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Title: Talking about cars
Post by: DR M on March 13, 2018, 12:21:40 PM
Not a computer... Not even a hard drive...  :)

What do you think?

A colleague sells his car.

Cooper S convertible, 2014, used (30k km), 15.000 euros (negotiable price).

Very similar to the picture:

(https://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/mini/cooper/2014/oem/2014_mini_cooper_convertible_s_fq_oem_6_815.jpg)
Title: Re: Talking about cars
Post by: Corrine on March 13, 2018, 03:09:46 PM
I think you meant 15,000 (comma) Euros, which is $18,590.82 US. 
Title: Re: Talking about cars
Post by: Aaron Hulett on March 13, 2018, 05:53:13 PM
DR M, I'm going to take a wild guess where you're at you use a decimal to separate the thousands groups, and a comma for the decimal (so 15.000,00), yes?

My perspective on used cars:

That's what comes to top of mind, hopefully it helps.

Regards,
//A
Title: Re: Talking about cars
Post by: DR M on March 13, 2018, 08:07:02 PM
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DR M, I'm going to take a wild guess where you're at you use a decimal to separate the thousands groups, and a comma for the decimal (so 15.000,00), yes?

Exactly, Aaron. The decimal here is for separating the thousands of euros/dollars/pounds etc. (when it is just a number, no money, only a space is needed). I didn't know that there was a difference on this. But it is well known that when we talk about a billion we refer to 1 000 000 000 000, instead of 1 000 000 000 which is the number you, in USA, refer to.

Your points are very helpful, thank you. I agree with all of them. I just wanted to hear from someone else the same thoughts, to confirm. When I saw the price (a similar new is more 30.000 euros) and the km covered, I thought that it was a good offer, for a convertible car I always wanted. :)  But it seems that a more logical thought is buying a new, different kind of course (not a luxury car), with less cost. The car I have now is also used, it belonged to a relative and it's in a very good condition, although it's a 2005 Opel Corsa. So, it can wait. (But it's beautiful, isn't it? I mean the Mini :) )
Title: Re: Talking about cars
Post by: Ozzie on March 13, 2018, 08:40:40 PM
One of my granddaughters has a Cooper S (not the convertible) and absolutely loves it.
Title: Re: Talking about cars
Post by: DR M on March 29, 2018, 04:59:47 PM
SOLD. To another colleague.   13.000.000,00 euros.
Title: Re: Talking about cars
Post by: DR M on July 02, 2018, 03:23:52 PM
Who needs a car. Cleaning my parents' house, I found my old bicycle and it's perfect. I need ... some extra effort and ... a different technique to ride it again, but OK I think I will make it. Who else uses a bicycle?   :)
Title: Re: Talking about cars
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on July 04, 2018, 08:53:50 PM
DR M,
Sadly not me I know there are people in wheel chairs that use hand controls but I am not one of them
It's been over 55 years since I've been on a bike

GR@PH;<'S (https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi5.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy197%2FANG-Graphics%2FHammys_pint.gif&hash=cc0389ecbc422dd802c9559495afa0ed259644e2)
Title: Re: Talking about cars
Post by: DR M on July 05, 2018, 05:37:47 AM
DR M,
Sadly not me I know there are people in wheel chairs that use hand controls but I am not one of them
It's been over 55 years since I've been on a bike

GR@PH;<'S,
Who needs a bicycle these days. I gave mine to my nephew. (https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geekstogo.com%2Fforum%2Fpublic%2Fstyle_emoticons%2Fdefault%2Fcheers.gif&hash=d2ed64c14e75567f2e990b2ff55784278aec40bd)

Title: Re: Talking about cars
Post by: DR M on October 03, 2018, 05:02:08 PM
So...

Let's buy a boat!  ;)

(https://us.123rf.com/450wm/dimaberkut/dimaberkut1411/dimaberkut141100553/34037981-zeilen-boot-in-zeilregatta-luxe-jachten-.jpg?ver=6)
Title: Re: Talking about cars
Post by: Corrine on October 03, 2018, 08:44:01 PM
No thank you.  Been there/done that.
Title: Re: Talking about cars
Post by: DR M on October 04, 2018, 11:36:47 AM
No thank you.  Been there/done that.

Wasn't it magic??
Title: Re: Talking about cars
Post by: DR M on January 23, 2019, 12:45:57 PM
SOLD. To another colleague.   13.000.000,00 euros.

Just saw this. It was a typo mistake of course! 13.000,00 euros, meaning 13 thousands euros. It was a nice car at a good price, anyway.