Disclaimer: I realize an Electrician is a skilled position. I also thank Greg and YouTube for teaching me enough electrical knowledge so I have not had to call one. Mainly Greg in teaching me about a breaker box…. Opening it up etc. (Also all Electricians are not created equal…. I wish I got the name that my mother in law called after I told her what her GFCI problem was. What Electrician says a GFCI that does not reset is fine?)
So I needed to fix a plug that was plugged in in the KITCHEN! I started looking through my car wash stuff and all I had was an USA build Leviton plug. Not this LINK but they cost $15-20 at HD a lot cheaper on amazon. (I should have used a cheaper one.)
My wife came home and saw the Leviton plug and flipped out. (I guess it was the metal housing?)
Wife: “Unplug that it will burn down the house!”
Me: “What? The plug? That plug cost $20 at Home Depot and I replaced the $1 cheap China crap plug which really might have burned down the house.”
Wife: “You should get an electrician to install that or something? You might have installed it wrong!”
MUCH TIME LATER….
Me: “If I change the plug to one that looks like the old plug would that be better?”
It made me think that she is probably not alone…. They should probably teach some BASIC electrical skills. Same with plumbing. Some with banking etc. Also that self service car washes are the best place and the best value to wash your car. 🙂
This is something that I have literally not heard in 10 years or more. I thought it was the funniest thing…. This may be a nerd thing? 🙂
I was selling a Dell Optiplex SFF which is a “nice computer for the money”…. People have asked a tons of questions. But honestly when you are selling a working computer for $20 people expect way to much! I can not think of anything I even want for $20! JK I am hungry! 🙂 You get the idea though.
Customer: “Can I come to your house to make sure it works?”
Me: “NO NOT FOR $20!” What I really said…. “No we can meet somewhere.” I do not want to drive anywhere…. But I do not want anyone who wants a $20 computer to know where I live! LOL 🙂
This guy said and I am quoting “If you’ve got an XP 32 bit. I want it.” He might be the last person on Earth that wants a XP 32 bit computer! 🙂
Honestly…. I have run into really bad hardware and software that has to run on Windows XP. I just never thought of it as a niche market! I would raise my price but I can not even sell them for $20. LOL 🙂
Honestly I did not know they were still around anymore. Cryptopay seems to be the only thing people talk or use for some reason? (My original post had way to many opinions about both products so I just deleted it. :)) I believe washcard use to be sold at kleenrite also? (The only complain about washcard was really price I believe?) Unlike other products or about every other product that is gone now.
Someone was talking about washcard the other day and I checked out their website They do not have any documents that you can download with more details (which I could find). But I was really only interested in their meter box. They also posted videos on YouTube…. My original post had lots of opinions on the interface and speed of the product. I would love to see the system working in real life. Let me know of a location if anyone knows of one close to me.
The feature I thought was the most bazaar was selling ads on your meter box. Their website had a lot of space dedicated to this feature.
I would love to hear from anyone that has tried to sell an ad or has actually sold an ad on your meter box. Also if you did please include your city and state because I am honestly interested in knowing if it is possible.
I believe selling ads on your meter box is impossible…. But it seems like a good idea in theory. I even have talked to an Express guy about this very topic. The reason I say this is because I have seen newly open gas stations sell ads in the past and it never lasts more then a couple months. Again it could be completely different in different areas.
Please let me know.