Selling a Car is SO MUCH FUN

Posted by on December 8, 2011

OMG…last night these people came to look at a car we’re selling and they TOOK MY KEYS with them. I realized it this morning when I couldn’t find them so I call the guy and I’m like “Hi, you came to look at our car last night. Do you have my keys?” and he’s like “Yes, I have them”

Um…OKAY. So when exactly did you notice that you had the keys to everything I own in your possession? We’re you planning on LETTING ME KNOW? Did it not occur to you that I might NEED THEM???? That I might be tearing my house apart looking for them so I could take my kids to school?

Arrrrggghhhh…I’m so irritated. But they’re supposed to be buying our car this morning and if all goes as planned, bringing my keys with them.

Thing is? They were supposed to be here 5 minutes ago and the guy calls and says they’re going to be an hour late and I’m like “DUDE. YOU HAVE MY KEYS. I’m stuck until I get them (I do have a spare somewhere but I have no house keys or anything) so please get here as soon as you can”

And of course now I’m envisioning him standing in line at Home Depot getting copies of my house keys so they can just stroll in and steal all my stuff one day when I’m not home.

And that means if ever want to have any peace of mind ever again, I have to replace the deadbolt and I’m super pissed about that, too. I want to tell them they have to pony up an extra $50 to pay for my new lock but this guy is a cheap bastard douchemeister so I’m not sure if I should pursue that or just be glad someone is taking this stupid Camry with the bad engine off my hands.

On the other hand, I’ve had a ton of calls for it. I think we could easily sell it to someone else. But gahhhh…I hate the whole car selling thing. I hate it so much that in the ad I stated that my price is firm and don’t even think of coming here and picking the car apart to get the price down. The car is priced at what it is BECAUSE it needs a new engine, has a paint scratch on the bumper and a lazy window that takes forever to roll up.

So of course this asshat comes last night with his girlfriend and keeps saying “But it has a bad engine” as if that’s some kind of breaking news I needed to be aware of.

And the girl whines “But I have to pay tax, tag and title on it. Can’t you go any loooooower?” and then they offer $700 less than we’re asking.

After we were done laughing, I responded by gesturing to the car behind them and telling her that WE had to pay tax, tag and title on that new car last week and that’s just the cost of car ownership.

Blarrrggghhhhh…I hate very much dislike these people. But we let them haggle us down $100 because people always like to feel like they got over on you and got a deal.

And then they take my keys.

And they’re LATE.

Did I mention I hate very much dislike these people?

My paranoia dictates that I must go price a new lock now.


  • That would make me crazy too. This is why when I buy a car I typically trade my old one in.

    I know I could get more on my own but I get too irritated with having to deal with all of the shenanigans that are involved with it.

    • IzzyMom says:

      We would have had to do one of those deals where the commercial yells that you can push, drag or tow your car to the dealership to trade it in. That wouldn’t be embarrassing at all!

  • Diana says:

    Oh I would SO be changing those locks like… immediately.

  • Sandra says:

    Yeah, I definitely think new keys will allow you to sleep with both eyes closed! Do it!

    • IzzyMom says:

      In my very active imagination, the guy and his band of thieves (because thieves always travel in bands, right?) will wait until after Christmas and come take all our presents (which is really just my kids’ presents because after buying a new car, we’re not getting each other gifts)

  • Momo Fali says:

    For the record, we changed the locks on our front and back doors on Saturday and we’ve locked ourselves out five times since then. You may want to let this guy have a key so you can get in, if you get locked out. ;)

    • IzzyMom says:

      You guys need one of those little faux statue critters that you hide a key inside! I need the same for my car keys, which I routinely lock in my car. I had to call Pop-a-Lock THREE times in the past year!

  • The equipments are used for each situation depending on the size of the vehicle to be towed.

    So, don’t you think it would be wiser to keep their number handy while on the wheels.
    Callers need to keep in mind that the service excludes rides for passengers, is restricted to a one-way, one-time ride for the driver and the destination is limited to the driver’s residence.

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