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(Click On Detroit)   "I heard you're getting married--congratulations. Where are you registered?" "Dodge. We still need the back wheels and a lot of interior stuff. Thanks in advance." "Um. Yeah. Sure"   (clickondetroit.com) divider line 42
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2013-02-22 03:00:21 PM  
Start with a car. No. No. That one. Buy it part-by-part. Watch people tell you to fark off. Buy only half the car. Forget to buy any wheels. Put it up on blocks.

Welcome to Detroit. It's that easy.
 
2013-02-22 03:14:19 PM  
A different way to go is buy an old junker and replace it one piece at a time.  By the time you are retired it may be a classic restored car.  Or one of those messes that have twenty mirrors and all sorts of other crap.
 
2013-02-22 03:18:28 PM  
Great

/I now have 42 lug nuts
 
2013-02-22 03:21:13 PM  
The good news is, if you can find enough sponsors and contributors, you can get a free car.
The bad news is it's a Doge Dart.
 
2013-02-22 03:31:54 PM  

lack of warmth: A different way to go is buy an old junker and replace it one piece at a time.  By the time you are retired it may be a classic restored car.  Or one of those messes that have twenty mirrors and all sorts of other crap.


jacksonville.com
 
2013-02-22 03:44:27 PM  
Funds raised on the registry, minus processing fees, can be used to purchase a new Dart.

OK, I'm not gonna slog through their legaleze, but here's what I was wondering:
1: What happens if you only get, say, about a fifth of the car "gifted" to you, and you can't pay the balance.  Will they give you the money back?  Minus what sort of "processing fees"?  Or will they offer to convert the money into a down payment on a lease (with the industry's oh-so-favorable lease terms -- to them)?  Or will they help you finance the balance?  At what interest rate?
Or...if you fail to buy the Dart, do they simply keep all the money?
 
2013-02-22 03:50:26 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Great

/I now have 42 lug nuts


I think they have ointment for that now.
 
2013-02-22 03:59:19 PM  

lack of warmth: A different way to go is buy an old junker and replace it one piece at a time.  By the time you are retired it may be a classic restored car.  Or one of those messes that have twenty mirrors and all sorts of other crap.


FloydA: The good news is, if you can find enough sponsors and contributors, you can get a free car.
The bad news is it's a Doge Dart.


Between these two things, I'm totally thinking of Al Bundy's car.
 
2013-02-22 04:00:29 PM  
Yeah...that's nice. How about a $20 BP gas card instead?
 
2013-02-22 04:29:36 PM  
Forbes had a better article. 9% fee charged against all donations. After, 30, 60, or 90 days (buyers choice) they cut a check for whatever is in the account -9% and send it to the buyer that can use it for anything. He doesn't have to buy the car. The article writer predicted its utter failure unless it's just a publicity gimmick.
 
2013-02-22 04:44:25 PM  

the_colonel: Forbes had a better article. 9% fee charged against all donations. After, 30, 60, or 90 days (buyers choice) they cut a check for whatever is in the account -9% and send it to the buyer that can use it for anything. He doesn't have to buy the car. The article writer predicted its utter failure unless it's just a publicity gimmick.


NINE farking percent whether or not the car is purchased?  Holy shiatballs.  I could see maybe five percent if the sum total of the donations never make it to the amount needed for the car, or if the recipient decides to just take the cash.

Sounds like Dodge hired some hiptster e-commerce consulting company whose flunkies ripped off the crowdsourcing model and stuck a Dodge logo on it.
 
2013-02-22 05:04:52 PM  
was it Radar or Klinger who tried to ship a jeep home piece by piece?  I know it was Klinger that tried to eat one.
 
2013-02-22 05:05:07 PM  
From their FAQ:

How does it work?

There are six easy steps:

1. Customize your Dodge Dart.

2. Create an account for your Dart:

3. Describe the account in words, images and video

    Set the funding goal and fund-raising timeframe

    Tell everyone you know about your page, and keep up the communication to create buzz and momentum.

4. Raise your funds:

    Raise money from anywhere within the United States

     Keep the funds you raise, minus the fees below:

          Reach your goal: 5% commission fee + 4% payment processing fee
 
          Don't reach your goal: 5% commission fee + 4% payment processing fee

     Get paid out fast as soon as your registry ends

5 Go to your nearest Dodge dealer and buy your Dodge Dart.

6  Thank all of your friends and family.


Yeah.  I think I'll sign right up for that.
 
2013-02-22 05:19:00 PM  

brandent: was it Radar or Klinger who tried to ship a jeep home piece by piece?  I know it was Klinger that tried to eat one.


It was Radar, but Harry Morgan, while playing the crazy general, had Radar mail a jeep to his wife marked kitchen utensils.
 
2013-02-22 05:39:17 PM  

valkore: Sounds like Dodge hired some hiptster e-commerce consulting company whose flunkies ripped off the crowdsourcing model and stuck a Dodge logo on it.


Yup, that's my impression too.  Pretty lazy work.
 
2013-02-22 05:47:43 PM  

valkore: the_colonel: Forbes had a better article. 9% fee charged against all donations. After, 30, 60, or 90 days (buyers choice) they cut a check for whatever is in the account -9% and send it to the buyer that can use it for anything. He doesn't have to buy the car. The article writer predicted its utter failure unless it's just a publicity gimmick.

NINE farking percent whether or not the car is purchased?  Holy shiatballs.  I could see maybe five percent if the sum total of the donations never make it to the amount needed for the car, or if the recipient decides to just take the cash.

Sounds like Dodge hired some hiptster e-commerce consulting company whose flunkies ripped off the crowdsourcing model and stuck a Dodge logo on it.


Maybe they teamed up with CoinStar.
 
2013-02-22 05:54:50 PM  
Might as well try this on Kickstarter...maybe you'll wind up with a better car.
 
2013-02-22 06:00:18 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: From their FAQ:

How does it work?

There are six easy steps:

1. Customize your Dodge Dart.

2. Create an account for your Dart....


On the one hand, only a moron would sign up for that.
On the other hand, they're targeting people who want to buy a Dodge Dart.
 
2013-02-22 06:04:29 PM  
What entitled douche would think that a wedding present should be a brand new car.
 
2013-02-22 06:13:45 PM  

brandent: was it Radar or Klinger who tried to ship a jeep home piece by piece?  I know it was Klinger that tried to eat one.


Radar.
 
2013-02-22 06:35:32 PM  
Eh, I'm starting a small business and in need of a company car. I checked this out when I first heard about it and figured I'd give it a closer look and see if raising donations for a new car would be preferable to hunting around for a used one I could afford.

The main problem I found with their system to be that once you spec a vehicle, they don't give you any idea what the MSRP on it is (no indication of what trim level the car you're building is either-- there are very few correlations between the dart registry and the "spec your own" system on the actual Dart site), but you have to decide what your fundraising goal is. So they set up a system that allows you to get donations for a car you don't know the cost of. Not sure what to make of that.
 
2013-02-22 06:36:24 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: valkore: Sounds like Dodge hired some hiptster e-commerce consulting company whose flunkies ripped off the crowdsourcing model and stuck a Dodge logo on it.

Yup, that's my impression too.  Pretty lazy work.


That's the US auto industry.  Nobody of any intelligence can be found there.  The primary talents sought are cocksucking and asskissing.
 
2013-02-22 06:49:06 PM  
They're trying to get it one piece at a time, then?
 
2013-02-22 06:55:57 PM  

lack of warmth: brandent: was it Radar or Klinger who tried to ship a jeep home piece by piece?  I know it was Klinger that tried to eat one.

It was Radar, but Harry Morgan, while playing the crazy general, had Radar mail a jeep to his wife marked kitchen utensils.


Hey hey, uncle fudd with your feet feet feet in the Mississippi mud.
loved that ep
 
2013-02-22 07:02:22 PM  
I would really have liked a new Dart, but they added over 1,000 lbm to the Neon chassis. 2 ton for a compact is ridiculously heavy.
 
2013-02-22 07:19:50 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

One day I devised myself a plan
That should be the envy of most any man
I'd sneak it out of there in a lunchbox in my hand
Now gettin' caught meant gettin' fired
But I figured I'd have it all by the time I retired
I'd have me a car worth at least a hundred grand.

I'd get it one piece at a time
And it wouldn't cost me a dime
You'll know it's me when I come through your town
I'm gonna ride around in style
I'm gonna drive everybody wild
'Cause I'll have the only one there is a round.

Y'all are slow today.
 
2013-02-22 07:20:38 PM  

aiiee: The primary talents sought are cocksucking and asskissing.


I'm in IT and those are the exact same qualities that I look for in my employees.
 
2013-02-22 07:40:55 PM  

nocturn: [upload.wikimedia.org image 800x590]

One day I devised myself a plan
That should be the envy of most any man
I'd sneak it out of there in a lunchbox in my hand
Now gettin' caught meant gettin' fired
But I figured I'd have it all by the time I retired
I'd have me a car worth at least a hundred grand.

I'd get it one piece at a time
And it wouldn't cost me a dime
You'll know it's me when I come through your town
I'm gonna ride around in style
I'm gonna drive everybody wild
'Cause I'll have the only one there is a round.

Y'all are slow today.


I couldn't find my a-dapter kit.

alienated: lack of warmth: brandent: was it Radar or Klinger who tried to ship a jeep home piece by piece?  I know it was Klinger that tried to eat one.

It was Radar, but Harry Morgan, while playing the crazy general, had Radar mail a jeep to his wife marked kitchen utensils.

Hey hey, uncle fudd with your feet feet feet in the Mississippi mud.
loved that ep


Late in the series, after Radar and Klinger turn with the jeeps, Winchester had Grizzo take a jeep apart, place each piece on a sheet, labeled then reassembled.  All because he had a near-death experience.
 
2013-02-22 08:00:18 PM  
Id rather have gift money put into a big pot to be used as a down payment on car thats not a Dodge Dart. My fiance and I both have all the plates and kitchen appliances we could ever need. What would be nice would be help getting a nice family car for us.
 
2013-02-22 08:33:12 PM  

Swoop1809: Id rather have gift money put into a big pot to be used as a down payment on car thats not a Dodge Dart. My fiance and I both have all the plates and kitchen appliances we could ever need. What would be nice would be help getting a nice family car for us.


Go to a bank and set up a special account include that information with the invitations, and Say something to effect of "We have all the household goods we need to start our life together, please help us with a monetary donation so we may buy a new family car to embark on our new life's journey."

CSB:
I was in a similar situation when I married my 2nd wife, we were both professionals, we both owned our own homes, but it was her 1st marriage and her family would not follow a "No Gifts"  notice on the invitations, so we set up an account at a local bank to pay for my wife's airplane's major overhaul that coming up and printed on the invitations "In lieu of gifts, please help us keep our airplane in the air, our life together began with our plane." since her family knew she lived to fly and my family knew we met in that airplane when she was my flight instructor, we got about 1/3 of the cost covered.
 
2013-02-22 08:41:58 PM  

lack of warmth: A different way to go is buy an old junker and replace it one piece at a time.  By the time you are retired it may be a classic restored car.  Or one of those messes that have twenty mirrors and all sorts of other crap.


www.bundyology.com
 
2013-02-22 08:46:22 PM  
I'm gonna go ahead and guess you pay income tax on that singular, easily quantifiable and thoroughly documented gift in addition to the 9% dealer fees.
 
2013-02-22 08:49:49 PM  

baorao: I'm gonna go ahead and guess you pay income tax on that singular, easily quantifiable and thoroughly documented gift in addition to the 9% dealer fees.


Gifts under 80,000 are tax exempt
 
2013-02-22 08:52:55 PM  
I'd like to know who is rich enough to have family that can donate a thousand dollars, but isn't rich enough just buy the car outright. It's a very specific bracket.

/rich people problems
 
2013-02-22 09:37:25 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Between these two things, I'm totally thinking of Al Bundy's car.


Because Al drove an Alfa Romeo? Times have changed, folks...
 
2013-02-22 10:48:27 PM  
if you are starting newly wedded bliss without a decent set of wheels to your name perhaps you should re-think things.
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2013-02-22 10:50:11 PM  
AbsentFriends:

Maybe they teamed up with CoinStar.

CoinStar gives you the option of gift certificates without any sort of fees. Combine with Amazon Prime and it's just as functional as regular cash.
 
2013-02-23 04:21:33 AM  
Considering how much auto loans cost, is it really that horrible?

I mean, it IS, but is it really?

Oh, wait, Dodge Dart... yes.
 
2013-02-23 06:24:05 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: lack of warmth: A different way to go is buy an old junker and replace it one piece at a time.  By the time you are retired it may be a classic restored car.  Or one of those messes that have twenty mirrors and all sorts of other crap.


Awww yeah...the Wagon Queen Family Truckster
 
2013-02-23 08:50:05 AM  

Swoop1809: Id rather have gift money put into a big pot to be used as a down payment on car thats not a Dodge Dart. My fiance and I both have all the plates and kitchen appliances we could ever need. What would be nice would be help getting a nice family car for us.


Friends of one our kids did this. They put in the wedding invite a note along the lines of "we really have everything so are not registered anywhere but will need a car, nothing fancy, so if you do want to give a gift please consider something to help us towards that goal."  They got enough to get a good 2-3 year old used car with low mileage and are very happy with it.
 
2013-02-25 10:17:36 AM  
"Oh, then tax, license, out-the-door, everything included, what are we talking about?...
Thirty-six thousand, five hundred and twelve. Jesus! For a car...
No,I know, a Mercedes. It's still a car...
Well, I don't care. To me, if it has wheels, it's a car. But that's not the point.
Now,that's everything, right? That's it? You don't have to pay that money and then be told that there are options?
No extras, everything included...
Come on! - For thirty-seven thousand, leather is extra? What kind of seats are in there?...
What is Mercedes Leather?...
So,why don't you just say vinyl?...
Okay, thick vinyl, but it's still vinyl...
Okay, these kind of semantic arguments are silly."

/obscure?
 
2013-02-25 03:11:38 PM  
Sounds like a great way to launder money.


Stop looking at me like that.
 
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