Thursday, March 22, 2012

Have You Ever Sold A Car Online?

Selling a Car Online can be difficult.  I sold a couple of them that way and there are so many scammers out there that it just wasn't worth it to me to do it again without doing my research.  Beware of the money orders and certified checks people want to mail you or the direct deposit they want to make into your account.  When dealing with an individual there is nothing like CASH and a good Bill of Sale.

One problem I ran across was "no shows" that monopolized my time.  People would call me about the car, make an appointment to come see it, and then never show up.  It happens 9 times out of 10 and it is annoying.  I learned that if I am showing the car it will be at a time convenient to me - when I planned to be there anyway.

Another thing people tend to do is try to barter. Don't fall for it.  I had a people offer me things from computers to boats in exchange for my car.  Chances are whatever they are offering is more than likely crap.  If you want a boat or computer get the CASH and buy it yourself.  You'll get a much better deal.

Finally, don't fall for the payments scam.  I understand times are tough, but don't be a strangers bank because chances are you wont get your money in the long run.  My father in law recently ran into this problem when he sold a Nissan Pathfinder to a single mother who wanted to make payments.  Needless to say not only did she not pay after a couple months, but by the time he got the vehicle back from her it was relatively worthless.

When you decide to sell a car use a trusted source or if you do it directly, be honest.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

We Have Mega Millions, They Have Bingo

There are sites online like Mecca Bingo and Diva Bingo that offer Bingo from the comfort of your home.  In the UK online gambling doesn't seem to be a problem, but here in the US it is totally not legal.  I hate that.  Why?  Because I would LOVE to be able to play bingo online for money.  When I used to live in NY I would go to the casino every couple months to their big bingo game at the Indian reservation.  It was a blast.  I guess our legislature figures we have Lotto and Mega Millions, but really it isn't the same.

Why is bingo different?  It sure lasts longer than playing the lottery.  When you play the lottery you simply pick out numbers and then watch to see if your numbers win.  With bingo it is more interactive because you often have to make certain shapes and letters on your card and numbers are called more slowly.  I would say bingo offers more anticipation than the lottery.  I used to love the feel of the endorphins when I would be cased (bingo lingo for needing one number to win).

So, if anyone is listening, can you bring online bingo to the US?  We could use a little fun, thanks.

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