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    Used Car Dealers Feedback (Part 2)!

    My apology I didn't use it to quote you, I'll be more careful with my cut and paste.
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    Used Car Dealers Feedback (Part 2)!

    For @JCSL, I had not and did not criticize on your bookkeeping. Below posts are from Cscbb not ME http://www.mycarforum.com/topic/2701003-dealers-and-consumers-the-continuing-saga-part-iii/?p=5695827 http://www.mycarforum.com/topic/2701003-dealers-and-consumers-the-continuing-saga-part-iii/?p=5695861 http://www.mycarforum.com/topic/2701003-dealers-and-consumers-the-continuing-saga-part-iii/?p=5698270 http://www.mycarforum.com/topic/2701003-dealers-and-consumers-the-continuing-saga-part-iii/?p=5695877 http://www.mycarforum.com/topic/2701003-dealers-and-consumers-the-continuing-saga-part-iii/?p=5695886 http://www.mycarforum.com/topic/2701003-dealers-and-consumers-the-continuing-saga-part-iii/?p=5695955 http://www.mycarforum.com/topic/2701003-dealers-and-consumers-the-continuing-saga-part-iii/?p=5696094 http://www.mycarforum.com/topic/2701003-dealers-and-consumers-the-continuing-saga-part-iii/?p=5696108 http://www.mycarforum.com/topic/2701003-dealers-and-consumers-the-continuing-saga-part-iii/?p=5696114 http://www.mycarforum.com/topic/2701003-dealers-and-consumers-the-continuing-saga-part-iii/?p=5696122 http://www.mycarforum.com/topic/2701003-dealers-and-consumers-the-continuing-saga-part-iii/?p=5696128 http://www.mycarforum.com/topic/2701003-dealers-and-consumers-the-continuing-saga-part-iii/?p=5696138 Period.
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    Used Car Dealers Feedback (Part 2)!

    CO not as good as cash? Why? This created a doubt in me and I clarified which he asked us as consumers /buyers to do. There are limitations to things that can be done but it doesn't stop me from calling the bank to find out. I called DBS to check on CO. CO will not BOUNCED as funds are already deducted from the applicant's account. However, CO does takes 2 days to clear if presented to another bank. For so called "tampered" CO (I asked if I had written my mobile number on the front of the CO), CO can be presented over the counter of the bank and directly ask the staff whether it would be invalidated. If so, he / she can return the CO back to the payer and get a new one subject to another $5 charge and as consumer /buyer I would not spend another $5 because I want to tamper with the CO (that's me but then again there are millions of people who may just do that). Sharing is good but not without facts to support. Times are really bad that I'm so free to find out all these before I write. I bought 5 cars (2 Verna, 2 Vios and 1 Lancer) within a year and all are 9 years old cars (4 from direct sellers and 1 from dealer), and touch wood so far no major repairs needed but common issues like radiators, aircon compressors, absorbers etc need to be changed. Not difficult for a layman like me to write down that these are wear and tear items. Of course not all buyers are alike but basically set their expectations right. If dealers / salemen are hard up for biz and then promise this and promise that, as a buyer of course I expect it to be done. Don't over-promise and damage the reputation, a simple request from a simple minded person like me. And as a buyer, please LAH don't expect a 9-year old car to run like a new car. If the deal is too good to be true just walk away. There are other pre-owned car dealers around just take your time to shop slowly and carefully. And if hearsay can win facts, then I have nothing more to contribute.
  4. Follow the brain and not the heart... Mutually agreed and demand are different. If a lady is not prepared to lead a hard life with me, let go. It is better for both parties, she can go after the lifestyle she's looking for and I can look for the one suitable for me... Marriage is not about trying but it is A LIFELONG commitment. Look ahead 10 years... is OMO (one-man operation) household suitable? Lower back pain NOT EQUAL to can't work. I had slip-disc but still working... My wife had back pain after giving us 2 cute kids and still working part-time as a pre-school teacher ( 3 - 4hrs /day) and taking care of the kids. I'm married for 10 years and still counting, it may not be long but long enough to know that with marriage comes responsibility and commitment. And it is the sense of commitment that burns the flame of love... When one party decides to give up, love dies. As a guy, I may not want to give up now but will I give up after 3 or 4 or 5? Same for the lady, she may agree now but will she complaints later? Matter of the heart is not simple as 123 or ABC, go for pre-marriage conselling course and understand each other better. I did mine before marriage and I will encourage every couple to go.
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    Used Car Dealers Feedback (Part 2)!

    The one insulted (i believe that's me) has not responded but seems like more had... As I mentioned my point is INTEGRITY and HONESTY has nothing to do with trade limitations. If any dealers not just him had paid with receipt then why so persistent to be proven right? The customers can't "officially" complaint because of this trade limitations. I DON'T KNOW the pre-owned car industry HOWEVER I'm a true believer of INTEGRITY and HONESTY. If facts /justice is on my side, why do I had to be proven right? If the dealer is honest, why should I doubt him? Calling me names doesn't change the fact that the pre-owned car industry is stained just like Jover Chew had stained the pre-owned mobile phones industry. Actions speak louder words, prove it and people /consumers will still buy pre-owned cars from HONEST dealers. If I came across to be offensive and repulsive, please forgive me but I only speak from facts. And FACT - I'm NOT A YOUNG PUNK but thanks for recognizing me as a YOUNG MAN when my spouse keeps calling me OLD UNCLE... Chill, nothing is perfect
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    Used Car Dealers Feedback (Part 2)!

    To be honest, I don't know what's he talking about just like the time he questioned about Cashier's Order can be rejected by banks after that no conclusion then again come back to talk about difficulty handling financial institutes that keep changing regulations blah blah... Every trade has limitations but it has NOTHING to do with INTEGRITY and HONESTY. If a reason had been used too many times, it becomes an excuse to delay.
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    Used Car Dealers Feedback (Part 2)!

    hmm... I don't get it, the loan was paid to the seller's financial institute isn't it? If it is the seller's final settlement to the financial institute why don't you show him the receipt of payment given by the financial institute?
  8. Carnoob

    Petrol Price Movement in Singapore

    Way off topic... from petrol becomes red bull now piss oso comes in...
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    The GLOBAL stressful THREAD!

    I'm always amazed at how our reporters do their news... How could Ms Ali taken such a masterpiece when she's on board bus 88? She must be carrying a drone camera everywhere she goes... I'm stressed
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    NKF in the news

    Having an affair with the patient and husband complaints? I'm only guessing hor...
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    Grab/Ryde issues and charges

    Over supply, under demand
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    Somali pirates seize Singaporean ship

    Think of ISIS and Taliban and Al-Qaeda... too busy with them to deal with small fry like pirates
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    Donald Trump US President: The next 4 years

    Err... we are not much better than them, so both going for lesser evil...
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    Donald Trump US President: The next 4 years

    My take away from this election... THIS IS TRUE DEMOCRACY... regardless of what he may or may not have / does or will not do, the people of America had voiced out their unhappiness with the current administrations... but the ugly side is that Donald Trump and team had proven once again that populist policies WILL WIN the day, people don't care about the greater good, everyone for themselves. Anyone who can protect their interest WILL GET their votes. Whether Trump will execute and implement his pre-elections "promise" is yet to be seen as he will only takes office on 20 Jan 2017. Similar a lot of "promises" were made and any of them had came through for us?
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    Donald Trump US President: The next 4 years

    From my understanding from my fellow US colleague from Texas, it is not about freedom or liberty the locals are pissed by Democrats pushed for PPACA simply put as the healthcare insurance and the restrictions of guns... It's still anyone's game cos with Michigan and Pennsylvania on the line...