This guy does cry!
Posted October 12, 2002 - 10:02 AM
Posted October 12, 2002 - 11:51 AM
1. Invest time in the wife, and her being pregnant...
2. Invest time in painting the nursery - no-one says you can't make it look like a blue & white bike, the blue and white stripes and flashes from his bedroom wall will work subconciously... when he is old enough to get his first bike... Make some mobiles and stuff out of mini helmets and the like...
3. Invest some time in doing the boat over, ready for the next season...
Now, with all this investment, you should have no problems when it comes time to get your partners permission to buy that 2004 model bike, and get time off to ride it as well...
Posted October 15, 2002 - 09:33 AM
Dude, It will be alright, you can get another one later....sniff....sniff....you did the right thing.
Posted October 15, 2002 - 01:26 PM
It's been about 4 months now, and we are getting ready to move into the new house. The wife knows how much I need a new bike, but has made it clear that we must first furnish the new house and decorate. This is because she knows that once I have the new wheels, I'll want every aftermarket part under the sun and eat up our spendable income every payday...lol.
P.S. I put my foot down on selling the dirtbike. Now way in H E double-hockey sticks...I'll work at McDonalds before I give up blue over money issues...He is all I have left in the whole wide world for stress relief...
Posted October 15, 2002 - 01:51 PM
Posted October 15, 2002 - 05:00 PM
Plan 1 - 2003 model bike - $5,500 - plus accessories, say $1,500 - total of $7,000 - plus $20 per week to run it (oil, fuel, tyres etc) (beer from your own fridge is not factored in, it is counted as groceries!)
Plan 2 - You down the Hooters bar 5 nights a week, buying overpriced beers plus cab fare home plus tips (for the bartender and the girls) is about $80 per night, or $400 per week, or over $20,000 a year...
Now the bike is looking the most attractive proposition by a long shot because it is 1/3 the cost, doesn't have 'those' eyes, and your wife knows what you will be up to and where you are when you are out riding...
Now, what is the best stress relief option...? RIGHT, the bike... go visit your dealer today!
Posted October 15, 2002 - 06:05 PM
For every seller that cries there's usually a happy camper who just made the purchase.
I don't know but I'd guess your buyer bought the bikes for himself and his son or daughter.
He was probably more than happy to pay 4 large for a pair of bikes.
The TTR would of cost him 1800 to 2300. For the extra 2000 he picked himself up a nice bike in the process.
You should rejoice in his happiness.
You're back at square one and can pick any bike you choose since your no longer obligated to ignore the new ones because you had a perfectly good bike when they came out.
I wish I'd of found a deal like yours when I was looking for newer bikes for me and the kids.
Posted October 16, 2002 - 01:30 AM
Posted October 16, 2002 - 04:32 AM
Posted October 16, 2002 - 12:31 PM
Posted October 17, 2002 - 06:30 PM
Welcome to the club slowcrow.
I'm sure your going to love the bikes.
This website is full of answers to your questions. If you can't find what you need in a search ask the crew.
Posted October 22, 2002 - 09:55 PM