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Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:44 PM

I'm having a moral dilemma (Facebook used SUV)

I have owned several trailblazers and familiar with most common problems. There is one on Facebook (been there for months) advertised with a bad transmission.

Today I looked at it and the issue is not a bad transmission but a 12 dollar bushing. Guy claims he's had several people look it over and he's just sick of it. With miles and features it is a steal at 400.00 the asking price, blueboook is 3400.00

I told the guy it's possible just not the right person looked at it (not giving away exact issue) and maybe try anorher mechanic?

I left after telling him I would think it over and short time later he texts me asking if I would give 350?

Should I buy it or tell him I would charge him 100 to fix it?

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Reply I'm having a moral dilemma (Facebook used SUV) (Original post)
Watchfoxheadexplodes Aug 2018 OP
unblock Aug 2018 #1
Watchfoxheadexplodes Aug 2018 #4
unblock Aug 2018 #7
Glamrock Aug 2018 #2
Sherman A1 Aug 2018 #3
Watchfoxheadexplodes Aug 2018 #5
Glamrock Aug 2018 #6
Watchfoxheadexplodes Aug 2018 #9
Afromania Aug 2018 #11
lunasun Aug 2018 #8
flamin lib Aug 2018 #10
mercuryblues Aug 2018 #12
Floyd R. Turbo Aug 2018 #13
Canoe52 Aug 2018 #14
onethatcares Aug 2018 #15
Watchfoxheadexplodes Aug 2018 #16
LuckyCharms Aug 2018 #17
LuckyCharms Aug 2018 #18

Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:49 PM

1. depends. does he appear to be a donnie fan?



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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:54 PM

4. Lol not sure but

Confederate flag on his monster truck :/

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:00 PM

7. good enough for me. take it for $350, fix it and flip it.

if you're feeling at all guilty about just pocketing the proft, then share some of it with the naacp and/or democratic candidates.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:52 PM

2. Offer to fix it for $200.

If he accepts, he'll make far more.
If he doesn't, give him the $350

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:53 PM

3. That seems like a reasonable thing to do

I would go with this suggestion.

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:54 PM

5. Thats fair

Thanks

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:58 PM

6. Ya know what brother?

Thank you! For having the moral dilemma, I mean. I'm the same way. Glad to know there are other people out there doing the right thing....

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:04 PM

9. Just didn't seem right to take and run

Knowing it's simple.

Ty

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:15 PM

11. this sounds reasonable

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:00 PM

8. K&R I can't help you man either way.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:14 PM

10. I say buy it.

When I made a living as a mechanic a fellow brought his car in running rough. Looking under the hood I see a new distributer cap and new spark plug wires (that dates me, doesn't it).

I ask what it's worth to him to fix it. He says he's worked on it all day and he'd give me $75.

I reach over and switch two plug wires. It ran smooth.

He says you want $75 for that?

I say, hey, you set the price . . .

In the world of technology you aren't paid for what you do but for what you know.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:16 PM

12. I would offer to fix it for 100

or 200. With the stipulation that if it doesn't fix it he owes you nothing. then buy it for 350, if you want to.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:21 PM

13. Buy it for $350. Repair it and offer to sell it back to him for $550. or a reasonable price based on

you costs to fix it.

BTW, youíre a good guy! 👍🏻

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:56 PM

14. We have limited garbage pick up where I live so it's common for everyone in our county to take their

trash to the land fill.
I have returned with thousands of dollars worth of perfectly good power tools that people didnít want to deal with. Not that I was digging through the trash, strictly forbidden. They would be in the car or pickup next to me and about to throw it over the edge into the pit.
Iíve bought my neighbors car for $200, his price not mine, because he didnít want to bother trying to sell it, nothing wrong it cosmetically or mechanically.
So just buy it, itís worth $400 to him not to have to deal with it anymore.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 02:28 PM

15. are you close to me?

If so, where's it at? I have no qualms and could use an SUV.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 10:33 AM

16. Well he seemed sketchy about paperwork

A friend of a friend's boyfriends brothers great uncle can get it for me??

"Well if your not gonna buy it I guess I will have you tell me how to fix it, cowboy"

Wtf

.....number 🚫

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 11:09 AM

17. Personally, I would tell him.

You might make a life long friend.

However, if you didn't tell him and bought it, I wouldn't blame you.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 11:10 AM

18. Ooops...just saw post #16. Nah, don't tell him lol

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