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Author: YewGuise Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 71238  
Subject: Re: Car shipping Date: 2/13/2013 9:28 PM
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Dean,

The car is for a USPS mail carrier. I sent her the uship link (thanks, BlueGrits!), and her response was:

I totally have an ad up on that website!! I got one offer for $1900. I said oh heck no!!!!! I'm thinking about other options. The problem is that it needs some work right away so I can't fly out there and drive it back without bringing it to a mechanic first. Its in Harrisburg, PA. Have any interest in picking it up for me? ;) I'll figure something out to get it here. Its a factory right hand drive Jeep. Its just like the one I have now but actually has the steering wheel on the right side as opposed to the converted one I have now. I feel that my vehicle has become unsafe because the belt that connects the two steering wheels keeps slipping so I have to grab the other steering wheel. I decided that is not cool and its time to upgrade. I'll let you know how this adventure turns out!

So: specialty car, not high value, no enclosed transport required. Time appears to be flexible, budget definitely an issue.

Personally, now that I know more of the story, I don't think this purchase makes sense. If there's a mechanic available in ND who can do the work the newer car "needs," why not just have him fix the belt on the old car? She just got new tires for the old car, so I'd assumed something major and unfixable had gone wrong to make her want to ditch it, but now I'm thinking maybe she's just being impulsive.

Thanks,
YG
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