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5 Worst Things You Can Do When Buying Winnipeg Used Cars

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Buying used can be a great way to save on a vehicle. However, it also comes with a degree of uncertainty. After all, it can sometimes be close to impossible to know what happened to the used vehicle before, and what could eventually go wrong with the used car. Inexperienced used car buyers are particularly vulnerable and are more prone to fall for sales tricks. But by knowing some of the classic mistakes to avoid, you should increase your chance of actually ending up with a good vehicle that will last. Here are some of the mistakes you should never commit when buying a used vehicle.

Not Taking the Car for a Spin

Did you know that a shocking 20% of people were said not to take a used car on any type of test drive before buying? Not testing your vehicle could either lead to buyer’s remorse, or worse. So, make sure that you take the used car for a test drive and see how it performs under different conditions. This is especially important if you don’t have thorough knowledge of mechanics to do a summary inspection on used cars.

Not Bringing Along Someone Who Knows Cars

If you can, bring a friend, or even a mechanic you know with you if you’re thinking of buying a used car. They’ll often be able to see flaws and warning signs of used cars you wouldn’t be able to see. It will then be your decision to still buy the vehicle and drive the price down or look for something else.

Trusting Private Sellers

A lot of people may want to avoid the dealer and think that private sellers are a better option, but there are many issues here. For one, there is no real way that you can verify the reputation of the seller.

On the other hand, you’ll be able to look up Winnipeg used cars dealers easily and see what type of reputation they have. And even if the private seller has the best intentions, they often won’t have as much knowledge about a vehicle as a dealer and might not be able to give you all the information you need. A dealer is also more likely to introduce some kind of in-house warranty for the vehicle.

Buying at an Auction

This is another option a lot of people consider when buying used cars. However, buying at an auction is probably one of the worst things you can do if you have no prior experience. In these cases, you’ll only be able to make a visual inspection of the vehicle, and it’s sometimes impossible to know the amount of damage it actually suffered. This should only be left to the experts, and still they get it wrong sometimes, so beware.

Not Asking for Reports

No matter what you do, always ask for a report on the vehicle before you buy it. Little do you know the vehicle could’ve been salvaged and sold to you at a premium. Getting a CARFAX report, for instance, will tell you virtually everything the vehicle has gone through. This is the only way you can get a certifiable history on the vehicle.

Being a used car can be a great decision when you know how to go about it. Do your research, stay realistic, and don’t fall for the sweet words of a dealer so you can protect your investment.

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4th of July Sales

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4th of July means a day filled with fireworks, barbecues and festive celebrations of American independence. But in between all the festivities, this holiday offers a ton of online shopping deals  Get discounts on grills and swimsuits, plus find deals on travel essentials, fashion, bedding, electronics and more.

Abercrombie & Fitch: Take 20% off nearly everything at Abercrombie & Fitch today.

Act+Acre: Hair care is 30% off site wide, so treat your tresses for less.

Adidas: Shop athletic gear and loungewear and save $30 when you spend $100 or more. Use code SAVEMORE.

Aera: Through July 5, take 40% off diffusers for pleasant aromas throughout your home.

Albany Park: Right now at Albany Park, enjoy low prices — up to 35% off — on cozy yet sophisticated home furnishings.

Alex Mill: Even if you’re not familiar with Alex Mill, you’ll likely recognize the brand’s workwear-inspired jumpsuits — and right now the brand is offering rare discounts of up to 50% off.

Allbirds: This Underscored-favorite brand is offering up to 50% off a ton of men’s and women’s footwear styles — including the Tree Runners, Wool Runners and more — now through July 7.

Allform: Save 20% sitewide, thanks to Allform’s Summer Sale, when you use code JULY20. Plus, get free and fast delivery on your order.

Alterre: Customizable shoes are up to 80% off sitewide during Alterre’s Midsummer Sample Sale, now through July 7.

Amazon: You can always count on Amazon to bring sizzling sales to the table, and right now you can shop summertime deals on all the essentials.

Amerisleep: You can get $450 off any mattress with code AS450. Plus, pillows, mattress toppers and bamboo sheets are all 20% off with code USA20.

Anthropologie: Take up to 40% off elevated bohemian home goods and an extra 50% off sale fashion.

Apple: Apple’s Back-to-School promotion is already live, meaning college students and educators can get a gift card worth up to $150, plus 20% off AppleCare (on top of already-discounted pricing) on Mac and iPad products.

Arhaus: Artisan-crafted seating from armchairs to sectionals and more is 15% off or more during this summertime sale at Arhaus.

Artifact Uprising: Calendars, photo prints, stationery and more are 15% off sitewide and 20% off orders of $150 or more. Use code SUMMERDECOR.

Ashley: During the annual Stars & Stripes Sale, shop furniture and mattress deals for the entire home.

Auraglow: Using code CNN20OFF will let you take 20% off your entire order, now through July 5 on the brand’s official Amazon storefront.

Avocado: Sustainably made mattresses and bedding are up to $500 off, no code needed.

Awara: Score up to half off all mattresses.

BaubleBar: Take an extra 20% off sale items — from jewelry to phone cases and more — during this 4th of July event.

Ban.do: Save 25% on super-cute homewares, apparel, accessories and more through July 5.

Bear: Score sitewide savings, plus get free sleep accessories with the purchase of a mattress.

Beautyrest: Save up to $1,200 on luxury mattresses and adjustable bases.

Bed Bath & Beyond: Take 20% off any one item during the Beyond Big Savings event, plus find savings on a ton of furniture and home essentials.

Benchmade Modern: Take 20% off custom sofas and more now through July 8.

Best Buy: Shop steep discounts on all your favorite tech and appliances.

Big Fig: Take $500 off mattresses engineered for plus-size sleepers.

Bio Bidet: During the Red, White and Blue Savings Event, find discounts on a bunch of bidet styles.

Birthdate: Shop personalized astrology candles and jewelry and score up to half off during Birthdate’s Birthday Sale, happening now through June 30.

Bokksu: We love these curated boxes of Japanese snacks, and now you’ll get up to 20% off with code FREEDOM24.

Brooklinen: This brand has earned top marks on linen and cotton sheets, plus rave reviews on cozy socks, laundry detergent, down comforters and more. Enjoy 15% off sitewide and up to 35% off bundles through June 27.

Brooklyn Bedding: This brand makes mattresses that work to regulate your body temperature on multiple levels. Shop 25%-off sitewide savings now using code JULY25.

Buffy: Score ultra-soft sheets and plush comforters for 20% off or more.

Burrow: Find deals up to a whopping 75% off. Bestselling indoor and outdoor seating are up for grabs, plus storage, accent pieces, rugs and much, much more.

Crate & Barrel: Find savings across categories, from rugs to outdoor furniture to kitchen essentials and more.

Crocs: Save up to 50% on these shoes beloved for travel, gardening and everyday wear.

Cuup: A bunch of Cuup’s iconic bras are just $50 right now.

Zoma: Don’t miss this promo: Save 25% off any mattress when using code SLEEP25 at checkout.

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Bud BagsTM Launches The World’s Standard Secured Delivery Bag

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Introducing Bud Bags an eco-friendly and secure new way to transport cannabis. These biodegradable courier bags, blend sustainability and security. These bags are for the environmentally conscious and engineered for unparalleled protection.

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These bags have tamper-evident security made with features to detect and deter theft. Often they are equipped with unique seals to indicate when unauthorized use or tampering has occurred. These bags are typically used for the transportation of valuable items like cash, cannabis, or documents.

Most bags are made of plastic and mylar so they are not biodegradable. However these bags can be cusomized.

Bud Bags allows anything to be transported without knowledge. They are opaque with an adhesive strip that let you know it’s been tampered with, which means that if something’s missing, it is the company not the courier.

Bud bags is working hand and hand with ASTM International, an international standards company in transportation. ASTM International, serves over 12,000 ASTM standards operate globally. The standards are defined and set by them, as they improve the lives of millions every day. Combined with our innovative business services, they enhance performance and help everyone have confidence in the things they buy and use.

Its good to be carried by the best.

 

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The Perfect Travel and Summer Sandal

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Ipanema sandals are based in Brazil, and the sandal is named after one of the most famous beaches worldwide. Ipanema sandals are made with a durable Flexpand 100% recyclable plastic and use at least 30% recycled materials, while 99% of all factory waste is recycled or reused.

I Turkey this summer. Last year I really needed a sandal that looked great but handled well in water. Have you ever notice that a lot of summer shoes slip and slide when it rains? Also the beaches of the Mediterian  They take up no room in suitcase or a purse, are incredibly light being that they are all made of rubber. It feels like you are wearing nothing at all, yet are sturdy. These are perfect and you will not need another pair of sandals for anything.

I got the Ipanema Women’s Class Edge Glow Sandals ($32). The Ipanema Shimmer sandals are so soft, and feel great. They are silent when you walk in them, with no noise on the ground and no noise of anything hitting your foot. They also have a section on top that connects to the band around your ankle; this is the shimmer part. The strap is adjustable and o nce adjusted you do not need to undo it each time, making them very easy to slip on since the material is so stretchy.

I will definitely be ordering more.

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The Sweetest Mother’s Day Gifts

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This Mother’s Day there are so many sweet ways to show you love her. Some of our favorite treats are on sale now.

M&M’s Mom Dispenser

Create personalized M&M’S chocolate candies to fill this dispenser for Mom’s birthday or Mother’s Day.

Your customized treats will be delivered by the handful with every twist of the turnkey.

The taste is the tried and true that you always love. With bright colors and fun prints, Mom will love everything about this treat. It’s a perfect gift with a keepsake candy dispenser that can be used again and again. Truly the gift that keeps giving.

Ethel M Chocolates 5-Piece Truffle Sampler

Truffles are always the answer! Our favorite flavors are now available in a NEW 5-piece Sampler Collection. Creamy, rich ganache filling is expertly coated by gourmet dark, milk or white chocolate shells. Made in the traditional style from a cream and butter-based chocolate ganache, each exquisite chocolate gem offers an exploration of flavor in every bite. 

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

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M is for the. . . 

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Many ways you can show your mother, or the mother of your children, or anyone who is like a mother to you, just how much you appreciate and love them. Here are a few suggestions that will make you the hero of Mother’s Day! 

Back by popular demand is Jessica Sherr in her sold-out one-woman show entitled Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies.  Sherr is a joy to watch as she reveals faces of this legendary actress you’ve never seen—her disappointments, her sorrows. 

Her characterization is so spot on that you’ll want to hug her when Bette is hurt and cheer for her when she’s on top of the world. Sherr’s ability to convey the mercurial nature of this iconic star is a marvel to behold.   

Don’t miss her this time around—it’s a real tour de force performance and one every mother will love. Sherr will be performing this well-written and gorgeously performed piece at the Triad on West 72nd Street on May 15 only.   If you’re in a sentimental mood this year, you’re invited to an Unveiling of The Baby Promise, An Elegant Collection of Mother’s Promise Rings, by Shana Farr on Thursday, May 9th from 5 – 7 pm at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South. You may recognize Shana from her many cabaret appearances both here and abroad. Not only is she an accomplished actress and singer, but a mother and accomplished jewelry designer as well.   

Shana and Austin

What is the Baby Promise? It’s a vow she wrote when her son, Austin, was born and it lovingly expresses what every mother wishes for her child, and for herself, but never fully articulates. The complete version is available in a book she wrote of the same name, featuring artwork by–who else?–Austin. The Baby Promise Ring is a reminder of that sacred bond between a mother and child, exquisitely executed and available through Amazon.  Check it out at Thebabypromise.com.   

The ring is the quintessential way to express gratitude to the mother of your children; it comes with a copy of the book and is a perfect gift for any expectant mother.   

John Bolton

John Bolton

And if the lady you wish to honor is a fan of road trips, take her to the Bucks County Playhouse in Doylestown, PA for Noises Off, starring John Bolton.  It’s a quick ride from New York by car, with lots of interesting see there, like the Hammerstein home Highland Farms, or the shops in nearby Lambertville. Lots of fresh produce is available from roadside farmers. Or go in the other direction up to the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut, about two hours from the city. There you’ll have your choice of The Mystery of Edwin Drood starring Lenny Wolpe or A Complicated Woman with Klea Blackhurst.  You can’t miss! 

And if you insist on staying close to home, Lucky Stiff  by Flaherty & Ahrens is being brought to us by J2 Spotlight performing on West 45th Street. You can take her on Mother’s Day for the 3 pm matinee.    

As for me, my son and I play to celebrate by singing along to our favorite Broadway CDs while we play Scrabble. I just hope he lets me win at least once. 

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