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Old 10-31-2012, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Dunwoody)
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I've taken a lot of back routes during a lot of major backups, usually, the back routes are just as, if not even more congested than the main route. I've lived here all my life and know virtually all of the possible alternatives for anywhere East of Atlanta, and yet, I'm still stuck, because everyone else has the same idea.
Exactly. We had this problem taking our kid to soccer. My husband works inChamblee and takes our kid to soccer several times a week in Tucker. He knows all the backroads andwe were still stuck.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I don't. My husband doesn't. Most of my friends don't. Dropping seeral hundred dollars, plus a service plan on a phone is just a luxury we can't afford. We have to buy gutters and a new furnace.
You can get smartphones for like $50, and MetroPCS offers unlimited data, text, and talk for $50/month. I can understand a new furnace, but gutters are not a requirement.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Dunwoody)
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You can get smartphones for like $50, and MetroPCS offers unlimited data, text, and talk for $50/month. I can understand a new furnace, but gutters are not a requirement.
Gutters certainly comes before a phone. We like our fascia unrotted, but YMMV. You do realize that $50 month is $600 a year, right? For a phone!? Nope. That's why we don't have cable. Like I said, luxury.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:16 PM
 
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Gutters can be a requirement depending on the type of house, elevation, and water runoff situation.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:22 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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GPS is another one of those ways we get nickel and dimed in this inexpensive city. Your definition of cheap is not necessarily my definition of cheap. Bottom line is, they're a luxury item, they shouldn't bea necessity, but Atlanta makes it clear don't bother oming here unless you're well to do.
Dramatic much ? You aren't familiar with most of the metro area so you need navigational help. I doubt, it would have been as much help over the weekend because a lot of people were doing the same thing to avoid the backups on 285 but it would still have been a help in your case.

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gutters are not a requirement.
Yes, they are.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: atlanta
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Who doesn't own a smartphone nowadays?
me. people that don't have tons of cash. i'm a delivery driver and i do it without any GPS at all.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:02 AM
 
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I don't. My husband doesn't. Most of my friends don't. Dropping seeral hundred dollars, plus a service plan on a phone is just a luxury we can't afford. We have to buy gutters and a new furnace.
Aren't you a big time writer?

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Old 11-01-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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Gutters certainly comes before a phone. We like our fascia unrotted, but YMMV. You do realize that $50 month is $600 a year, right? For a phone!? Nope. That's why we don't have cable. Like I said, luxury.
You can get a GPS for under 60$ on Amazon.

Amazon.com: 4.3 Touch Screen LCD WinCE 6.0 GPS Navigator w/ FM/TF/3.5mm Jack/Internal Brazil Map (4GB): GPS & Navigation

Didn't you just spend $850 on a old couch?

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Old 11-01-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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i'm a delivery driver and i do it without any GPS at all.
That's gotta be tough. Couldn't imagine trying to deliver to any of the Peachtrees without getting confused.
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You do realize that $50 month is $600 a year, right? For a phone!? Nope. That's why we don't have cable. Like I said, luxury
Let's all chip in $1 for the $60 GPS for her.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:12 AM
 
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People, please don't go personal. It makes the forum experience a whole lot less enjoyable for everyone.
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