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"But I have 7 cars" #4586683
11/27/17 02:23 PM
11/27/17 02:23 PM
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Melbourne, Florida
RichardS Offline OP
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I decided to whittle down my oil stash by giving it away.

I put out an ad on fb marketplace that basically read " unemployed? Under-employed? Single parent? if you're putting off changing your oil because of the holidays, I probably have the right oil for you."

Needless to say, the response was significant.

Most of them didn't read the post, and only replied because they saw free oil, as evidenced by my asking if they were one of those things, and them admitting they were not.

BUT I guess there's always one. Single parent with a recent baby. She asks if I have any oil left.

"I do. If you let me know what you drive, I can let you know if I had a suitable oil."

"I need 5 jugs of 5w-30, and 2 5w-20."

"Well let me know which car you'd most like to service, I have a limited quantity, so everybody gets 1 oil change."

"But I have 7 cars. What good is free oil for just one?"


*shakes head*

No good deed as they say.


2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0 117k
4qt Imeditsu 0w-20, 1/2qt Mobil SS 5w-20 Fram HM

2003 Buick Century 107k
4.5q Havoline 5w-30 HM Fram XG
Re: "But I have 7 cars" [Re: RichardS] #4586713
11/27/17 02:49 PM
11/27/17 02:49 PM
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Northern Ontario, Canada
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Nice try, good on you.


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Re: "But I have 7 cars" [Re: RichardS] #4586728
11/27/17 03:03 PM
11/27/17 03:03 PM
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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That's where I'd be like, "Obviously you have better offers to consider, so I'll leave you to it.".


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Re: "But I have 7 cars" [Re: RichardS] #4586745
11/27/17 03:16 PM
11/27/17 03:16 PM
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Upstate NY
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If you have 7 cars you can afford oil changes.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: "But I have 7 cars" [Re: RichardS] #4586747
11/27/17 03:18 PM
11/27/17 03:18 PM
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Melbourne, Florida
RichardS Offline OP
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Overall, I haven't been disappointed.

One person was only interested if he could have the Ultra for his Honda (you could see it in the photo) who had some choice words for me because I was only willing to give him an oil that met the requirements for a 2002 civic, and this lady.

Everyone who didn't read it, as far as I can tell, were honest that they could afford oil and had just hoped for some free stuff. I got 5 offers from people interested in a price for the entire stash.

The people that had read it tended to message me with their situations (unprovoked) and were hoping it was really free.

It's been a day, and I've been able to give away 35 quarts to very thankful people. 2 of them are coming by this weekend because they don't have the tools/knowledge to change the oil themselves.


2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0 117k
4qt Imeditsu 0w-20, 1/2qt Mobil SS 5w-20 Fram HM

2003 Buick Century 107k
4.5q Havoline 5w-30 HM Fram XG
Re: "But I have 7 cars" [Re: RichardS] #4586757
11/27/17 03:31 PM
11/27/17 03:31 PM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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Nice of you to help out others. Unfortunately you're going to run into all kinds of people that don't properly read your request.

God bless the internet!


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1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 Shell Conventional/Fram Ultra Filter
Re: "But I have 7 cars" [Re: RichardS] #4586761
11/27/17 03:38 PM
11/27/17 03:38 PM
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Melbourne, Florida
RichardS Offline OP
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Oh, I sort of expected people to not read it.

I honestly didn't expect anyone to demand a specific oil, or 35 quarts of it.


2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0 117k
4qt Imeditsu 0w-20, 1/2qt Mobil SS 5w-20 Fram HM

2003 Buick Century 107k
4.5q Havoline 5w-30 HM Fram XG
Re: "But I have 7 cars" [Re: RichardS] #4586795
11/27/17 04:34 PM
11/27/17 04:34 PM
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Michigan
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Very nice of you


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2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: "But I have 7 cars" [Re: Donald] #4586806
11/27/17 05:01 PM
11/27/17 05:01 PM
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South Carolina
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Originally Posted By: Donald
If you have 7 cars you can afford oil changes.


If I had 7 cars, I couldn't afford oil changes. I couldn't afford gas. I couldn't afford food. I couldn't afford my mortgage. grin


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Re: "But I have 7 cars" [Re: RichardS] #4586827
11/27/17 05:25 PM
11/27/17 05:25 PM
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NJ
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Are there other things you are hoarding that you need to get rid of? Let it go!


Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

2003 Corolla 250,000 miles (RIP)
2004 Corolla 125,000 miles
2004 Rav4 370,000 miles
2015 Camry 70,000 miles
Re: "But I have 7 cars" [Re: eyeofthetiger] #4586915
11/27/17 07:03 PM
11/27/17 07:03 PM
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Melbourne, Florida
RichardS Offline OP
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Melbourne, Florida
Originally Posted By: eyeofthetiger
Originally Posted By: Donald
If you have 7 cars you can afford oil changes.


If I had 7 cars, I couldn't afford oil changes. I couldn't afford gas. I couldn't afford food. I couldn't afford my mortgage. grin


That was my thought, but around here people do have 3-5 cars.

1 that runs, one that might run, and 3 that are cars that they either couldn't sell, or swear they'll have up and running one day. 800 saw feet of living space in their trailer, and 15,000 sq feet of car parts in the yard.


2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0 117k
4qt Imeditsu 0w-20, 1/2qt Mobil SS 5w-20 Fram HM

2003 Buick Century 107k
4.5q Havoline 5w-30 HM Fram XG
Re: "But I have 7 cars" [Re: Leo99] #4586916
11/27/17 07:04 PM
11/27/17 07:04 PM
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Melbourne, Florida
RichardS Offline OP
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Melbourne, Florida
Originally Posted By: Leo99
Are there other things you are hoarding that you need to get rid of? Let it go!


I have an embarrassingly large collection of oil paintings and sterling silver tidbits.

Need a 6ft x 4.75ft still life of dahlias? I've got a few that would just SHINE in your parlor.


2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0 117k
4qt Imeditsu 0w-20, 1/2qt Mobil SS 5w-20 Fram HM

2003 Buick Century 107k
4.5q Havoline 5w-30 HM Fram XG
Re: "But I have 7 cars" [Re: RichardS] #4587036
11/27/17 08:54 PM
11/27/17 08:54 PM
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Phoenix
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First rule of CL - never post anything for free.


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2018 GTI
Re: "But I have 7 cars" [Re: RichardS] #4587049
11/27/17 09:16 PM
11/27/17 09:16 PM
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CA
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CA
What, no oil filters for free?

(Just Kidding)

Re: "But I have 7 cars" [Re: RichardS] #4587081
11/27/17 10:06 PM
11/27/17 10:06 PM
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San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio, TX
Originally Posted By: RichardS
Originally Posted By: eyeofthetiger
Originally Posted By: Donald
If you have 7 cars you can afford oil changes.


If I had 7 cars, I couldn't afford oil changes. I couldn't afford gas. I couldn't afford food. I couldn't afford my mortgage. grin


That was my thought, but around here people do have 3-5 cars.

1 that runs, one that might run, and 3 that are cars that they either couldn't sell, or swear they'll have up and running one day. 800 saw feet of living space in their trailer, and 15,000 sq feet of car parts in the yard.

you just described me. But I wouldnt ask for free oil.


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1995 F150 XL 4.9 reg cab 5MT - 251k 5w30
2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 57k 10w30
2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8 31k 5w30
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