Remember the saver card that Hick bought for $15 from those kids who walk by our house every school day? The one that took a week to get? Well, Hick made use of it for the first time last week. He went to lunch with his second-oldest son, The Veteran. It was a spur of the moment thing. The Veteran called and asked, so Hick accepted.
They went to Colton's Steak House, over in Bill-Paying Town. Hick said that The Veteran paid for the meal, but Hick used his SAVER CARD to get them a FREE Bloomin' Onion. Oops! It's called JT's Onion Blossom at Colton's. The cost was $6.99, so Hick has that much back for his $15 now, anyway.
I was not the least bit envious of Hick going out to eat a bloomin' Onion Blossom without me, because a bloomin' Onion Blossom has from 1090 to 3000 calories with the dipping sauce, depending on how you look it up and determine the serving size. Hick said they had about half of it left, but he didn't bring it home! That's not right! Even if I could have resisted, the dogs would surely have liked a bloomin' Onion Blossom! Last time I checked, Juno was not watching her girlish figure.
In other news, Hick sold his 1999 Ford F250 4WD Extended Cab Long Bed pickup truck, with 190,000 miles, on Monday afternoon. The dealer had offered him $1303 trade-in when we bought SilverRedO. Hick said he'd rather sell it himself than give it away for that. Or just give it away himself if he couldn't sell it. So he put $360 into it to replace the coil packs (whatever that is), and put on a couple tires. He advertised it on his Buy/Sell/Trade thingy Friday, and had a guy ready to buy it Sunday night.
In fact, Hick drove to town at 8:15 p.m. to show the guy the truck. He said he got off work at 3:30 Monday, and he was going to the bank to see if he could get a loan. He was pretty sure he could. Hick said to let him know, but that he wasn't holding the truck if someone else showed up first with the money.
Monday around noon, a different guy wanted to see the truck. He asked if Hick had the title in hand, and Hick said, "All I have to do is drive home and get it from my safe." This guy was picking up his daugherter at school at 3:00, and driving over from near Mabel-Town to see it.
"You need to make sure the first guy knows about this, before he goes through the hassle of getting a loan for a truck that's already been sold!"
"I told him about his guy, and said I'd let him know as soon as I actually met the guy."
Turns out the second guy arrived for his test drive, at 3:40, and the first guy was in the bank awaiting loan approval. He said they wouldn't know until the next day. Hick told him the second guy was offering cash on the spot. Hick ended up selling it, and the first guy found out he was approved for the loan, at about the same time. No hard feelings either way. Hick sold his F250, the second guy got a 4WD used truck to drive to construction sites (where he'd been promoted from an inside job), and the first guy found out that he COULD get a loan if he found another truck.
Oh, yeah. The selling price was $3800. Cash money. No tricky trade-in finagling.
Trade-ins are a rip off, never know how much they give you for the car and how much more they would have taken off the price of the car you are purchasing. Selling on you on extra smart when Hick is basically in the selling business and knows what he is doing. I sold my old Jeep through Car's For Cash...easy peasy. Probably could have got more selling on my own, but too much effort and too many sleazy people to have to deal with.ReplyDelete
Hick could actually buy and sell junkers and make a profit, IF ONLY he hadn't filled his Freight Container Garage with 18 storage sheds worth of crap! He has a car lifter it in, and knows his way around an motor. He's also not a soft touch when it comes to money. Cash in hand, or it's not a deal, and he's not saving it for you to come back later.Delete
Tell Hick I said, "He is the man!!"Delete
Okay, but when his already-large head expands, and he can't get out the door, I'm holding YOU responsible. Oh, wait! I can tell him when he's outside, and then he won't be able to get IN the door! In that case, I can give you credit.Delete
$3800 is MUCH better than $1303, well done Hick. Good to know that first guy is qualified for a loan though, he can go out shopping for a truck knowing he's good for payment as soon as he finds one.ReplyDelete
Yes, it was a win for all involved. We have now recouped our down payment and tax/license fees for SilverRedO, and the money from the TrailBlazer will be profit, which can be applied to payments of SilverRedO.Delete
Two people have spoken for the TrailBlazer, and are waiting on their tax refunds. Hick said he wouldn't actively push for a sale, and the first one to hand him the money can have it.
Good job! I hear the tax refund checks are a bit light this year. As long as we don't owe, I am happy. If we get an actual refund, it usually isn't much. I am glad I made HeWho sell all the extra vehicles we had hanging around here. The tenant I bought the camper for has been making payments, but he is looking forward to Spring so he can sell his tiny camper and pay me off! I look forward to that, too.ReplyDelete
See, I knew you had a reason to look forward to Spring! Even though it brings your busy season closer.Delete