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Old 03-19-2007, 08:10 PM   #1
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Bad luck...

If it weren't for it, I'd have no luck at all. I have a nice little tax return coming this week so what happens?????? My radiator has a nice leak on the top of the tank and my refrigerator died. Every penny, gone....well, it will be when I get it. Anyone have a TJ radiator for sale?

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Old 03-19-2007, 08:21 PM   #2
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At least you have the money. If you didn't have the return coming, just think of how bad that would be. Maybe it's actually good luck that both these things waited to give out until you had some extra funds.

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Old 03-19-2007, 08:48 PM   #3
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What's worse, now I really have to wait to get a mug. Worked out the yellow yet?
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:02 PM   #4
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We have the same kind of luck, kg4kpg. It's not so much "bad" luck as it is "sloppy" luck. Things work out, just not the easy way or the way you wanted.

Like Tiny said, at least it waited until you had the money coming.

I'm still sorry.
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:05 PM   #5
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What's worse, now I really have to wait to get a mug. Worked out the yellow yet?

You'll be the first to know when yellow is a go. Things'll get better and nothing that money can solve is ever a tragedy.

Sloppy luck, Amy, I like it.
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:09 PM   #6
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Do some searches on the web bro. You can find good 2 row radiators for pretty cheap these days. In a TJ you really don't need anything more than that.

And don't worry, it happens to all of us. Just think you won't have to worry about an F'd up radiator with summer coming and you can snag a cool arse fridge to keep the sudsy beverages cold.

And in all reality. It's not like your wife left you and took your dog with her so is it really all that bad.
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:09 PM   #7
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I could've bought a whole new Jeep for the money I'm paying in. I'll gladly trade you tax returns and I'll even buy you a new radiator!
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Thanks guys. Posts here are so entertaining, sloppy entertaining.
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:21 PM   #10
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Sloppy luck. Yup.


Tax return goes to cover a credit card bill, a dentist bill, & an insurance bill. At least the insurance is for the Jeep.

Gotta love it !
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Probably a stupid question but, can you fix the fridge and or radiator?

We used to fix radiators all the time back in the stone age when I was a grease monkey. You said the leak is on top, is it a pin hole or a cracked seam?

I'm not an appliance repairman, infact I just had to give up on fixing our dryer bacause I couldn't find anything wrong, took it to a shop and paid $60 to find out that it works just fine when plugged into somebody elses outlet. point being, I hate not knowing what I'm doing...no, wait, that wasn't the point..ok, point being, shops shouldn't charge when there's nothing wrong...that doesn't sound right either, hmmm, oh ya, ya might try an applience repair shop, it might turn out to be something stupidly simple like a short in the wall socket that makes you waste weeks without a dryer because you're too stubborn to admit you don't know what you're doing while your wife gets more and more frustrated and starts withholding those wifely things that make having a wife a good thing until she gets a dryer again.
I don't sound bitter do I?
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:54 PM   #12
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Hey skeeter, you ain't been drinkin' my hooch, have you ??
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Probably a stupid question but, can you fix the fridge and or radiator?

We used to fix radiators all the time back in the stone age when I was a grease monkey. You said the leak is on top, is it a pin hole or a cracked seam?

I don't sound bitter do I?
I tinkered with the fridge but no luck. I did get it a little cooler so my food hopefully wont spoil before I get the new one. I found one at the base for 800 and no sales tax. 25 cubicfoot, so lots of room. As for the radiator, it is leaking along the top where the plastic starts, I'm not messing with it. Would a shop that can refurbish it buy it for chump change? Got a deal here on WF so no worries.
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I'm not an appliance repairman, infact I just had to give up on fixing our dryer bacause I couldn't find anything wrong, took it to a shop and paid $60 to find out that it works just fine when plugged into somebody elses outlet. point being, I hate not knowing what I'm doing...no, wait, that wasn't the point..ok, point being, shops shouldn't charge when there's nothing wrong...that doesn't sound right either, hmmm, oh ya, ya might try an applience repair shop
I don't sound bitter do I?
I have a bitterness towards anything Sears now because of a similar situation as this.

If you take your lawnmower in to Sears service/repair, you are not allowed to actually talk to anyone who will be working on your machine. Just leave it at the counter with the friendly, smiling, customer service representitive. 2, or 4 weeks later you will get a call back saying it's ready for you to pick up. They tell you there was nothing wrong with it, and oh - they forgot to do some of the things that were on the list that you gave them of things that needed to be looked at/ fixed. You take it home, and the thing is still broken, just cleaner.

Next Sears bitter story. Bought a clothes washing machine there. A month after the warranty expires it breaks. Plastic gear in transmission. At least I could talk to the guy who came out to fix it. Lets me know it'll break again. We ask how could that be, we bought an "extra heavy duty" machine. Answer, shrugs shoulders, says that's how it is. $300 later, mind set now to never buy anything from Sears again.

I know it's unrealistic, but I just want to buy an appliance that will last a reasonable amount of years, lets say.....10 ? Is that unreasonable ? And, to maybe be able to speak with the guy who will be doing the work on my machine...
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10 years is way too long these days. Companies can't sell you another one if their products actually last. What were you thinking?????????
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:04 PM   #16
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10 years is way too long these days. Companies can't sell you another one if their products actually last. What were you thinking?????????
I know, I know. I must be an idiot for wanting good quality.

(oh wait, I must be stupid, Scout's already using the name "idiot" for someone )
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Would a shop that can refurbish it buy it for chump change?
I doubt it, but you can try.
The shop we took the dryer to charged us a $30 deposit because they said too many people bring in their old appliances for repair and then just abandon em when they find out how much repairs will be. they had a yard out back filled with old fridges and washer dryers.


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I have a bitterness towards anything Sears now because of a similar situation as this.
I'm mostly bitter because I spent so much time being a stubborn ass, it wound up costing me extra money and costing Amy a lot of extra work taking the clothes to the laundry matt.
The problem turned out to be corroded wires in the socket, all it would have taken was 5 minutes to take the socket apart and clean the connections but since my meter was showing voltage to all the connections I didn't think there was a problem, an experienced technician most likely would have found the problem right away but I wasted weeks.

From your story, I definately wouldn't do business with Sears either. that's ridiculous.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:18 PM   #18
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We have a working dryer now, so I'm happy.

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