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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by FlyingTOMATOE: 8:35pm On Aug 23, 2019
Raysleek:

These so called car dealers only care about their profit.
actually, not all car dealers.
Op is just try to share his experience of not making a wise decision. We should learn from his mistakes

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by Kemmy210(f): 8:41pm On Aug 23, 2019
Thank God for ur life

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by tyup(m): 8:47pm On Aug 23, 2019
Nig4Greatness:
@op,
Well done!!!. In as much I understand making a business decision can be tricky at times but on this one,I don't know if I should applaud your bravery and doggedness so far or if I should question your judgment.Why taking on this risky and costly adventure when there's a shipping port in Oakland CA there.this whole trip shouldn't have cost you more than a day or two.
That Wyoming highway is very dangerous not because of bad road or fears of being robbed but you will have to drive almost 8hrs with no telephone or internet services and God forbid your vehicle breaks down,don't expect police to come to your rescue.you won't even see any police presence on that route except air patrol by helicopter.
Taking this kind of ventures is not always the best.the cons at times surpass the pros.i wish you the best.

nice one from you

I do have this two disturbing questions
1. was arguing with a pal of mine that there's nothing of such as highway robbery in the US or getting robbed while traveling inter states

2. max speed is 80kmph and if you check around and figure no police seem to be on the road side and you accelerated to about 90 or ah 100kmph, how do police know to engage you in a chase since you looked around and they don't seem to be around

pls kindly answer. Thanks

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by Ishilove: 8:49pm On Aug 23, 2019
So when will the op get to the 'escaping death' part?

Sorry to say but this your tori is not engaging abeg undecided

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by Raysleek: 8:51pm On Aug 23, 2019
FlyingTOMATOE:
actually, not all car dealers.
Op is just try to share his experience of not making a wise decision. We should learn from his mistakes
It's a mistake to be concerned only about accepting the first car offer without thorough background check because of a $2000 profit possibility per day. Imagine the long distances that car must have to travel under such weather and terrain plus the stress towing puts in an engine. mhen even the buyer in Nigeria might have having problems with that vehicle not long after purchase

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by Revolva(m): 8:51pm On Aug 23, 2019
Travelling across the USA by road oga you get time o

Make you for ship am to the east coast and enter plane back to NY

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by franchasng: 8:51pm On Aug 23, 2019
damoobaba:
this story sweet,abeg continue. Thunder fire buhari and wadume.
cheesy cheesy
Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by Raysleek: 8:52pm On Aug 23, 2019
GidiWoodsMan:
Using that SUV to tow a vehicle of the same weight over such distance and road conditions was a bad move. . . transmission was probably shot by the time it got to the end user in Nigeria
Exactly. Even the engine considering the mountainous terrain

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by romenna: 8:53pm On Aug 23, 2019
I'm sure there must be another way to do this without endangering ur life bro.
U need to stay alive to enjoy d fruits of ur hustle.
Bliv that

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by islandmoon: 8:57pm On Aug 23, 2019
TechCapon:
I was just provoked by his foolish comment

I'm surprised you gave that guy audience , we all know him, he has been acting like a mad dog with rabies ever since he got bitten by a dog, they took him to hospital but he never completed his injection after using the money the dog owner paid him to buy refurbished iPhone to post trashy comments online

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by jaxxy(m): 9:00pm On Aug 23, 2019
TechCapon:
are you a safety officer?

To be honest b4 I jump on any road tripsm not familiar with I ask several questions and gather as much info about the routes to plan and prepare and weigh other options I don’t make/take impulsive decisions/actions on unknown long journeys. I must know exactly what I’m up against b4 I start shit. He got that info quite late into his journey from the white concerned man at the gas station bt too late to turn back maybe.

Im happy u got through this ordeal bt I think u shud have atleast 80% idea of what Ure getting into b4 u start any long trip and plan out all ur moves. Impulsive decisions on unknown territory can be dangerous.

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by islandmoon: 9:03pm On Aug 23, 2019
11thGoldTREE:
I see my comment didn't sit well in your blank brain. You ran and quoted me with your alternate. My post woke you up fools feel cheated every time. reality can be disappointing.
Quote me when next you are in your right mind. Asinwin ashiere

see your doctor, he said twice a week and not twice a year

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by EngrKem: 9:04pm On Aug 23, 2019
This guy strong sha

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by eleko1: 9:07pm On Aug 23, 2019
wink cheesy cheesy cool Nice story.I Enjoy ur travelogue. Pls continue

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by LoydJ(m): 9:09pm On Aug 23, 2019
Mey I park space for here
Dey learn from Op

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by eleko1: 9:14pm On Aug 23, 2019
embarassed embarassed thank God it is not lagos to Sokoto.u go fear dem potholes, ruga boys, police, LG tv/radio ticketing.

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by pinkygurl(f): 9:16pm On Aug 23, 2019
yahamisu:

my phone suddenly rang. a call from Nigeria

requesting the inventory i had ( i purchase and ship cars to

people) and with my efficiency and tract record of prompt

delivery, my customer base grew to a level i had to eventually

run from.
The caller requested that i purchase and ship 2 lexus rx 330

to Nigeria urgently. so i opened my app to playfully search.

the plan was to find a good deal (as always done) for the best

price and propmt completion of the job.
behold, in less than 10 minutes i found 1 which was just

posted, i gave my innitial asking price and we wher set to

deal.

3:30pm (my local time) i asked for his phone number and

address but to my shock, he is located in Stockton California

(northern california).


Damn!!!....this deal is about to give me usd $2000 in 2-3 days

what do i do?

I called the vehicle owner and made a deal that if he keeps

it for me, i'll be there the following day in the afternoon

(obviously he saw my mobile number was from Baltimore MD and

to him, this was some sorta joke).

The clock was ticking and i needed to get moving. checked

all available airports within a 100 mile radius but the only

available flight booking i could get was JETBLUE from JFK NYC

to LAX CA.

well, i booked it and ran to the shower shortly after

returning my Nigerian Client's call to conclude on the

delivery price.

5;00pm...........
grin you dunno mean it
Tired mehn.story too long.sb epp me summarize please
Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by Nobody: 9:48pm On Aug 23, 2019
That's why no place like home, home is the best. But if you want to survive the hardship you just have to face your greatest fear.

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by pejuakinab: 9:48pm On Aug 23, 2019
Here I park, reading with 3D
Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by onegig(m): 9:51pm On Aug 23, 2019
jaxxy:


To be honest b4 I jump on any road tripsm not familiar with I ask several questions and gather as much info about the routes to plan and prepare and weigh other options I don’t make/take impulsive decisions/actions on unknown long journeys. I must know exactly what I’m up against b4 I start shit. He got that info quite late into his journey from the white concerned man at the gas station bt too late to turn back maybe.

Im happy u got through this ordeal bt I think u shud have atleast 80% idea of what Ure getting into b4 u start any long trip and plan out all ur moves. Impulsive decisions on unknown territory can be dangerous.

Not going to judge him but honestly there is no way you won't want to conclude that he is either stupid or just desperate for money.

I have never been to the US but i buy a lot online and i mostly avoid buying anything from California because my freight forwarder is on the east coast, Maryland to be precise and it takes a minimum of 7 to 8 days to even get the smallest items from California down to Baltimore using Standard shipping. For someone to now think he would drive a car through such long distances let alone tow a car through such long distances reeks of either desperation or utter stupidity. No two thoughts around it.

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by umarshehu58(m): 10:04pm On Aug 23, 2019
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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by jaxxy(m): 10:21pm On Aug 23, 2019
onegig:


Not going to judge him but honestly there is no way you won't want to conclude that he is either stupid or just desperate for money.

I have never been to the US but i buy a lot online and i mostly avoid buying anything from California because my freight forwarder is on the east coast, Maryland to be precise and it takes a minimum of 7 to 8 days to even get the smallest items from California down to Baltimore using Standard shipping. For someone to now think he would drive a car through such long distances let alone tow a car through such long distances reeks of either desperation or utter stupidity. No two thoughts around it.

I won’t say he was greedy or stupid cos every business man is out to make max profit as possible while meeting up with agreements and i admire his hard work and total commitment to his job, these things happen in logistics, I will just say he was too impulsive which isn’t totally bad cos sm deals can’t wait bt he shudnt embark on it ignoring safety concerns or without having a good idea of the total journey and looking at all options and taking the one safe enough even if it cost u slightly more time or money.

At the end of the day he encountered grave danger and still lost more time and money so maybe in that regard he was stupid. No pun intended here.

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by KingGBsky(m): 10:33pm On Aug 23, 2019
pinkygurl:
grin you dunno mean it
Tired mehn.story too long.sb epp me summarize please

This not news. If you can’t read then move to standby. The OP had over summarize it sef

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by BucketMan: 11:08pm On Aug 23, 2019
Go on
Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by thugluvfem(m): 11:08pm On Aug 23, 2019
Una belle don make the guy change him mind. Abeg Oga come finish ur story oooo. No change anything for the story ooo. Let it flow. Abeggiiii

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by Ted07(f): 11:15pm On Aug 23, 2019
Please complete the story o. I'm seriously itching to know what happened at the end. Great write-up.
Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by temmy1123(m): 11:28pm On Aug 23, 2019
Please complete the story bro..

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by BlackPantherCri: 12:01am On Aug 24, 2019
Revolva:
Travelling across the USA by road oga you get time o

Make you for ship am to the east coast and enter plane back to NY


My thoughts exactly. Why didn't he ship it to naija from LA?

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by mrpeps(m): 12:18am On Aug 24, 2019
Nice
Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by PRAGMATISM(m): 12:26am On Aug 24, 2019
Uhmm. I commend your courage. Quiter never win, winners will never quit

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by koolaid87: 12:44am On Aug 24, 2019
11thGoldTREE:
who goes to buy a car and pays fully without testing the ride,?

In your bid to sound intelligent, your stupidity became even more obvious.
You are not a bright young man. You must have took after your father

You're a foolish, anyhow human being

Running your mouth like a Sisi

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