Last post on Jan 16, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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#11 of 40 Re: Parm!! [parm]
Dec 22, 2008 (10:38 am)
Not that this will narrow it down much, but is it something that I would like?
#12 of 40 Re: Parm!! [andre1969]
Dec 22, 2008 (1:55 pm)
Nope, not an Imperial either. Strike Two!
Andre, yes you'll like it. My wife even likes it (note: she doesn't LOVE it - but she probaby wouldn't love a GTO either. LOL! . . . . . no, it's not a GTO, sadly). Believe me, I'm dying to tell you guys, but I just don't want to "queer" the deal.
Dec 22, 2008 (2:05 pm)
I do remember, even after, what? ten years?
#14 of 40 Re: Parm!! [parm]
Dec 22, 2008 (3:24 pm)
I think I might have an idea too. Parm, when you do finally get the car, or at least have it guaranteed that it will be yours and not sold out from under you, you should have us guess on it!
Good luck with it! Late January will be here before you know it!
#15 of 40 Re: Parm!! [andre1969]
Dec 22, 2008 (4:35 pm)
Yes, definitely. The 'ol guessing game. That sounds like a plan. Though, perhaps Craig has "picked up the scent"?
#16 of 40 Re: Parm!! [parm]
Dec 22, 2008 (4:44 pm)
Could I email you privately and tell you what I think it is? I promise I'll keep the secret. And I couldn't buy it out from under you even if I wanted to. Our economy has seen to that.
#17 of 40 Re: Parm!! [andre1969]
Dec 22, 2008 (6:11 pm)
Email away. Naturally, should you publicly divulge this car's identity, "the secretary will disavow any of your actions."
#18 of 40 It only hurts when I laugh
Jan 13, 2009 (5:08 pm)
Well, the car I was trying to buy got sold out from underneath me this past Sunday. The car in question was a very nice and very original (yes, these two CAN go together) 1963 Cadillac Coupe Deville. Andre has seen photos. It's nice. In short, about a month ago (after having been talking with the seller for a month before), the seller agreed to $9,000, but before I could get out there, someone else came along and gave him $10K. I would've gone higher, but the seller never extended me the courtesy of letting me know. He just emailed me one day (less than 2 weeks before I was to drive 12-13 hours to inspect it) and simply said the car was sold. Sounds, pretty tame on the surface. But, I'd been communicating with the seller since November and had made an emotional investment in the car. I even set up an inspection by a pro and was to pay for everything. I'm not upset the seller got $10K, because the car was worth it and I would've paid that - and more. But, when the guy offered it to me for $9K, why would I say, "Nah, that's OK, I'll pay you $10K". No, what I'm extremely pissed about is that the seller played me off another buyer who, at the last minute, fell bassakwards into a deal I'd been working on for two months. But, even worse, the seller didn't let me know others were looking or that there was a sense of urgency.
Not saying I got totally screwed, but I literally had my checkbook out willing to pay his price. Unfortunately, due to the holidays and other family commitments, I couldn't get out there as soon as I would've liked. When this other buyer stumbled along, the seller used me to prompt the eventual buyer into pulling the trigger. He basically told the guy, "If you want it, you better buy it now, because a guy is coming out soon with a check to buy it." - and, I'm fine with that up until the point when I don't get the opportunity to meet or beat his new offer.
I did everything right this time. But, timing is everything - and this time it was out of my control. Now, excuse me while I cry myself to sleep.
#19 of 40 Re: It only hurts when I laugh [parm]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 13, 2009 (5:43 pm)
You gotta be ready to go on these things or they get squirrely very quickly.
#20 of 40 Re: It only hurts when I laugh [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 13, 2009 (6:12 pm)
Yeah well, I did everything I could short of buying the car unseen in person - and actually probably would've done that for this car if I knew I needed to. Some people are just aholes (pardon my Portuguese) because they can be.