Saturday, November 18, 2017

Twayler

Day 24

Negotiating Tactic

7:50am
Yesterday afternoon, I was on the phone with The Truck Stop, the RV dealer recommended for selling Twayler [Possibly a consignment sale].

The guy wanted to know how much I wanted for Twayler. Then began negotiating with me by knocking stuff about Twayler.

That's OK with me. Let him knock away! I just let him talk. Anything he says does not change anything. The guy is going to phone later today in order to negotiate some more.

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Have not made up my mind
I've not figured out exactly what I shall do with Twayler. But I do know one thing for sure. I am leaving Lone Wolf RV Park before the end of November.

And, Twayler is going with me. I'll be using Joshua, the same fellow who towed Twayler to Apple Valley.

By that time, I should have figured this all out.



10:37am:
Ding redux
Do you recall my Blog/rant against Apple Computer for using Dings? A bunch of Readers came to my aid by informing how to find out what the Ding was trying to tell me.

However, my Blog/rant was not about trying to find out what a Ding was trying to tell me. My Blog/rant was about why Apple is using Dings at all!

When Apple wants to communicate with me, they do NOT send me a Ding. Apple sends me a message.  In English.

For example, Apple has been on me for running out of storage space in their iCloud. Apple wants me to subscribe and pay for additional iCloud storage space.

You see, Readers. When it's in Apple's interest, they know how to communicate. It's just for things that are going on with my iPhone, Apple Computer really doesn't care very much. If at all.




1:57pm:
Info about Twayler
I learned from the RV dealer, The Truck Stop, that right now is not a good time to sell an RV. Better, after the first of the year.

Also, because many RV owners store their vehicles during the next several months, RV storage is hard to find. And when an RV storage place is found that has room for Twayler, the rent is expensive.

So, I am going to get Twayler cleaned up, and ready to sell. Then store her right here  at Lone Wolf RV Park in Apple Valley.

Twayler at Lone Wolf 
[Last year]


7:57pm:
Snow Mountains
This afternoon while driving to the mall area of Apple Valley, we viewed a spectacular cloud formation.

We took a pic. To us, the clouds appear to be snow mountains!

Whatta you think? Do the clouds look like snow mountains to you?


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15 comments:

  1. George, you are comparing apples and oranges. The ding is a result of an application, such as texting, it is not a solicitation for more funds. As long as an application is attached, facebook, clock, reminders, whatever, it will ding. Hope that clears it up for you.

    Jim Bob in St Augustine....

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  2. The options for what sound—or none at all—an application event will make can be chosen at System --> Sounds & Haptics.

    Some applications have only one option for sound notifications and these can be turned on/off by scrolling all the way down under System until you see the application then click the right-arrow and then the right-arrow for Notifications (if any are available for that application).

    In Address Book you can set custom ring tones and text message tone for each number.

    Alert sounds are brief and probably beat having your iPhone yakking at you every time something happens.

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    1. HI Eric,

      I'm not looking for a solution to the Ding thing. As I wrote above:

      "However, my Blog/rant was not about trying to find out what a Ding was trying to tell me. My Blog/rant was about why Apple is using Dings at all!"

      George

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  3. If they did not make any sound, but sent you a printed message, you woildn’t Know it until you picked up the phone and looked at the screen. If they played a voice message, you might be in a place (church, funeral home, etc) where that audio message might not be a good thing. The ding is a compromise.

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    1. I guess that is why when I am in a theatre and signs displayed at front door of a funeral home, church, in dentists' or doctors' offices, or hospitals, etc., they want us to turn off our cell phones; they don't want dings, programmed yakking, or conversations on cell phones. It has become a common courtesy nowadays, but it seems people forget to turn them off quite often. The ding isn't as irritating as the programmed yakking. I've even walked over to a person in the doctor's office who was constantly getting voice alerts, tapped him on the shoulder, and pointed to the "turn cell phone off" sign; he would roll his eyes and walk outside to answer his voice alerts. I'll take the dings any old time rather than listening to voice alerts in a public venue.

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    2. Hi Dee,

      I get it now. You love Dings!

      George

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  4. Hello! I think this is my first comment ever here. I'm in the hospital recovering from a YUGE cancer surgery that has saved y life! I had no symptoms but a few months ago a very serious caner was discovered on my unsuspecting being. I find your blog to be very reassuring as I determine to live my 2nd chance to it's fullest. We recently sold our 32 ft. motoryhome named Windy for a 19 foot van conversion named Frauline Helga (made by Hymer, you see) and we plan on traveling the West early and often! Thank you for your blog! ~ Stevo

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    1. Hi Stevo,

      When you are on-the-road again, you shall be one of the fortunate ones called a:
      Cancer Survivor!

      Your life will never be the same. Did you have chemo?

      Did you experience that even drinking plain water made you feel terrible? Now, you will begin to enjoy drinking plain water sooooo much!

      I promised myself that when I beat down my damn cancer, I would eat my food sooooo slowly. Enjoying every bite! When I now eat with friends, I am always the last to finish my meal. While my cancer-free friends are gulping down their meal [What do they know?]

      I have faith that you and your wife shall be having the
      time-of-your-lives traveling the roads of the West! Yes-sir-ree!

      Would you please send me an email? Or a comment would be cool. With a comment, you could clue all the Readers in about your new adventure! 😎

      See ya,
      George

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  5. You don't get "dings" and I don't get people naming their RV, car, truck or any other object.

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    1. Then why do you call yourself,,, squire

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  6. I sometimes get the impression that if people didn't have "something" to whine about they would search until they did. As the old saying goes, "they would complain if they were hung with a new rope". There's a simple switch on the left side of the iPhone that when pushed to the back position, turns off all sound. The phone will still vibrate but not "ding", "talk" or even whistle the star spangled banner. It's easy to use and efficient...

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    1. Hi igrif,

      Whine?

      I did not Blog asking for how to deal with iPhone's dings. Why did you presume to offer me one?

      BTW, what I did Blog about, is why Apple Computer did not create an iPhone 7 [The one I have] that has messages in English, instead of messages in Ding.

      George

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  7. George, great comment to Stevo. I've commented before about pricing Twayler. Everything sells at the right price. A consignment lot makes their money when a unit sells. If it's overpriced and just takes up room on their lot, it's a loser. If they're negotiating with you, it's because they think you're overpriced. If they're telling you this is a slow time to check back later, they don't want your rig at the price you're asking. The longer you own it, the more it depreciates. You'll be incurring storage charges, possibly charges to have someone tow it somewhere, maybe insurance and registration.

    Price it so it sells and move on. This is not RVing season in some parts of the country but it is perfect RV weather in a large part of the country. At the right price, someone will travel across country for to purchase an RV. Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving. Bob

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    1. Hi Robert,

      Thank you for the compliment about my reply to Stevo! 😎

      About your comment on selling Twayler:
      I will be heading out of Apple Valley, on November 28th. Bound for San Diego where it is warm, compared to here. I shall leave MsTwayler stored here at Lone Wolf. Costs $50/month for storage.

      I paid cash for the Apex. So, there are no payments. No loan interest.

      Storing the Apex until January, then putting it back on the market costs $100 total for storage. Registration fees are not due until September, 2018.

      George

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