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Old 08-19-2005, 07:24 AM   #15
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on another Forum I frequently visit, a member unexpectedly died leaving wife and young children. The Forum members pitched in to help the family, wtih selling a car that was in the middle stages of restoration, and the lady knew nothing about what to do to sell it, get it finished, etc. It really took the burden off her for that and raised some needed cash.
The difference there is all the info was forthcoming, photos and descriptions were presented, and the obvious truth was plain to see.
You can't blame anyone for being sceptical and careful in this day and age when rip- offs and scams are everywhere expecially on the net.
I think our community here would be helpful if all the "cards were laid out clearly on the table".
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Old 08-19-2005, 07:25 AM   #16
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on the other fourm i belong to [thunderbirdnest.com] we routinley help out our brothers and sisters,and even have a group called the gypsy thunderbirds that's mission is to donate and or help the needy.
Oh, by the way, I need a new fridge for my 36 little shiny MH,
Can you help a brother in need?
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Old 08-19-2005, 07:56 AM   #17
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Chikagirl, you still have not given us any information about how you know this person. I think 5 people have asked and all you could give was "I have talked to her" and "my DA friend talked to her." And in an online world, friendly forum or not, it makes sense for people to ask questions before they help anyone.

I think most of us here count ourselves "lucky". I'm sure their are many stories here of how people have not only rebuilt their airstreams, but rebuilt their lives. And how many small business owners are there here? (pause for a minute while we raise our hands) I think we can all sympathize with her story.

Too bad you didn't post "how do I create a classified add for my friend?" The response would have been much different.

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Old 08-19-2005, 08:25 AM   #18
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I wonder if it is important to disclose that one is a broker or sells refurbished airstreams professionally (i.e. not just randomly on eBay) when looking for help with selling an airstream for someone 'in need'. It make me feel uncomfortable to think that someone is possibly acting as a broker but not disclosing that fact to everybody.
I mean that sometimes a footprint on the internet can get real big...

I could be could be wrong - it is only the first few hours of our vacation!
Whether Im a Bible salesman, a nuclear scientist, or make jelly donuts... I dont think it really matters. I havent hidden anything and this was a genuine attempt to HELP someone which is shaping up to look like a waste of time in this arena. The mercy shown is the mercy received.

And I can think of another place right now Id like to leave a real big size 12 bootprint
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Old 08-19-2005, 08:26 AM   #19
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Cmon, this is so bogus. Where are they going, Costa Rica or Mexico??? Don't they have an appointment with the Dentist yet? You're telling me that someone actually would go to Mexico from America for new teeth? I ask you, who has done this? Anyone? Furthermore, this is that "third party" scam that is so prevalent. Walk away and you won't get hurt.

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You're telling me that someone actually would go to Mexico from America for new teeth? I ask you, who has done this? Anyone? John
I have and I would do it again. Have you ever seen any mexicans with bad teeth?

It is amazingly less expensive and quality work. (of course you will want to do your home work and find a reputable dentist) Many border town dentists are frequented by Americans that have known for a long time that insurance rates here in America are quite frankly RIDICULOUS!

Estimated Cost for dental work in the US, 5k. I had it done in Ciudad Acuna (South of Del Rio TX) for 450 dollars. How about them apples? No problems to this date, I did it four years ago.
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Then I certainly stand corrected, and I hope I didn't offend anyone, and I apologize if I did. But I still think the offer to sell the Airstream is a scam. It's the third party selling part that's the dead give away.

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I have and I would do it again. Have you ever seen any mexicans with bad teeth?

It is amazingly less expensive and quality work. (of course you will want to do your home work and find a reputable dentist) Many border town dentists are frequented by Americans that have known for a long time that insurance rates here in America are quite frankly RIDICULOUS!

Estimated Cost for dental work in the US, 5k. I had it done in Ciudad Acuna (South of Del Rio TX) for 450 dollars. How about them apples? No problems to this date, I did it four years ago.
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Cmon, this is so bogus. Where are they going, Costa Rica or Mexico??? Don't they have an appointment with the Dentist yet? You're telling me that someone actually would go to Mexico from America for new teeth? I ask you, who has done this? Anyone? Furthermore, this is that "third party" scam that is so prevalent. Walk away and you won't get hurt.

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Extensive Dental surgery
US cost: $28,000
South American: $9,000
Add in an economy airline ticket and still far less than half price.
60% or so of the people in this country dont have insurance
or havent you heard?
Why do you think Canada has such an enormous prescription drug business?
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But they can buy an airstream? Go ahead, buy this one, but be warned, many many of us have this same sort of scam hoisted upon us.

BTW, from the US Census bureau, in 2003, the latest reporting year, 15% were without health insurance - http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthi...hlth03asc.html

yes Dental is a problem in this country. But this is still a scam.


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Extensive Dental surgery
US cost: $28,000
South American: $9,000
Add in an economy airline ticket and still far less than half price.
60% or so of the people in this country dont have insurance
or havent you heard?
Why do you think Canada has such an enormous prescription drug business?
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humanitarian effort

Im going to post in the classifieds with pics and contact info
after I call and get her ok to do so. She doesnt know how
or is even aware of this place...that may be a good thing
considering whats happened here.

I wasnt asked to do this nor do I have anything to gain personally.
It was completely my idea.

If anything seemed vague or that information was "withheld" I am
sorry that was not the intention.

I'll put a link here in this thread for easy access once its posted and
anyone can make their own contact if desired.

BEFORE this is even brought up...I have already personally stepped up to the plate.
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BTW, from the US Census bureau, in 2003, the latest reporting year, 15% were without health insurance - http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthi...hlth03asc.html
yes Dental is a problem in this country. But this is still a scam.
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there

You're ACTUALLY going to believe the government quoting you
this type of statistic?

Now I have some beachfront property in Wyoming I think you'd be interested in.
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ask for a photo of her mouth for all the naysayers here.
if i had extra $$$ i would be glad to donate.....but i have a hard time even eating 2wice daily and paying for gas let alone rivets.
and that's another question,why are the rivets so darn expensive? what a ripppppoff..........i had some sent for $40 for 100 and they looked just like the ones i get at ace hardware for $4.99
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ask for a photo of her mouth for all the naysayers here.
if i had extra $$$ i would be glad to donate.....but i have a hard time even eating 2wice daily and paying for gas let alone rivets.
and that's another question,why are the rivets so darn expensive? what a ripppppoff..........i had some sent for $40 for 100 and they looked just like the ones i get at ace hardware for $4.99
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well lets give it a chance to see if the Airstream for sale is for real, and not worry about her teeth!
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