The political conventions are over . . . it’s on to the debates.
There are a lot of emotional talk going on about this election, it just reminds me of that one cartoon I saw on a professor’s door in college that said, “The sound of democracy is the clashing of opinions.”
I was going to sell my 2003 Nissan Altima to SisterGeeding who was moving back to the Metroplex from NYC for the “family” discount, but another opportunity worked out for her. So now that I was going to sell it for the non-family discount, I decided to find a good selling price by looking up the value in Kelly Blue Book and seeing what other folks were selling the same car for in both Cars.com and Autotrader.com.
For the heck of it, I decided to see what a few local dealerships would offer, and the best they could offer is $3,000 . . . way lower than I would give it up for. It kind of reminded me of a scene from Pawn Stars.
When I got home I decided to put it on Craigslist. Even without a attaching a picture, I got about four contacts within an hour. Long story short, I sold the car in less than two hours after posting it on Craigslist for just about double what the dealerships were offering, and I got it in cash. Sometimes Craigslist and the power of the Internet amazes me.
In case you were wondering, I didn’t get counterfeit bills, as I saw the teller give the cash at a local bank.
Texas DMV offers a great online form to notifiy the state of vehicle title transfer, so if you are ever in a similar situation, here it is for reference.