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Old 05-09-2014, 03:05 AM   #21
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In Dec 2011 I bought a used Passat from a new car dealer and put the whole thing ($18,500) on a credit card. I negotiated the total price before we talked about payment methods, so I know they didn't raise the price to include the transaction fee.

I am military and they knew I was putting the car on a boat the next day to ship to my next duty station in Europe, so I had to have the title and the car that day and couldn't wait even 24 hours. When it came time to pay I explained that my bank's closest branch was 7 hours away, so I couldn't get a cashier's check in time. I gave them 2 options: they could either accept a personal check from me or they could let me put the whole thing on a CC. They took the CC...
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:12 AM   #22
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I'm sure there were lots of other options besides the two I offered, but I wasn't going to volunteer them. And yes, I paid off the credit card the next day!
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:00 PM   #23
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You didn't want to wait for the bill and then pay it on the due date and get 20-50 days of float? (Not that float is all that valuable these days).
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:48 AM   #24
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I would have waited, but I really was moving overseas. It's a pretty chaotic experience (I've moved back and forth 5 times), and I wanted to tie up every possible loose end ASAP so I could focus on finding a house, etc.
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