No new car, thanks
September 5, 2017 3:18am CST
My car is coming up for "sha-ken" or government-required inspection in October. It is very expensive and takes a couple of days. I really like my (old shabby) car because it drives well. My mechanic also sells used cars. He keeps telling me he is looking for a good bargain for me. I keep telling him that I want to keep my old car. He tells me that if I'm spending $1000 on sha-ken, I could be buying a different used car for $3000 so I would be saving money. (What????? I'm still saving $2000.) Do you have people who try to convince you to buy something because it's a "bargain"?
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@petatonicsca I remember a friend of mine who considered buying new furniture. She wasn't really sure so the shop-assistant tried to convince her by stressing how much she would save if she bought a certain object. She asked me what she should do. I told her I'd go with her to the shop in order to help her say her piece. She told the shop-assistant to imagine how much she would save if she didn't buy anything at all. :-) The poor man was devastated. But he had insisted too much.