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Most appliance stores have a warranty to sell. If you trust the store, they usually will give you a decent warranty.
They did offer me a warranty, but it seemed to me a bit expensive.


Was wondering if anyone had a specific company that I can quote

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Just Shmooze / Re: Are you offended by the term Ultra Orthodox?
« on: October 29, 2020, 11:28:19 AM »
When used in the media it is a pejorative. Even if not intended negatively, the way that word is read by those outside the community it is describing will always be in a negative light. Words, even letters, have meaning beyond their literal definitions. They cause certain emotions and have subliminal connotations.
+1

Definitely a good initiative

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General Discussion / Re: New Chassidish Community Being Planned in Tampa
« on: October 29, 2020, 03:50:21 AM »


News flash. There are more options than FL and NY.

For Chassidishe ppl?

CMIIW, but most mosdos rely very heavily on donations. Even if the teachers don't get paid much, you still need facilities and equipment. Those things often get donated in other communities. There are also admin costs in getting a new school set up.

18 kids per class in K-8, with separate classes for boys and girls, means they need 324 kids. That's setting the bar pretty high. It's very doable after a few years, but people need to be prepared to cover those first few years until more people move down.

ETA: Another thing that needs to be taken into account is that you can't pay teachers in FL like you do in NY. All of your teachers will be living in your community, meaning they are paying $25k-30k a year in housing alone. There is no Section 8 covering things. They likely won't qualify for food stamps, and definitely not at NY levels. There are also fewer organizations to help cover the gaps. No gemachs. The teachers need to be paid properly, or the whole community falls apart.


The point it, if you average all the teachers' housing expenses, you probably won't come up to $30k. You have single teachers, newly married teachers, teachers in rent-controlled or subsidized housing, and Section 8 housing. None of that is available in this community.

People underestimate the amount of tzedaka that is given in NY communities to help keep them afloat. The #1 biggest struggle of any new community will be filling those gaps. Unless the community is being backed by people of means, it will be a huge struggle, and one that will be hard to predict or quantify.

Some very good points here.

1. Schools won't be full in the beginning
2. It'll be impossible to find cheap single files for teachers meaning that the cost goes up substantially.
3. Even regular teachers will be pretty hard ( but will IY"H ) be successful.

Bottom line is, I hope very much that this will be successful, but ppl should definitely try to get the full picture )


To be correct
They didn't took over a community at all!
It's just was easier that there is some shuls and especially a mikva on premises and some kosher food there!
There is nothing to take over ,over there, but it's definitely not comparable to
The new chasidish communities like
Linden NJ
Bloomingburg NY
Jersey city NJ
Where it's totally In a desert with no Jewish infrastructure in sight and need to build from scratch

They don't need anything except for shuls. They are currently relying on the schools etc in BP/Willy. Eventually when that are established enough they will open their own.

Here you need to have everything on day 1

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General Discussion / Re: New Chassidish Community Being Planned in Tampa
« on: October 29, 2020, 03:29:26 AM »


Also The kitchens look tiny

+100

It's the center of a Jewish home.

We all have garages, but I think I've met one person who actually parked his car in it. They are primarily used for storage (instead of basements), and sometimes they are converted into extra bedrooms, offices, or Pesach kitchens. Most cities mandate houses have at least a 1 car garage. I believe it has something to do with having a place to put your car in a storm.

Exactly what I was thinking. They probably need the garage for legal purposes, additionally it may not be legal to build that much livable SQ footage etc.

Exactly why those layouts make no sense. Why would you make a new frum community with houses that make no sense for frum families?
Small kitchens, no playrooms, no master bathtub, shared bedroom bathroom with entire main floor, nothing over 2.5k sq ft.
They're trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.

Kitchens you're 100% right
The downstairs room will become the playroom,( at least until the garage is done)
The master bathroom can have a tub added as mentioned above ( the walk in closet in the bathroom is a bad idea )

But overall when your trying not to invest a penny into the project, you will definitely need to adjust..

Are they gated? How do you stop kids from running into them?

Many bungalow colony's have ponds with no gates

Master bedroom on first floor?

And on the second.

By the way,
I wonder why people don't ask all these questions to most Monsey area residents who moved out to small high ranches or colonials.

The price is low, 2600ft is not tiny, all you need is invest a little more money to make it perfect.

True point, but a few differences here.

1. Monsey isn't that far from the city and it's within their budgets
2. Many plan to extend eventually when they can afford
3. These are pre-existing houses. When your in the buying process you choose a house based on many factors but obviously need to give in. New construction is a whole new world.

4. And the biggest difference is that here you need ppl that are willing to sacrifice and leave their entire universe behind ( obviously exaggerating ), something that's never been done in a Chassidishe setting. The more you offer the more ppl will be willing to sacrifice.

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Air Jordan Investment?
« on: October 29, 2020, 02:45:10 AM »
There's someone offering $355 Total.

PM and I will send you his number

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Any recommended warranty companies for appliances?

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: New Coin Deal
« on: September 24, 2020, 02:27:08 PM »
But most returns will probably be USPS.
Refuse the package. Then you have no return shipping costs

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: New Coin Deal
« on: September 24, 2020, 02:25:05 PM »
Is it possible to cancel an order with the Mint before it ships? Do they ship same day?
Yes, just give them a call.
Something tells me that the biggest winner here will be the USPS.
They ship with UPS
https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html
Just go to buying option in the phone menu

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General Discussion / Re: Car Lease Master Thread
« on: August 28, 2020, 01:58:58 PM »
I believe that it's lease end protection insurance but I'm not sure. This is what all the leasing companies offer

Update:
Actually I think it's excessive wear and tear
Has anyone shopped for this? Please post if you have any info about a reliable company,

Tia

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: New Coin Deal
« on: August 28, 2020, 12:20:09 PM »
Still available online.
Why doesn't it seem like there is a crazy rush to get these?
The fact that they are offering $25 kinda shows how uncertain they are that it will be a sellout

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General Discussion / Re: Car Lease Master Thread
« on: August 28, 2020, 12:17:43 PM »
are you talking about damage waivers that the leasing company will forgive you to a certain amount of damage or Lease End protection insurance? Because those are underwritten by third party companiesIINM
I believe that it's lease end protection insurance but I'm not sure. This is what all the leasing companies offer

Update:
Actually I think it's excessive wear and tear

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General Discussion / Re: Car Lease Master Thread
« on: August 28, 2020, 11:24:01 AM »
Damage waivers;

Is this something that you can research yourself?

And is it true that in States like New York the price is regulated?

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General Discussion / Re: Car Lease Master Thread
« on: August 28, 2020, 11:23:05 AM »
Can not believe how easy my lease buyout with Algo was. I used them because they were quickest Iím response time etc. I had them price match Vroom and I dropped the car off at my local Auto Lenders. The check was printed out and signed to me before I even signed the final document.
My Algo virtual inspection came in 3K
Under GM
If you extend a lease - do you get more miles? Is it prorated based in the previous amount per year?
Not always, depends on the company

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Tech Talk / Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« on: August 18, 2020, 05:31:03 PM »
Click2Call extension.

It allows me to dial numbers from the PC directly.
It didn't help even when I disabled that particular site. I changed the settings ( in Chrome settings ) to only allow it to work when I click on extension after I visit the site. It then reloads and works...

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Tech Talk / Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« on: August 18, 2020, 05:22:55 PM »
So what was it?
Click2Call extension.

It allows me to dial numbers from the PC directly.

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