I want to buy something from Dan - anything. Even if I don't need/want it.
On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 11:03 PM, WILTON via Mercedes <firstname.lastname@example.org > wrote: > ATTABOY! > > Wilton > > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan Penoff via Mercedes" < > email@example.com> > To: "Mercedes Discussion List" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Cc: "Dan Penoff" <d...@penoff.com> > Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:57 PM > Subject: [MBZ] Today's Cluster > > > > Got the wife’s former 2005 Mazda 6s all gussied up and Martha’ed >> yesterday. Took pictures last night, posted ad on CL and got a flood of >> responses. >> >> First guy the responds back to me from the inquiries I got says he’ll be >> right over to check the car out. He sounds nice and solid. He shows up >> with son in tow, they look the car over, take it for a drive, come back and >> give me my asking price. Nice. >> >> I’m on the phone with the insurance company canceling the policy on the >> car, and I keep getting these bursts of tone/static/whatever on the phone. >> I chalk it up the insurance company routing me through a call center in >> Bangalore to speak with “Andy” to determine where to route my call. >> >> I finish up and look at the phone and notice that the guy who bought the >> car has been trying to call me. Hmm. I call him back. >> >> He says the car is running poorly and acting funny. Not good. I tell >> him to get back to my house ASAP and he can have his money back, as I’m not >> about to sell a car with issues. He says OK, and I pace in front of the >> garage waiting for him to return. >> >> He gets back and I put the OBDII reader on the car. P0305 - bum ignition >> coil (COPs) on the #5 cylinder. Dammit. >> >> “Can you fix it while we wait?” >> >> "Nope. Here is your money, sorry for the inconvenience.” >> >> “But I want the car. My son wants the car.” >> >> “I don’t sell cars with issues. I stand behind anything I sell, and if >> I’m not confident it’s good, I am not going to sell it to someone.” >> >> Long story short, he still wants the car. It’s a graduation gift for his >> son, and the kid was obviously smitten with it. >> >> I went out to FLAPS and got a new coil, took me all of five minutes to >> swap (thank goodness it’s one of the ones in front!) and then road tested >> the car on surface streets and the interstate without it missing a lick. >> I’m going to send it over to the local stealer to give the once-over >> tomorrow and I’ll go ahead and sell it to him. >> >> Dang, I felt like to real dick when he brought the car back. I felt >> worse for his son. I think the guy was so impressed with my honesty that he >> was even more convinced he wanted the car. I would’t have been able to >> sleep if he had taken it the way it was and chalked things up to experience. >> >> How do car salesmen do it? They must not have consciences. >> >> Dan >> >> >> >> >> _______________________________________ >> http://www.okiebenz.com >> >> To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ >> >> To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: >> http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com >> >> >> > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com