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by harrington
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I am buying a car: Most/Least Reliable Makes?
Replies: 64
Views: 3403

Re: I am buying a car: Most/Least Reliable Makes?

I have a Fiat 500 with over 100,000 miles and has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. Buy what you enjoy driving and don't worry about reliability issues. Any brand can have some issues.
by harrington
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Extended warranty on 2018 Outback
Replies: 47
Views: 1472

Re: Extended warranty on 2018 Outback

No No No.....Never buy an extended warranty. Worked in the industry for a bit many years ago and we were always told to push these products. But if you are thinking about it that is a decent price.
by harrington
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Okay come clean....How man people share passwords for streaming services?
Replies: 41
Views: 1519

Re: Okay come clean....How man people share passwords for streaming services?

open_circuit wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:57 pm
No, never even considered it. Is this a thing people do regularly?
Yes many do
by harrington
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Okay come clean....How man people share passwords for streaming services?
Replies: 41
Views: 1519

Okay come clean....How man people share passwords for streaming services?

I share with four others. Each pays for one service. Netflix Hulu Amazon and Showtime. No issues to speak of so far but I must admit a very small amount of guilt and can certainly afford to purchase all four myself. When I mentioned this to the others they laughed and said everyone does this and the...
by harrington
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Least/Most Reliable Carmakers Today
Replies: 31
Views: 1895

Re: Least/Most Reliable Carmakers Today

This is kind of funny......Fiat is dead last at 0 and my 2012 Fiat 500 has over 100,000 miles on it and has easily been the most reliable car I ever owned :beer
by harrington
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: selling an older car on eBay-no bites!
Replies: 65
Views: 4516

Re: selling an older car on eBay-no bites!

:oops: Hey OP just tell us what year and model....
by harrington
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I Can "Afford" This Right? (New Car)
Replies: 60
Views: 4558

Re: I Can "Afford" This Right? (New Car)

Yes you can but I hate spending money on a depreciating asset. I can afford to drive anything but I choose to drive a Fiat 500 with well over 100,000 miles on it.
by harrington
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I keep the new iPad I bought or return it?
Replies: 51
Views: 3645

Re: Should I keep the new iPad I bought or return it?

Update: I didn’t realize I could open an iPad and still return it if I didn’t like it for whatever reason and I must say I absolutely love it. I haven’t used my laptop since purchasing this tablet. Well worth the $250. Thanks everyone.
by harrington
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are plasma TV's gone forever?
Replies: 36
Views: 4494

Re: Are plasma TV's gone forever?

I have a 58” Panasonic and a 58” Samsung plasma and I still love the picture on both.
by harrington
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I keep the new iPad I bought or return it?
Replies: 51
Views: 3645

Re: Should I keep the new iPad I bought or return it?

to begin, why did you buy it? If you didn't have an idea why you wanted it, you weren't seeking it out, reviewing the features, etc. then it sounds like an impulse purchase. The next question is, do you do this with other things? If not fine. If yes, you might want to explore that unless you can af...
by harrington
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I keep the new iPad I bought or return it?
Replies: 51
Views: 3645

Re: Should I keep the new iPad I bought or return it?

mortfree wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:59 am
iPhone 5S? Should have upgraded that.
I did.....I just put a new battery in it :D
by harrington
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I keep the new iPad I bought or return it?
Replies: 51
Views: 3645

Re: Should I keep the new iPad I bought or return it?

So to all the tablet owners out there do you use yours or is it sitting in a drawer someplace? What's more important is whether you'll use it! I have an iPad Pro 12 inch and an iPad Air 2. I love and use BOTH all the time but they're not for everyone. I'd try it out for awhile and return it if you ...
by harrington
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toyota older, "good" cars - my observations
Replies: 48
Views: 4202

Re: Toyota older, "good" cars - my observations

My Mom and Dad are 91 and 93 and no longer drive. They just gave me a 2003 Buick Century with 24,000 miles on it and it is absolutely immaculate. I'll drive it probably for 10 more years.
by harrington
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I keep the new iPad I bought or return it?
Replies: 51
Views: 3645

Should I keep the new iPad I bought or return it?

I bought a new iPad yesterday at Target on sale for $249.00 and now I can't decide if I really need it or if it will just become another device I won't use after a few months. I have a MacBook and an iPhone 5S which I use both all day and evening. I've never owned one before and have lived without f...
by harrington
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Replace TVs with Smart Tvs or not?
Replies: 57
Views: 4411

Re: Replace TVs with Smart Tvs or not?

I love my two Plasma TV's and would never get a new TV just because it is a smart TV. Buy a Roku or a smart DVD player which can be purchased for $100 or less.
by harrington
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hyundai Elantra Special Edition- any thoughts?
Replies: 21
Views: 1538

Re: Hyundai Elantra Special Edition- any thoughts?

Can't comment on the new models but I gave my son my 2009 Elantra when he went off to college and he's still driving it with minimal issues and close to 175,000 miles.
by harrington
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you Mow your own Lawn?
Replies: 90
Views: 3010

Re: Do you Mow your own Lawn?

Lawn mower broke about 10 years ago so I flagged down a dude working in my hood and asked hime to cut it until I had a chance get a new mower. I never ended up getting one. My property is 110x175 and it's the best $25 a week I ever spent. He even trims each time and cleans up the clippings. He also ...
by harrington
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New TV, what's important?
Replies: 42
Views: 3003

Re: New TV, what's important?

Silk McCue wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:16 pm
I won't give up my 9 year old 720p 60" Pioneer Elite Plasma for anything. It is an exceptional piece of technology on so many levels.
I love my plasma's also. Still the best in my opinion....
by harrington
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wife New Car Recommendations - SUV
Replies: 55
Views: 5149

Re: Wife New Car Recommendations - SUV

The only cool SUV is a Jeep Wrangler....I'd wait for the new one.
by harrington
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?
Replies: 130
Views: 7566

Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

2011 VW GTI. Best car I've ever owned. Would purchase another one assuming there is a hybrid or EV options. 2016 GTI here. I love it - perhaps still the best "all-around" car out there for someone that wants a sporty, useful, comfortable, not ostentatious and moderately economical car. I had a 2012...
by harrington
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?
Replies: 130
Views: 7566

What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

2012 Fiat 500 and believe it or not it has been problem free with just about 100,000 miles on it. And yes I would buy another.
by harrington
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: When to buy new tires? - penny or quarter test
Replies: 35
Views: 2351

Re: When to buy new tires? - penny or quarter test

Most tire companies will not let honor the mileage warranty until the tires are down to 2/32.
by harrington
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I'm thinking about cashing completely out of equites....
Replies: 75
Views: 8546

Re: I'm thinking about cashing completely out of equites....

Hello Harrington, Age 56 - Age 100 = 44 more years to go. I think a 50/50 stock/bond mix is perfect. If you sell out you will have a tax consequence. I would hang tough for yourself, estate, children, gifting, etc. Just don't pay any attention to it & go have a good time. Whatever happens, happens....
by harrington
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I'm thinking about cashing completely out of equites....
Replies: 75
Views: 8546

Re: I'm thinking about cashing completely out of equites....

I'm 56 years old and I have all the money I will ever need based on my lifestyle (boring). With the market overdue for a correction does it ever make sense to completely liqudate ones exposure to risk. I'm currently at a 50/50 mix. Thoughts? When do you plan to retire? Will you have pension income?...
by harrington
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I'm thinking about cashing completely out of equites....
Replies: 75
Views: 8546

Re: I'm thinking about cashing completely out of equites....

open_circuit wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:24 pm
I just read an article describing this situation, this morning. You may find the article interesting, if you wish to reduce or eliminate equity exposure entirely.

http://jlcollinsnh.com/2017/09/09/sleep ... ent-model/
great read...
by harrington
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I'm thinking about cashing completely out of equites....
Replies: 75
Views: 8546

I'm thinking about cashing completely out of equites....

I'm 56 years old and I have all the money I will ever need based on my lifestyle (boring). With the market overdue for a correction does it ever make sense to completely liqudate ones exposure to risk. I'm currently at a 50/50 mix. Thoughts?
by harrington
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Certified CR-V or RAV-4
Replies: 11
Views: 1048

Re: Certified CR-V or RAV-4

Just find a reputable dealer and skip the CPO. It's just not worth paying for a CPO vehicle in my opinion.
by harrington
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Phone Techies .....
Replies: 32
Views: 2584

Re: Phone Techies .....

I love my 5S....My battery was shot so I put a new one in last week and it works great. Cost me $40 installed. Good as new.
by harrington
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice on purchasing a Volvo XC60
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Advice on purchasing a Volvo XC60

I think the 2018 model is hitting now....
by harrington
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice on purchasing a Volvo XC60
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Advice on purchasing a Volvo XC60

Buy the 2018 model. It's supposed to be greatly improved and a full redesign. The reviews have been excellent.
by harrington
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Waxing my car!
Replies: 48
Views: 4485

Re: Waxing my car!

I used to detail cars. Anything made by Groits.
by harrington
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought a car without thinking too much about value
Replies: 45
Views: 4253

Re: I bought a car without thinking too much about value

retiredjg wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:07 am
Sure, you could have bought a used car. But you love this one, you feel safe in it, and you can afford it. I think second guessing this purchase is a waste of your energy. Just enjoy it and move on.
^^^This^^^
by harrington
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it a waste of money having your furnace checked every year?
Replies: 58
Views: 6426

Is it a waste of money having your furnace checked every year?

I never do it but I hear all the commercials around this time for the service. Mine is 16 years old and have never even had a repair. I change the filter once a year and that's it. Same for the A/C. Thoughts?
by harrington
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: IOS 11: Anybody using it yet?
Replies: 48
Views: 4648

Re: IOS 11: Anybody using it yet?

I downloaded it the day it became available on my 5s and everything works great.... Hmmm... I had read that iOS11 would no longer support any Phone 5, period. I have an iPhone 5c and I have concerns. What is the understanding of other folks here? It will only work on the 5s not the 5 or 5c. It won'...
by harrington
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Age you retired
Replies: 112
Views: 8884

Re: Age you retired

Lost my job at 49 and decided to look after my aging parents instead of going back to work. That was 7 years ago and I wouldn't trade the experience for anything.
by harrington
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: IOS 11: Anybody using it yet?
Replies: 48
Views: 4648

Re: IOS 11: Anybody using it yet?

I downloaded it the day it became available on my 5s and everything works great....
by harrington
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Memory Foam Mattress Recomendations
Replies: 51
Views: 4769

Re: Memory Foam Mattress Recomendations

I had a Casper and returned it. I did not find it offered enough support. I switched to a Saatva , which is the parent company behind leaf and loom. My Saatva is SUPER comfortable. I had a good experience with both companies. Casper made the return very easy, and did not complain when our return wa...
by harrington
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can not decide between washing machines
Replies: 47
Views: 2866

Re: Can not decide between washing machines

A hair off topic by my Mom and Dads Whirlpool Washer and Dryer is 35 years old. They still look brand new. Dad has had to fix them both a few times but that is amazing to me. My Whirlpool Washer and Dryer is 16 years old.
by harrington
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Iphone X is $1000
Replies: 385
Views: 26359

Re: Iphone X is $1000

Love my iPhone 5. Does everything I want and it was free. I own a boatload of AAPL stock so I hope the new phone sells well.....
by harrington
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?
Replies: 275
Views: 25881

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

Uncle Pennybags wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:53 am
JoeJohnson wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:42 am
Young and naive seems to be a repeating theme.
Young, dumb and full of ...
:sharebeer
by harrington
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flaunt Your High-Mileage Car
Replies: 350
Views: 41146

Re: Flaunt Your High-Mileage Car

2003 Jeep Wrangler with 345,500 and just passed it on to one of our kids LOL......You can't kill these motors.....Original transmission also.
by harrington
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do I need an Amazon Echo??.....
Replies: 68
Views: 5341

Do I need an Amazon Echo??.....

QVC is selling the full size Amazon Echo for $74.95 and free shipping. That's an amazing price but do I need one?
by harrington
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?
Replies: 275
Views: 25881

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

Hot Tub. Was great the first 2 years, but the heater broke and I haven't used it for the last 2 years. Going to give it another run this winter, but if it isn't used that much, or breaks again, I will have someone come and dispose of it. (Had the heater fixed a couple of months ago). Also, my now "...
by harrington
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?
Replies: 275
Views: 25881

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

Amazon Kindle Fire I'm usually pretty good at not getting things when they first come out. I end up being much happier waiting for the 2nd or 3rd generation and it's often easier to get a deal then too. However, there was a super-good deal on the Kindle Fire and I had been reading Kindle books on m...
by harrington
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?
Replies: 275
Views: 25881

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

I regret when I have something I really like and use and then buy a second one or a third one. That never works. I have mountain bike I like and use it a lot. I then decide I should have a road bike because I should go road biking more. I end up using both bikes less and having "bike guilt" because...
by harrington
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?
Replies: 275
Views: 25881

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

I'd have to say my home theater in my basement. Since the kids are gone I hardly ever use it as I usually watch TV on the first floor.
by harrington
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you reverse a lifetime of frugality and learn to spend some money?
Replies: 59
Views: 6760

Re: How do you reverse a lifetime of frugality and learn to spend some money?

We did complete a kitchen and some other home remodeling projects recently. I have no problems spending my $$ on improving my home.