Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sold the car

Back when Ron was more optimistic about driving, he insisted on buying a 2000 Chevy Blazer. I could not - in any way, shape, or form - talk that man out of buying that "car." It was a 4-door, 4WD V6-Vortec and looked to be in decent shape, but I didn't think Ron would be driving much.

He drove probably less than 50 miles. That's a very liberal guesstimate. More realistic is probably 30 miles. In 13 months, 817 miles were put on the vehicle and most of it was done last fall. The car was not driven at all during the winter. So, spending $35 per month to insure it, on top of just making sure it stayed in good mechanical condition, was more than I wanted to keep doing.

Plus, we needed the money. I listed it for $4500 (which is what we paid for it), figuring the $1400 we put into the front end was just lost. {sigh} It was, plus another $700. We sold the darn thing for $3800 and I felt extremely blessed to get it.

We only had one serious inquiry on it and that is who bought it. I'm happy as a clam who missed the clam bake!


Kathy said...

Good for you. Sometimes it's hard to take a loss on something, but it's great to have it gone.

SkippyMom said...

Congrats - with the way cars depreciate I think you did really good!!! It is nice to have that burden off your back.

Hope today is going well for you. And know I am thinking of you and sending you good thoughts.

Love ya!

Donna B said...

I just want to hug you so tight. I am so proud of you. YOU ROCK!!! Good job on selling the car, and I sure relate to not being able to talk husbands out of cars....

Pat said...

At least you sold it! That's saying a LOT in these depressing economic times!