The main problem I have with NOT taking out the entire cost of a car,
for instance when it is bought. It is Washington-esque accounting to
suggest that a car loan doesn't exist, which is essentially what they
are doing. Sorry, but I don't live in a universe where a long-term
liability (such as a car loan) is essentially treated as a short term
Japanese. Although the one major hole in the savings rates as far as
I am concerned is that they don't count IRAs, pension plans, etc., as
An old friend once said "You don\'t live on the edge,
you\'re taking up way too much space."
On Fri, 16 Oct 2009 09:36:17 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"
Not only the clerk not read the fine print [and I am unable to without
a glass]-- They didn't have that SKU so the manager came over-
grabbed a 2-pack off the shelf, gave me my choice of blue/red, and
thanked me for my business.
Harbor Freight has some junk- but they do have some great bargains--
and their employees in our local store [Albany, NY] have always been
If you fill in the blanks, you'll get a flyer in the mail about once a week.
About one out of four has either a coupon for something I want or a special
price on something I can't live without.
The last one had (amongst others) a special price on a four-inch tall
sextant, which, with proper tables, can be used when your GPS fails. I know,
I know, it will only give you (approximate) latitude, but that's something,
especially in an urban environment.
It's also fun when on a date and, after driving in circles a bit, you say to
the sweet thing sitting next to you: "I'll admit, I'm a guy and don't like
to ask for directions." You then pull this gizmo out of your pocket, face
north, take some readings, and drive directly to your destination. Oh, the
thoughts she will think!
That is seriously funny about the sextant. Like you say, I
get flyers and coupons once a week or so. Often, if you wait
long enough, your item will go half price. I needed a sheet
metal shear, a couple weeks later it went half price. Same
with my impact wrench, air compressor, etc.
Yep. Harbor Freight is almost as much fun to browse as a gun show.
About the only thing I used to be able to afford at a gun show was another
case of ammunition, but lately...
Whereas I can afford MOST of the stuff at HF. For example, I got a five-foot
diameter, fold up patio umbrella for $3.69. It'll come in handy while
watching the next stand-in-the-sun parade. Oh, the umbrella's cheaply made,
but, then again, so are the parades around here*.
* The last one was the Houston Funny Car parade.
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