SkyMall, once the dream bazaar of the Jet Age, is crashing ingloriously to Earth with a filing for bankruptcy, having flown too close to the sun on wax wings it probably bought from SkyMall. In the company’s filing for Chapter 11 protection, executives for the long-running in-flight shopping catalog blamed the “increased use of electronic devices”–smartphones and tablets, certainly, but possibly also the Tikker Happiness Life Countdown Watch–for why passengers no longer felt the need to browse for other, even more useless electronic devices, or ridiculous carrying cases for them.
With more and more airlines offering in-flight wifi, the filing adds, SkyMall...
According to the report Judge John Hurley read at Jones first appearance in court Wednesday, police found evidence when they caught the pair.
Inventory of the vehicle you were in with Miss McFadden [listed] several credit cards, Social Security cards, gift cards [and] personal information that did not belong to either one of you, Hurley read. [There was] a large amount of cash in the vehicle along with withdrawal receipts from banks.
McFaddens criminal record includes convictions for robbery, grand thefts, burglaries, forgeries, fraud, altering drivers licenses and other public records, state law enforcement records show.
Jones was facing six charges that include illegal...
Johannesburg – Its all too easy to get caught up in the excitement and uncertainty of buying a car, when the biggest single stress point is often getting the finance approved, but there are some keys things its crucial to check on that all-too-brief test drive.
Dont make the mistake of assuming that just because a car is brand new, its the right car for you, advised Budget Insurance spokesman Martin Janse van Rensburg,
Heres his 21-point checklist:
First make sure the demo vehicle is the same model as the one youre buying. Youre likely to be very...
Buyers might get good deals on Presidents Day, but consumers also might have to be less picky, a Kelley Blue Book senior analyst said.
Car dealerships are not under as much pressure to clear inventory and make sales in the early months of the year, but there also typically are not as many interested buyers, said Karl Brauer, a senior analyst with Kelley Blue Book.
If you can find the car youre looking for now because early in the year the weathers still questionable, you can actually leverage a pretty good deal because there arent as many customers out there for dealers to choose from even on Presidents Day, Brauer said. So if you are one of the ones they can choose from, theyll...
But I dont care about modifying my car, and the warranty is too good to pass up at this price! you type angrily before you realize that Im in your head, harvesting your thoughts. OK, Mr. or Mrs. Everyone, heres a scenario:
You have a 30-mile highway commute each way to work. If you work every week for a year, minus two weeks for vacation and sick days, thats 250 days that you have to make a 60-mile round trip. That equates to 15,000 miles per year. Whats the average lease mileage allowance? 12,000.
Sure, you can work out a deal ahead of time to get more miles, and that adds cost. If you constantly require a new car for commuting then maybe it makes sense, but if youre...
The good news is youre in the market for a new car. The bad? You dont even know where to begin. It always pays to comparison shop, and with so many sites dedicated to vehicle reviews, stats on reliability over time, information on the cost of vehicles over time, and even customer reviews of the dealerships, you can do your research from the comfort of your sofa.
Well leave it to you to decide which vehicle you should buy, but we will share a little new-car buying advice that could just save you some hard-earned dough.
1. Do Your Homework
Yes, homework is an ugly word. But the amount of savings you might forfeit by failing to do it could be even uglier. Dont rely on car salespeople...
Sadly, motorists are telling us that buying a car privately appears to resemble something akin to motoring roulette. Whats more, buying privately doesnt afford the same levels of consumer protection as buying through a dealership – putting more pressure on making the right purchase of a vehicle.