can basically throw out KBB trade-in or retail price for it. Do you know what is wrong with the idle? If it is an easy and inexpensive fix it should not hurt your chances. You may even wan...
by nhdean
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Faroe Islands
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Faroe Islands

I am starting to think about a new vacation to take. I like to go to places that are different. We first went to Iceland before it became a tourist nightmare. I am fortunate to have Icelandic friends and we have visited 5 times. It has definitely changed in the last 7 years. we also enjoyed Norway a...
by nhdean
Sun May 20, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Lease buyout negotiation tips?
Replies: 21
Views: 2040

Re: Lease buyout negotiation tips?

I have no idea. never heard of that
by nhdean
Sat May 19, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Lease buyout negotiation tips?
Replies: 21
Views: 2040

Re: Lease buyout negotiation tips?

It is not a matter of needing a car or not. All lease cars go to auction.
by nhdean
Sat May 19, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Lease buyout negotiation tips?
Replies: 21
Views: 2040

Re: Lease buyout negotiation tips?

Unfortunately there is no negotiating a lease buyout. The dealer has nothing to do with it. They do not own the car, the finance company does. Buying out a lease in most cases costs more than if you originally just bought the car out right. In most cases a leased vehicles value is less than buyout v...
by nhdean
Fri May 11, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lifting Heavy Objects onto a Vehicle Cargo Tray; Need Ideas!
Replies: 30
Views: 2558

Re: Lifting Heavy Objects onto a Vehicle Cargo Tray; Need Ideas!

Does this work?

Apex Steel Basket Cargo Carrier with Ramp
by nhdean
Wed May 09, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vehicle Tires and Dry Rot
Replies: 20
Views: 2303

Re: Vehicle Tires and Dry Rot

true. I had the issue. I didn't see any dry rot on the outside of the tire. When you looked at the backside all four tires had it.
by nhdean
Wed May 09, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying out car lease loan
Replies: 11
Views: 1240

Re: Buying out car lease loan

Buying out your lease is like buying a used car, your used car. The leasing company owns it. When you buyout and take out a loan for it it is a new transaction and you can be adding like any other loan.
by nhdean
Tue May 08, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit
Replies: 180
Views: 19008

Re: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit

Sorry for the delay in posting an update. I'm afraid it has been a rough week for us, as on top of all of this... the seller for the house we were buying backed out. Long story, but short version: our house hunt has been quite awful and we're a lot more bummed about that than the car! I want to *ag...
by nhdean
Mon May 07, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit
Replies: 180
Views: 19008

Re: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit

Close BUT; I'd tell them you don't feel like doing that and for them to to bring a certified check for everything you have paid and when brought to you they may pick the car up at your residence at that time. FWIW, you have an executed contract signed and delivered in good faith . That party is ove...
by nhdean
Sun May 06, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit
Replies: 180
Views: 19008

Re: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit

Because of the connection, I suspect you know for sure that the dealer has really nothing enforceable and is just using the intimidation tactics on OP. Unfortunately, 99% of the time that will work. Not true. they are not approved for the loan/lease. if they do not return the vehicle it is theft. A...
by nhdean
Sun May 06, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit
Replies: 180
Views: 19008

Re: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit

wrongfunds wrote: ↑
Sun May 06, 2018 5:05 am
No, he didn't. He was smart enough to use the phrase "don't"! You both are right. My guess is that he just happens to have some connection with the industry
you are right, i do have a connection
by nhdean
Sat May 05, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit
Replies: 180
Views: 19008

Re: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit

The next time someone calls, you could tell them you've heard the dealership can cosign for you. (True statement, you heard it here. Anyone can cosign for someone else if they choose to do so.) If they end the call with "we will look into it", you're in great shape. After that, whenever anyone call...
by nhdean
Thu May 03, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit
Replies: 180
Views: 19008

Re: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit

This makes no sense what so ever. The lender decides who is approved and who is not. Not the dealer.The dealer acts in good faith until final approval. think you missed the point where OP stated they used a combined income and then they had to rely on his income alone. I would suspect that he may h...
by nhdean
Wed May 02, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit
Replies: 180
Views: 19008

Re: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit

If the dealership is going take title to a trade-in, lead the buyer into thinking they have a complete deal, give them the keys, and engage in other deceptive practices, the dealership should underwrite the lease or loan. In other words, the DEALERSHIP should be required to co-sign the lease/loan i...
by nhdean
Tue May 01, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit
Replies: 180
Views: 19008

Re: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit

If the dealership is going take title to a trade-in, lead the buyer into thinking they have a complete deal, give them the keys, and engage in other deceptive practices, the dealership should underwrite the lease or loan. In other words, the DEALERSHIP should be required to co-sign the lease/loan i...
by nhdean
Tue May 01, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit
Replies: 180
Views: 19008

Re: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit

I don't understand why this is so complicated? A contract was signed, with financing (lease). The dealership signed it, so it's a done deal. Their mistake. You don't have to return the car, you don't have to negotiate anything. Simply tell them sorry, not going to get a co-signer, thank you very mu...
by nhdean
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit
Replies: 180
Views: 19008

Re: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit

Prepaying doesn't work. According to the lease company there is not a deal. Sometimes it is easy to blame the dealership. I do not think they are scaring you at all. The dealership wants the deal just as bad as you, if not more. It is tough to say exactly what happened. A 740 score is right on line ...
by nhdean
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit
Replies: 180
Views: 19008

Re: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit

There is a problem, and it is not the dealer. When you do paperwork on a vehicle you sign a spot disclaimer form stating that if, for whatever the reason, financing does not go through or the check bounces, the dealer can take the car back. This is a finance situation . It seems that you combined b...
by nhdean
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit
Replies: 180
Views: 19008

Re: Signed Car Lease, Dealer calls later asking for a CO-SIGNER despite excellent credit

There is a problem, and it is not the dealer. When you do paperwork on a vehicle you sign a spot disclaimer form stating that if, for whatever the reason, financing does not go through or the check bounces, the dealer can take the car back. This is a finance situation . It seems that you combined bo...
by nhdean
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New car hit accident - loss of dimished value
Replies: 50
Views: 6301

Re: New car hit accident - loss of dimished value

The values for 2018 vehicles are not out yet for KBB. Where I live there is no diminished value until you sell it. Then you can realize the loss. I guess if you were to run it into the ground you are not losing any value compared to when you trade it in and you lose trade in value due to a loss.
by nhdean
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you know what price to negotiate when buying a used car?
Replies: 28
Views: 1900

Re: How do you know what price to negotiate when buying a used car?

Not at all. It gives you an idea what the dealer paid for the vehicle. I never said you could buy it for that, but it gives you an idea if you are getting screwed or not.
by nhdean
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you know what price to negotiate when buying a used car?
Replies: 28
Views: 1900

Re: How do you know what price to negotiate when buying a used car?

I would go to KBB and do a trade in to dealer value and subtract roughly 5% of that number. That will give me an idea what the dealer paid for it
by nhdean
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much salary did you negotiate?
Replies: 20
Views: 2895

Re: How much salary did you negotiate?

I had my yearly goal meeting. I happened to have produced about 40% more than the others in my department. I have been there for 15 years and my sales goals are easier to meet. I was asked to increase my production. I said, "what else do you want from me?" I was actually called back in and given a b...
by nhdean
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?
Replies: 387
Views: 45559

Re: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?

My second year of college. I switched schools after freshman year. I just did not take it seriously that year. Basically I wasted all that money. Navy reserve and then back to school and finished it up.
by nhdean
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you cancel a bid on ebay?
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: How do you cancel a bid on ebay?

I do not believe that your situation is eligible for it. I once bid on a car and noticed it was built before there were rear seatbelts. I sent a message to the seller and explained. He understood and was fine. Luckily there were a few people bidding on it which within the last hour I was outbid and ...
by nhdean
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Car Trade-In Question
Replies: 21
Views: 2189

Re: Car Trade-In Question

Don't bother fixing it. Best case scenario is you get the full $650 back in trade in. Most likely the dealership has its own body shop and will fix it for less than what you will be able to and the loss in appraisal value will not be the full $650 in value.
by nhdean
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 2018 Forester vs CRV vs RAV4
Replies: 130
Views: 14855

Re: 2018 Forester vs CRV vs RAV4

We are on our third Subaru. They have been great cars. Only had some minor issues, a rattle after installing remote start, but nothing serious. I highly recommend them.
by nhdean
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Home appraisal gone wrong (split levels and livable space)
Replies: 39
Views: 4506

Re: Home appraisal gone wrong (split levels and livable space)

Are you planning on staying? If I was planning on moving in the near future I would think twice about even more money into the place. Based on what you bought it for and what you have put into it, it seems it may be a long time before you break even.
by nhdean
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How Far is too Far, Commuting?
Replies: 211
Views: 13692

Re: How Far is too Far, Commuting?

I did 75 miles each way. It was about an hour and a half each way. I carpooled with 3 others. The only problem was it was in 2 different time zones. It took me 2 1/2 hours to get there and a half hour to get home :shock:
by nhdean
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Auto insurance damage claim
Replies: 58
Views: 3462

Re: Auto insurance damage claim

I guess you could get the hail damaged fixed on your own and then asked to be reimbursed that amount. It doesn't cost any less to fix hail damage on a used car then a new car.
by nhdean
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you wear a wedding band? [at a job interview]
Replies: 157
Views: 10867

Re: Do you wear a wedding band?

I di dat first, but it was too big. On one of my Iceland trips my wife wanted this one particular ring. It happened to be a wedding set. I wore the ring up until last month when I lost it some where. I wore that one for 5 years.
by nhdean
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can I extend a lease?
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: Can I extend a lease?

Call the finance company. Sometimes they will extend it for a few moths, sometimes not. A quick call will answer it for you.
by nhdean
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: For BHs who actually like cars - [what car do you drive every day?]
Replies: 280
Views: 20147

Re: For BHs who actually like cars - what is your daily driver?

2017 GMC Sierra
2017 Subaru Outback
1996 BMW 328i convertible
by nhdean
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: BMW All Surface Protection Program
Replies: 13
Views: 1474

Re: BMW All Surface Protection Program

Dealer cost on those products are around $400 - $500, FYI
by nhdean
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cost to ship a car internationally
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: Cost to ship a car internationally

I would be careful. I would imagine that you need to make sure all emission and safety equipment is up to US standards before being allowed to be registered. It might be better to have him sell it where he is and give her the money.
by nhdean
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggested reading for Norwegian coast trip
Replies: 18
Views: 1250

Re: Suggested reading for Norwegian coast trip

Growth of the Soil and Out stealing horses. Both books are good
by nhdean
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New car buyers...you should consider financing
Replies: 39
Views: 4092

Re: New car buyers...you should consider financing

Walking out over losing the $500 rebate if you do not finance with them doesn't get you anywhere. It is a manufacturer rebate not a dealership rebate. No matter where you go it will be the same program.
by nhdean
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New car buyers...you should consider financing
Replies: 39
Views: 4092

Re: New car buyers...you should consider financing

It is unfortunate that this particular dealership is being shady. In most cases the subsidized interest rate usually means you give up a rebate to have it. The finance person marked up the rate substantially to 5.9% because he makes money on the the difference from the buy rate from the bank and wha...
by nhdean
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Colorado Vehicle Registration fees
Replies: 20
Views: 3245

Re: Colorado Vehicle Registration fees

Maine is horrible also. My 2017 outback was $670 and my 2017 sierra was $1300. You pay sales tax when you purchase the vehicle at the dealership. Can be quite expensive
by nhdean
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 2018 Subaru Outback with 3 car seats vs. other car/suv options
Replies: 75
Views: 9346

Re: 2018 Subaru Outback with 3 car seats vs. other car/suv options

One of my cars is a 2017 outback. I have one car seat in it. I could put two in but there is no way I could put a third one in. I would look at the GMC Acadia. Terrible suggestion. Subaru Outback has more "rear hiproom" (a crucial measurement in this context), and almost 3 times the "Cargo capacity...
by nhdean
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 2018 Subaru Outback with 3 car seats vs. other car/suv options
Replies: 75
Views: 9346

Re: 2018 Subaru Outback with 3 car seats vs. other car/suv options

One of my cars is a 2017 outback. I have one car seat in it. I could put two in but there is no way I could put a third one in. I would look at the GMC Acadia.
by nhdean
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A week in Iceland
Replies: 28
Views: 2391

Re: A week in Iceland

It is a great place. I have been numerous times and seen all the seasons there. I am fortunate to have locals for friends. Yes it can be expensive. You just have to know where to go and eat. I was there last summer and I saw a Dunkin' Donuts, my favorite little bakery was remodeled into a sit down c...
by nhdean
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Diminished Value Auto Claim
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: car Diminished Value

Unfortunately you have to sell or trade in your car to claim diminished value. It sucks that an accident has happened. If the car is fixed there and you keep it there is not any diminished value. Yes the value is lower but you have to actually sell it to realize the loss. Think of tax loss harvestin...
by nhdean
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Dealer Cost/Invoice does one use?
Replies: 20
Views: 2448

Re: Which Dealer Cost/Invoice does one use?

I guess I am confused a bit. There is only one invoice amount and you do not decide what that number is. The manufacturer does. It is a set number which is based off true cost to the dealer. You can't add or take items to create a new invoice amount.