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[gregoryuconn] Not a Big Expense

Postby gregoryuconn » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:20 am

I was concerned about the expense, even though I knew there was a good chance I wouldnt have to pay anything. Had I known there would be an expense, I wouldn’t have been so worried.
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Not a Big Expense

Postby GalFisk » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:28 pm

So you were concerned that you might have to pay, correct? But if you knew you did have to pay, it would be a smaller cause of concern?
Was there a concern that you'd be unable to pay?
If you knew you did have to pay, would the cost be the same as the cost you might have had to pay?
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Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:09 pm

Were you concerned about the expense for yourself, or for someone else? Expense = cost of an item, cost of a service, cost of an event, other? Is reimbursement relevant? Balancing the books? Petty cash? A loan? Is this something like having a meal with friends and not wanting them to pay for you?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Not a Big Expense

Postby gregoryuconn » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:21 am

So you were concerned that you might have to pay, correct? Yesish But if you knew you did have to pay, it would be a smaller cause of concern? Yes
Was there a concern that you'd be unable to pay? I'd have found some way to pay, but it might have been difficult.
If you knew you did have to pay, would the cost be the same as the cost you might have had to pay? No!

Were you concerned about the expense for yourself, or for someone else? Myself. Expense = cost of an item, cost of a service, cost of an event, other? Item and service Is reimbursement relevant? No. Balancing the books? Petty cash? A loan? Is this something like having a meal with friends and not wanting them to pay for you? No to the rest of these.
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Not a Big Expense

Postby GalFisk » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:13 am

Is the might-pay more expensive than the must-pay? Is the might-pay a fine? Does the might-pay come with associated problems? Such as having to go to court? Being denied entry to somewhere? Having something confiscated?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Not a Big Expense

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:23 am

Was a gamble involved? Actual gambling, or just taking a chance? Were the item and service separate issues? Was it the combined cost that concerned you? Was pre-paying relevant? Did the method or means of paying concern you?
Was it car repair, other repair?

Was scenario something like this: you suspected there was something wrong with the car, e.g. the clutch, which might be expensive to fix but at least would solve the problem... but OTOH the problem might not be fixable, in which case you'd have a much bigger problem?
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Postby Earnest » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:38 am

Airports relevant (e.g. you bought a weighting item and now you risked a fine for the wright of the baggage; if you had known about the expense you would not have bought the item so no conern would have been involved)?
Had you known about the expense did you have to substain it for sure? I mean would it have been something you were supposed to pay for sure?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Not a Big Expense

Postby gregoryuconn » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:42 am

Is the might-pay more expensive than the must-pay? Potentially Is the might-pay a fine? No, with a slight ish Does the might-pay come with associated problems? Potentially Such as having to go to court? No, again with the slight ish. Being denied entry to somewhere? No. Having something confiscated? No.

Was a gamble involved? No. Actual gambling, or just taking a chance? No. Were the item and service separate issues? No. Was it the combined cost that concerned you? N/A Was pre-paying relevant? Did the method or means of paying concern you? No.
Was it car repair, This. other repair? No.

Was scenario something like this: you suspected there was something wrong with the car, I knew there was something wrong with it. e.g. the clutch, But not the clutch. which might be expensive to fix but at least would solve the problem... but OTOH the problem might not be fixable, in which case you'd have a much bigger problem Not quite, but somewhat OTRT.
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Not a Big Expense

Postby GalFisk » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:21 am

Warranty relevant? Insurance? An accident? Who's at fault in an accident? DIY repairs or modifications relevant? Vehicle inspections? Vehicle codes and regulations?
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Postby gregoryuconn » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:43 am

Warranty relevant? Yes. Insurance? No. An accident? No. Who's at fault in an accident? So no. DIY repairs or modifications relevant? No. Vehicle inspections? No with a slight ish. Vehicle codes and regulations? Same.
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Not a Big Expense

Postby GalFisk » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:36 am

Do you probably not have to pay because the part is probably covered by warranty?
If you do have to pay, do you need to buy an expensive original part to keep your warranty?
While if the car was out of warranty, you could just as well get a knock-off or used part?
Relevant what part it is? How important it is?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Not a Big Expense

Postby gregoryuconn » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:29 am

Do you probably not have to pay because the part is probably covered by warranty? Possibly, not probably, but yes.
If you do have to pay, do you need to buy an expensive original part to keep your warranty? No, but sort of OTRT.
While if the car was out of warranty, you could just as well get a knock-off or used part? FA and no.
Relevant what part it is? Yes. How important it is? Not specifically.
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Not a Big Expense

Postby invisiblemimsy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:03 am

Does the price go up the more time passes? Is the actual period of the warranty relevant? The terms, the items covered? Second-hand parts? Guarantee on repair or part/s? Did the work need to be done in order for the car to pass its MOT?
Is it a hire car? Your own? Something which was yours/someone else’s fault?
Is it a classic car? Does the part have to be an original? Is the part something which is visible? So it might detract from the car?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Not a Big Expense

Postby GalFisk » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:45 am

Is it a part of the: controls? Interior? Exterior? Lighting? Drivetrain? Engine? Fuel system? Ignition system? Cooling system? Heating system? AC? Exhaust system? Air intake? Starter? Oil system? Braking system? Steering system? Undercarriage? Doors? Entertainment system?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Not a Big Expense

Postby gregoryuconn » Sun May 19, 2019 10:20 pm

Does the price go up the more time passes? No Is the actual period of the warranty relevant? The specific length is not relevant, but whether certain things would still be under it is. The terms, the items covered? See previous answer Second-hand parts? No Guarantee on repair or part/s? YES! Did the work need to be done in order for the car to pass its MOT? Is this like an annual inspection? Then yes.
Is it a hire car? Your own? This Something which was yours/someone else’s fault? No
Is it a classic car? no Does the part have to be an original? Clarify Is the part something which is visible? Yes So it might detract from the car? No

s it a part of the: controls? Interior? Exterior? Lighting? This. No to rest. Drivetrain? Engine? Fuel system? Ignition system? Cooling system? Heating system? AC? Exhaust system? Air intake? Starter? Oil system? Braking system? Steering system? Undercarriage? Doors? Entertainment system?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Not a Big Expense

Postby GalFisk » Mon May 20, 2019 5:20 am

Is it a non-replaceable LED light? Which is supposed to last "forever" and replaced under warranty if it fails? But which is expensive to replace if not under warranty? While an incandescent light is not covered by warranty because it breaks all the time, but is cheap and easy to replace?
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