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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #8040 on: November 16, 2017, 02:23:35 PM »
https://thepointsguy.com/2017/11/meet-the-man-whos-earned-1-2-million-united-miles-by-renting-cars/
Seems to me like it'd be hard to make the math work on this unless you were going to be paying a lot for your car to start with.

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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #8042 on: November 16, 2017, 03:26:30 PM »
https://www.wsj.com/articles/rabbis-dinner-has-outgrown-new-york-city-venues-1510793608

Rabbis dinner, lol. Such an understatement when they learn what shluchim do for their communities.
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« Reply #8044 on: November 16, 2017, 04:04:41 PM »
https://americanliterature.com/author/mark-twain/essay/taming-the-bicycle

This was a hilarious piece and goes to show that, probably, sarcasm wasn't invested in the midatlantic after all.

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« Reply #8046 on: November 16, 2017, 04:16:40 PM »
So he claimed to be Israeli and not Jewish or that wouldn't have helped?
See Nas Daily

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« Reply #8047 on: November 16, 2017, 04:18:47 PM »
See Nas Daily

Link? Is there a button to press to blow up Kuwait and all those other places instead? :)

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« Reply #8048 on: November 16, 2017, 04:24:38 PM »
Link? Is there a button to press to blow up Kuwait and all those other places instead? :)
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Nas+Daily+Kuwait+Airlines

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« Reply #8050 on: November 16, 2017, 05:04:42 PM »

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« Reply #8051 on: November 16, 2017, 05:08:26 PM »
Yup

a) well done kuwait, you discriminate against your own kind and b) just a reminder that we're still in golus and the lengths our enemies will to knows no ends.

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« Reply #8052 on: November 16, 2017, 05:18:54 PM »
Seems to me like it'd be hard to make the math work on this unless you were going to be paying a lot for your car to start with.
Not really - if you really don't mind the time aspect (deal breaker for me). Let's say he pays on average $26/day - that's $780/month. He gets a luxury car, including insurance. Even if he wasn't making any miles on the deal - that's not crazy. No maintenance. Car ownership (including maintenance and insurance) on a luxury car is not much less than that (if at all). Factor in that he made 150K MP miles on the deal - it's a no brainer
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« Reply #8053 on: November 16, 2017, 05:33:37 PM »
Not really - if you really don't mind the time aspect (deal breaker for me). Let's say he pays on average $26/day - that's $780/month. He gets a luxury car, including insurance. Even if he wasn't making any miles on the deal - that's not crazy. No maintenance. Car ownership (including maintenance and insurance) on a luxury car is not much less than that (if at all). Factor in that he made 150K MP miles on the deal - it's a no brainer
If you're talking about needing a luxury car before this whole shtick, the math can work out (which is what I meant when I said 'paying a lot for your car to start with'). But if your total cost for a lease+insurance is, say $300, you're not coming out ahead doing this. The miles side of it is nice, but you can't truly deduct that from the calculation unless you're literally selling those miles (in which case you're not valuing them at 2cpm).

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« Reply #8054 on: November 16, 2017, 05:36:18 PM »
If you're talking about needing a luxury car before this whole shtick, the math can work out (which is what I meant when I said 'paying a lot for your car to start with'). But if your total cost for a lease+insurance is, say $300, you're not coming out ahead doing this. The miles side of it is nice, but you can't truly deduct that from the calculation unless you're literally selling those miles (in which case you're not valuing them at 2cpm).
Plenty of people pay for a luxury car. I think cost is higher than $300 on average for lease+insurance+maintenance. Also don't pay for tax+title+license. I think you are making it out to less than the actual.
And disregarding all that, most people here would pay $780 for 150K MP. In that case, he got a great deal on miles and got free car to boot
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