Car payments ruining family's life

Discussion in 'News and Current Affairs' started by SpokeyDokey, 29 Jun 2019.

  1. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    I wanted the Lc125 when I was learning but as I was skint I had to stick with the CG125 I'd bought scrap and rebuilt.
     
  2. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

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    Heres another report on the BBC which will make you give your head a wobble.

    Parents spending £1000 on a school prom!

    Their daughter is the next candidate to buy a car on finance, it all stats with the parents..

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48769244
     
  3. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member


    The thing is a lot of people can afford that amount, whilst many others are under pressure to keep up.
     
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  4. OP
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    SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey Nearly 63 - oh dear! Moderator

    A reminder that in some ways we now live in Little America.
     
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  5. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Schools could help on the prom front by not promoting them at the school.
     
  6. OP
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    SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey Nearly 63 - oh dear! Moderator

    Agreed.

    They are truly appalling occasions where the rite of passage is seemingly to do it bigger and better than the rest of the youngster's peer group. What a great example to be set to those in their formative years.
     
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  7. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    And for those that can't afford the £1,000 plus for the one evening, their kids are left out of things. If you've two leaving at the same time.

    Explains the private double decker bus being seen again, with "Private Party" as the destination.
     
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