Thursday, April 11, 2019

Slow Day

Not much going on at the homestead. We got a few more inches of snow overnight and it didn’t get warm enough to melt at all. This is the winter that keeps on giving. Seven months of snow so far. Oh well. Rumor has it that spring is coming, but you can’t believe everything you hear.

In other news I discovered someone I never want to do business with. My lovely wife and I saw a nice little truck with a for sale sign on it at a small used car dealership. We were running errands and had limited time so we didn’t stop to talk with a salesperson. That’s just as well.

When I talked to the guy on the phone it was a truly unpleasant experience. His main concern was that I show up today with cash in hand. It was all I could do to get the actual specifics about the truck. The truck was actually pretty close to what I was looking for. However, the salesman was rude, unwilling to negotiate, and kept asking over and over if I had the cash. He wanted to sell right now. That pop up red flags for anyone else?

Good thing I’m in no hurry to buy. I don’t respond very well to high pressure tactics.

There was another vehicle that could have worked to tow the boat. The downside? It was boring as unsalted crackers. I don’t want to be too picky. However, that car looked like something driven by a blue haired lady going down the fast lane of Florida 95 at 45 mph with the left directional on for 50 miles. Even I have to have some standards.



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    1. I think you have a good point. Boring is starting to be tempting.

  2. You could have probably asked that salesman for a cash price discount and see what his answer was. Full payment - 10% off list price. After 48 hours of inspection time.

    My wife bought a Harley Davidson Sportster at the local dealer for a great price. It was used, but only had a bit more than 600 miles on it. The dealer wanted it off his lot. When the wife told him she could pay it off completely TODAY, he dropped the price even more - $5,500 including tax, off the lot. He was amenable to that so it was a win-win.

    I hope you find your vehicle soon. I'm also agreeing with Gorges - boring doesn't attract attention and blending in can be a good thing. Easy to jazz it up - paint flames coming out of the wheel wells, lol.

    1. I've often gotten deals with cash in hand. This guy was not willing to deal at all and seemed shady as heck.

      This morning I'm leaning more towards boring. The problem is that it's an old person car and I'm in denial. :)

  3. Nothing turns me off buying more than a pushy sales person.

    1. I hung up on him. It was the only way to get him to shut up.

    2. I do the same. I see no reason to share my hard earned with people that I don't like. Rather take it elsewhere or just go without...