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3rd Feb, 2010 | 03:08 pm

This whole car drama has been going on for 4 days now. It was really heavy and oppressive on Sunday in the dealership, mainly because I hate cars and I always feel like I'm getting screwed when I do anything involving cars. It's gotten worse each day since. Everyone there was so nice to us and set us at ease originally. They assured as that despite the finance not being resolved yet (due to IT issues) it would all be resolved the next day and our car would be delivered on Monday. We made plans around it, which we had to cancel when no car arrived. Each day since we've been told the same thing. In the morning it will happen today, in the afternoon it will happen tomorrow. The one guy who told me he'd get it sorted on Tuesday then hasn't been in the office since. At least I don't think so, each time I try to call him I get told different things, he's on the phone, an hour later he hasn't been in all day.

What I really should do is forget all about it and just wait to see what happens. Pretend there is no car, then when the car arrives it will be a pleasant surprise. If the car arrives. I'm usually the one telling bastardang not to stress out about things. It frustrates me that my car is just sitting there at the dealership, waiting to be delivered and I can't use it when I really need it because certain people aren't typing in the right boxes or signing the right forms. I hate knowing that if I don't keep chasing this, it could go on for weeks. This is compounded by how much I wish I didn't need this stupid car and how I'm proving right all those people who told me how I'd have to get a car once I had a child.

OK, fuck it. There's no car, there never was a car, there'll never be a car. None of this matters.

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shrillian

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from: shrillian
date: 3rd Feb, 2010 06:03 am (UTC)
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I'm really surprised that all of this is due to people just not doing things the right way the first time. Can you go through another dealer?

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Gravy Dan

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from: danox
date: 5th Feb, 2010 06:28 am (UTC)
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due to a few mistakes and some ignorance on my part, there'll be no car. it's all fallen through. at least it's over.

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shrillian

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from: shrillian
date: 6th Feb, 2010 08:00 am (UTC)
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I remember when I went to get my car loan from the NAB in '06. I was denied due to an overdue Vodafone account in my name.

My account was always in my mum's name (as they'd needed a credit card to open the account back in the mid ninties) so that was a shock. Turned out my wallet had been stolen in the late ninties and someone had opened an account using my driver's license and racked up a $900 bill. I talked to Vodafone, laid fraud charges and all that and had it cleared. Turned out it was a blessing as my brother found me a better loan through somewhere else that ended up saving me thousands of dollars on repayments.

I'm sure the fates have something similar in store for you. :o)

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Heidi

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from: remlap
date: 3rd Feb, 2010 09:46 am (UTC)
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Everything to do with cars is always a bugger. I'm sorry you have to get one.

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Gravy Dan

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from: danox
date: 5th Feb, 2010 06:29 am (UTC)
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thanks, I'm sorry too. only now looks like we can't get one anytime soon now anyway. financing was denied. It's mostly vodafone's fault.

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Heidi

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from: remlap
date: 5th Feb, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
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Man.. That really sucks. I had the same problem a few years ago with Virgin. A few lousy phone bill issues and your credits screwed..

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Obi-chan

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from: monkeyfruit
date: 3rd Feb, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC)
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God that sounds like too much trouble for trying to spend your money :(

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Gravy Dan

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from: danox
date: 5th Feb, 2010 06:29 am (UTC)
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that's what I think!

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Obi-chan

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from: monkeyfruit
date: 5th Feb, 2010 11:13 am (UTC)
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Aw, cars are overrated. You should get a trishaw! Only the cool people have it!

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cmariewt

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from: cmariewt
date: 4th Feb, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
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That is really really ridiculous. I have never heard of someone having so many problems getting their car delivered.

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Gravy Dan

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from: danox
date: 5th Feb, 2010 06:31 am (UTC)
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turns out it's mainly due to a $300 bill that I, for various reasons, didn't pay in time about 2 years ago. Even though I did end up paying for it when I realised, it has still destroyed my credit rating. $300!!!!

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