Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > Let's Talk Deposits Con Cars
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-04-2008, 11:19 AM   #1
Kevin Dean
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Kevin Dean's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 1,377
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default Let's Talk Deposits Con Cars

My wife has been without a car for a while. She's got very eccclectic tastes and has had her heart set on a manual Honda Civic hatchback. Unfortunately, the newer models (2002+) have power steering but the older ones do not. Anyway... Her "requirements" are a bit specific

Yesterday, she found the car she wants. We ran Carfax on it and it's checking out. Not only is the car exactly as she wants but it's purple - her favorite color. So... this is like her ultimate "thing".

But we can't afford it right now. That is to say, we paid off credit cards in September and have only saved a few grand since then. WE can certainly afford the car, just that we didn't plan on buying it today and didn't "conserve" our paychecks this week. I plan to drive up there today and put a deposit on the car until we get paid again but...

How long is "reasonable" to keep a deposit on a car before actually making the purchase? When I bought my last one, I put the deposit down and then decided to buy about 8 hours later so I've never "tested the waters" there. In this case, we will have the money by next payday (January 17th) - is that reasonable or too long?

__________________
Free State Project liaison to the homebrew hobby!

"What's your name? Well my mom calls me Son, and my cat calls me Meow, either will do." -- Sam Dodson of the Obscured Truth Network
Kevin Dean is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-04-2008, 11:26 AM   #2
bigjohnmilford
bigger than most
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bigjohnmilford's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: southern mass
Posts: 2,298
Liked 66 Times on 40 Posts
Likes Given: 112

Default

I'd say the only opinion that matters is the person who is selling the car.
Best of luck hope swmbo gets what she wants.

__________________

What's your hobby Ray? Drinkin. Want a beer Buddy?

bigjohnmilford is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Salt deposits in carboy 2bluewagons Equipment/Sanitation 15 09-28-2009 02:02 PM
Gunk in bottom of free bottles - hard water deposits? BeerNewbie Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 01-20-2009 05:36 AM
krauzen deposits in secondary? batches_brew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 11-01-2008 09:47 AM
Removing mineral deposits on bottles firepunk Bottling/Kegging 4 11-26-2007 07:08 PM
Cleaning Solution Leaving Deposits? Neomich Equipment/Sanitation 4 09-26-2007 09:21 PM