July 25, 2016 6:22 pm at 6:22 pm #618019
Can anyone recommend a frum used car dealership?July 25, 2016 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm #1160501
Why does the car have to be frum?July 25, 2016 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm #1160502JosephParticipant
He correctly wants to support a frum person.July 26, 2016 12:03 am at 12:03 am #1160503nishtdayngesheftParticipant
Lakewood auto sales has very good reputation.July 26, 2016 2:50 am at 2:50 am #1160504WolfishMusingsParticipant
Is the car dealership frum?
Are my photographs frum? Is the SQL code I write frum? Is the food I cook frum?
Perhaps you should have asked for a car dealership owned/operated by a frum Jew.
The WolfJuly 26, 2016 8:52 am at 8:52 am #1160506apushatayidParticipant
There are many used car dealerships operated by frum jews. Pick up a local hemishe weekly or monthly in flatbush, BP, Williamsburg, Monsey, 5 towns, Lakewood or any other sizeable frum neighborhood and go through the ads.July 26, 2016 10:45 am at 10:45 am #1160507
Less and Wolfish, I am so glad that my inelegant phrasing gave you an opportunity to demonstrate your superior intelligence to us all with your acerbic and witty barb. All others, thank you for the advice.July 26, 2016 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm #1160508WolfishMusingsParticipant
Less and Wolfish, I am so glad that my inelegant phrasing gave you an opportunity to demonstrate your superior intelligence to us all with your acerbic and witty barb.
My apologies. I meant it in more of a joking manner and certainly didn’t mean to come off sounding acerbic. However, re-reading it in retrospect, I can certainly see why you would think that I did. My apologies.
The WolfJuly 26, 2016 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm #1160509☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
I second Lakewood Auto Sales.July 26, 2016 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm #1160510SDTMember
This may be out of date…
A&R on 16th Ave. and 40th St. in Boro Park. Recommended to me by a couple of colleagues when I needed a minivan more than a decade ago. I bought from him and was happy.
New York Auto Mall. Run by a guy I went to yeshiva with. A couple of relatives bought their cars there and were happy.
Good luck. Tizku lemitzvos for looking to help a frum guy make a living.July 26, 2016 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm #1160511
My comment wasn’t meant to be acerbic, just humorous. Please don’t be so sensitive.July 26, 2016 1:39 pm at 1:39 pm #1160512MenoParticipant
Word of the day: AcerbicJuly 26, 2016 4:17 pm at 4:17 pm #1160513YW Moderator-105Participant
Sher Auto Sales in Baltimore. They deliver the car to youJuly 26, 2016 6:21 pm at 6:21 pm #1160514
Thank you all for the suggestions. And Wolf for the apology. I appreciate it.July 26, 2016 6:46 pm at 6:46 pm #1160515jewishfeminist02Member
A location would be helpful…I have been happy with Maven Motors in Baltimore.July 27, 2016 3:10 am at 3:10 am #1160516
JF02, I was looking for Brooklyn locations, but I’m not averse to Jersey.July 27, 2016 7:55 am at 7:55 am #1160517
He correctly wants to support a frum person.
I used to think that was important, until I got better service at a business establishment owned and operated by non-Jews. (My case was about a dry cleaner, but the point remains the same.)July 27, 2016 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm #1160518MammeleParticipant
TM: ignoring the Halachik aspect for now, are you implying that non Frum owned car dealerships are more reliable/give better service based on your experiences with a dry cleaners?July 27, 2016 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm #1160519
I don’t know, because whenever I bought a car, I bought it new, from a dealership. I didn’t look to see who the owner was. Frum or non-frum, I’m going to go where I get the best service, period.July 27, 2016 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm #1160520
Mammele, it’s not an implication. If I can buy produce and groceries at Stop n Shop at considerably better prices and service, that’s where I’m going. If I can get better prices with comparable or better service from a non frum/jewish uuto dealer that is where I’m going.July 27, 2016 3:32 pm at 3:32 pm #1160521JosephParticipant
takah: And if you knew in advance you could get equal service and price between a frum dealer and a non-frum/non-Jew, who were of equal convenience to you and equal in whatever other respects important, would you give the frum guy preference?July 27, 2016 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm #1160522iacisrmmaParticipant
B & T Auto Sales on 39th street Between 14th and 15th avenues. I have not used them to purchase a car; I do use them as they are also mechanics.July 27, 2016 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #1160523
There are two problems in buying from someone frum. The first is Lashon Harah. Similar to shidduchim, people are extremely relunctant to say anything bad about frum stores and businessmen. As a result how do you really know how trustworthy and reliable the dealer really is? I found this out the hard way. I bought replacement windowa from a frum guy. It took him months to do the job and he had my deposit. It turned out he was underfinanced and couldn’t get a line of credit. He was using new customer deposits to buy windows for previous customers.
The second problem refers to the first: bais din versus civil courtJuly 27, 2016 7:19 pm at 7:19 pm #1160524
takah: And if you knew in advance you could get equal service and price between a frum dealer and a non-frum/non-Jew, who were of equal convenience to you and equal in whatever other respects important, would you give the frum guy preference?
Yes, I would.
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