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Old 06-13-2008, 12:38 AM   #1
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Menopausal woman with nasty temper has 85 Grand Prix for sale

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Date: 2008-04-28, 8:55AM EDT


Let's answer some questions before I describe the car. Humour me... please...

1. NO, it is not a "condo-car" that's been garaged all its natural life. It's a $600 car.

2. YES, the odometer reads 24k miles, but I am VERY certain it has rolled over and it's actually 124k miles. It's a $600 car.

3. YES, it is restorable. Anything is restorable if you have the time and money! But, in its current condition, it's a $600 car.

4. YES, the interior is very clean. NOTICE I DID NOT SAY IT WAS MINT! It is clean... one tiny tear on the drivers seat back, broken arm-rest on drivers side, TWENTY THREE YEARS OLD!!! Again, it's a $600 car.

5. YES, it does start and run very well. My son drove it to and from work for several months while his daily-driver was being repaired. Not bad for a $600 car!

6. NO, my boyfriend and his tool box do NOT come with the car. In other words, you're buying a TWENTY-THREE YEAR OLD, SIX HUNDRED DOLLAR CAR, people! I cannot guarantee that it will "last at least a year" or that "it will make it all the way to Oregon in September". Sheesh... I mean, c'mon! My crystal ball broke a lonnnnnng time ago. What's more, it's a $600 car.

7. YES, it is quiet. But will it disturb your neighbors? HOW THE HELL DO I KNOW? I don't even KNOW your neighbors! I know you can squeal tires pretty loudly, even in this old $600 car.

8. NO, I will NOT pay for your gas if you drive here from East Jesus and decide not to buy the car for any reason. Why would you drive 3 hours to buy a $600 car anyway?

9. NO, I am NOT interested in donating the car to your worthy cause. My son needs the money. He's a kid, for crying out loud! Do you really think he'd be advertising this $600 car for SALE if he wanted to "help you out because you're down on your luck because your boyfriend left you and took your car and you have no way to get back and forth from....". You get the picture.

10. Did I mention it's a $600 car? That does NOT mean it's a $400 car, or a $500 car, or even a $550 car! THE PRICE IS $600, get it?

11. NO, I do not own a firearm. Yet.

If you've read this far, then you must be somewhat interested in the car, right? Be advised, I am in no mood to be trifled with after the 250 stupid phone calls I received over the weekend. That's right... 250, mostly assinine people, asking questions relating to the above 11 answers. Ever dealt with a woman whose hot-flashes run about 500 degrees? Seriously. Do NOT poke the bear, or if you do, do so at your own risk.

I am not going to post my phone number, as my Xanax prescription is empty and I cannot afford to have it refilled until this Friday. That being said, I do have twenty photos of the car from every angle, aspect, perspective and view which I would be happy to send to you via email. Just click on the pretty blue link at the top of the post, and I promise I'll email you back lots of full-color photos that were taken just this morning.
****Only after I have determined that you are not going to be yet another idiot such as those mentioned above will I give you my phone number and/or address so that you may come and see the car****



http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/fmy/659126241.html

 
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:17 AM   #2
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wow, this lady reminds me of too many of the women in my life!
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:26 AM   #3
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This makes me want to feign just enough interest in the car to get her number. Then call and say, "Sorry, I'm not interested in the car...just feeling lonely. Wanna talk?"
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:40 AM   #4
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Well, I can sort of relate. I sold a 1992 Mazda a year or two ago. It had over 150,000 miles on it. The ad clearly stated "runs good, but broken strut- $500". I almost decided to keep the damn car instead of dealing with people who either wanted me to fix the car (still selling it for $500), or to guarantee it. Of course, the guy that bought it tried to talk me down to $300. Then, he fixed the broken strut and advertised it for sale for $1200.

I have a 1990 Suburban that runs, but we're not using. I'm not even going to try to sell it. The aggravation isn't worth the $500 I would ask. People ask (no, demand) that you fill up the tank (it's a 40 gallon gas tank!), pay for their gas to come see it, ask you to guarantee it will run for a year, etc. Geez, if it had a full gas tank, and I knew it would run for a year, I wouldn't be selling it for $500!!!!!
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:53 AM   #5
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This makes me want to feign just enough interest in the car to get her number. Then call and say, "Sorry, I'm not interested in the car...just feeling lonely. Wanna talk?"
Hahaha.

Someone here should email the post and say they will give $599.99, then post it so everyone can enjoy.
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Old 06-13-2008, 12:55 PM   #6
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Well, I can sort of relate. I sold a 1992 Mazda a year or two ago. It had over 150,000 miles on it. The ad clearly stated "runs good, but broken strut- $500". I almost decided to keep the damn car instead of dealing with people who either wanted me to fix the car (still selling it for $500), or to guarantee it. Of course, the guy that bought it tried to talk me down to $300. Then, he fixed the broken strut and advertised it for sale for $1200.

I have a 1990 Suburban that runs, but we're not using. I'm not even going to try to sell it. The aggravation isn't worth the $500 I would ask. People ask (no, demand) that you fill up the tank (it's a 40 gallon gas tank!), pay for their gas to come see it, ask you to guarantee it will run for a year, etc. Geez, if it had a full gas tank, and I knew it would run for a year, I wouldn't be selling it for $500!!!!!
When i sold my car I told the people flat out, here are the issues, I'm offering no guarantee, I can promise you that this car is a tank and has served me well.

A week after I sold it the buyer called me and told me the car had transmission problems and wanted to know what "we" should do about it.

I called and left a voicemail that said, "Sir, I understand that you are concerned about the transmission, however, I told you everything that was wrong with the car from the beginning, I told you what it needed and you told me that your wife's ex-husband owned a garage and that repairs were no issue.... that begin said, you bought the car from me, we signed the title over to your name, I dropped the insurance so that it could be put in your name... I have nothing to do with this car other than I was the previous owner who honestly told you everything that was wrong. The title and registration is in your name and this is your car, and ultimately, your problem."

I never heard back from them.
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