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 on: Today at 09:35:55 AM 
Started by Jeff - Last post by Jimmy T
Oh, not at all guys. All is good. I hate leasing, because renting a car seems really stupid to me, but coming off a job change due to being let go, and a 2 month old baby in my lap meant getting a car ASAP.  So, for only 200 bucks a month, and keeping wife happy, meant driving a leased car with only 16 miles on it. Been trying to save up and pay ahead, like that Jeff, and I know it'll only get easier from here on out to do it.
But she's so leary of getting a vehicle with over 30k miles on it, and it drives me crazy. Her current car, now mine, she bought with 65k on it.. in 2 years (dealership vehicle for driving and transport). She bought that when she was just a girlfriend, but it drove me crazy, for that mileage on 2 years of use, and still paid over 12k for the car. But now we can't buy older used? Again, something else to drive me crazy!

 on: Today at 02:26:18 AM 
Started by Jeff - Last post by Perry
Oh and Iím a full supporter of the happy wife happy life philosophy Jimmy ...

THIS!! A thousand times this

... so I hope I didnít come off as judgmental.

This too of course  Grin

 on: August 20, 2018, 08:58:07 PM 
Started by Jeff - Last post by Jeff
Oh and Iím a full supporter of the happy wife happy life philosophy Jimmy so I hope I didnít come off as judgmental.

 on: August 20, 2018, 08:43:17 PM 
Started by Jeff - Last post by Jeff
In all fairness I normally buy a car thatís one to two years old so someone else took the depreciation hit.  And I will finance it for no more than three years but almost always pay it off in one year.  Then we start socking away money for the next car little by little.  I drive a car for 8 to 10 years so thatís lots of time to build up some cash.  Iím due for my next car next summer and have been working on that purchase.  You could easily say Iím still ďmaking a car payment ď but just doing it on the front end instead of the back.  Took me 20 years to figure that out so if the advice  helps any of you youngins, take it.  Grin

Now back to comics......

Marvel Unlimited
Tales of Suspense 101
Doctor Aphra 16
Avengers 678
Avengers 679
Hawkeye 15
Black Bolt 10

Batman 53
DC Comics Presents: Batman Noir 1 (2011)
Flash 52
Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps 50

Helsing 1 (2014)
Justice League 6
New Challengers 4
Plastic Man 3
Red Hood & the Outsiders 25
The Sixth Gun TPB Vol 4
Strangers in Paradise 61
Strangers in Paradise 62
Strangers in Paradise 63
Superman 2
The Wild Storm TPB Vol 1

Probably wonít make it to the two trades this round but really enjoying the DC reads this week.  That Batman Noir comic from a few years back helped fill my fix for Brubaker and Philips work.  Nice little one shot. 👍🏻

 on: August 20, 2018, 08:19:05 PM 
Started by Jeff - Last post by Jimmy T
Well, with the lease, it was 'I have a car, this Monday' and then 'It's Tuesday; I no longer have a car!!!'

And a close friend was manager at the lot, and I got A REAL big discount for this lease, so, at the time, it seemed right, and I'm...okay with it.

It may have been more the wife's idea....and following 'happy wife, happy life' I went with it....even though I really truly believe we shouldn't have.  Undecided

But now I get to rectify it-next year May. Smiley

And no, I"m certainly not a new car every 3 years kind of guy. I bought a 2000 Chevy Impala in 2001-and then drove it for nearly 16 years!! I put 200K on the car myself, with only a numbered 10 trips out of state in that entire time-and 8 of those were to Illinois, which is only 115 miles for me! So, I make them last.

Just to banish the idea from her head that buying a car with between 65-80,000 mile is a death sentence...until I DO buy the one that is a Dead Car Walking. Mostly why we were' trying to find a Odyssesy, since that one lasts so long, and has such good rated reliability and resale value. Some day, I'd prefer to not buy so used, but...financially it's foolish for us to do so at this juncture.

 on: August 20, 2018, 11:08:50 AM 
Started by Perry - Last post by Perry
So I now see yet another Image title is going "Trade Only" with their publishing plans. Image's Moonstruck title now joins Astro City in going away from the monthly format and switching exclusively to Graphic Novel format. Add in Brubaker and Phillip's My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies original GN and it makes me wonder; are we finally going to start prodicing comics the best way? Going to the large chunk reading format?

I know I certainly hope so. Not only does it help my brain not having to remember what happened last month, although now I will have to remember what happened 7 months ago  Cheesy, I still prefer reading comics in chunks. Yes, it takes the monthly cliffhanger out of the equation (not a shock when you only have to wait the time it takes to turn a page), but writers can still write for the cliffhanger in different ways.

I don't think I would be so for this if DC would just put a freakin' short synopsis in each monthly title to catch us up, the twice monthly books are not too bad, but then again this goes beyond not being able to remember month to month story arcs, comics just read better collected. Always have. To me at least.
 Lips sealed

I hope to see more and more creator owned titles going this route,  with the major companies following suite. I know the big two have tried this is the past, but it really is a different time now.

Hopefully this story gets more interesting.

 on: August 20, 2018, 05:57:53 AM 
Started by krono0666 - Last post by Perry
 Grin Grin

I don't have the room for a tv that big. My tv room is only 15 feet wide from where the television sits and 52" is almost too big as it is.

That's what she said

 on: August 20, 2018, 05:54:41 AM 
Started by Jeff - Last post by Perry
Your leasing a car??!!?!?!?  Dude ditch that and pay cash for a used car.  No car payments is the way to go!

Sounds like a guy that has enough cash laying around to buy a used car.
Kidding, kidding

As someone that spent a good portion of his youth underneath the hoods of used cars, repairing them, IN THE DAMN SNOW MOST OF THE TIME  Angry I am a firm believer in the adage "when you buy a used car you buy someone else's problem", but cars are a lot better than they used to be compared back to when I was 18-24, a car with a 100k is nothing nowadays for example, so the saying doesn't carry the same weight  Smiley. Still, I will never buy used again. I am burnt out from those damn things.

But yeah, leasing is about the highest car payment you can have. If you are going that route, why not buy the vehicle? Unless you are a "new car every 3 years" kinda guy, then sure, leasing is the way to go. Expensive as hell, but the way to go if you are switching cars a lot.

But enough of life lessons.
 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

I, ah...been in a bit of a dry spell for interest.

I think I just caught some of what Perry has currently- 'comicolyses malaiseoemia'.

Haha, yeah, I have that!!!

I decided to go Marvel Unlimited, finally, hoping that reading some older runs will help me get back into the drive, the happiness I once had. I chose poorly picking "Fantastic Four 1243" as Morrison really slams the shit out of the famlly in the first couple issues. Not saying it is poorly written (though it kinda is), but not really an uplifting title when you are trying to find the joy again.
 Cheesy Cheesy

Gonna try the Marvel Knights version next, "4", hopefully that will be as strong as I remember it being when it first hit

 on: August 20, 2018, 05:04:58 AM 
Started by Perry - Last post by Jeff
This is good news.  This story has been dragging for awhile now and itís good to know weíre getting somewhere.  Iím looking forward to the wrap up!

 on: August 20, 2018, 05:02:05 AM 
Started by Jeff - Last post by Jeff
Your leasing a car??!!?!?!?  Dude ditch that and pay cash for a used car.  No car payments is the way to go!

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