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View Diary: How A Woman Should Buy a Car (64 comments)

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  •  Honestly this is pretty much how I buy everything (7+ / 0-)
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    VeloVixen, weck, nchristine, DvCM, a2nite, JeffW, TexDem

    It applies to computers, home appliances, power tools etc. Spend time proportional to the value of the item. I spent days researching my last vacuum (a Riccar). Know your stuff and you won't get talked into stuff you don't need and that's not a good deal.

    I always tick off the car dealers because I know I want to spend x and I have that worked out in terms of a 4 year loan and they always come back with terms of a 5 or 6 year loan. I have a finance calculator that allows you to do simple loan calculations so you can know what they are really offering you. Nowadays you can find an app or website that will do that for you. 15 years ago the salesmen were quite annoyed by my calculator!

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