Craigslist atlanta cars
2016.07.05 10:03 Craigslist_Cars
Craigslist_Cars is dedicated to finding the worst cars on the market to be posted here. Please note that this sub-reddit is meant to be satirical about the cars marketed on Craigslist.
2014.10.23 07:15 Dripp_e Cars Of Craigslist
2015.03.23 20:30 gbrl_cooper Where 10 year old computers are still worth $500.00
2023.06.10 20:18 TheTalkedSpy Headcanon: Lizzie McGuire and the F&F series exist in the same universe because Frankie Muniz decided to buy Jesse's car on Craigslist after he died.
2023.06.10 20:04 happhuff Are y’all wearing Nikes for the comfort or the style?
We moved here a month again from Atlanta and every subway ride I look around at everyone’s shoes (trying to figure out what shoes to invest in). I noticed a lot of Nike sneakers and was wondering if y’all wear them for the comfort or the fashion? I was in a car dependent city w/ a desk job so I never put much thought into my shoes. What shoes do y’all have for being on your feet all day + commuting?
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2023.06.10 17:27 ApartmentSolid7385 posting on Craigslist
Is posting on Craigslist worth it due to the $5 per post cost or is it better to stick with Facebook marketplace? Were else do you guys post cars?
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2023.06.10 17:17 travel4me22 [Thank You] Love to see a full mailbox when returning from Vacation!
Best part of having to come home from a vacation, (after getting to sleep in my own bed lol) is opening up the mailbox and seeing all the amazing envelopes from amazing people. Many thanks to: u/AppleCritter723
how sweet of you to send such a thoughtful card in return! I hope your trip went well to the Smokies. I am just as happy as you when I don't have lots planned, but also love to know where my next trip will be :) u/catnatomy
thank you for the thank you postcard. I totally get the wanting to keep carding fun and not a chore. Glad you have found a way to keep it as a fun hobby. Enjoy your birthday plans and your summer!! u/chibi_haiku
thank you for the Brunch postcard. Glad spring has finally arrived for you. It was a long time coming for us as well. Now it already feels like Summer!! u/feellikebeingajerk
thank you for exchanging Bee cards with me! Your card is adorable, love all the bee facts. Thanks for the amazing stickers too. u/fieldofcabins
thank you for the thank you postcard. Hope your Dad has fully recovered now from his car accident. u/jaimekj
thank you kindly for the Istanbul postcard - so fun to get a surprise card with a Joyful message u/KK6321
so glad you liked my card, hope your new job is all you wanted it to be! Love the hummingbird seal on the envelope, and thanks too for the stickers; love the manatee holding a sunflower - adorbs u/Layleez
AWWW thank you so much for the Bee bundle! love everything, the card, the stickers, card within a card within a card!, the Bee fun Facts and the bee wax seal to cap it all off is just perfect! u/libertyprogrammer x 3
thank you for the Serpent Mound postcard. Who knew?! I have just added that to my day trip list. Secondly, thank you for the Cincy Art Museum pc, always a good place to go to escape the heat. I was in LA during the high temps and it was cold!! Always love to find free postcards. And lastly, thank you for the amazing foldout panel card. So very pretty, and I can reuse it too. LA was great, highly recommend both Sequoia and Joshua Tree NPs!! u/MarineWife0922
thanks for the apPEACHiate you postcard, so cute. You are most welcome, hope your friend likes the card :) u/melhen16
thank you for the positive affirmation card. Always good to hear these great things to always keep in mind. Thanks too for the wide range of stickers!! u/Moose-Maleficent
thank you for the Disney Paris postcard, sounds like you had a wonderful time there, thanks for reminding how awesome the parks are! What ended up being your favorite ride? u/nahboiz
thank you so much for thinking of me, I LOVE the Asian Fairy bluebird postcard. I have become obsessed with a bird app called Merlin - everywhere I go I pulled it up so I can add birds to my Life List. These blue birds would be my favorite if I lived where they do. I have a family of bluebirds that I see about every day throughout the winter. u/New_Year_Baby x 3
thank you for the three postcards. What a great idea, I have so many, this would be a great way to share them! I would love to know the name of the tulip farm you went to near Niagara Falls. We drive through NY a few times a year and that sounds like an amazing place to pop in. The porcupine postcard is so cute. I have not seen the Book Club movies, I will put that on my "to watch" list. Thanks for the GoT pc too. I remember watching Pentatonix on The Sing Off - our whole family was rooting for them. They really started an a cappella craze!! Do let me know how they are in person. u/ninajyang
thank you for the rose postcard, it has been so hot here I am wishing for a cold summer! Hope your summer slows down for you. u/ReasonablePositive
thank you for the catch up postcard. Sounds like you have been really busy, I wish you all the luck on your Etsy store and your new home. Better to be too busy than bored for sure. u/stephkempf
thank you for the random floral thrift card. Always great to find special cards while thrifting and actually use them! u/tigerlady13
thank you for the Arkansas thank you postcard. I love sending Happy/Surprise Mail! I am starting to make my travel plans for the summer this week. So far I have booked trips to Greenville SC and Ogdensburg/St Lawrence River NY. And am working on trips to Upstate NY, Myrtle Beach and Atlanta in the fall. Not to mention my Alaskan trip next June!! My username tells it all.
Thank you to the following for not one but two Arizona MeetUp postcards, fun to think I made it on to two different mailing lists for the same event lol. u/todayisfab
, u/KeenEvergreen x 2
I am sure you all had a wonderful time meeting each other in person!
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2023.06.10 15:36 mysteryaddictmom The Disappearance of Morgan Bauer
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Morgan Bauer, Missing since 2016 On February 27, 2016, 19-year-old Morgan Bauer embarked on a journey from her small hometown of Aberdeen, South Dakota to the bustling city of Atlanta, Georgia. Full of hopes and dreams, she sought independence and a fresh start. Little did she know that this leap of faith would thrust her into an enigmatic and unsettling disappearance.
Morgan Bauer, a 19-year-old from Aberdeen, South Dakota, set out on a journey to Atlanta, Georgia, in search of independence and a new life. However, what was meant to be a tale of self-discovery soon turned into a perplexing mystery that left her family in a state of distress. Here is a chronology of events surrounding Morgan's disappearance:
In mid-February, Morgan embarked on a trip from Aberdeen to Atlanta. Accompanied by a friend, she traveled to Minnesota before catching a flight to the bustling metropolis. Her mother, Sherri Sichmeller, had reservations about the move but gave in recognizing Morgan's determination to explore new horizons.
Upon arriving in Atlanta, Morgan had arranged to stay with a man she met through Craigslist. In exchange for rent, she offered to assist with household chores until she could find employment. However, her plans took a turn when she was unexpectedly asked to leave the temporary residence. Refusing to return home defeated, Morgan sought refuge in a local motel and began exploring different avenues to sustain herself financially.
Facing difficulty securing stable employment, Morgan turned to dancing at local clubs. Although the specific venues where she worked remain undisclosed, it is known that she encountered obstacles due to missing paperwork required for such employment. Sherri expressed concern over her daughter's circumstances, recognizing the challenges faced by young adults striving to make their mark.
Morgan, known for her active presence on social media and constant communication with her best friend, abruptly went silent. She stopped responding to her family and friends, and her last activity on Snapchat was recorded on the night of her disappearance. Attempts to reach her via phone have been unsuccessful, with her device either turned off or out of power.
Alarmed by her daughter's sudden disappearance, Sherri filed a missing person report with the Atlanta Police Department on March 12, 2016. Investigators initiated an inquiry into Morgan's case, expressing their commitment to ensuring her safety and well-being. While foul play is not currently suspected, the police remain dedicated to uncovering the truth behind her vanishing act.
Sherri and her husband traveled to Atlanta to launch an intensive search for their daughter. They distributed flyers bearing Morgan's photo throughout the city, appealing to the public for any information that could lead to her whereabouts. The family's plea for assistance gained widespread attention, with numerous online communities rallying to support their cause.
Despite the outpouring of support, the family faced the harsh reality of online rumors and hurtful comments. Sherri implored individuals to focus on the urgency of finding Morgan rather than engaging in speculation or blame.
Morgan Bauer is described as 5'6" tall, weighing 125 lbs, with long brown hair and piercing blue eyes.
Morgan Bauer is described as being 5'6" tall, weighing 125 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. She has distinctive features such as gauged ears and two lip piercings. Morgan also bears several tattoos, including a sun/moon on her chest, an anchor on her left wrist, and a jellyfish on her arm.
The Atlanta Police Missing Person Unit continues to investigate her case, urging anyone with information to come forward and assist in the search for Morgan. Additionally, the family has set up a 24-hour tip line at 1-855-MORGANB for anyone with relevant information to come forward.
Morgan Bauer remains missing and the search for her continues.
Source: Based on information from The Sun US and Dateline NBC
2023.06.10 13:51 Unacceptable0pinion How do I buy a used car without getting a lemon if I am a moron when it comes to cars?
I have never owned a car because I lived in a big city with public transport (NYC). I've driven plenty but never owned/maintained. I can't fix shit myself and can't recognize problems on a test drive (unless they are super obvious). I don't know what to look for when inspecting a car. But I don't want a new car and am happy with getting a 15 year old Toyota on the cheap.
What would you recommend I do to avoid getting a lemon?
- Should I buy from some kind of certified reseller or will that defeat the purpose of buying used? Can they be trusted?
- Should I just do this on Craigslist where I can get the best deal and take a chance? Should I hire someone to do an inspection or is that unrealistic when dealing with CL? And how much would that cost?
- Should I give up and just lease because buying used when you are a car-moron is too risky?
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2023.06.10 12:20 No_Acanthaceae3763 Cars that you bought but done almost no racing
and why? My list:
- W12 - 0 races - It's fun but too much effort to be comeptitive
- Vette GTE - 0 races - Bought for Daytona 24 some time ago, but it was too difficult at the time for me.
- Merc 2020 GT3 - 0 races - It was meta at the time, but it drives like a boat. Tried it a few times, never raced. Gonna change with ringmeister series.
- Huracan GT3 - 0 races - Always tried to kill me, sometimes very fast but in the end to risky on endu. On Bathurst 12h this year it was just slow.
- Porsche 911 (991) GT3R - Some races - After release it was fun car, done some racing on race atlanta. Then they changed something and snap oversteer in it became unbearable. Respect for everyone who raced it (specially for guys on this year Bathurst 12H) - Audi RS3 TCR - 5-10 races - Done only one week of racing, at the time it was only TCR in service. Too much effort to switch between FWD and normal cars. Every time that I try it, im giving up after a few laps.
- McLaren GT4 - Some races - Bought it right after release. At the time it was decent on one lap pace, but Cayman was still OP. Now it's nice, but i dont drive GT4 a lot, and there are better cars.
- Ford GT3 - Few races - Ford (Actually it was once very good on Suzuka, last year :D)
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2023.06.10 09:21 Jomskylark Poultry Days, Minnesota Warm Up, Bay Area Classic, Masters Regionals – Weekend Discussion [June 10-11]
Predict, Discuss and Follow the Weekend's Events Use this discussion thread to talk about matchups, share predictions, find stream info, react to results and more. You can also chat live in our discord channel. Feel free to discuss any event, not just the featured events!
Poultry Days June 10-11 in cloudy Versailles, OH
Poultry Days is a famous recreational ultimate tournament dating back to the 1980s. See tournament site here in all its glory. Plus the complete unencrypted list of team managers and their contact info. Read more here.
The Columbus Pride will be hosting a PUL game against the Atlanta Soul Saturday night at Poultry Days. Tickets are free (donations encouraged), livestreaming and other info here.
Follow: Tournament Site, Festival Site, @Oshadega
Minnesota Warm Up June 10-11 in both stormy and peaceful Eden Prairie, MN
Men's Teams – Schedule and Results
Mixed Teams – Schedule and Results
|Minneapolis Sub Zero, Madison Mad Men, Minneapolis Mallard, Golden Valley Knights of Ni, Des Moines DeMo, Appleton Timber, Edina High School, Winnipeg Street Car, Edina Nomad, Rochester (MN) Spin Doctors, Duluth Dingwop, Minneapolis Dinkytown Doughboys, Minneapolis The Body, Fargo The Fargoats, Apple Valley UFO |
Follow: Tournament Site, @MPLSMallard, @Ultiworld, @UltiworldLive
|Minneapolis Surly, Minneapolis The Force, Lake Elmo Pushovers, Minneapolis Bird |
Bay Area Classic June 10-11 in partly cloudy Fremont, CA
Women's Pools – Schedule and Results
Mixed Pools – Schedule and Results
|Pool A ||Pool B |
|Bay Area Fab ||Oakland Lol |
|Sunnyvale Void Cat Rewind ||Long Beach Just Add Water |
|San Francisco Off Their Rockers ||Bay Area Ultraviolet |
|Bay Area Tempo || |
Follow: Tournament Site, @BayAreaDisc, @Ultiworld, @UltiworldLive
|Pool A ||Pool B |
|Sunnyvale BW ||Los Angeles Lotus |
|Bay Area Lit ||Bay Area Donuts |
|San Francisco Mango ||San Francisco Firefly |
|San Francisco VU ||Berkeley DR |
|San Mateo Air Throwmads ||San Jose Moonlight |
Masters, GM, GGM Regionals Several regionals for Masters, GM, and GGM divisions will take place this weekend or next (or already took place last weekend). See here for a list occurring this weekend. Which region is most interesting? Discuss the teams and react to results below.
Follow: @USAUltimate, @Ultiworld, @UltiworldLive
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2023.06.10 07:39 cheeseandcrackerso_O Why do so many car classifieds (Marketplace, Craigslist etc) say “has cold ac” usually early on? Why is that the focus point?
Isn’t that kind of sketchy or is there a reason for this?
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2023.06.10 07:24 Practical-Border-265 Apartments in Midtown, Inman Park
I am an incoming grad student moving to Atlanta. I'd like to live in Midtown or whatever area would be as safe as possible. I have a lot of friends that live in Midtown which is another motivator as I do not know if I will have a car as of right now (they can drive me to campus if need be).
I am also looking for an apt. that is 1200/month. For the sake of this discussion, I am looking for a 1 or 2 person apt that I can have this rate at. I have looked at a lot of different apartments online.
Some that I have looked at are:
-Auburn Glenn (not in Midtown but seems good)
-Link Apartments Canvas
-Townhouse Atlanta (between downtown and midtown)
-25 Bradley St SE (small apt. in O4W)
-Crest on Peachtree
I'd like to hear from anyone their opinion on the areas (Inman Park, Midtown, O4W) or the specific apartments, or completely new apartment suggestions. I just need to narrow down my search somehow and hear from people who are actually in Atlanta or have lived there.
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2023.06.10 01:28 NuclearWasteland Today I chose violence. Lets talk about EGO.
Never again will I buy a gas engine mower for a small plot.
Quiet, variable speed blades, does not scare the animals, even the chickens will follow along after bugs, no fumes, the batteries can be used in an ass ton of very nice home owner tools, machine is light enough I can wrestle it out of anything it gets stuck in, power capacity can be expanded with additional or improved batteries, NO BELTS, like driving an RC car around the yard, zero turn design, cupholder that won't vibrate the fizz out of your drink because there's no attached explosion box.
Seriously, I'm done with gas engine anything related to mowers. It's also easier on the grass and soil because the whole machine is not shaking like a concrete vibrator, liquifying the wet soil and displacing it under tire tread anywhere that is not perfectly dry.
I did not realize how badly the engine vibration was impacting myself and my landscape till it was absent.
I've thrown my lot in with Ego. Stupid name, great products, promised continued battery compatibility with ALL their tools. I use the mower batteries in a battery bank for camping. Can't easily do that with the engine in a gas mower that just sits idle in the off season. The high CFM leaf blower is amazing. The flood light is contractor grade. The push mowers are light, quiet, reliable, and chew up unkept lawns like a champ. The string trimmer is, well it's a good string trimmer, I dunno. Electric variants of those have been pretty good for a while if you pay enough.
There are places for gas mowers, and def for larger property applications, but this is the future, electric is viable, so so off brand batteries are available cheaply. There is no reason for me to spend on a comparatively priced fuel burner going into an increasingly EV future. It plugs in to charge as simple as my phone, and has a charge plug FOR my phone beside the aforementioned cupholder, of which there are two. There is an available shade canopy that is sturdy enough to act as a light rollover bar, and mount for an equipment box or yard tools.
Seriously, go electric. It made mowing my rough hilly forested 2 acres actually fun, like a little off road adventure every time. The zero turn is surprisingly capable on things other than flat lawn.
There is a reason Craigslist and Marketplace are flooded with free gas mowers.
The chainsaws are also pretty nice, and a major reason for my electric choice is fire. No heat and spark making engine, which after massive sustained fire evacuations a few summers ago is a HUGE deal. Not only is there no hot exhaust to worry about, but also no exposed friction heat sources, such as obtuse belts and pulley systems. This is not the flat-belt drive 1920's. Direct drive that shit with an enclosed high torque variable speed motor.
It has nice LED lighting, so you can near silently mow at night, even in a residential area, when the sun is down and it's cool out, and nobody will care because unless you chew up a rock or big branch nobody is going to hear it through even the most basic of vinyl frame double pane window.
I am using this thing outside it's intended spec's, and am using it hard, and it keeps going. This is the sort of machine the average home-owner actually needs, but marketing and bravado says otherwise.
It is not commercial equipment, but if you actually do need that, this brand is also expanding into that market.
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2023.06.10 00:38 leahbluee ILPT Request: what can I do with a man’s phone number full name address and school
so I’m a bit delulu and I hate him and I’ve already signed him up for the British army every military branch in the us Craigslist ad for feet pics car dealership multiple std sites escort website and another sex website that I’m waiting to get verified on but I want more ideas I’ve also hexed him but I don’t feel it’s enough pls help
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2023.06.10 00:26 Internal_Prune_5108 contracting 101
Residential Contracting 101
With over 20 years of building experience, I would like to share with you my insights in navigating becoming a successful contractor. With many different avenues of the building world its key to understand what problems will arise on any given day. A man once told a saying that stuck-the 6 p’s in life- Piss Poor Preparation leads to Piss Poor Performance. Preparation builds everything in construction, without preparation the jobsite will not run correctly. The best advice I was ever given was to learn a little about every trade giving you the ability to understand trade lingo and secrets. An example would be painters use the terminology flash; this means when the sub structure bleads through the paint. Subcontractors will give the best pricing if they respect your knowledge of the industry. If the subcontractor feels they will have to hold your hand through the job they will charge an extra fee…i.e. I call it the aggravation fee. In this blog I will explain the key elements in finding success in all aspects of the industry. Contracting is a physically and emotionally demanding job which requires planning and foresight to complete projects on time within budget. Picking your customer is just as important as picking your employees or subcontractors. I have worked for some of the most demanding customers leading me to question at the end if the job was even worth it. Sleepless nights, constant changes, lack of payment, lawsuit threats, adding work that was in the contract are just a few things you could face with a tough customer. With so many moving parts at all times it is critical to be able to adapt to changes within a short time frame. Materials will come in damaged, subcontractors will be late, employees will get sick, but the deadline you set does not change. The stress can be overwhelming at times keeping your mind in a good place is key to navigating all that is thrown at you. Choosing your client picking the right jobs-Keep these questions in mind The first question to be asked is what the time frame is to start the job to see if it fits within the timeframe for your business. If the time frame doesn’t work then move on from the project or let them know when you would be available to start. If the client really wants to use, they will wait until you are available. Taking on too much work will only lead to problems. Construction is a serviced based business, staying on top of the project and client will eliminate an unhappy customer and construction issues that will be over seen. With online presence if details are missed and customer service lacks it will only be a matter of time the phone will not ring. The second question to be asked to the client is do they have a budget in mind for the project. If they answer yes this is good, follow through with what the budget is. If the budget seems low let them know, this will eliminate a tire kicker, educate them on what the price range could be. If the budget seems reasonable then continue the discussion to the next question. If they answer no let them know that you can give them an estimate to see if the project is feasible with their finical capabilities. Taking on a job that is not correctly budgeted will lead to an unsatisfied customer due to non-transparency of the construction cost. The third question to be asked is anyone else bidding on the job, if the answer is yes, understand you might just be number check for the contractor doing the job. Dig a little deeper and find out how many numbers they are getting and why. If your business model is to be competitive be completely transparent with customer, this will gain trust with them. Let them know you get what you pay for and if you they choose the lowest bid it could lead into lack of quality of work.
The fourth question I will ask is there any specific subcontractors they wanted to use. If the answer is yes then I would explain to them you only use the subcontractors you have a working relationship with. Otherwise, this could backfire as the subcontractor might not show, do subpar work, talk behind your back to the homeowner. In my experience I would stay away from using any homeowner to alleviate problems down the road. A quick conversation now can save headaches down the road. The fifth question I will ask are planning on getting the job permitted, this needs to be known it takes more time for the permitting process. Plans will have to drawn submitted and approved to the city before work can commence. The sixth question I will ask if a residential remodel is are you going to be living through the remodel if yes understand this will take more time to navigate the project due to answering questions and cleaning the house on a daily occurrence. I would recommend seeing if the customer would be willing to move into an Airbnb or friends for at least the demo portion of the project. If they do plan on living through the remodel add a couple hours a day to accommodate the extra time that will be required. The seventh question I would ask in a residential remodel is how old the house is to see if there is asbestos that would need to removed by a proper company. A home built before 1979 will most likely have some asbestos in the house, use a licensed company with proper insurance to dispose of the materials. If everything looks good to this point find out a little more about the client personality. If the client seems reasonable, I would bid the job. Unreasonable people can cause you more stress than its worth. These are some red flags I would look out for. Some jobs are not worth the money. Very demanding in the way you are going to perform your job- I.e., tell you how you are going to do your job- You’re the professional not them! Give you a hard time about your price- haggle with price you estimated- The price is the price! If they are a family with little money and you want to help them out is one thing, if they are trying to beat you down is another. Mention they have a lawyer-there is no need for them to bring up that they have a lawyer - Run for the hills as if the job goes south, you will be the one losing out! Tell you what the payment terms are. It’s your business you get paid how it works for your company. If you want to get paid every Friday, put it into your contract-If the clients do not agree move on it will save you frustrations If they talk bad about the last contractor, chances are they will talk bad about you. There is a reason why the contractor does not work for them anymore, unless he did subpar work this a red flag Clients are using an interior decorator that will purchasing all of the materials- The materials could be ordered incorrectly by the interior designer your company will not make the mark-up it deserves. Interior decorators usually add time to the job as well as act like your boss. Charging a little extra for the time and stress that it will entail is only fair. Clients want to purchase the materials- You are using your knowledge to buy the correct materials-The mark up on the materials keeps the doors open working for wages only pays the bills The husband and wife do not get along-You will become the mediator between the couple it will lead to taking sides a losing proposition- A drama free work place is always best! Dangling carrot-if you do this job the next one will be better-Only look at what there offering at the present moment, if its not a good fit do not take the job for a job down the road…Its not worth chasing a job that might not happen! The Art of the Sale First things first selling your company is all about presentation. In meeting your clients for the first time show up with a collared golf shirt tucked in, belt, nice jeans, and newer shoes. Have a truck that a clean, no dents scratches, preferably washed the day you are going into your meeting. Have a leather note pad that is clean no dirt or paint visible. Show up 5 minutes early, if you’re running a little late shoot them a text to let them know. Treat the situation as if were going on a first date, best foot forward. As you introduce yourself give them a warm greeting, letting them know you are very interested in the work. Find out a little about them, hobbies, where they lived, etc etc. You are going to be working with them on a daily basis its nice to know what makes them tick. Having a good working relationship from the start is key forming a solid relationship. As the conversation progresses find out who wears the pants in the family…ie who’s the final decision maker. If its fits the wife, chances it is…..then kindly let the husband know happy wife happy life when their in a stall mate on an issue. As your looking at the project throw in some suggestions of what you think would look good from past experiences, this will get their attention that you have knowledge and want what’s best for them. If you see ways to save them money in their project let them know, money is a large point of the sale keep that in mind. Mention that you’re not the least expensive contractor but you’re not the most expensive either. Your customer satisfaction is your number one goal which leads to more time spent on keeping them happy. One happy customer will lead to another, one unsatisfied customer leads to work in the future. Bring up the fact the finishing the job on time is key goal to your business, many contractors run several jobs at once causing the jobs to be finished way behind schedule. You must stand out as having integrity, good morals, and the ability to problem solve to get the job. The clients will be testing you to see if you’re a good fit as well. Keep in mind as you take your notes that you must not forget anything they mention as it will come back before the job is completed…i.e. we mentioned that to you before we started the job! Take pictures of the proposed area for work, that way you can use it to better right your estimate. Let them know you will give them a detailed outline of when the job will be completed letting them see how long each phase will take and correlate it with your payment schedule. Before you leave their house let them know when the estimate will be sent to them. MAKE SURE YOU HIT THAT DEADLINE! Once you sent the email over with estimate make sure you get confirmation that they received it. Wait at least 2 days before checking with them, hopefully they contact you first! If they want negotiate the price, let them know that it is the best price that you can manage, its not worth losing money before you start. I closed 80% of the work I estimated by being very transparent and friendly. If you come off with an attitude charge double what the going rates are you might only land 1 out of 10 jobs as well as getting the reputation of being expensive. Bidding the job Looking up industry standards on pricing is what I would go buy for pricing. If you google the coat of any installation there will be a cost range for everything. Looking at the cost ranging from high to low I would tend to be in the middle. Some items might be low on the internet if this is the case use your best judgment not to lose money. Closing sales is key to success and keep the doors open for business. Being in the middle on pricing is key as most customers shy away from contractors that are extremely low or high on the price range. I tend not bid out hourly as wages do not pay for retirement. Bidding is better as customers no the exact price of the cost of construction. It also keeps the job moving quicker as time and material contractors take longer to complete projects…Thus costing the client more money and valuable time they could spend in their house. Using a Contract Using a detailed estimate tied to a contract covers your butt in 99% of the time. Having a piece of mind that every aspect of the job is covered in the estimate and contract protects both your company and the client. Key terms to include in your estimate/contract are. Have a schedule on excel showing the start dates and dates of each trade this will show the customer you are organized with time lines. If not written in the detailed in the estimate the item is excluded- This ensures if its not written down its not included. TBD- To be Determined- A phrase on a line item that has yet to had final decision of products or service needed. -The pricing will follow the decisions to be finalized Give out what your written warranty will be for parts and labor this changes state to state. If the homeowner provides the product than no warranty will be given on that particular item. In the contract have a start date and end date with the verbiage subject to change due to weather, product delivery, change orders Have a progress payment schedule to ensure the client understands when funding will be expected-Including if not payment is rendered service to the project will stop. Have written terms of how change orders will be charged-cost plus 20% or a set fee Make sure in your contract that arbitration is required versus going to court- This will save lawyer fees and going to court Many contracts can be found online and each state requires different contracts
Finding leads Finding leads is easy with the right network of people. I personally do not find working for friends or family members a good fit. Relationships get strained when money is involved, causing undue stress for both parties. I have listed a couple of ways to build a network or find work using the internet. Get in contact with realtor’s- Realtors have a big client base of homeowners who need work done Contact local Architects to see if they are working with any general contractors Leave some business cards at your local materials suppliers-Doowindow/lumber-many times clients will ask salesman for a referral. Join a business networking group- BNI is one of many Join a internet website lead generation company- Houzz, Angie’s List, Home Advisor, thumbtack, Yelp run an ad on craigslist Use a marketing company to market your website-This could become costly with little results Create a Facebook business page Create a Yelp business page
Building your subcontractor base Having 2 subcontractors for every trade, gives you the flexibility of completing jobs on time if the one the subcontractors is too busy at the time you need their service. Your subcontractors are the face of your business, choose owner run companies that are professional. Check to make sure there license are up to date..ie workman’s comp, liability insurance, state license. Choosing subcontractors with lettered vans, logoed t-shirts is s key to looking professional in the clients’ eyes. In the past I have gotten a lot of subcontractors for material supply shops, stopping by jobsites, researching the internet using Yelp, Home Advisor, etc etc. Once you get one good subcontractor ask them if they know any other trades they would recommend. One good subcontractor leads to another in most cases. The key to having a good group of subcontractors is to let them know that you are there to get help them get the job done. They do work for you but without them you are nothing…keep that in mind! Make them aware a clean jobsite is required at the end of everyday to ensure the proper safety for all parties including theirs! Over the years I have referred a lot of companies work when there is only 1 trade needed. Referring work to subcontractors is a good way to get top priority when you have work that needs to be completed ASAP. Timing is everything in times of emergency having a good group of subcontractors will make your business run smoothly. Pay your subcontractors immediately after performing work, this will make them feel appreciated! A happy subcontractor is one that will gladly go the extra mile for you knowing that there not just a number to your business! Buying lunch once a week for the jobsite is always a good token of appreciation!
Supervising In supervising any jobsite its key to monitor everything from materials on hand, weather, vehicle parking (if applicable), jobsite safety, and subcontractors’ workmanship. If you hired a professional there should be little supervision in the work being performed, on rare occasions a new hire might need some mentoring to get the results completed correctly. If you see a problem with there work address it with the worker directly, no need to call his boss…. building repour with the worker letting him know you got his back goes miles down the road! Checking in on the job first in the morning to answer any questions or changes that need to be conveyed and once in the afternoon to make sure all work be completed is done per construction industry standards. A job that is run blindly will have many more issues than one that is watched over. I have seen many jobs with no site supervision, leading to subpar quality work as well as safety hazards. Its better to be like an eagle than cluck like a turkey!
Working with the City/Inspectors On permitted jobs the city and site inspector will be a large part of how smoothly the job runs. Each phase of construction has an inspection allowing for the project to continue. Make sure your subcontractors are aware that the project is inspected before starting the job. The best way to stay on his good side is to provide a clean jobsite and having the job built to the highest standards possible. When having the site inspected be courteous to the inspector asking any questions or concerns you have with the work during the job. Being completely transparent will save you aggravation of problems down the road. The more he trust you the better if you seem sneaky or rude he will make your life a living nightmare! Many inspectors will have an attitude towards you….I suggest keeping quiet and doing what ever he wants….he’s the boss no need to get in a pissing match you will not win at. How to deal with irate customer Stay calm during any argument with an irate customer. Never raise your voice or show that you are bothered by their disgruntled behavior. If the customer is trying to get more from you than agreed upon stand your ground. Worst case scenario is you walk from the job, which in the long run be more of a loss for the client. I have only run into a couple of these clients; they are unreasonable and not worth losing sleep over a few dollars. Its best to terminate the relationship as it would be my best guess that a referral from this customer would not be one you wanted anyway. If you feel it was just a miscommunication on your end, take reasonability and remedy the problem. Taking accountability for your mistake will go a far way in their eyes and on future issues that arise. Prepping the homeowner pre-construction Before starting the job, it very important to give the homeowners a warning of what will happen during the construction process.
- All furniture in the proposed working area must be moved- I would recommend having the clients take care of this to limit the risk of damage to their belongings.
- There will be dust that will be in the house up to 3 months after construction-I would recommend hiring a construction cleaning company at the end of the job even so after it is cleaned dust will be present months after words.
- There will be conflicts between you in the homeowner at some course of the job. - You will do your best to eliminate them as quickly as they arise-i.e. material damages, miscommunication, job delays
- All decisions on materials must be made before the start of the job- this will eliminate job stoppage due to materials not being on site.
- All materials will be on site before commencement of job-
- Payment structures must be made per contract otherwise job will stop until payment rendered
- Cars are to be moved out of the driveway- Ensures ease of loading and unloading of materials/tools
- Give the specific hours that workers will be present- i.e. 7-3:30
- Determine what areas are allowed to be used as staging for tools/materials
- If animals are present in the home that they put outside or in a room during the day
- All valuables in the house are locked in safe
- Ask if using client’s household bathroom is okay or to bring in Porter Potty
- Being transparent as possible is key to keeping a great relationship with your client!
During Construction During construction it is key to take detailed photos to eliminate any damages that were not caused by the construction process. I would also make a video to ensure all areas are included. All subcontractors should also take progress pictures to ensure if problems arise in the future, they will not be responsible for any work that they did not perform. Keep an on-going log of progress to the homeowners and share the pictures for there records. This will keep homeowners excited of the progress being made. When the house is gutted to the studs it is important to have construction photos showing where all utilities are run in the walls or sub floor. If there is a problem in the future there will photos showing all utility locations. Protect all flooring with plywood or floor protective. I also like to protect front door and tarp all areas where subcontractors are to be working. Make sure to cover any chandeliers/furniture/doorways with plastic to eliminate dust. Ask the homeowners if they have any concerns that they could think of. We’re all human and possibly a detail was missed! Post Construction Phase If the project went smoothly appreciation should be shown to the customer. Find out if the husband likes a particular type of liquor. Bring the wife a bouquet of flowers. Send a Christmas card to the family letting how much you appreciated the work. You know you have done a good job if they tell you they will refer you to their friends. The best compliment you could receive is a good referral. In Summary Try to find a knitch in the market, I found kitchens to be a great remodel projects. Bathrooms are tough as they are small, expensive with little profit margin with every trade involved. Windows/doors are also another great knitch as they can be installed quickly. There are so many different remodeling items that can be stream lined to make the selling installing process flawless. Once the core group subcontractors are in place the job almost runs itself. Every day is a learning experience with new materials or methods in construction. Keeping up with codes, materials, fluctuating labor and material cost is a job within itself. Anyone can be a contractor with the right mindset.
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2023.06.10 00:10 steliogural I sold my 15' civic on craigslist in 2 days ($12k) and got $4 more than CarMax offered me (8k).why did they lowball me?
Pretty sure i could got even got an extra $1-2k had i waited to sell since i had multiple people contact me days after it sold.
Why did CarMax lowball me so bad? Thought their markups were ~$2-3k? They would have bought my car and made an easy $5-7k instead of just buying it from me at a reasonable price..
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2023.06.09 22:22 Jack18232 Thoughts on 2014 Mazda 6 I Touring for $13,950 from a private seller?
I have been looking for a while but my 2006 Mazda 6 hatchback just died and I need something relatively quickly, found a 2014 Mazda 6i touring for $13,950 asking price on craigslist, 68,000 miles.
Does this seem like a fair price if I get it checked out by a mechanic pre purchase? I want something kind of sporty but good for road trips. Terrain is New Mexico but I don't do off-roading or anything. I prefer hatchbacks but it seems that the private used car market is mainly joke prices, beaters, and salvage titles right now. I absolutely prefer to buy used, but seems like all the cars less than 10 years old are in dealers hand right now and they are almost asking MSRP for 5 year old cars with like 80k miles. I have considered buying a new 2023 Mazda 3 Select hatchback but idk if it is financially worth it in my eyes.
I am not committed to Mazda, its just what I know and I like their styling and interior quality. So if you have any alternative suggestions or arguments for buying new or used from a dealer let me know.
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2023.06.09 21:13 ApolloImBurning Anti Stall Racing - Sports Car Series (GT4 + LMP3 running on Thursdays 8 PM CEST)
Here at Anti Stall Racing we've had a few amazing IMSA series with the GT3, LMP2 and GTP cars but we're ready for a change! We're happy to announce that registrations for Season 1 of our new series, the Sports Cars Series, featuring GT4s and the newly added LMP3 are now open!
The GT4’s and the LMP3's will have their fuel limited for a mandatory pitstop during races, the series features open qualifying per-class and for the GT4 drivers no car changes after the first round they participate in to prevent people swapping over week-after-week.
The top 7 finishers of each class at the end of the season will each win a percentage of the prize pool. The series features a €5 entry fee for the 8 events.
All of the rounds are broadcasted and live commentated on by our amazing in-house commentators on our YouTube channel. Incidents will be monitored live by our Race Control team and will also be investigated post races, leading to potential sanctions according to our ruleset. Schedule 22/06/2023
– Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari - Grand Prix 29/06/2023
– Donington Park Racing Circuit - Grand Prix 06/07/2023
– Circuit Zolder - Grand Prix 13/07/2023
– Daytona International Speedway - Road Course 20/07/2023 – Break Week 27/07/2023
– Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle 03/07/2023
– Road Atlanta - Full Course 10/08/2023
– Circuit de Jerez - Ángel Nieto - Grand Prix 17/08/2023
– Okayama International Circuit - Full Course Series Format Race Day
: Thursday Practice (45 min)
: 5:15 PM UTC (7:15 PM CEST) GT4 Qualifying (12 min)
: 6 PM UTC (8 PM CEST) LMP3 Qualifying (12 min)
: 6:14 PM UTC (8:14 PM CEST) Warmup (5 min)
: 6:25 PM UTC (8:25 PM CEST) Race (45 min)
: 6:30 PM UTC (8:30 PM CEST)
For more information and to know how you can join, visit our website page here: https://www.antistallracing.com/iracing-sportscar-series-season-1
You can also join our discord through here http://discord.antistallracing.com/
We hope to see you on the track!
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2023.06.09 20:53 pablomoney Great experience in Atlanta
I’ll preface this with, if you know what vehicle you want, are paying in cash and the location is near you, I don’t know why you would buy a car anywhere else. Finally found the SUV that I wanted and did it all online in a matter of minutes. I live about 20 minutes from the Atlanta location so I was in and out in 20 minutes tops. The guy (Greg) that helped me out was really nice and professional so I don’t have a single complaint.
I realize my experience may not be like a lot of others since I didn’t finance, get delivery or have to travel far but wanted to make sure I spread some respect their way. It all worked as advertised.
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2023.06.09 20:01 dayladavid I bought a used car from Craigslist, and the seller did not get it smogged beforehand. I got it smogged and it failed due to missing parts. Can I unwind the sale?
Located in California.
Car is a 2002 Lexus. I was not aware that the seller was required to provide smog certification at the time of the sale. I was assured by the seller it would pass smog. After I bought the car a slew of other problems arose that they did not disclose(dead battery, overheating, overdue for tons of maintenance). I went to get it smogged and was told it failed due to a missing vacuum tube part plus a couple sensor errors. I've contacted the seller and they offered to get me all the parts and get it smogged at their family's shop. But at this point, I don't know if I want to deal with more headache with this car. Can I request to return the car and get my money back? Or am I obligated to let them try to get it to pass smog? The title transfer has not happened but they filled out the online release of liability form.
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2023.06.09 19:38 tanoinfinity Rescued a Kitten, Need Help Rehoming
Last night I saved a kitten (maybe 8w old) from the middle of the road. It may have been clipped by a car, as it's limping. I've called all the local rescue operations and they are full. The one shelter in town is full. The two people who said they'd send me other numbers to try never did. One lady told me others would tell me to dump it. I'm afraid to post an ad on Craigslist as I've heard animal abusers pick up animals from there.
Posting here in desperation. I have no idea what to do.
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2023.06.09 17:53 coopsbabycoops Switching from Hyundai
Bought my first car by myself in September of 2020. A 2018 Hyundai Accent with 18k miles for 14k OTD including GAP and service warranty. I love the car but I've been hit with the break-in. Repair happened and now I'm ready to move on. My car sits at 52k miles and is in great condition. I have about 5k in equity. Thinking of upgrading to a Toyota Corolla. Have my eye on 2 different 2020s. One is an LE with 39k miles. The other an L with 30k miles. LE is 2k cheaper. I live in Atlanta and just need something to get me to work and around town. I drive on the highway so I'm sure these are both upgrades from my Accent. I'm more concerned with gas mileage and reliability than anything else. Would this be a good idea or should I just enjoy the car I have?
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2023.06.09 17:20 im_h2o Moving for climbing.. sort of. Any suggestions?
I recently landed a fully remote job and now I have the opportunity to move anywhere I want. There is not a city or state that really calls to me, I haven't had the chance to travel a ton. However, as you can guess I am an avid climber (mostly bouldering but I enjoy sport as well), and proximity to outdoor climbing will factor in to my living choice. I don't necessarily need "after work" type access to climbing, but I do want day-trip accessibility to a variety of climbing areas (up to ~2.5hr drive). Accesss to at least one great gym is also non-negotiable, but this isn't too much of a concern in most major cities at this point.
A few non-climbing things that I am looking for in a home, but are negotiable
- Not ridiculous COL
- Medium to large size urban area with a realtively young population
- Good airport (mainly need good accessibility to the east coast)
- Don't need a car for most of your daily life, but not prohibitively expensive to own one
- East is better than west for me
The places I am considering now are:
Tier 1: Philadelphia, Charlotte, Knoxville
In the running: Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, Lexington, Pittsburgh
Unlikely: Colorado Springs, Denver, Seattle
Does anyone have experience living in any of these cities (particularly the tier 1 options) and have good or bad opinions you can share with me (climbing related or not)? Any other cities I am missing which I should look into?
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2023.06.09 15:32 Kilaskwiral [TOMT][news article][2000s] Story about someone buying a car on eBay/Craigslist/equivalent but it turns out to be a toy model of that car
Title explains most of it. Guessing 2000s but I don't know. Also I have it in my head that it's a Renault but that could be a completely false memory. My attempts at Googling just returns current eBay scams rather than this specific story.
Thanks in advance!
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