Oh I'm so angry.
I can't believe I let something slip past me.
So after my little post yesterday I decided it was smart to go out.
NORMALLY my nights would be spent in front of the TV with my gumtree searches spread across the 8 monitors, on 45 second auto refreshes.
So I'm out,
Talked to someone I know, but don't like. (what a waste of time, hes just a jerk, lol)
Refresh gumtree on the phone...
and the exact car I wrote off.....
but the top of the line one....
is listed for sale....
$2k. Normally they're $14k!
"Wont go into reverse"
Even if the gearbox is fucked, I have another one!
Catch? The ad is now 3 minutes old.
I don't think I've ever managed to buy anything from a gumtree ad that old. But I tried.
I drove to the address, and yep, car exists, parked on front lawn,
NOT a scam.
Rego check the licence plate...
Get the VIN from the rego check....
PPSR check.... not stolen, not written off, not financed....
But all the lights are off in the house.
Well, no point skulking around his yard after midnight with everyone asleep.
I drove home.
I hoped, I begged, I actually prayed, that it was because it was midnight and he didn't want to be swarmed with calls while he slept.
So I set an alarm at 5AM, 5.30, 6, 6.30, and checked gumtree every moment I could.
Also set up email alerts and set my emails to check every minute.
HOPING that he'd relist the ad in the morning.
And no, I get an SMS saying "Car sold".
I'm just so mad.
I'm faster than that.
I'm better than that!
This is the worst feeling.
I can't figure out how to 'fix' it.
Probably the most important aspect of my life, and I miss the one deal that could fix everything.
I think the universe decided I'm out of luck.
No more for me.
Hope everyone else has more luck today than me.
I'm going back to refreshing gumtree.