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By "lk07" - / Friday 27 October 2017 23:00 / United States - Midlothian
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By  Arcady_fml  |  8

Soooooo.... You can't afford to spend 100 dollars on a battery. While I realize everyone needs some recreational time, maybe for you're kids sake you should put your money in a savings account instead of on something you don't need. A battery is an inexpensive fix for a car, next time you might not be so lucky.

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By  Arcady_fml  |  8

Soooooo.... You can't afford to spend 100 dollars on a battery. While I realize everyone needs some recreational time, maybe for you're kids sake you should put your money in a savings account instead of on something you don't need. A battery is an inexpensive fix for a car, next time you might not be so lucky.

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  97mailo  |  15

When the main battery on a hybrid dies you are still able to use the car with the combustible engine, when the small 12v battery dies, the car won’t move at all. Since he said the car died I assumed he is talking about the 12v battery not the one that drives the electric motors. The 12v batteries are around $100 the other ones are from $5,000 to 10,000 depending on the car.

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  davecross  |  11

Why are you guys assuming that the car is a Prius. He just said a car battery. I had to replace mine and it was like $200 for my Honda CR-V and I got the Duracell gold battery with a 5 year warranty.

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  BohGlam  |  8

Probably it depends on your location, but here it is fairly possible to get a room for two adults & two kids at a spa and sauna centre for that price. Unlimited use of the spa and sauna centre and pools, breakfast included, kitchenette in room to avoid spending money at restaurants. For me personally, it would count for a nice weekend at least.

By  chyiochan  |  26

If you don't have the float in the bank for basic car repairs, you probably don't have money to have a nice weekend off. I could understand selling stuff on ebay for extra spending money, but if that has to go towards a repair, You most definitely need to organize your finances. Do it together, try free resources online! Once you two are a bit more comfortable and you have a cushion, plan that weekend again! Good Luck!

By  lexos  |  16

My parents taught me that you shouldn't spend money on things you don't need unless you have enough money if something needs to be replaced.

By  GhostFox  |  33

OP could very well be saying that the money they made from the sales was intended to be extra money on top of their emergency savings. And since the point of emergency savings it to use it when you don't have excess money floating around, they would have had to relocate the vacation money to car repairs.

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