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Re: Random, stupid things on your mind
« Reply #4020 on: January 16, 2021, 01:07:40 PM »
Scenario:

Lifelong family friend and widow asks me to sell her RV. Offered me a 5% commission to which I responded that I would take $500 maximum (I detailed it and did some minor repairs.)

Going market rate, based on book values along with me searching for similar models on the internet indicates the RV is worth about $17,000.

Widow insists that nothing below $20,000 is acceptable.

I field quite a few inquiries but most won't even look at it unless it is more reasonably priced.

All along, I have advised this widow that real valuation is more like $17,000.

After one month, and three reminders that the value is too high and people are checking to see if there was some flexibility in pricing, widow complains about how nobody is looking at it and decides to take the RV to a dealership. She receives $12,000 in total.

I recently saw her and she was a bitch.

I had to advise her of her conditions of sale, told her that I wasted a considerable amount of time only for her not to follow my advice and take a minimum of a $5,000 loss.

She will never get a second's worth of my time ever again. I also invited her to never call upon me for assistance. I think I may have mentioned that people with alcohol problems aren't the best people to deal with anyway 😲

My seeing her ever again will only be coincidental.  I have also since found out that her mother has been financially mistreated by her a few times...  She receives over $10,000 a month because her husband was a law enforcement officer who died from a job-related issue.

I'm done with this whole empathy and charity shit. Family included.

Eh, nevermind...

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Re: Random, stupid things on your mind
« Reply #4021 on: January 16, 2021, 02:05:37 PM »
Empathy = getting what you deserve.  It could have been worse.
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Re: Random, stupid things on your mind
« Reply #4022 on: January 16, 2021, 02:09:27 PM »
Scenario:

Lifelong family friend and widow asks me to sell her RV. Offered me a 5% commission to which I responded that I would take $500 maximum (I detailed it and did some minor repairs.)

Going market rate, based on book values along with me searching for similar models on the internet indicates the RV is worth about $17,000.

Widow insists that nothing below $20,000 is acceptable.

I field quite a few inquiries but most won't even look at it unless it is more reasonably priced.

All along, I have advised this widow that real valuation is more like $17,000.

After one month, and three reminders that the value is too high and people are checking to see if there was some flexibility in pricing, widow complains about how nobody is looking at it and decides to take the RV to a dealership. She receives $12,000 in total.

I recently saw her and she was a bitch.

I had to advise her of her conditions of sale, told her that I wasted a considerable amount of time only for her not to follow my advice and take a minimum of a $5,000 loss.

She will never get a second's worth of my time ever again. I also invited her to never call upon me for assistance. I think I may have mentioned that people with alcohol problems aren't the best people to deal with anyway 😲

My seeing her ever again will only be coincidental.  I have also since found out that her mother has been financially mistreated by her a few times...  She receives over $10,000 a month because her husband was a law enforcement officer who died from a job-related issue.

I'm done with this whole empathy and charity shit. Family included.

You did the right thing to try to help. Focus on that and the lessons learned.
I don't get it, I'd have rather had the $17,000.
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Re: Random, stupid things on your mind
« Reply #4023 on: January 16, 2021, 04:15:36 PM »
Scenario:

... told her that I wasted a considerable amount of time only for her not to follow my advice and take a minimum of a $5,000 loss.

She will never get a second's worth of my time ever again...

I'm done with this whole empathy and charity shit. Family included.

From time to time I'm asked my professional opinion about someone's situation.  Unlike those I work with, these people universally have zero insight into this particular field of expertise.  Even when I think the answer is simple, I still do a bit of research to make sure.  They inevitably don't like my advice, don't take it, and end up costing themselves much more than they needed to.

Although I truly would like to help people, I don't bother with this anymore.

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Re: Random, stupid things on your mind
« Reply #4024 on: January 16, 2021, 04:16:02 PM »
You did the right thing to try to help. Focus on that and the lessons learned.
I don't get it, I'd have rather had the $17,000.

Alcohol.  Every person I know who has an issue with alcohol is pretty much the same. If I knew she had a problem with it before I helped her, I would have treated her very differently.
Eh, nevermind...

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Re: Random, stupid things on your mind
« Reply #4025 on: January 16, 2021, 04:22:34 PM »
From time to time I'm asked my professional opinion about someone's situation.  Unlike those I work with, these people universally have zero insight into this particular field of expertise.  Even when I think the answer is simple, I still do a bit of research to make sure.  They inevitably don't like my advice, don't take it, and end up costing themselves much more than they needed to.

Although I truly would like to help people, I don't bother with this anymore.

Amen.

It reminds me of somebody I used to work with. This particular musician played behind Michael Jackson in the 70s. He so eloquently put that, in his quest for sexual and financial conquests, the amount of time lost in useless pursuits took away from the life right in front of him.

Our most valuable asset is time. Yet, it is the most abused and most frittered away asset that we have.
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Re: Random, stupid things on your mind
« Reply #4026 on: January 20, 2021, 07:12:49 PM »
Binging Barney Miller.

Not great but solid. 
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Re: Random, stupid things on your mind
« Reply #4027 on: January 20, 2021, 09:43:56 PM »

Although I truly would like to help people, I don't bother with this anymore.
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Re: Random, stupid things on your mind
« Reply #4028 on: January 20, 2021, 09:57:42 PM »
Like the tigerlady?  @PB

Why waste the effort on impossible?
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Re: Random, stupid things on your mind
« Reply #4029 on: January 21, 2021, 03:31:32 AM »

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Re: Random, stupid things on your mind
« Reply #4030 on: January 21, 2021, 06:42:30 AM »
Binging Barney Miller.

Not great but solid.

I loved that show.  Theme song rocks too.   8)

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Re: Random, stupid things on your mind
« Reply #4031 on: January 21, 2021, 06:46:35 AM »
coffee.....i must......coffee
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Re: Random, stupid things on your mind
« Reply #4032 on: January 21, 2021, 06:58:55 AM »
coffee.....i must......coffee
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Re: Random, stupid things on your mind
« Reply #4033 on: January 21, 2021, 07:23:07 AM »
"True funnies are the funniest of all funnies." - Bart Ell

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Re: Random, stupid things on your mind
« Reply #4034 on: January 21, 2021, 09:15:13 AM »
Are you out of coffee?

It's no caffeine week.