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Old April 21st, 2007, 08:57 PM   #16
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We show up in our stealth SUV. Same make, model and color as many bridal limos. The only thing that gives it away is that it's not a stretch version. This way we sort of blend in and at the same time give a subtle hint of quality.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 12:10 AM   #17
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We show up in our stealth SUV. Same make, model and color as many bridal limos. The only thing that gives it away is that it's not a stretch version. This way we sort of blend in and at the same time give a subtle hint of quality.
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....and????? So, do you put logos on your car or not? We all show up in some kind of car, truck or suv.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 10:39 PM   #18
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"Also it allows us to write off the expenses of our vehicle, and up to $800.00 a month of payments per year. "

wierd..
my entire car, fuel, maintenance, registration etc etc is written off on tax.. about 7 to 8 a year... as a businesss expense..

Its a standard Ford sedan (dunno what you call them in the US) but the payments of the car itself, plus everytign related to it is written off on tax.

Its under a hire purchase, where you buy the car, on an agreement of hiring it, with a final balloon payment. Once "hired" the payments u make are actual repayments for the ownership of the vehicle itself.
THis works a treat as in lets say 2 years, u decide u want another car, u jsut trade it in and transfer the entire account to the new car..
You dont even have to pay off the old one.. (EXCEPT for the balloon payment <which is the estimated devaluation of teh vehicle itself>
From there though, that balloon payment of teh first car can be added to the second..
In turn u can keep doing this for as long as u like..

Another thign is to always purchase insurance on teh loan itself, as jsut in case u cannot make a payment during injury or quiet times (yeah right) ur covered, <ie they insurer wil pay those repayments until youre back on your feet>

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Old April 23rd, 2007, 12:56 PM   #19
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I work full time in the print industry and vehicle graphics are an exploding trend. I can tell you that those who do decide to add graphic "wraps" to their vehicle almost always experience a significant jump in the number of leads they get (I can't speak the part about being an easier target for theft- first I've heard).

It's getting easier and cheaper for printers to do this which is good and bad. Good because it's more widely available and for constantly lower pricing. Bad because you have guys with no idea what they are doing trying to do it which can result in substandard work that won't last (a lot like the wedding video business!) If you decide to go with a vehicle wrap, email me and I can probably recommend a reputable installer/designer in your area.
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Old April 30th, 2007, 02:34 PM   #20
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I'm taking it a small step at a time. I'm starting with the Lic Plate, and as business grows, who knows.
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Old April 30th, 2007, 02:55 PM   #21
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I have a color matching vinyl sign on my rear window which inculdes an unlisted phone number and website along with my name and video production. And about drawing attention to yourself, it's a little late for that, since the color of my truck is labelled 'solar yellow.' hehe. I would say that I have received one wedding directly from the sign.

I can see where people are concerned about having thier stuff stolen. But security has a lot to do with it. Keep your gear close, locked, alarm system etc.

Either way, I like my sign, but I can see a day when I won't have it.
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Old April 30th, 2007, 10:44 PM   #22
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I have advertising on my vehicle. It seems to generate a nice response. I park it out in front of my studio and people stop in saying they have seen the car on the road, then saw it in the parking lot, and realized where I am located!

It is cheap advertising and provides repitition.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 12:10 PM   #23
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oh boy do i feel sorry for you....you bought a PT-Loser too. My wife has one and for some strange reason it has to be trailered to a city 45 miles away to be worked on at least every 2 months (local dealership will not work on the car since we did not buy from them)

Seriously though the graphics look cool on that. It is simple but effective. I am impressed
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Old May 1st, 2007, 02:00 PM   #24
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oh boy do i feel sorry for you....you bought a PT-Loser too. My wife has one and for some strange reason it has to be trailered to a city 45 miles away to be worked on at least every 2 months (local dealership will not work on the car since we did not buy from them)

I am just over 99k miles and am running just fine... knock on wood :)
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