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Lovely Day Media
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Vineland, New Jersey, US


So I went to a car dealership tonight with someone who was car shopping. He said something that I found interesting. He said he has to feel like he's getting a good deal in order to buy.

  So my question is ... do you have to feel like you're getting a good deal to buy? What if it ends up not being a good deal for you (ie you overpay)?

  Personally, I have to feel that whatever it is I'm buying is worth the asking price or at least close to it. If it's not worth the asking price, then it has to be the best possible deal (gasoline comes to mind ... it's not worth the $3 a gallon they ask for it but I'm not getting it cheaper anywhere else).
Apr 30 13 09:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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Carle Photography
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Oakland, California, US


Gas is over 4.10 regularly here.

A Good Deal and Good Value and Worth are very personal issues.

They are different for each individual person doing the buying as well as the market.

Paying 2000.00 for a car might be a good deal for some but not for others.
Some might think 2k is too cheap, others might call that too expensive.
And still others might feel it is a "good value" in sticker price but not the added insurance fees and parking space rental of having a 2nd car.
Apr 30 13 09:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lovely Day Media
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Vineland, New Jersey, US


Death of Field wrote:
Gas is over 4.10 regularly here.

A Good Deal and Good Value and Worth are very personal issues.

They are different for each individual person doing the buying as well as the market.

Paying 2000.00 for a car might be a good deal for some but not for others.
Some might think 2k is too cheap, others might call that too expensive.
And still others might feel it is a "good value" in sticker price but not the added insurance fees and parking space rental of having a 2nd car.

I'm asking for your personal feelings here.

  And a related question ... if you're shopping for a car that a dealer is asking $2,000 for ... and you're prepared to spend $2,000 on a car if you think it's worth the money ... will you not spend the money on the car if you think the dealer got it for too low a price so they're making too much money?

Apr 30 13 09:37 pm  Link  Quote 
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