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10-08-2009 09:35 PM

I think that post about missing deals is a great idea. Even though I have actually scored really nice on the good deal measure, I know there are deals out there you wish you had been just a little slower.

I desparately needed a decent work truck. I found a 1 owner (80 year old nice enough fella) 2000 ram 1500 quad cab. We have small children, the quad cab is a must and we were on a tight budget as we are still in the beginning stages of our small family run company. 1200.00 I was ‘johnny on the spot’. He told me he could not hold the truck because he had several calls and wanted to be fair. So, drop everything and away I went. Motor seemed to run good, the front wheel bearings were bad though so no test drive could be done, though it did shift in gear for me. Paid cash and I fixed the wheel bearings on sight, and then another fix, then another, then another and then a completely rebuilt tranny and 3500.00 later and I have a decent running truck. Not a great runner, but decent. For some reason now, if it has been sitting after some heavy rains, it does not run right, sputters and acts like there is water in the lines. No wiper blades, they don’t work. Oh well, wish I had not been so quick on that one.

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#1 posted 10-08-2009 09:42 PM


Mine goes back quite a few years. It was around 1981, I think. Not too long married, and hardly two nickels to rub together, but I just HAD to have that $600 Sony Betamax. Everybody said it was the better of the two competing formats. Within a few years, when VHS had cornered the market, it was little more than a very expensive boat anchor. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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