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  • On 9 Oct 2014 in Fuck Ebay, joshuatrio said:

    We bailed on ebay about 3 years ago because of the commission that paypal and ebay both take on each sale Not to mention, they always screw the seller during disputes.

    We've seen a lot of sellers get scammed. They sell/ship a costly item - buyer says they never received it, or it wasn't in the box. Paypal sides with buyer - refunds money - item never returned to seller. Seller hosed.

    Basically, the sellers get screwed every time. Seen it countless times.

    I just use CL. Free, local, and much less hassle.

  • On 6 Oct 2014 in Take Father In Law's Offer?, joshuatrio said:

    Because of this:

    OnTheFence says

    we would be on the hook for utilities and maintenance.


    Roof, plumbing, electrical?

    My FIL had a plumbing problem where the line to the street had to be re-run. $8k later it was fixed. They had to bring out heavy equipment and dig up the street.

    I agree with this:

    turtledove says

    It will be grist for the mill for the rest of your lives.

    Even if your FIL doesn't ever mention it, there will be an implied expectation. For example, "hey guys, spend Christmas with me." He knows that you owe him. If you say no, he will think to himself that you are ungrateful. "Look at all I've done for them, and they can't even spend Christmas with me."

    My FIL is super cool, but I'd never get into this type of agreement with him.

  • On 15 Jul 2014 in Thinking of quitting my job..., joshuatrio said:

    Peter P says

    New Renter says

    edvard2 says

    I see that the OP says he's 24.

    He is? And he's making a 6 figure income?

    Why would you want to leave that?

    Because one can never get rich on a 6, 7 or even 8-figure income?

    Perhaps his dream is even bigger than having lots of money?

    The greatest tragedy in life is aiming too low.

    That's pretty much it. It's not about money. I'm just as happy at 100k, as I was at 60 and 70k. We live pretty frugally, and know how to save, so even if I failed and took a 50% cut, it really wouldn't affect my lifestyle much.

    New Renter says

    Here is the other possibility. If he is making that kind of money at 29 he will likely be considered expendable should there be a change in management. He may very well have a hell of a time finding a similar "high paying" job again despite any rosy talk of a booming economy as are the people I mentioned previously(obviously YMMV).

    I'm not really concerned about finding another job. I've got a pretty diverse IT background, with technical and management experience - as well as a few high level vendor certs that help out with salary.

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