Sold my old car. My white 2001 Chevy Cavalier is gone. *sniff*
I kinda freaked out when the first person to check it out wanted it then and there on Friday night.
Needless to say I wasn't really ready for that step so soon.
I really thought it would take awhile to sell, esp for the price I put on it, $1,100.
I really don't think it was worth that much, but it was about Blue book value. My car, I think, was the lowest price on the site besides a $800 one I wasn't sure was mobile.... So everyone else seems to think it was a good price. I had it up for a week and it had 6 ppl name it their favorite. I was gettting texts and phone calls but nothing really too serious. Then this couple calls on Friday night, came and saw it, drove it around the block, tried to get me down to $900, I didn't budge and they said okay we'll take it right now.
Crazy! I thought for sure it would sit there for awhile and that my price was too high. Apparently it was cheap. I thought it would sit long enough that I took the insurance off of it not wanting to pay for both cars for a few weeks.
But I felt okay about the price and they seemed to think it was a good deal so that's all that matters right?
When I say I freaked out I don't really mean I was sad that my car was leaving. Surprisingly I totally forgot about my old car as soon as I got the new one. I only remembered it when I came home to find it sitting in the parking lot and I thought "Oh yeah, that's still there..." I don't think I'll miss Jack too much.
I think I was more freaking out about the price and the worth and the disclosures I was supposed to say and the things I was supposed to give them and the things I was supposed to keep and it was all so soon and overwhelming. I forgot to take the plates off. But I also hadn't gassed up the car for awhile so they had to get gas before they left so they didn't get far, they came back and let me get my plates. I had some time to think and remembered a CD in the CD Player and stuffs. My roommate thought I was all crazy freaking out as I spied on my car leaving.
I was feeling overwhelmed, guilty, not remebering things/disclosures, excited as I held $1,100 in cash in my hand, undecided as I watched my car drive away, etc.
We did a Bill of Sale and I gave them the title and keys. They said it was for their 16 and 17 yr olds. Prolly a good fit for a car that old. But I forgot to tell them the radio didn't work. That might be a must for teenagers. Teens dont really do CD's anymore either. They do their Ipods and stuff which I dont think my car is compatible with... all in all it leads to unsafe driving just to have music with them. I feel like that's my fault.
I felt guilty about a lot of things I didn't tell them (just the little quirks, nothing major in regarding to operation of the vehicle) but I do have to say its not entirely my fault. I answered their questions and the test drive is there to make other checks of the car, its not my fault if they don't do their due diligence.... They didn't really seem to know what they were doing...
But they bought the car "AS-IS" and signed the title and its theirs now! Not my problem anymore. They can't bring it back! Okay they could...but I doubt it...
I felt bad about not having any gas in the car. But with all the inquiries that week I assumed ppl would come by that weekend to look at the car so I was going to finish vaccuming the dog hair, wash the outside as it was sitting under a tree for a week, and put some gas in it. But they came a day too early. But I really was going to make it nicer!
I talk as if I ripped them off, but honestly, it is a good car and it will get from point A to point B if they do regular maintenance on the car. The price seemed fair, otherwise it seemed we both felt good enough about it to complete the deal. For a car that old and that many miles, you get what you get and take a chance, and they seemed to be okay with that chance for $1,100.
After that much interest in only a week I wondered if I should've put the price higher, but like I said, I didn't really think it was worth much more than that, and that price was already stretching it to make feel iffy about it.
I was texting Claine telling him I was selling it as they were in my house writing a Bill of Sale. Then I called Claine and Mom freaking out on them and asking them questions about selling a car and if I did it right cuz I've never done it before.....
But my freak out earned me a complete stiff body all night which resulted in pain in my muscles which resulted in lack of sleep, etc. And the dinner I attempted to consume kind of came back to bite me in the butt with all my stress which also resulted in lack of sleep. It was all ridiculous and unnecessary, but like I said, it's a change and it was kinda hard and I've never done that before. I'm kind of glad they caught me off guard that night and wanted it right then.
This morning it was raining and I thought to myself, "Jack doesn't like the rain very much."
I guess I will miss Jack in those odd moments when I remember I have a new car so I don't have to deal with/remember that Jack (my old car) has issues with certain weather and situations or whatnot.
But my new cars name is Starr. And she's ready for pink accents!
Meanwhile, on the dog front. Yet another change of something new I've never done before that is really hard.
I still have a lot of changes to make. I seem to be in this rapid "changing" state. Like everything in my life needs to change. I tried without a roommate, I got a new roommate, I got a new car, sold the old one, the dog is going to go eventually, I want to rearrange my room when he's gone, I want to go back to the gym, I want to go and do things at night for as long as I want too when the dog goes, I just want.....change.
But I suppose the dog is next on the list of changes. And I wish, purely out of selfishness, to postpone that change. I'm good at postponing stressful decisions, well decisions in general, but this one... this one is unlike any other I've had to make before.
I just bought more pills for the dog, another 30 days worth, maybe that's a bit hopeful...
Sigh. I just don't know. I just dont know.
I want to ask what do I do, but I know someone is going to tell me, and I'm not gonna wanna listen or accept the answer. So that question doesn't matter anymore.