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Old 12-02-2009, 07:14 AM
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Cool The barter system.

I am discovering the hard way that people do not hold up thier end of the bargain. In the past I have helped people out with the use of my shop, a small repair hear and thier. Parts at cost, in trade just get me a bottle of the rum I like. I am finding out the hard way that people you thought you were helping out are really only out for thier own gain.

Anyone else ever experience this? Just scanning through a few threads I can see that these people are not returning the favor. A hand shake used to mean something in this world, looks like those days are fading.


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Old 12-02-2009, 07:26 AM
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Bill your one of the good guys ,and I appreciate everything you done to help me out,if you ever need anything you know where to find me.

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I've seen it too, mainly in my business I've noticed the price of people intergrity has really dropped. Personally I still help anyone until they've burned me, I sleep better at night knowing I tried to be the good guy even if they weren't.
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i try and use the system as much as i can when dealing w/friends and family.here lately i have been coming out short.sometimes it works ,sometime it does not.people are out for them selves more than ever now that the economy has tanked.sometimes its just worth paying for what you want.
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Bill you know it's a long walk to where your at !
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Yup, It doesn't seem to matter if people make 2k or $2.00 an hour anymore. NOBOBY GIVES A SHI-. And it's becoming more familiar Horray for me and the hell with you. Very Sad indeed.
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Yup, It doesn't seem to matter if people make 2k or $2.00 an hour anymore. NOBOBY GIVES A SHI-. And it's becoming more familiar Horray for me and the hell with you. Very Sad indeed.
Seems to me it's been that way for a long time.

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I thought maybe it was me. Thanks for the kind words guys !! I have one person in mind. He cracked his boat some years past and had me band aid it and he was told this may come back. Because it was not fixed in side. So it did and we completed a 20,000.00 insurance estimate to complete the repairs being told along the way I would be repairing the boat. Well needless to say that check shows up{yeah x-mas is here} and the boat is band aided somewhere else because I refused to repair it wrong. Boat sold with no discloser and the next boat shows up. This upset me, a 2 nd party convinced me that the guy is a good guy. I swallowed my pride and did a small repair in barter and was taken again !!

I hate to be made a fool and I am always honest with people, even if they do not like to hear what I am telling them.

Let's all make it a point to be honest and move forward. After that Presidential Speech last night I think we need to take a good look at ourselves and see who really means something and who does not.

Let's all think positive and make honest agreements verbal or on paper !!

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I thought maybe it was me. Thanks for the kind words guys !! I have one person in mind. He cracked his boat some years past and had me band aid it and he was told this may come back. Because it was not fixed in side. So it did and we completed a 20,000.00 insurance estimate to complete the repairs being told along the way I would be repairing the boat. Well needless to say that check shows up{yeah x-mas is here} and the boat is band aided somewhere else because I refused to repair it wrong. Boat sold with no discloser and the next boat shows up. This upset me, a 2 nd party convinced me that the guy is a good guy. I swallowed my pride and did a small repair in barter and was taken again !!

I hate to be made a fool and I am always honest with people, even if they do not like to hear what I am telling them.

Let's all make it a point to be honest and move forward. After that Presidential Speech last night I think we need to take a good look at ourselves and see who really means something and who does not.

Let's all think positive and make honest agreements verbal or on paper !!

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Same thing happens in my business, shops call me for an estimate because they know that i am pricey and the quality reflects it. then they go cheap. I just started charging 250.00 for an estimate for people I don't know to be refunded to the cost when repair is completed.
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