See what I just did there? That's pretty much a several time a day conversation in my head. Ugh. I'm having pre-buyers remorse, what is that?!
Then it comes to dealing with my car now. Which is finally sorted out, but was very tricky there for a while. That will be more of a headache come October and we're transferring the car to the guy buying it, so I'm saving that blog for a later time, when I need to rant. Which I'm sure I'll need to rant, because it will be a situation where I'm having to deal with locals, which usually comes with a frustrating lack of English (on both sides), spending money (hopefully not mine), and will ultimately end up with me no longer owning Teh Kaar, which in turn means walking to work. Good times.
|"You're going too fast" warning... NOT ok.|
I talked to Teh Dad and he said he'd test drive an American one for me. Which he did last weekend, with Teh Sister. They liked it. He really liked the SX, because it had the "get up and go", but that's the most expensive model, which I don't even want to pay for. Teh Sister gave me the email address of the dealer. When I spoke to Teh Dad and Teh Sister, both spoke highly of the dealer. Great, a decent car salesman. Win.
I emailed him a list of things that I required, things I thought were nice options, and things that I didn't want/care for. This is his email back to me:
1. No professional writes in all caps. I've seen people claim they write in all caps because they are dyslexic... Well, that's what spell check is for, welcome to the 21st century. You aren't sending me a navy message, so fix yourself.
2. I'm interested in buying a very expensive car. Tell me what I'm looking at paying. I don't care that it isn't November, and there are potentially deals now that won't be available down the road. I need to know how much I'm spending. Because that could very much affect other things when it comes to money and the MD situation.
3. He led Teh Dad and Teh Sister to believe that he really wanted to help me. He even told them, "Well, I need to eat in November too," implying that he didn't need a sale right away, and was happy to help them help me. He didn't seem all that happy to help me. He talked to Teh Dad about payment options and down payments, but he didn't mention any of that to me in the emails. Again, 21st century, welcome to it. Email is the way to communicate now, get with it.
4. Is there something somewhere that says if you don't thank a military member for their service you will get your tires slashed?
5. My list of "must haves" was 4 things long. Automatic, keyless entry, power windows/doors, and the reverse assistance thingy. All of these things are available at the lowest, non-base model. Again, not impressed.
At this point, I'm willing to find the place with the best deal online and head straight there after getting off a plane in NC. I'll be tired, grouchy, and probably down right mean, along with being excited over being in America, which means I'll probably be pretty no-nonsense about the whole situation. Get me the best deal, I'll buy your car. Don't give me a good deal? Keep your damn car. Easy day.
OMG WHY IS THIS SO DIFFICULT!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Teh Bear warned me that this adventure wasn't over. I told him I knew, and that was just all the more blog posts/rants for the future. See, I'm always blog preparin'!