>Collectible Heinlein

11 May

>Via Turk Turon: Partial Farnham’s Freehold manuscript for sale at Amazon. –For more than I pay for cars.

Time are tough. –Submitted in evidence: high-pressure auto salesmanship hits Claire Wolfe’s small town. (I’m no fun for car salesbeings any more; I hit the lot, ask to see the three cheapest used cars — having already found them online, if possible — and if any of them pass muster on the test drive, refuse to talk anything but price. The most recent car was even simpler, a classified ad that was already well within my target range, sold by a “semi-pro” working out of his own driveway. Hey, car salescritters have to eat, too, but too many of ’em are smarmy about earnin’ the wherewithal; you’ve got to game them right back to get anywhere. Oooo, the slime; it’s a good thing I saved back some Boraxo).


4 Responses to “>Collectible Heinlein”

  1. Ed Skinner 11 May 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    >Part of a child's education ought to be a summer job washing cars in a used car lot so they can get an "introduction" into the scummy parts of life and, hence, be better prepared for the world.

  2. New Jovian Thunderbolt 11 May 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    >A Curb Stoner? Keep your hand on your wallet you are about to buy a dialed back odometer.

  3. Robin 11 May 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    >I can't stand car dealers. Its one of the reasons I never buy new cars, and seldom buy used cars.

  4. Standard Mischief 12 May 2011 at 1:57 am #

    >Dad had a strict "don't buy from a professional automotive turd polisher". Not only never buy used from the pros, but walk away if you find out that "private party sale" starts to smell/look like a "curbstoner"

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