- GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
It’s funny because the antithesis of simple pleasure is buying a car, but here we are.
I’ve had a few ‘simple pleasures’ buying a car over the years, but I’ve had a couple of tortuous ones as well. The worst was when I desperately wanted to buy a newly introduced sports car for which the demand far exceeded the supply. But I quickly learned that the few dealers that carried that brand were down to their last one or two that they had available for sale. So I got right on it and was able to negotiate a purchase on a gorgeous blue one, the dealer’s last one until the next model year, and shook hands with the salesman after agreeing to pay list price. This was still a good deal because the car was in tremendous demand, and was arguably underpriced to begin with, at $7,995 list, brand new!
I did end up getting the car from a different dealer, but had to pay a little more – around $500 over list as I recall – to get the car I was hell-bent determined to get. But I was still pi$$ed enough at Dealer #1 that I wrote a letter to the State Commerce Dept. explaining what happened. And wouldn’t you know, I never did hear back.