[Spridgets] summer school cars

Robert Duquette robertduquette at sympatico.ca
Fri Jun 20 13:01:12 MDT 2008

>>"The original selling price was approximately $41,820."

Actually it says "41,820", not "$41,820".  Maybe that 4 is supposed to be a 
dollar sign?

----Original Message Follows----
From: "B- Evans" <b-evans at earthlink.net>
To: "'Brad Fornal'" <tequila.brad at gmail.com>, "'Spridgets 
List'"<spridgets at autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] summer school cars
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 11:45:04 -0700

Brad wrote:   "Anyway, my first car, a 68 Chevelle SS396 convertible, my
parents bought. BUT, I had to pay back all $300 over the summer."

Yep!  Been there, done that.   When I wanted to buy the Sprite, I wasn't
making enough money by defending the women and children of Free America from
the Evils of Communism.   So, I borrowed over $1,000 of the $1,795 selling
price from my folks.   They charged me *6% interest*, more than they could
get in interest from a savings account, but less than I would pay if I had
even been able to finance the purchase.   They gave me a payment book in
which Mom computed the payments AND delinquent payment charges.   When our
teenagers came to the point they wanted a car, they had to save 25% of the
cost, and we lent them the rest at 6% interest.  Complete with payment book.
The kid across the street, who was born the same day and in the same
hospital as our twins, was given a brand new 280Z.   Of course he didn't
come by to see his parents for 10 years after getting out of school.   We
kinda think that 6% interest charge we put on our loan to the kids was our
best investment ever!

Incidentally, is there any question on the original selling price of the
Sprite.   I once saw a web page that said, "The original selling price was
approximately $41,820." (http://tinyurl.com/62p9hh)  Duh!   Sorry, but the
receipt says $1,795, plus 3% sales tax.

Don't you wish you still had that Chevelle?   Dreams.

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