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Satty

Quick cash for a b-body

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Ok, so I've been wanting an old wagon or van for a while now, because it would make biking, kayaking, and randomly moving stuff easier. Well, I found one, again, a Lesabre Estate, not sure of the year (early 80's) but it runs and they want $650 for it. Here's the hitch, my fiancee says I can buy it on two conditions. The first is easy, I just need to clean the garage so we have someplace to put it. Second is a bit tricky, I have to buy it with straight cash and cant deplete the bank account. We just put a deposit down on our vacation this coming winter, so cash is stretched thin for a couple weeks. So I'm in a tricky situation. Cant borrow money for it, cant raid the bank and I cannot, for the life of me, think of any combination of stuff I could quickly sell off to raise the money. What I'm thinking is picking up a second job for a few weeks, something like waiting tables or delivering pizzas again (*cringe*) to get the money to buy and license it. I also thought about putting an ad on Craigslist to see if I could get a couple of fat chicks willing to pay for some sweet sweet lovin.

Luckily, I've discovered the really ghetto car lots that have things like b-bodies and Astros for under $1000, so I'll find something that fits my needs if the Lesabre gets unloaded, which it should because it appears to be in great shape other than a little rust up front.

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Maybe you can hit two birds with one stone, and deliver pizza to the fat chicks who are paying to score with you?

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I know a couple guys still in the pizza delivery racket, they say the money isn't what it used to be. Gas prices have shot up, pizza prices have shot up, but delivery charges and commissions haven't, and the higher prices are leading people to tip less. My server friend says the money hasn't dropped off in the last few months, so that seems like a more profitable route.

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Fat chicks need lovin' too...but they gotta pay

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Got any useless crap you could unload at a yard sale? I would think you'd have at least a few hundred dollars of junk you could do without sitting around the house like the rest of the world does. Maybe you could divest yourself of some of those useless kitchen items you were talking about in that other thread.....

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I may be able to get $100 for some of the crap laying around, but anything more then that would require unloading something that I'd have to replace, like my bike or kayak or laptop.

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I may be able to get $100 for some of the crap laying around, but anything more then that would require unloading something that I'd have to replace, like my bike or kayak or laptop.

EBAY!

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Will donking it make it easier to load a kayak into the back? I mean, the load floor would be higher, but the reason I hate using the Fusion is that loading the thing onto the roof is a pain, so maybe lowering it would be better?

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But then, wouldn't it be easier to drop the Fusion a couple inches?

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My eyes hurt.

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Yup, pizza business sucks more than it used to. People still think it costs nothing to drive the pizza to their fat, lazy asses and either tip cheap or not at all. Which is why I'm glad I no longer do it.

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I'm with XP... have a big yard sale & unload some junk, esp. that combination

cappuccino-machine/pasta maker/food processor/HD-radio/geiger-counter

you were telling us about in that other thread.

P.S. if fat chicks payed for sweet-lovin' I'd be a millionare!

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Yup, pizza business sucks more than it used to. People still think it costs nothing to drive the pizza to their fat, lazy asses and either tip cheap or not at all. Which is why I'm glad I no longer do it.

Want to hear something funny? before I left my nice, cushy job as delivery nazi, I went around to several stores and talked to drivers, to see what kind of money they were making. The drivers in the crappy, low-income areas made more money overall because they had a more centralized delivery area which got them a larger number of deliveries and made it easier to take 3-4 at a time. I didn't really think about it before, but apartments and trailer parks fit a lot more people into a smaller area than houses do. The drivers in the higher-income areas made more per delivery, but took fewer deliveries because they had a smaller (population-wise) delivery area. They also used more gas because they were either running singles non-stop or doubles that were spaced out.

that said, if I went back, it would be to one of the nicer areas, because I really dont want to get robbed or deal with the dumb white trash and their "You're 1 minute late, I want my food free" crap.

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wagon07_24.jpg

Will donking it make it easier to load a kayak into the back? I mean, the load floor would be higher, but the reason I hate using the Fusion is that loading the thing onto the roof is a pain, so maybe lowering it would be better?

94roacur.jpg

But then, wouldn't it be easier to drop the Fusion a couple inches?

Just wow....

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Bump/update (bumpdate?)

Nothing is set in stone yet, I have a couple carrier pigeons out, I'm waiting for them to return to me with information on an Isuzu Trooper, as well as a couple of other cars. But the Lesabre I mentioned before is still available, and as of this evening, the funds to purchase it (or another toy car like the Daihatsu Rocky I saw earlier) have been acquired. I'm a wicked, evil, terrible, unscrupulous person, but by week's end, I'll be a wicked, evil, terrible, unscrupulous person with a new toy.

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Trooper.... :yuck:

Go with the B-body dude.

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The Trooper is 4wd and has new tires (one less expense later) but a ton of miles. I simply need more info on it. I'm going to go look at the Buick sometime tomorrow. If it hadn't been so dark, and the car weren't in a fenced in lot, I would have snapped a few pics.

Also considering an Astro that is really clean, but has a god-awful paint job, I would insist that they reduce the price by whatever a dozen cans of Krylon will cost me.

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Troopers rust out underneath.
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Troopers rust out underneath.

Way less cool, less practical & no better on gas

than a B-body with higher repair bills & a goofy

look like it was designed to be driven through

really tall & narrow tunnels.

The Trooper is lame, it has the look of a London

double decker bus with none of the cool cache.

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I went and took a closer look at the Buick, the tires are good, the interior is in great shape, just a bit dirty. The headliner over the cargo hold is sagging. But the damned thing wouldn't start. There was 1 person at the dealership, a chick who was talking on the phone, so I couldn't get any info on it, but I assume its the starter. I'm heading back tomorrow, cause I really like the car for what I'll be using it for.

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Way less cool, less practical & no better on gas

than a B-body with higher repair bills & a goofy

look like it was designed to be driven through

really tall & narrow tunnels.

The Trooper is lame, it has the look of a London

double decker bus with none of the cool cache.

I would agree.

Chris

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My eyes hurt.

Mine too. Donks on anything look terrible.

Chris

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