November 21st, 2009

chaos

More car buying stuff

I'm reading up on some of the tactics car salesmen try to use before i start calling dealerships. I'm really tempted to start playing mind games with them, but it's probably not a good idea. At least i don't think so? Presumably it's better to let them think they're getting their way early on rather that having them get their guard up right away?

Edit: Actually, the first car i'm thinking of going to see is the one that's been in an accident. I'm kind of leary of it, but theoretically i might get a good deal, and it's on the way to the other dealerships so i'm kind of looking at it as a practice run. Perhaps i ought to take that one a little less seriously and not worry about the consequences of trying to throw them off their game, then i can start behaving at the other dealerships :)
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chaos

*grrr* stupid car rental places!

shelleycat's feeling sick, so she's not able to give me a ride to car places today. Poor shelleycat :(

But i can still get a rental car and go check places out myself, right? It'll probably cost $100 or $200 for the two or three days i'll need it, but it'll be worth it. *checks prices* Okay, $200-$300 maybe. ...and half the rental places around here close at noon on saturday?? WTH? Isn't half the reason for the existence of rental places people going on trips, trips which frequently happen over the weekend? ... and perhaps that explains why the other half that are still open already seem to have rented all their cars =P

Okay, new plan for today is to do more research and perhaps catch the bus down the dealers along PCH. Last i checked none of them had either used Priuss or used Matrixs at reasonable prices, but maybe that's changed. And maybe even if they don't have anything i'd want to buy maybe they'll have something i can test drive. If nothing else i'll at least feel like i've done _something_ useful today, and perhaps it will get me in the right mindset.

Hopefully tomorrow shelleycat will feel better, and if not then i can take tuesday off or something and go car shopping then.
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Wow

I'm watching Pirates of the Caribbean: World's End in the background while doing other stuff. Perhaps that wasn't such a good idea given that i've never seen it before. Some stuff makes sense given who ended up with the heart at the end of the second movie, but some stuff it seems like they just made up at the top of their head. (Were the pirate lords and the pieces of eight _ever_ mentioned in any of the other movies? And what's up with the song thing?)

It definitely doesn't help that every time i look up it seems like someone has changed sides or something :)
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