Which used minivan should we get? A very low mileage, early 2000s era Dodge Caravan, or a late 90s, high mileage Toyota Sienna/Honda Odyssey? [more inside]
posted by Wavelet
on Jun 26, 2010 -
Can you suggest a good, cheap, hopefully easily-available-on-ebay-used T-mobile phone? I don't need a ton of features, but I want something that does all the basic stuff really well. [more inside]
posted by sully75
on Jun 8, 2010 -
Buying a used 8gb 3rd gen I-touch from Craigs List. What do I need to check out before handing over the cash? [more inside]
posted by HeyAllie
on May 28, 2010 -
Is it possible for a US American to buy a part from a Japanese junk yard? How? [more inside]
posted by Marky
on May 15, 2010 -
I'm thinking of buying a used car. Assuming that I know nothing about cars, what should I watch out for so I don't end up with a lemon?
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy
on Apr 25, 2010 -
Is $10,500 reasonable for a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI? It's in very good condition and has 135,000 km. He'd be selling it certified and e-tested. The seller is asking $10,500. I countered with $9,500, and he came back with $10,000 not certified. How much does certification usually cost? Would I be wise just to go with what he's asking so everything's done?
posted by Joseppi
on Apr 15, 2010 -
I'm buying a used RV for $32,000.00. Help me figure out how to best transfer the funds to the seller, within the limitations below, in a way that is easy and trustable to the seller. [more inside]
posted by Merlin144
on Apr 5, 2010 -
phew, i get to ask my first question! yeah!!! ok, i am interested in purchasing a USED mini cooper. i am on a budget and want to make the most of my money. in short: what is the sweet spot where miles/age/dollars converge to make an awesome purchase? what should i be looking for in terms of repair records? where in their lifetime/mileage do minis typically need an expensive repair? any tips would be greatly appreciated. thank you in advance.
posted by zoesmom
on Mar 16, 2010 -
Hey Mefites! This is my first post and I definitely need help. I have my motorcycle license and took the MSF course. I most certainly will buy good gear to protect myself. I consider myself a safe driver (car so far), no accidents or speeding tickets and generally drive slow. [more inside]
posted by Wanderer7
on Mar 12, 2010 -
Does anyone know where I can buy 2nd hand textbooks in Melbourne, or a good Australia-based online used book supplier? [more inside]
posted by beccyjoe
on Feb 28, 2010 -
My display cabinet cost me $1000 in 2003. It's mostly in very good condition, but has some scratches on the solid pine bottom shelf.
Similar (less well made) models are selling new for $1500 today.
What price should I advertise it for? What should be the lowest price that I accept for it? [more inside]
posted by Oceanesque
on Feb 5, 2010 -
I have a lot of long-sleeved dresses to drop off at a vintage store that purchases used clothes for re-sale. Is February too late to sell winter clothes to a vintage store? Should I wait til late summer to sell? [more inside]
posted by Hwaet
on Jan 31, 2010 -
shopping for used BMW's for my girlfriend and found one we are interested in. need tips for the haggling process. [more inside]
posted by austere
on Jan 23, 2010 -
Used hybrid cars and their batteries. I want to buy a used hybrid in the US, looking at '04-'07 Toyota Priuses and Honda Civic Hybrids. Looking for your experiences with these cars, things to look out for, driving in winter conditions, and especially any solid info about the service life (yrs/mileage) of the hybrid battery. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten
on Jan 22, 2010 -
Engagement is in the air... How can I tactfully let my future fiance know that I would be honored to receive his great- great grandmother's ring? -The catch? He was married very briefly (3months- she had an affair & left him) and gave it to his first wife as her engagement ring. [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas
on Jan 13, 2010 -
iPhone...first generation used or 3G new, or wait for a while?
A friend might sell me an iPhone 1G for $50. Should I buy that or upgrade? I am eligible to renew my AT&T contract. It doesn't give me the iPhone option, so I would have to go to a store, but that is not an issue here. As I understand, the 1G iPhone's data plan is ten dollars cheaper than the 3G data plan. Over a year that would be $120 in savings, plus the phone being $50 cheaper than the cheapest 3G, adds up to $170 savings over a year. I am a bit cash strapped, but is it worth buying an older used phone for saving that much?
posted by spacefire
on Dec 6, 2009 -
Looking to narrow my search for a used car down to just a few options. Seeking something around $5k, reliable, low maintenance and compact. [more inside]
posted by MeatyBean
on Nov 26, 2009 -
I'm in the middle of negotiating with a dealer for a used car. I need to know what a good counter offer would be and how many offers I should be expected to make. [more inside]
posted by FairlyFarley
on Sep 28, 2009 -
Buying a used car from a dealer - what questions should I ask, what should I ask about, and what deals should I insist on so I don't get cheated? [more inside]
posted by KateHasQuestions
on Sep 21, 2009 -
I have a hand-me-down iphone, which I'm using (for now) mostly as a music player. However, because I'm not the original user, I can't alter the music library, and I'm getting real tired of my mom's Dan Fogelberg and Gordon Lightfoot albums. How do I make the phone and my itunes realize that I am its owner?
posted by Jon_Evil
on Aug 13, 2009 -
I'm looking into buying a used car, and found a pretty good looking one from a colleague in New Jersey. I live in Brooklyn. How the heck does this work? Parking and title questions follow... [more inside]
posted by zvs
on Aug 12, 2009 -
I'm moving to the Upper Valley of New Hampshire in a month and need to buy a car for the first time. Help me choose the right one. [more inside]
posted by billtron
on Jul 17, 2009 -
How much would you expect to pay for a used restaurant quality pizza oven? Where would you look for such a thing?
posted by furiousxgeorge
on Jun 20, 2009 -
I didn't find this
thread helpful. Does anyone have new information related to obtaining car safety information for older cars? I am considering purchasing a 1989 Subaru Loyale, a car I owned prior to having children and loved. I currently drive a newer 1998 Honda Civic, but I really miss my old Loyale. I don't want to move back in time if it will jeopardize the safety of my children.
posted by jeffmac
on Jun 1, 2009 -
Car with a dead battery (sorta). I want to sell it immediately. Will I be better off selling it to a used car dealer or on Craigslist? If the former, can anyone recommend a dealer in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by carpyful
on May 28, 2009 -
How much should I charge for a 57 year old 1,000 gallon propane tank in perfect working condition, but poor cosmetic condition? [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt
on May 8, 2009 -
What are the best places in the Chicago area to sell used books, CDs, DVDs, and tabletop gaming materials? [more inside]
posted by korpios
on Apr 24, 2009 -
What should I do to get a car that's been sitting for 2 years out of my life, without feeling like I've wasted it? [more inside]
posted by bobbyno
on Mar 27, 2009 -
We just lost our car in a garage fire, should we now lease or buy? We live in a condo, and a bunch of us homeowners lost our cars (and other belongings) in a garage fire. My wife and I want to know the hive-mind's opinion on whether we should lease or buy now that we're forced into the market for a new car. Some information: we're "tree-huggers" so we appreciate good gas mileage (and we're enamored with the upcoming 3rd gen Honda Insight). But we also drive the cars a ton, we drive everywhere. We live in Indianapolis, but our parents and families are on the east coast, so we drive to NYC and the D.C. area multiple times a year; not to mention the Chicago area, too. So that would also be a consideration whether we lease or buy... Thanks for anyone's opinion.
posted by lonemantis
on Mar 23, 2009 -