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Better than ever!
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10.94%
No worries, and everything is normal.
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14.06%
Normal, but worried about the future.
16
25.00%
Things are getting tight.
20
31.25%
Lost my job
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1.56%
Running out of options. Spare parts being sold.
4
6.25%
The Z is up for sale. Where's my bycicle?
4
6.25%
Baby forces sale!
3
4.69%
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:29 PM
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Why are we talking about this, when we should be talking about z cars.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by zordietrying
Why are we talking about this, when we should be talking about z cars.
Breaking news... THERE'S MORE TO LIFE THAN Z CARS.

Z cars don't usually put food on the dinner table, they don't buy houses for us, they don't stack money away in a 401k for us. They do require gasoline though. Oh wait, WE pay for that too!
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:49 PM
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Baby forces sale!! LOL

I am hanging in there... things are super tight for me cuz I'm on my own and own a condo. the property taxes kill me and my company is not handing out raises. I work for a label manufacturing facility, and this is the first time ever in my 7 years working here that we are closing for Thanksgiving week. We sometimes close for Christmas week, but last year we got lucky and reamined open. this year we are closing for 2 weeks at Christmas time.... I will have to get a roommate or a second job in the new year. Other than that, I am trying not to stress out, I am not in debt, and still have some money left.

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Old 11-13-2008, 01:04 PM
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I wish my Z put food on the table.

Right now my gas tank is rotten, my tires I just bought at the beginning of summer are bald, and one is showing belt, and I have one melted carburetor that is struggling to work properly with ruined venturi's. Really need a clutch. All the rubber bushings are shot in the car too.

My Z happens to be rather expensive. Not sure about everyone else. I am about to dump the Z for a while, and go back to the motorcycle this winter. It will be much cheaper. But... The motorcycle needs tires, and a seal to be road worthy again...

Started this thread, because everything trickles down with the economy. Our cars will bear the brunt.

Adopt a Z today for just pennies a day. lmao
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by NismoPick
I'm working on an investment property in this awesome down market!

Buy when everyone is selling...

Sell when everyone is buying...
Very wise words right there.....

I'm in the mortgage industry and I'm busier than ever. In this market, if you're real good at what you do, then you'll do very well. If you approach your day with a half-assed attitude then you'll be one of the first to get the boot. Head down...work hard...and don't blame others when things don't go your way. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:00 AM
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Seattle's RE market is doing well again. well, compared to earlier this year.

I hope my house sells fast. Going to list it next week.
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:50 PM
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whats an economy? is that like getting good gas mileage
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:35 PM
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hey what if due to fuel economy and emissions standards the "MAN" made us give up or datsuns to them and they crushed them... that would be so narly

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Old 11-20-2008, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by 280zx2by2
hey what if due to fuel economy and emissions standards the "MAN" made us give up or datsuns to them and they crused them... that would be so narly
Wat if 1 day a asteroid wuz commin right at us, u think we kood blow it up wit a nukular bom? i bet da "MAN" wood pick uh krew from dem off shore drilling rigs to du it. ya think?
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:49 PM
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The economy seems fine to me. Me and my wife just bought a new car too.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:18 PM
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your going to commit suicide when your 30 and realized you married when you were 18 and did enjoy your youth enough. i love you though
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by NismoPick
Wat if 1 day a asteroid wuz commin right at us, u think we kood blow it up wit a nukular bom? i bet da "MAN" wood pick uh krew from dem off shore drilling rigs to du it. ya think?
rather that happen than have to kill a man trying to crush my car... that would be like armagedon all over again
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by snwbrderphat540
your going to commit suicide when your 30 and realized you married when you were 18 and did enjoy your youth enough. i love you though
If you think getting married is the end of your 'life' then you have the wrong idea about marriage. Go sleep around in your 20s if you want. It won't prepare to you to be a good and faithful husband.

(but still, don't get married at 18 or even 22)
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:04 PM
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I *might* have a job. Cross your fingers. This has been some of the two worst weeks in a long time for me. No one around me is hiring. This includes customer service. I go from diagnosing and wrenching on multi-million dollar machines, to flipping burgers... Yay economy.
Nah.. My new job might be spraying in bed liners for a local LINE-X company.
It's money. I won't complain. Just not where I saw things going when I started moving up in the world a couple years ago.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:07 PM
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If I didn't have a day job and school to go to, I'd be flipping cars like hamburgers!
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by NismoPick
If I didn't have a day job and school to go to, I'd be flipping cars like hamburgers!

Right?

lmao!

I flipped a truck once off road. Best day of my life. That was some fun shiz.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:24 PM
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Not that kind of flipping... "fix and flipping". I do it in my spare time when I can. If I had A LOT of spare time, I'd flip A LOT of cars. Most of them I can get at least $1k profit. 10 cars a month x $1000 = $10k/mo ... tax free.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:31 PM
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(but still, don't get married at 18 or even 22)
or 30.............
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lol i never intended sleeping around to prepare you, if anything it will ruin your view on women. but marrying so young before really being able to experience your youth the way it was intended blows, plus, its just 10 more years with the old lady and progressively sagging ***** till the day you die. or her.... whichever comes first. lol. also, i think you didnt turn on your computers sarcasm detector.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:43 PM
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I don't see a HUGE problem... I mean the housing business may be going slow but hey, I still see people out and about at the malls buying **** so it seems normal to me. And gas prices are low so ya..... weird.
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:54 AM
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Being married is so easy! And my car insurance super low with a chick as the primary!! Marriage doesn't have to be boring, you just gotta find the right woman... or guy in your case snw....
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My best friend just got laid off. He has two babies, and a wife to take care of.
"Things were just too slow"

He worked in a business called Pulse Combustion. They used jet engines to dry food and chemical products.

I am really bummed out right now.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:32 PM
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I had to get a second job ! times are tough no money to pay bills having to be forced to sell both my 280zxt's and nobody even wants to buy every one is holding onto there money light tight angry jews ! im starting to break down... and thinking about cuting off cable and phone sigh...
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:38 PM
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Cable been gone for a while now. Phone will be last to go. Internet is next. But, it has been a major tool in helping me find a job. I will hopefully end up with a full time job, and a part time on top of it. Just long enough to pay up my debts, and join the military.
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I swear I posed something on here =P
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