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Re: Goodness Gracious

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    [QUOTE]Oh, I never put ketchup ON anything. It is always for dipping.  ok. Help me. Email I sent to a friend...  So I found the taller, dark Hemnes dresser on CL (the one I want for our bedroom)... along with two end tables that I've been eyeing forever.  Dresser is currently $250 at IKEA and the end tables are $60/each... so $370 total brand new.  She's got them listed for $280 total, but says price negotiable. What's a fair offer if I ask for all three? <a href="http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/fuo/2975527817.html" rel="nofollow">http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/fuo/2975527817.html</a> <a href="http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/fuo/2975540209.html" rel="nofollow">http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/fuo/2975540209.html</a>
    Posted by Steph+J[/QUOTE]

    It depends on the condition of the pieces. It's hard to tell from the pictures because of the lighting and all of the stuff on them.

    Unseen, I'd say offer $250 and see where that goes with the stipulation that you may want to renegotiate if there's any visible scratches or something.
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    [QUOTE]Oh, I never put ketchup ON anything. It is always for dipping.  ok. Help me. Email I sent to a friend...  So I found the taller, dark Hemnes dresser on CL (the one I want for our bedroom)... along with two end tables that I've been eyeing forever.  Dresser is currently $250 at IKEA and the end tables are $60/each... so $370 total brand new.  She's got them listed for $280 total, but says price negotiable. What's a fair offer if I ask for all three? <a href="http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/fuo/2975527817.html" rel="nofollow">http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/fuo/2975527817.html</a> <a href="http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/fuo/2975540209.html" rel="nofollow">http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/fuo/2975540209.html</a>
    Posted by Steph+J[/QUOTE]

    <div>I would offer 250. Its an even number and it only takes 10 off per item.</div>
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  • Mayo is horrific and my house totally smells like bacon right now.
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    [QUOTE]Okay so I was thinking about possibly getting either one of these cars: <a href="http://www.cochran.com/VehicleDetails/used-2009-Honda-Accord_Sedan-LX_P_Automatic_Sedan-Monroeville-PA/1729352623" rel="nofollow">http://www.cochran.com/VehicleDetails/used-2009-Honda-Accord_Sedan-LX_P_Automatic_Sedan-Monroeville-PA/1729352623</a> <a href="http://www.cochran.com/VehicleDetails/used-2010-Honda-Accord_Sedan-LX_P_Automatic_Sedan-Monroeville-PA/1727339413" rel="nofollow">http://www.cochran.com/VehicleDetails/used-2010-Honda-Accord_Sedan-LX_P_Automatic_Sedan-Monroeville-PA/1727339413</a> Now H calls me and my FIL's friend who owns a car lot could get us a really good deal on a much newer car, something like this (he could get a much lower price for us, but I'm not sure exactly what yet): <a href="http://www.autofind.com/dealer/details/154966.passenger/1FMCU9DG7CKB51127/" rel="nofollow">http://www.autofind.com/dealer/details/154966.passenger/1FMCU9DG7CKB51127/</a> I don't know what to do.  The first two links get better MPG on the highway, but both have 20,000+ miles on them.  The third link only has 663 miles on it but probably doesn't get as good MPG as the first two cars.
    Posted by edielaura[/QUOTE]

    20k miles isn't a lot for a used a car. Personally, I'd go for the better mileage.
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  • I think I use the word mayo/ miracle whip interchangeably.  I used to hate it, but now I like a little bit of it on sandwiches or with tuna.
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  • Agreed on the better mileage and Honda's are supposed to be very reliable and have great resale value. 
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    [QUOTE]Okay so I was thinking about possibly getting either one of these cars: <a href="http://www.cochran.com/VehicleDetails/used-2009-Honda-Accord_Sedan-LX_P_Automatic_Sedan-Monroeville-PA/1729352623" rel="nofollow">http://www.cochran.com/VehicleDetails/used-2009-Honda-Accord_Sedan-LX_P_Automatic_Sedan-Monroeville-PA/1729352623</a> <a href="http://www.cochran.com/VehicleDetails/used-2010-Honda-Accord_Sedan-LX_P_Automatic_Sedan-Monroeville-PA/1727339413" rel="nofollow">http://www.cochran.com/VehicleDetails/used-2010-Honda-Accord_Sedan-LX_P_Automatic_Sedan-Monroeville-PA/1727339413</a> Now H calls me and my FIL's friend who owns a car lot could get us a really good deal on a much newer car, something like this (he could get a much lower price for us, but I'm not sure exactly what yet): <a href="http://www.autofind.com/dealer/details/154966.passenger/1FMCU9DG7CKB51127/" rel="nofollow">http://www.autofind.com/dealer/details/154966.passenger/1FMCU9DG7CKB51127/</a> I don't know what to do.  The first two links get better MPG on the highway, but both have 20,000+ miles on them.  The third link only has 663 miles on it but probably doesn't get as good MPG as the first two cars. ETA: It would also be nice to have all the trunk room for future baby stuff if we get the third one since H has a Focus.
    Posted by edielaura[/QUOTE]<div>
    </div><div>What is your commute like?  If its pretty short and won't make a large difference with the MPG and you're looking for more room, it may be good for you to get a newer car.  On the other hand, if it is going to be a substantial difference, I think you should go with the Honda.  Honda's often have good reviews for being reliable for a long time with regular maintenance so that is something I would research also.

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  • jcg98jcg98 member
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    edited April 2012
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Goodness Gracious : That's what I keep trying to tell myself about the gas mileage.  <strong>I'm not too concerned about the actual miles either because Hondas are great cars.</strong>
    Posted by edielaura[/QUOTE]

    For sure.  I miss my Honda.  It had over 200,000 miles when I traded it in last year, and probably would have kept going.

    ETA:  the trade in value was about $4000, which blew my mind.
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  • Edie, one of our department cars is an Escape. I freaking love that thing. It drives really easily and has a lot of space, but doens't drive like it's huge. If that one has the warrenty still, I'd do it. Find out if it's a hybrid. Our work one only gets driven in the city (campus, which is worse), and gets pretty good gas mileage... like 26mpg. 

    Honestly, the Accords don't get that good of mileage anyway for a sedan. And they can be pricey to fix.
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Goodness Gracious : That's what I keep trying to tell myself about the gas mileage.  I'm not too concerned about the actual miles either because Hondas are great cars.
    Posted by edielaura[/QUOTE]

    Hondas last forever and it's not like gas is going to suddenly be super cheap. If you maintain your car there's no reason you wouldn't be able to get at least 175k miles out of it.

    Tim had an old Chevy Blazer with 220k miles on it. He gave it to a friend of his a few months ago and now he's driving it.
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  • lindseyann410lindseyann410 member
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    edited April 2012
    I have a Honda hybrid.  I've had it for about 4 years. I get over 40 miles to the gallon and have yet to have any problems with it.  I plan on driving it until the wheels fall off.

    ETA: It's a Civic, if that makes a difference.
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  • Oh, I should add. My dad bought a Honda Accord brand new in 1998. My brother is still driving that thing, with 270,000 miles on it. The transmission is a little... picky ;) and he's had to do some work on it (duh). But it's still running. I just know that the few parts he's had to replace were pricey.
  • jcg98jcg98 member
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Goodness Gracious : Wow. I like the idea of something a little bigger though.  Gah.
    Posted by edielaura[/QUOTE]

    I wanted a CRV so bad, but I got such a good deal on the Hyundai Sonata I'm driving now.  It's bigger than my Civic was, at least. 
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  • Edi: I bought a 2012 Honda Civic LX sedan last October and I love it.  I drive a lot...and it does get excellent miles per gallon.  It is nice and roomy and the trunk is deccent. 


  • Edie, you are doing a lot of research on this purchase, that is great.  I plan on getting a new car sometime this summer after the wedding.  I would like something like a small suv but then I realize that the only one riding in it is me and FI and occasionally the dog.  When I look at it that way it really doesn't make sense to get anything big.
  • I have a Fusion now... it's almost 5 years old with 50,000 miles and I have done NOTHING to it except oil changes. The warrenty is good until 60,000 miles so I'm trying to find an excuse to bring it in before then. ;)

    I'm daydreaming about a new car, too. I really really love the Ford Edges (apparently I'm a Ford girl now?) And, sadly, the mpg on those is no worse than mine. I got my Fusion right before the Hybrid option came out, so it gets about 25-26mpg combined (and I commute freeway.) 
  • Edie- FWIW, I had an accord and LOVED it.  I have heard one negative review about an Escape. I think with 30 miles each day it would be worth it to do the Honda.  My FG's mom has a 2010 and she loves it.
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Goodness Gracious : For sure.  I miss my Honda.  It had over 200,000 miles when I traded it in last year, and probably would have kept going. ETA:  the trade in value was about $4000, which blew my mind.
    Posted by jcg98[/QUOTE]

    <div>H got my Honda when we got a second car.  I miss it at times.  It felt more sturdy than the Toyota we have now.  It's a '97 and has never broken down or needed repairs.  I will be sad when we sell it next year.  </div>

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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Goodness Gracious : H got my Honda when we got a second car.  I miss it at times. <strong> It felt more sturdy than the Toyota we have now</strong>.  It's a '97 and has never broken down or needed repairs.  I will be sad when we sell it next year.  
    Posted by sweetredhead[/QUOTE]<div>
    </div><div>I hate Toyotas.  I've driven a few different ones and I always feel like I'm driving a toy car. It just feels so... cheap... to me. (And this coming from someone who drove a '95 Saturn for 6 years. ha)

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  • cheeseandricecheeseandrice member
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    edited April 2012
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_goodness-gracious?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:fcdeb506-00cb-4947-b1f3-60924fdd0193Post:c65f32c8-4da0-4c39-ae75-03b27ae49d21">Re: Goodness Gracious</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Goodness Gracious : Yeah, I definitely want to do as much research as I can.  Also, this would be the car my future kids will be in.
    Posted by edielaura[/QUOTE]

    <div>Hondas are known for being solid, reliable cars. I mean, I don't think you can go wrong either way. For me, though, it would come down to a warranty. If you can get a good deal on a car and still get the manufacturer warranty, that'd be a big deal for me. But I'm paranoid about cars, because I have horrendous luck with them.</div>
  • Try looking at http://www.edmunds.com/ too. That's what I used when I bought my Fusion. I went in considering just about anything, any brand. I knew I wanted a full-size sedan and that's it. So I understand being overwhelmed ;)

    I like that it usually shows the manufacturer info and has consumer reviews.
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Goodness Gracious : Your Toyota's a 97?  Mine was also.  I loved her.
    Posted by edielaura[/QUOTE]
    No the Honda.  The Toyota is a 2002 and is doing great but I am a Honda girl.  Our next car will either be another Accord or CRV.  It just depends if I can get over the lower mpg<div>
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  • reilsreils member
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    Edie, if you are planning on using this car as a family car I would get the escape. My brother had one and I loved driving it so much that I traded in my mustnag for an SUV. I ended up going with a Rav4 just to have something different but I couldn't go back to having a car after being used to the extra space that you get with an SUV. 
  • How long of a commute does your H have? If he's closer, you guys could always swap cars, but still have the bigger SUV for later.
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    [QUOTE]How long of a commute does your H have? If he's closer, you guys could always swap cars, but still have the bigger SUV for later.
    Posted by Steph+J[/QUOTE]

    <div>This would be something good to consider!</div>
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  • I go for a Honda over a Ford anyday. Sorry Steph!

    Y'all wanna hear a sad story? FIL's cat died a while back, so he was looking for a new one. He got a 5 week old blue eyed persian from a breeder (WTF? 5 weeks? anyway). He had it for 2 days when the local priest came over to see why he never came to church. He has never gone to church sine he moved to FL. I think his neighbors tattled on him. Anyway, the priest is  portly guy, and he stepped on the kitten. The kitten died the next day. FIL was PISSED at the priest. Seriously, not a good impression to make. 
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    [QUOTE]Any: how do you feel about couscous? We've been doing a lot of couscous salads lately, and they're fucking delicious. And really fast. We use whole wheat couscous so I feel like it's healthful enough, and then I add whatever veggies/meat/cheese/herbs I feel like. I usually dress it with lemon and olive oil. On an unrelated note: when my husband takes a shower, he grabs a towel with the water still on and starts toweling his front half off while his back half is still in the water. Because "he gets coooooollllllld!" otherwise.
    Posted by arwo[/QUOTE]

    love Couscous!  FI hates it, so that's what I make when he is at golf league.   I usually toss leftover whatever in it.  I also have been on a Quinoa kick lately.
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  • reilsreils member
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    That's horrible Sarah!
  • lindseyann410lindseyann410 member
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    [QUOTE]I go for a Honda over a Ford anyday. Sorry Steph! Y'all wanna hear a sad story? FIL's cat died a while back, so he was looking for a new one. He got a 5 week old blue eyed persian from a breeder (WTF? 5 weeks? anyway). He had it for 2 days when the local priest came over to see why he never came to church. He has never gone to church sine he moved to FL. I think his neighbors tattled on him. Anyway, the priest is  portly guy, and he stepped on the kitten. The kitten died the next day. FIL was PISSED at the priest. Seriously, not a good impression to make. 
    Posted by SarahPLiz[/QUOTE]

    <div>Well, if he tries to bug him again about coming to church, "Hey you killed my cat! We're looking at other options." Is a pretty good excuse if you ask me.</div>
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    [QUOTE]That's horrible Sarah!
    Posted by reils[/QUOTE]
    I know, right? I was shocked. That's the last thing he needs. BUT on the upside, now that he doesn't have a cat to take care of, ans he's on disability fro his job, he has no excuse why he can't come visit his grandson and meet him for the first time. We have to buy his tickets, but he's coming in June. 
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