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if you had 500 bucks....

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Formula, Jul 12, 2005.


  1. Formula

    Formula

    Jul 12, 2005
    Greenwood, SC
    would you
    1) buy a second car that you know is one owner, running awesome, well maintained, medium miles, just old and the owner got something new and is willing to cut you a deal because you're a friend of the family to drive to college (or a similar high-risk commute-heavy location)

    2) buy a second bass and drive your nice car instead

    ?
     
  2. TheNerdBass

    TheNerdBass

    Jun 30, 2005
    Detroit, MI
    First, I'd trade it for 50,000 pennies. Then I'd go to Guitar Center and buy a bass. :smug:
     
  3. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Good luck finding a car for $500...


    I'd probably finish my pedalboard, or at least get a few more pedals.
     
  4. McHaven

    McHaven

    Mar 1, 2005
    I'd take that 500, sell my current bass and buy a Rickenbacker.
     
  5. Sonorous

    Sonorous

    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    Buy the cheap car for $500, sell your nice car for a lot, and then buy the most expensive bass you can.
     
  6. Formula

    Formula

    Jul 12, 2005
    Greenwood, SC
    lol, i already did...thus the details on it.
     
  7. ArtisFallen

    ArtisFallen

    Jul 21, 2004
    that's a really good idea. ditch your car for the other one and then really go all out and get something really really fancy and/or custom made.
     
  8. AuG

    AuG

    May 22, 2005
    Fort Collins, CO
    I'd go for the car. If you live in a high commute/ traffic congested area I'd rather drive the cheap car than my nice one. You already have a bass or two right?
     
  9. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    I'll buy that Yorkville XM200T 2X10 combo I want.
     
  10. Don't_Fret

    Don't_Fret Justin Schornstein

    Dec 10, 2003
    East Coast, US
    Put it towards the Mackie Onyx 1640 mixer I'm looking at, or towards one of a set of Mackie monitors. Slowly, but surely, the home studio is being completed.
     
  11. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Buy the bass.

    I already tried buying a commuter car, and it wasn't worth the supposed savings on gas for me after I paid insurance and maintenance on the commuter car.

    -Mike
     
  12. I agree with MJ5150.

    A friend of mine who recently moved in with his girlfriend is now thinking about getting rid of his car to save even more money. They each have their own car, but now realize that it's simply redundant.

    Buy the bass.

    Don't burden yourself with the expense of running two cars unless it's absolutely necessary. ;)

    Mike
     
  13. Definitely the best thing to do.
     
  14. HEY, DAVE !!! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

    I missed you, buddy! :hyper:

    Mike :cool:
     
  15. xshawnxearthx

    xshawnxearthx

    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    me, i'd buy the car.

    good bass deals come up all the time.

    good car deals are very rare.


    every good car deal ive jumped on.
     
  16. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    +1

    The only people I know that have "beater" cars are pizza delivery drivers.
     
  17. You have a PM, bro! :)
     
  18. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Buy the car.

    I find them for less than that (in decent shape, too)fairly often. Right place at the right time, I guess.

    Current ride is a 93 Cavalier with 75000 miles. One owner, non-smoker, well maintained. Paid $350 for it.
     
  19. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Well if one pops up near Detroit, MI, let me know! :)