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For donation options, here is a link to a prior response -
For sale, here is another answer I previously gave to same type question -
Sounds like your biggest problem will be narrowing your list to a limited number of models, and deciding what brand names you are willing to consider to narrow the field.
You can search for websites blogging complaints for each model you are considering to see how they rate with users, and you can also go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at www.nhtsa.gov to see how many recalls there have been on a specific model and year.
Most dealers these days have websites with their listed prices for new and used cars that you can browse to get an idea of available listed prices.
I would also recommend that you check out the used car values (free) for models you might be interested in on www.edmunds.com and on Kelley Blue Book - www.kbb.com
Those 2 sources will give you a lot of negotiating power, because they list what the dealer pays the manufacturer on new cars, shows what people have been paying for each vehicle model and model year, and shows used valuations also. There are undoubtedly other such sources also - these are just the ones I have used and seem to be the best known.
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our beautiful new home; I’m thrilled the house was built locally. The quality of construction, outstanding teamwork, excellent communication, responsiveness and prompt, expert service have been exceptional in every way.
I looked nearly everywhere to purchase a new home before choosing Black’s and am highly pleased with
the outcome. I know I got great value for my money, as well as great service; AND, there were NO unpleasant surprises.
Everyone on Black’s staff provided great service across the board with timely communications, professionalism
and expertise. Calls were returned promptly and the few minor adjustments needed were addressed quickly and completely to our satisfaction. Experience and genuine interest were the hallmarks of the Sales team’s input as they helped customize my floor plan. I didn’t buy the most expensive model, yet I was treated like a VIP throughout the process. Each crew member was genuinely committed to our satisfaction and worked hard to prove it. I can’t count the times someone stopped what they were doing to ask my input or preferences. Good communication is key to a good outcome, and I got both. The SINGLE item (and that’s minute, considering it’s a big house) that fails to please is the poor quality of one set of vertical blinds. Otherwise, everything has been outstanding.
The quality of construction is excellent. Several friends who stopped to see the house and who work in construction trades have commented on how well the house is built and appointed. Attention to detail and thoughtfulness are obvious in the home itself and were also demonstrated by those who worked on the house after delivery. Their work was meticulous and thorough; many of them treated it as if they were working on a house for their own family. The difference that makes when you’re making a major life purchase like a home is HUGE.
I tend to be a perfectionist : ) and I’m thrilled, overall, with the house and Black’s and Champion in general. As exciting as purchasing a new home is, it’s also stressful, so I ‘m also grateful for the humor, friendliness and professionalism everyone showed. And (this is a big deal) everyone cleaned up after themselves. There was no garbage or litter left behind. Some crews had to move birdfeeders, etc., and I was really impressed that after the job was done, they put everything back where it had been. Frankly, that was a very pleasant surprise. They could easily have thought “that’s not my job” - but every detail mattered. That says a lot about both their work ethic and the respect they have for their customers.
It was typical for those working on the house to go the extra mile, right down to a member of the interior crew thoughtfully installing the last two flood light bulbs in the kitchen ceiling and leaving a reminder note to store touch up paint out of the cold during winter months. I mean: who does that anymore!? Answer: Pretty much everyone I met at Black’s. They couldn’t have done more to earn my trust or to prove their determination to make me happy and give me the house of my dreams. The superlatives I use are sincere and well deserved. (And if you’re curious, no, I’m not related to anyone at Black’s or Champion – I’m simply a very happy satisfied customer). I met a lot of strangers that now feel like friends.
Everyone I met worked hard and did so with a great attitude. I highly recommend Black’s and Champion to anyone considering purchasing a home and encourage you to see for yourself. If you’re going to purchase something as
expensive and important as a home, you owe it to yourself to visit Black’s. I believe they are committed to providing outstanding products and service, as well as to customer satisfaction after the sale. They sure bent over backwards
to make sure we got things the way we wanted them!
This is when the manager explained to us that the buyer is often aware that the car has been wrecked even if it isn't on the CarFax. And the buyer may not disclose that information to the person doing the inspection. Given our mechanic had spotted the problems so quickly, we have to question the caliber of people doing their inspections. The high pressure push was on to get us to take another car from them. Previous rental cars, fleet cars, and cars from northern states. No thank you. Money back, please?
My son and I headed back to the window. He had given $2000 cash as his down payment. He doesn't make a lot of money as a Marine. This was his only cash. And his line of credit was tied up with the loan on a car he already returned. So, imagine our surprise when we were informed that he would received his check in 10-14 days? How did a 5 day money back guarantee become 10-14 days? After arguing with the lady, and her phone call to corporate (where no one answered), we left and went home and called our lawyer.
Thanks to our attorney, we managed to get my son's money the following day. It seemed that the wait of 10-14 days came as a surprise to the people at corporate. How many people like us have been forced to sit without a car? Or accept another car they didn't really want because their money was tied up at
Deception about the car. Deception about their guarantee. We headed to
Back to the clear coat they applied to the car for $900.00, I cannot tell any difference and it definitely was a lie that it makes rain sheet away like RainX. It does not. In adition they suggested I have it applied to the interior which darkened it's color(which I hated). They were able to remove most but not all of it inside. In addition
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