1. Account suspended
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    27 Sep '06 04:44
    Tournaments for non-subscribers. Every one and a while even.
  2. Standard memberXanthosNZ
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    27 Sep '06 05:22
    I want a car for free.
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    27 Sep '06 05:32
    Originally posted by freiburgsprincess
    Tournaments for non-subscribers. Every one and a while even.
    Bad idea - I don't want to be made to enter tournaments.
  4. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    27 Sep '06 09:26
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    I want a car for free.
    Sorry, but that'll be $50 for a test drive. These cars don't fuel and maintain themselves, ya know.

    Besides, it averages out to only pennies a day. Quit being such a tightwad.
  5. Standard memberXanthosNZ
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    27 Sep '06 11:07
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Sorry, but that'll be $50 for a test drive. These cars don't fuel and maintain themselves, ya know.

    Besides, it averages out to only pennies a day. Quit being such a tightwad.
    But you are already getting a free test drive.
  6. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    27 Sep '06 16:141 edit
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    But you are already getting a free test drive.
    But I like to try all the features on the car during the test drive. You're telling me I can't turn on the air conditioning or listen to the radio.

    Edit: Allowing a non-sub to try a tourney before buying allows them to discover things like the RHP tourney scoring system, which awards 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. That's a dealbreaker for me; I insist on 1 point for a win and 0.5 for a draw, like the rest of the chess world uses.
  7. Standard memberHindstein
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    27 Sep '06 16:27
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    But I like to try all the features on the car during the test drive. You're telling me I can't turn on the air conditioning or listen to the radio.
    No you don't.

    You like test drives where you sit near the car, looking at it whilst passing notes to the garage telling them how much of a better experience another garage's test drive was.
  8. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    27 Sep '06 17:023 edits
    Originally posted by Hindstein
    No you don't.

    You like test drives where you sit near the car, looking at it whilst passing notes to the garage telling them how much of a better experience another garage's test drive was.
    Yes, I do. This ain't the only place I test drive at, ya know.

    I took my drive here long ago. Found the car unsatisfactory. However, there are still some interesting conversations going on in the lobby at the dealership. If it weren't for that, I wouldn't bother telling them how they could improve their cars.

    Edit: And the dealer seems more interested in resetting odometers!
  9. Earth Prime
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    27 Sep '06 17:58
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Yes, I do. This ain't the only place I test drive at, ya know.

    I took my drive here long ago. Found the car unsatisfactory. However, there are still some interesting conversations going on in the lobby at the dealership. If it weren't for that, I wouldn't bother telling them how they could improve their cars.

    Edit: And the dealer seems more interested in resetting odometers!
    if you didn't sound so bitter you'd deserve a rec.
  10. Standard memberHindstein
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    27 Sep '06 18:15
    Originally posted by Coconut
    if you didn't sound so bitter you'd deserve a rec.
    What on earth is worth recommending in that post?
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    27 Sep '06 18:44
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Yes, I do. This ain't the only place I test drive at, ya know.

    I took my drive here long ago. Found the car unsatisfactory. However, there are still some interesting conversations going on in the lobby at the dealership. If it weren't for that, I wouldn't bother telling them how they could improve their cars.

    Edit: And the dealer seems more interested in resetting odometers!
    Why not try a month for a humble fee?
    Don't you like it you've not lost a lot.
  12. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    27 Sep '06 19:23
    Originally posted by Coconut
    if you didn't sound so bitter you'd deserve a rec.
    I can't believe there are still people out there who think recs have any value whatsoever, especially since they're reset/erased at whim.
  13. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    27 Sep '06 19:26
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Why not try a month for a humble fee?
    Don't you like it you've not lost a lot.
    Nah. Decided long ago that it wasn't worth the money.
  14. Subscriberstratosph3R3
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    27 Sep '06 20:11
    If you don't want to buy a car, use public transport.
  15. Standard memberc99ux
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    28 Sep '06 14:47
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Nah. Decided long ago that it wasn't worth the money.
    You're probably one of those people who would eventually say, "I wouldn't take it now if you gave it to me for free."

    Well, having sold many things in the past, yet again I find myself in the position of saying to someone, "You're just not the kind of person I'd want to sell this fine product to. You'd probably come back every day for the rest of your life and complain about things, even though it was bought as seen, after a test drive, at a ridiculously low price, and knowing that there were some damn fine extras included. Go find someone else to wind up."
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