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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
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2013-02-22 10:50:11 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2013-02-22 08:49:49 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:33:12 PM  
1 vote:

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."

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 07:19:50 PM  
1 vote:
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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 03:44:27 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:21:13 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:14:19 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:00:21 PM  
1 vote:
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.
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