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BMW or a new bike?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 21 Sep 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Ok I want a new bike. I have no spare cash but I could raid some savings for my son but that would make me feel bad. I have an L reg BMW 318i sitting out on th edrive in good nick with only 90,000 genuine miles on the clock, taxed and mot'd until March 08 . It gets used at the most once a week and even then it is only for a short run. I reckon I could get £2000 ish maybe.

    So....

    ...I tentatively positioned my cunning plan to sell the thing with the Mrs last night and buy a bike...erm...or two...with the cash...even though i know how she values having two cars....but...I took my life in my hands and asked the question....

    ...guess what...I got a reluctant YES!

    ...so....what do i do...keep it (it's a good car and we couldnt afford to replace it) or sell it and get a new Bianchi?

    ..or raid the savings get the bike THEN sell the car?
     
  2. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    But did she mean Yes? Or did she mean No, not really? Tough call. I had the same conversation with my Missus two weeks ago and it was only for a £700 bike. She now denies giving approval in the real sense of the word. Even though she said Yes. Said I put her under pressure (!) which wasn't fair.

    Women. You can't live with 'em and you can't live with 'em.
     
  3. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Flog the car, buy the bike and use the change to take Mrs BFTB on a romantic weekend city break - Paris is a wonderful choice.

    Bren
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...good point...and well made.

    I should just sell the car anyway right?:blush:
     
  5. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
  6. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Worse case scenario; she gets the hump. You go out on your new bike. Sorted.:blush:
     
  7. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I'm with Bren. Sell the car, buy a bike, but spend enough on her to remove the niggles she had about agreeing to sell it.
     
  8. ajevans

    ajevans New Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    That's a good one.

    I was once accused of emotional blackmail for asking for something that I wanted. She said she knew I'd be dissappointed if she said no, which would upset her. Therefore emotional blackmail. I'm a monster!
     
  9. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Tell her you want to sell the house and live in the car, so you can buy a superb bike. Inderstandably she'll flip! Anything less than that (e.g. selling the car) will be a blessed relief after the initial shock. POssibly. But if she said yes, then go for it!:blush:
     
  10. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Flowers and a foot massage would also go down well.

    On second thoughts, you don't want to over-egg it. She'll probably think you're having an affair(which you are but with a Bianchi tart).
     
  11. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Are you prepared to split the lot and sell 'em separately? :blush:

    Sorry, couldn't resist, IGMC...
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    :blush:..I could sell the mrs and keep the car and get a new bike:biggrin:
     
  13. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    You could sell the car, get a smaller one for 1/2 the cost and still get a bike, thus solving both problems at once.
     
  14. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    get rid, What possesed you to buy a BMW in the first place man? no one owns a BMW and rides a bike, all good cyclist's now that you have to pay extra for indicators on these cars
     
  15. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    Tell her that you're thinking of selling one of your kidneys.







    (I'm waiting for bonj to appear and point out that you'd get more money if you sold both of them. )