GoFundMe for Nick Chrimes, BaySHO Performance

Discussion in 'Gen 1 & 2 - Emergency Issues - Help & Maintenance' started by BaySHO Performance, May 10, 2019.

  1. BaySHO Performance

    BaySHO Performance SHO Member

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    Hi guys, I’m in a bit of a financial pickle.

    Still working on cars. I currently have a 6 week backlog and rarely have a day off. It would be nice to retire at 73, but the only way I can afford stay in the San Francisco Bay area is to supplement my Social Security with car income.
    See footnote below.

    At the beginning of March my son Ben got T boned in my ’91. He wasn’t injured:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/e38hgoetmu8ug9z/Totaled 91.jpg?dl=0

    That leaves my ’90 as the only car between us. Trouble is, I always have a tight cash flow, and I don’t have any spare money to buy a replacement.

    I’ve entered into negotiations with a guy in Concord to buy his ’91 for $2,000. Only has 141K on it, in great condition. I’m currently doing a front end rebuild on it:

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tkokc5razd08i2g/AAA3-id5UrOx4n-qOAnvqbu_a?dl=0

    To raise the money I’ve set up a GoFundMe page. I’ve added $1,000 to the purchase price to cover DMV fees and fixit costs. Funds needed ASAP: The seller is in the Navy who is only on shore leave for another week:

    https://www.gofundme.com/new-sho-for-nick-chrimes

    I’ll also be asking my clients for the last 5 years, the BaySHO club and a couple of Facebook pages:

    Gen 1 & 2 Taurus SHO (1,066 members)
    taurus sho gen 1 2 and 3 owners only (841 members, large overlap)

    I’m highly active on those sites as well as I have been on SHO Forum in the past, and I hope that the advice I give has been appreciated.

    Anything you can give will be most appreciated. And if the GFM goal of $2,000 is already reached, please don’t let that deter you!

    Best Regards

    Nick Chrimes, BaySHO Performance

    Footnote:

    I'm 73 years old. If the work I'm doing is strenuous, I tire quickly and can only put in around four hours a day. I don't work nearly as quickly as I used to.

    My hourly rate is $60. I work out of the garage in a house where I rent a room so I don't have a shop overhead, and a lot of my clients have SHOs as their daily drivers. They aren't rich either: keeping my rate low helps them out.

    The Bay Area is a very expensive place to live in, but all my friends and family are here, and where I've been for the last 39 years. Once I can't work on cars any more, I will have to move away. I'm hanging on here as long as I can. And I don't want to let down my customers who have been relying on me for so many years. AFAIK I'm the only full time specialist on the West Coast.

    My car work supplements my Social Security. 75% of that goes towards paying my rent. Rule of thumb is that housing costs shouldn't be more than a third of one's income. I have no savings, no credit card and no debt.

    That’s why I’m asking for your help. Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Irish Pride

    Irish Pride Irish Inside Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Donation sent.
     
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    Does Go Fund Me accept paypal? Looking on the web, it doesn't appear so. Can we send you a payment ( via gift) so paypal won't take any fees
     
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    Sometimes, when I look at pictures of a write-off, I ask myself why would they write it off for that damage.

    In your case, I have no questions.

    Stay at it Nick.

    I know nothing about "go fund me" and I will look into it, but if you have paypal, that is easy enough for me to do.

    Good luck Nick
     
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    blk\blk90 SHO Member Supporting Member

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    Sent.
     
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    Absolutely. If anyone here would rather send a donation via PayPal, my id is [email protected].
     
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    Just sent via Paypal
     
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    Sent, good luck!
     
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    Thanks, Timothy!
     
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    rubydist SHO Master Staff Member Super Moderators

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    $ sent via paypal. best wishes.
     
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    BaySHO Performance SHO Member

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    Thanks, JSA!
     
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    Sent a small donation by Paypal, because I had a dreadful experience with an American money order in the past. So, go fund me was a no-go.

    Just so everyone knows, you have to wait 90 days before the authorities even look into a problem and report if the money order has been cashed. It is pure heaven for a scam artist.

    And while I am complaining, to get a donation of $100.00 to Nick, I had to submit $140.00 Canadian. And I still had to pay a paypal transaction fee due to the inter- country situation.

    God Bless America, and you too Nick. I hope this helps a little.

    Oh, and move to Canada Nick, any small amount of American money allows you to live like a king up here !!!!

    Just kidding, sort-of.
     
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  13. BaySHO Performance

    BaySHO Performance SHO Member

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    Ir helps a lot, Lawrence, and thanks for you generosity!
     

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