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LAST GOOD-BUY (continued): • Bakke says that perhaps the safest buys at any pawn shop are tools. He notes that the prices are often far superior to those of new tools. This is doubly true if you’re just looking for one or two specific tools for home renovation or repair. “It’s simply not worth it to pay full price for seldomused tools,” says Bakke. • According to Bakke, the other great value found at almost any pawn shop is jewelry. He explains that it’s typical to find prices that are half what they would be for new retail jewelry. Bakke chalks this up to people’s distrust of the idea of “used” jewelry. • “Some people may have an issue with buying ‘used’ jewelry, but isn’t almost all jewelry ‘used’ in some way, shape, or form?” Bakke argues. Since so much jewelry, even retail jewelry, is comprised of items made from melted down gold from other sources and re-set diamonds, why not buy it “used” for a much better price? • As for items that are best left on the pawn-shop shelf, Bakke is emphatic. He advises to never buy electronics or home appliances with a lot of moving parts. He singles out vacuum cleaners, computers, digital cameras and televisions as things to avoid. • Bakke thinks televisions are possibly the riskiest pawn-shop purchase. “There is an implied risk with purchasing anything from a pawn shop since it’s all used merchandise, but this risk goes up even farther with televisions, especially flat-screen LED TVs,” says Bakke. LAST GOOD-BUY (continued): • Bakke warns that almost no pawn shops allow money back returns. The most they offer is in-store credit, so buyer beware. He advises, “Be sure to inquire specifically about all aspects of any return policy they may have.” • Though he mentions that he has experienced instances where something he bought at a pawn shop broke soon after, Bakke thinks that the positives easily outnumber the negatives. He says, “The overall money that I have saved over the years has far outweighed the replacement cost of the few things that did break down.” • The process of finding good value at antique shops requires a little more time and thought, but it’s just as rewarding. An advice column from the website entitled “Buying antiques — how, where, when and why to buy” gives 10 sure-fire tips on how to make a wise purchase. • Most antique dealers are happy to haggle over their prices. The column strongly advises antique shoppers to ask for a discount on any item they are Continued on page 7

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Understanding Your Cat – Part 1 To many people cats are a mystery because they are like no other domestic animal. People train dogs, people train horses, people train other people but cats train people. It is amazing how cats in a household tend to control the social environment and teach others to serve them. Cats do not respond to negatives. Understanding your cat will enhance the human/feline bond. The domestic cat is social and they form matriarchal groups in their territory. Households with a few cats differ from groups of outdoor barn cats and still larger differences exist from large feral colonies of cats. Population pressures affect each group. Household cats (1-5 in number) are social but interaction with humans many times causes a lot of stress and the physical environment can create many behavioral issues. Barn cats have the best of both worlds – to be free in a protected area, to hunt, to have free choice food, to have human interaction if they want it and to have a territory of their own – noting the risk from other predators. A good barn cat has a pleasurable job for life. Feral cats whether free living or in colonies continue to give us insights into pure feline social behavior. Mothers and daughters in a colony develop kitten rearing duties teaching cat hygiene, hunting, and social interaction. Surrounding the matriarchal core are related males, befriended unrelated males from outside the colony but rarely is an unrelated female ever accepted in the family group. Housing unrelated females in a household can be difficult, whereas neutered males tend to socialize much better. Social groups can be as little as a one cat group. Three cats in a household could have 3 social groups of one cat each, 2 social groups of a one cat group and 2 cats in the other group. Cats in the same group tend to interact together well – sleeping together, playing together, communicating together (meows, chirps, body posturing and eye language) and grooming each other. Groups have a common characteristic in that grooming amongst cats usually defines members of that group. To be continued: Part 1 of 4 Dr. James K. Olson is "The Meow Doc", a nationally recognized veterinarian specializing exclusively in cats. Dr. Olson holds the title of Diplomate, Feline Specialty, from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. He is certified to practice nuclear medicine by the State of Colorado Department of Radiaton Safety. His practice is located in Castle Rock, Colorado. For more information please visit his comprehensive website:

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interested in. It notes that dealers usually assign a private code to each item advising how much of a discount they’re prepared to give (for instance, 25 percent off the sticker). Asking for a discount prompts the salesperson to investigate this. Simply ask, “What’s your best price on this item?” • Another potential option for getting a discount is paying cash, but don’t offer to pay in hard currency up front. After negotiating a maximum discount under the auspices of paying by check or credit card, then (and only then) ask if there might any further cash discount. Not every seller will offer one, but some do.

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A recent trip to Elkhart, Indiana, where 90% of mini-buses are built, helped me realize how different the bus business is from the car business.    My previous 17 years of experience was in the retail car business, having worked in the dealership environment.   The best analogy I can come up with is the very contrast of the Amish culture, which I witnessed in Elkhart, versus the typical American way of life that most of us live every day.  The Amish horse and buggy compared to the automobile, the car business to the bus business is just as different.  This is all from a Sales Consultant view, as that is what I am most familiar with.  What I have come to enjoy most, is the often repeated quote “if you can dream it, it can be built in a bus”.   The car manufacturers restrict the consumer every step of the way.  First, you must sort through all the different manufacturers and models, and there are way too many.  Once you have narrowed it down to 2 or 3 different Manufacturers and the specific models, then comes the challenge of sorting through each one and selecting from the limited option packages that the manufacturer makes available.  Each one is its own animal and is only available to be built with a few variations from how they are all built.   This is the restriction I am referring to.  Although buses, also have several different manufacturers, and some build buses better than others, once the particular manufacturer has been selected, the rest is completely customizable.   The consumer will select the size of the bus, the chassis, the engine size, and all of the options that go into the bus based on their specific application. Speaking of needs, that is the other great difference between the bus business and the car business.  The majority of car purchases tend to become a “want” purchase.  We all need transportation to go from home to work, but we choose the car to do it in based on styling, power, and what we desire.   Most of our customers “need” a bus, as the bus is a tool of their particular business.  As a sales consultant, the relationship that is developed with the customer is what I have come to enjoy most.  Essentially, I become a partner in their business, by helping them build the bus that is going to best suit their needs.    If a bus is an integral part of your business, I welcome the opportunity to visit with you and assist in your success. Thanks, Brent Faulk National Sales Manager 7182 Reynolds Drive Sedalia, CO 80135 Office: 303.683.9500 x317 Fax: 303.683.6008 Cell: 303.704.5939

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¥ On Sept. 24, 1789, The Judiciary Act of 1789 is passed by Congress and signed by President George Washington, establishing the Supreme Court of the United States as a tribunal made up of six justices. By 1869 the number of justices was increased to nine. ¥ On Sept. 30, 1868, the first volume of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved children’s book “Little Women” is published. Alcott dedicated most of her life and writing to supporting her family after her father’s failure at running Transcendentalist school. Her works include “Little Men” (1871) and “An Old-Fashioned Girl” (1870). ¥ On Sept. 28, 1901, Ed Sullivan, who would become the host of the long-running TV variety program “The Ed Sullivan Show,” is born in New York City. During the peak of its popularity in the 1950s and 1960s, Sullivan’s program showcased a wide range of entertainers, including The Beatles and Elvis Presley. ¥ On Sept. 29, 1913, Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the engine that bears his name, disappears from the steamship Dresden while traveling from Belgium to England. On Oct. 10, Diesel’s body was found in the water. Conspiracy theories began to fly almost immediately. Many people believed (and still believe) that Diesel was murdered. ¥ On Sept. 25, 1957, under escort from 1,000 paratroopers in the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, nine black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. Three weeks earlier, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had surrounded the school with National Guard troops to prevent court-ordered racial integration. ¥ On Sept. 26, 1960, for the first time in U.S. history, a debate between major party presidential candidates is shown on television. John F. Kennedy debated Richard M. Nixon in a Chicago studio. Nixon refused to wear makeup. ¥ On Sept. 27, 1989, Zsa Zsa Gabor, on trial for slapping a police officer, storms out of the courtroom in the middle of the district attorney’s closing argument. She had been pulled over for expired tags on her Rolls Royce, as well as having an open container of alcohol and an expired license.

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