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    [–] My wife and I purchased a new vehicle over 3 weeks ago and still do not have it. The dealership has our money and refuses to try and make the situation any better even though we've caught them in multiple lies. Is there anything we can do? buriedbythesound 1 points ago in askcarsales

    Did you sign a certificate of origin when you did the paperwork? I’m not as familiar with how quickly Honda gets these out to dealers but with most manufacturers they don’t arrive weeks before the vehicle. I’m guessing you must have but if you don’t remember doing so, USAA should not have allowed the dealer to cash the draft check.

    [–] What do you SWEAR you saw but have no proof of? buriedbythesound 2 points ago in AskReddit

    I saw a Turkey wander into a busy road outside Boston, get hit by a guy driving a taxi, who hopped out of the car upon hitting it and through it into his trunk... while he had a fare in the back seat.

    [–] How to stand up for myself and others in uncomfortable situations. buriedbythesound 1 points ago in IWantToLearn

    If you’re ever stuck when someone is making fun of someone about anything related to them just use the following formula

    That uncalled for, my friend has heard all the lack of beard hair jokes just like I’m sure you’ve heard all the fat/dumb/bald/whatever stands out jokes

    [–] Ultimate New Car Buying Guide (Part 2 of 2) buriedbythesound 1 points ago in personalfinance

    I think I’m relatively uniquely qualified to chime in on this as I work for an extended warranty company and spend my time traveling all over the country going into different dealerships.

    Your advice, as a lot of the car salespeople have pointed out, is dated. Today’s market is so defined upon creating a great customer experience because manufacturers tie a wide variety of things to it/the dealer wants you to return to service that 99.9% of the dealers you will go to will do everything they can to make the experience kickass at a great price. The advice you’ve outlined is likely to make the salesperson/sales manager decide you will be a CSI nightmare and avoid doing business with you.

    There is a wide variety of sites that will tell you everything you need to know to get an excellent price. Once you have that pick a dealership based on reputation/word of mouth/online reviews and save yourself a ton of time and aggravation.

    [–] NBA draft malicious compliance buriedbythesound 30 points ago in MaliciousCompliance

    I know it. I had to reread the policy ESPN initially put out and it said they can’t confirm it. No wonder he’s been so nervous on tv when they’ve went to him.

    [–] If someone actually gave you "a dollar every time X", how rich would you be and from what? buriedbythesound 2 points ago in AskReddit

    If I had a dollar for every time I fell down a Reddit rabbit hole I’d be wealthy enough to do anything I wanted... including falling down more Reddit rabbit holes.

    [–] What small, menial things do you often do to 'stick it to the man'? buriedbythesound 1 points ago in AskReddit

    You largely have all of these same people either way right? A self checkout is not all that different from a standard register with the exception that there is often a scanner in place trying to determine that the entry the machine registered is in fact what is sent down the belt.

    It’s no different from McDonald’s installing touchscreen kiosks in their restaurants. They wouldn’t do this if it wasn’t a net savings to the bottom line. This net savings can only be attributed to a net labor reduction.

    [–] What small, menial things do you often do to 'stick it to the man'? buriedbythesound 13 points ago in AskReddit

    I think how management treats their staff has a big impact on things like this. A few years ago there was ownership infighting in a big chain near me and the whole staff sided with one side of the company and essentially shut the chain down until he won.

    This same company has resisted self check out and has a culture where workers want to be there, resulting in great service and running efficiently.

    Then I go to a store where they have 10 self check out registers and 2 cashiers who appear to be constantly reminded that their job could be replaced by a screen. You treat people like their worthless and valueless long enough and you get worthless and valueless people.

    [–] What small, menial things do you often do to 'stick it to the man'? buriedbythesound 237 points ago in AskReddit

    I refuse to use self service checkouts at grocery stores so some big corporation can save a negligible cost on labor.

    [–] Is there ever a car lease that makes sense? buriedbythesound 1 points ago in personalfinance

    My answer is less from a PF lense and more from being on the car side of the business,

    Leasing can be the best way to purchase a new vehicle. Often times manufacturers will place a higher relative incentive on the vehicle because it shortens your buying cycle and retention is higher on lease customers versus traditional purchase. Similarly if you are self employed/registering to a business then there are some tax advantages there. All manufacturers offer some sort of bumper to bumper warranty with the most common being 3years/36000 miles. I would guess your driving habits would suggest a longer lease.

    That being said there are disadvantages that often make purchasing a used car the better option. Because you are paying a low monthly payment the total payoff on the vehicle before lease term (if you have to trade in the vehicle for some unforeseen reason) will put you in a negative equity position almost certainly throughout the term even with money down. Many manufacturers also have disposition fees you pay to turn in the vehicle that sometimes get quickly glossed over at transaction time.

    The easy way I’d look at it is this. If you are going to buy a new car for sure then consider the first following on leasing. The manufacturer is assigning a value they think the car you want will be worth in 3 years. If you think they are over confident and the car will be worth less than by all means lease because they will take the depreciation on. Otherwise, a traditional purchase may be better for you.

    [–] got a new car a few days ago. Salesman said to come back since they "got me a lower payment." Is there a catch? buriedbythesound 1 points ago in personalfinance

    What state are you in? There are states (like California for instance) where common practice is to contract a customer without an approval. It could be that the approval they got back was better than what they estimated for you.

    It could also be that they got a better call and are passing along... particularly if that call also makes them more money.

    [–] As a child, what were you more concerned of than you should have been? buriedbythesound 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Late to the party but when I was a kid D.A.R.E. convinced me that I’d d spending most of my teenager years in my sleepy suburb dodging drug dealers that wanted to hook me to heroin.