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(Daily Star)   Mum buys brand new £46k Mercedes Benz for her nine-year-old daughter. Was she wrong ... should she not have done that? (possible nsfw content on page)   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line
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2020-12-05 7:19:38 AM  
So by the time the child is legally allowed to drive the vehicle will be out of date on safety features compared to a newer Benz?
 
2020-12-05 8:08:17 AM  

alechemist: So by the time the child is legally allowed to drive the vehicle will be out of date on safety features compared to a newer Benz?


I'm pretty much assuming the part left out of the article is that she is receiving child support and used said child support to buy herself the car.

"It's not for me, it's for our daughter."?
 
2020-12-05 10:34:26 AM  
next she'll say the plastic surgery she gets is actually for her daughter so she can land a richer man, who will then give the kids better things
 
2020-12-05 10:39:59 AM  
Crazy eyes?

Reads article...

Oh yeah, crazy eyes. Crazy everything really
 
2020-12-05 10:40:15 AM  
...and I thought these two are bad, where at 3:05 is a spoiled teenage girl (I have a feeling it was fake as this is on Dr. Phil), then at 5:28 about a 7-year-old getting a $32,000 birthday party.

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2020-12-05 10:41:15 AM  
This is just semantics of saying "I bought a new car for the family so that the kids would be safe."

And what's with "... she is driven..."?  Is this woman rich enough to have a full-time driver?

Nice ad for her PR business or whatever the hell she does.  And nice ad for Benz, too.
 
2020-12-05 10:42:31 AM  
So the PR "mogul" bought herself a car; then in the interest of self-promotion she said she bought it for her 9 year old, and then in the fine print of her statement "because safety is the real reason".

And here we are, taking her bait.
 
2020-12-05 10:43:17 AM  

FrancoFile: This is just semantics of saying "I bought a new car for the family so that the kids would be safe."

And what's with "... she is driven..."?  Is this woman rich enough to have a full-time driver?

Nice ad for her PR business or whatever the hell she does.  And nice ad for Benz, too.


Exactly. She actually says it isn't for the kid to (eventually) drive - it's for the kid to be safely transported in

In other words,  no different from any other parent who uses safety rating as a main deciding factor when buying a car. I know we did. Budget made it a used Volvo, but lots of brands have great safety records and crash results
 
2020-12-05 10:43:42 AM  

Dr.Fey: alechemist: So by the time the child is legally allowed to drive the vehicle will be out of date on safety features compared to a newer Benz?

I'm pretty much assuming the part left out of the article is that she is receiving child support and used said child support to buy herself the car.

"It's not for me, it's for our daughter."?


From Wikipedia: "Her husband is former investment banker Oliver Curtis, who was convicted for insider trading in 2016, and was released in 2017 "

Wow a reality TV star with a criminal husband.   This all makes more sense.
 
2020-12-05 10:44:15 AM  
This story is true. True true true true true. It's true.
 
2020-12-05 10:49:39 AM  

montreal_medic: FrancoFile: This is just semantics of saying "I bought a new car for the family so that the kids would be safe."

And what's with "... she is driven..."?  Is this woman rich enough to have a full-time driver?

Nice ad for her PR business or whatever the hell she does.  And nice ad for Benz, too.

Exactly. She actually says it isn't for the kid to (eventually) drive - it's for the kid to be safely transported in

In other words,  no different from any other parent who uses safety rating as a main deciding factor when buying a car. I know we did. Budget made it a used Volvo, but lots of brands have great safety records and crash results


In other words, the car is to help her to fulfil her parental obligation to her child, and not actually birthday present for the child.
 
2020-12-05 10:50:43 AM  
Mom looks hot. The kiddo be finding mom's panties in that car fior years
 
2020-12-05 10:53:48 AM  
At first I thought this was a family of douche-bags. Then I saw the arsenal on the wall of their garage.
 
2020-12-05 10:54:38 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: next she'll say the plastic surgery she gets is actually for her daughter so she can land a richer man, who will then give the kids better things


People joke, but in some cases I think this is a valid investment. No different than going to college.

Example: I went to college, spent about 80k got a pair of degrees, become a software developer. Married a veterinarian. Perfectly fine life.

Little sister was popular and attractive in high school, got some plastic surgery for $25k, started exclusively dating rich guys. Married a successful anesthesiologist.

Their combined income is double what ours is, and my sister is a stay at home wife. He comes home from work to a clean house and a fancy dinner in the oven.

My wife and I both work... House is a mess all week and we are having mac and cheese.
 
2020-12-05 10:58:27 AM  
Hey, it's her money. Who am I to complain about how she wastes it?
 
2020-12-05 10:58:58 AM  

johnny_vegas: Mom looks hot. The kiddo be finding mom's panties in that car for years


She's obviously spent a few dollars on those teeth.

/kid looks like she's got naturally straight teeth, so that might be genetic
 
2020-12-05 10:59:22 AM  
She just wanted to transfer an asset into her daughter's name. Tax dodging attention seeker.
 
2020-12-05 10:59:58 AM  
What's next, she buys her a color TV?
 
2020-12-05 11:00:36 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Their combined income is double what ours is, and my sister is a stay at home wife. He comes home from work to a clean house and a fancy dinner in the oven.


So your sis and BIL are so rich, they can afford a maid and a cook?
 
2020-12-05 11:02:13 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Dead for Tax Reasons: next she'll say the plastic surgery she gets is actually for her daughter so she can land a richer man, who will then give the kids better things

People joke, but in some cases I think this is a valid investment. No different than going to college.

Example: I went to college, spent about 80k got a pair of degrees, become a software developer. Married a veterinarian. Perfectly fine life.

Little sister was popular and attractive in high school, got some plastic surgery for $25k, started exclusively dating rich guys. Married a successful anesthesiologist.

Their combined income is double what ours is, and my sister is a stay at home wife. He comes home from work to a clean house and a fancy dinner in the oven.

My wife and I both work... House is a mess all week and we are having mac and cheese.


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Cons: A players spawn location has an enormous impact on both the areas of the world they are able to readily explore and on their ability to interact with parts of the world they are able to access. While there are many by strategies available the METAs for most spawn conditions are toxic to the overall multiplayer environment.
 
2020-12-05 11:03:38 AM  
By Sophie Roberts Lifestyle and Travel Editor

"What do you do?"

"I'm the Lifestyle and Travel Editor at a major international publication."

"Cool, so you get to travel all over and try out cool new stuff?"

"No, I write about parents buying cars so they can drive their kids around."

"Oh.  You went to journalism school for that?"

"Excuse me, I need more wine."
 
2020-12-05 11:04:57 AM  

alechemist: So by the time the child is legally allowed to drive the vehicle will be out of date on safety features compared to a newer Benz?


By the time the kid is old enough to drive, all the electronic systems on that Benz will have malfunctioned and since that car will be long out of warranty, the repair bill will greatly exceed the book value.
 
2020-12-05 11:06:21 AM  
Is the car registered in the Daughters name? Does she drive it on track days? What did her brother get?
 
2020-12-05 11:06:32 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Dead for Tax Reasons: next she'll say the plastic surgery she gets is actually for her daughter so she can land a richer man, who will then give the kids better things

People joke, but in some cases I think this is a valid investment. No different than going to college.

Example: I went to college, spent about 80k got a pair of degrees, become a software developer. Married a veterinarian. Perfectly fine life.

Little sister was popular and attractive in high school, got some plastic surgery for $25k, started exclusively dating rich guys. Married a successful anesthesiologist.

Their combined income is double what ours is, and my sister is a stay at home wife. He comes home from work to a clean house and a fancy dinner in the oven.

My wife and I both work... House is a mess all week and we are having mac and cheese.


For five years, Mr.202 was a stay at home spouse, the apartment was always clean, utilities & packages & bills handled, errands run, groceries stocked, dinner on the table, stress-free evening every night. My friends all tried to tell me "a man should have a job" but a stay at home spouse is the ultimate luxury.
 
2020-12-05 11:06:39 AM  

mmojo: At first I thought this was a family of douche-bags. Then I saw the arsenal on the wall of their garage.


That must of confirmed your theory about the family of douchebags.
 
2020-12-05 11:07:36 AM  
If she were taxed more, that money would go to waste.
 
2020-12-05 11:11:36 AM  
She bought it for her children's safety.
But because of wording ***OUTRAGE***
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2020-12-05 11:12:07 AM  
She titled the car in her daughter's name for insurance purposes. If the mum has a bunch of DUIs and speeding tickets, the insurance would be much higher if on paper she bought it for herself.

/kidding, of course
 
2020-12-05 11:17:53 AM  
Why the outrage and why is this even a story?

Are you a parent or ever been around parents?  People often talk about getting a car with consideration about safety for their kid being a main factor.  It'll often be an overpriced SUV of some sort.

The only thing odd is saying the primary reason is it's for the 9 year old kid.  As one of the earlier posters noted, by the time the kid uses it'll be a 7 - 9 year old car by the time the kid uses it.  Whoopee, a 7 year old Mercedes. BFD, you can get luxury cars like that, that old from a second hand car dealership for cheap, depending on mileage.  No one is impressed.

So, it's safety for her kid, but mainly it's just a BS excuse to buy what is now a nice car.
 
2020-12-05 11:26:16 AM  
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2020-12-05 11:30:56 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Dead for Tax Reasons: next she'll say the plastic surgery she gets is actually for her daughter so she can land a richer man, who will then give the kids better things

People joke, but in some cases I think this is a valid investment. No different than going to college.

Example: I went to college, spent about 80k got a pair of degrees, become a software developer. Married a veterinarian. Perfectly fine life.

Little sister was popular and attractive in high school, got some plastic surgery for $25k, started exclusively dating rich guys. Married a successful anesthesiologist.

Their combined income is double what ours is, and my sister is a stay at home wife. He comes home from work to a clean house and a fancy dinner in the oven.

My wife and I both work... House is a mess all week and we are having mac and cheese.


sounds horrible.  hopefully her pool boy is cute so she has something to do all day
 
2020-12-05 11:31:40 AM  

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Makes me sad that it took that long for that comment.

C'MON FARK!
 
2020-12-05 11:32:20 AM  

SirEattonHogg: Are you a parent or ever been around parents?  People often talk about getting a car with consideration about safety for their kid being a main factor.  It'll often be an overpriced SUV of some sort.


My issue is that it's selfish of her to "give" her child a birthday present that's actually a present for herself. What's next? Buying the kid a new stove for Christmas because feeding the kids is important? A parent buying something because it's good for the kids is not the same thing as buying it *for* the kids.
 
2020-12-05 11:41:48 AM  
Must be a slow day at the Internet Outrage factory if this is all they can come up with.

A rich person spent a lot of money on their children. Oh the horror!  This shall not stand!!!!!!
 
2020-12-05 11:42:49 AM  
I bought a 2009 Volvo XC70 for my kids because of its tank-like weight, safety features, integrated booster seats and the turbo 6. I'm a monster! Somebody please stop me before I make a practical decision again.
 
2020-12-05 11:46:14 AM  

KB202: She just wanted to transfer an asset into her daughter's name. Tax dodging attention seeker.


How is this tax dodging?
 
2020-12-05 11:46:19 AM  

SirEattonHogg: Why the outrage and why is this even a story?

Are you a parent or ever been around parents?  People often talk about getting a car with consideration about safety for their kid being a main factor.  It'll often be an overpriced SUV of some sort.

The only thing odd is saying the primary reason is it's for the 9 year old kid.  As one of the earlier posters noted, by the time the kid uses it'll be a 7 - 9 year old car by the time the kid uses it.  Whoopee, a 7 year old Mercedes. BFD, you can get luxury cars like that, that old from a second hand car dealership for cheap, depending on mileage.  No one is impressed.

So, it's safety for her kid, but mainly it's just a BS excuse to buy what is now a nice car.


Not to mention there won't be much use for gas cars by then.
 
2020-12-05 11:48:08 AM  
some guy named Drew wrote a book about news articles like this.
 
2020-12-05 11:49:19 AM  

shut_it_down: SirEattonHogg: Are you a parent or ever been around parents?  People often talk about getting a car with consideration about safety for their kid being a main factor.  It'll often be an overpriced SUV of some sort.

My issue is that it's selfish of her to "give" her child a birthday present that's actually a present for herself. What's next? Buying the kid a new stove for Christmas because feeding the kids is important? A parent buying something because it's good for the kids is not the same thing as buying it *for* the kids.


Whoa, whoa, whoa.  This is The Star.  You are assuming any of this is true.
 
2020-12-05 11:57:46 AM  
I bought a nice motorcycle so my kids could ride around in style.

I refer to my balls as the kids.
 
2020-12-05 12:00:08 PM  
Well, it is her money, so whatever.
 
2020-12-05 12:01:36 PM  

FrancoFile: This is just semantics of saying "I bought a new car for the family so that the kids would be safe."


That was more than implied in the article. But it meant reading the article, which is a bit of punishment since it's the Daily Star.
And while an expensive vehicle; it's not over the top crazy money for a luxury SUV.

So pretty much a non story.
But with nothing really happening in the news these days, I guess I can understand publishing fluff stories like this.
 
2020-12-05 12:02:55 PM  
"Person buys car, somehow gets involved in weird clickbait article."
 
2020-12-05 12:06:09 PM  

kbronsito: If she were taxed more, that money would go to waste.


It's Australia. She's already taxed pretty well.
 
2020-12-05 12:10:51 PM  
Subby makes fun of a douchebag family with a son named Hunter.
Gee, who else has a son named Hunter?

Suck it libs.
 
2020-12-05 12:15:48 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: mmojo: At first I thought this was a family of douche-bags. Then I saw the arsenal on the wall of their garage.

That must of confirmed your theory about the family of douchebags.


I'm not sure douche-bags would have anything this cool in their garage.
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2020-12-05 12:19:33 PM  
So in order of increasing ridiculousness...
1) A lady bought an expensive car
2) for her daughter
3) who's too young to drive it and must be chauffeured.
4) Idiots care enough about this to comment about it,
5) to the point that it gets an article written about the whole affair.

Stay tuned for the next episode, when heads might just start physically exploding!
 
2020-12-05 12:20:53 PM  
Two things:

First, how is this even farking news?  Someone bought a car!  Whoop-dee-farking-doo

Two, why do people care what other people spend their own money on?
 
2020-12-05 12:25:31 PM  
Many years ago a guy I worked with had a daughter that was born in 1978.  He bought a 1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette and put it in storage planning on giving it to her on her 16th birthday.  He gave her the Corvette with less than 1000 miles on it to her on her 16th birthday.  A week late it was stolen and never found.
 
2020-12-05 12:53:13 PM  
Note to self: if I'm planning on buying a middling Benz, I should call a tabloid and tell them it's for my non-driving-age child first, so I can get some attention whoring in.
 
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