{February 2, 2019}   Pushing To Much

Not  in the mood to deal with the bullshit today. It’s just that time of the year that is hard for me. This week and the rest of the month is hard. I have been doing good at staying positive and not falling into a depression like I do a lot of times. But my patience for putting up with and dealing with people right now is at an all time low. Like rock bottom not there low and T jr. seems to have picked this time to push and see how far he can push me. I guess I been here long enough he figures it is time to try and throw his perceived weight around. Like I said in Don’t Talk To My Girl Like That I’m not going to put up with it and right now is not the time.

Today I am sitting here and a lady comes in and ask about some cars. I took her out showed her some and found one she liked. I came in to ask about down payment and things and he goes oh wait that was my deal. Who was here first. I said I don’t know I think we were both in at the same time. Well um I think I was here first that is my sell, send her over here and I will take care of her. So he is over there doing my sell. I was down to paperwork. I didn’t say anything we had a showroom full of people and I am not going to lower myself to the way he does. But I am going to be having a conversation with Mr. T when he isn’t busy. He wasn’t here or I would of already.

Yes I know first in first up all that. But we were in same time and he was no where to be found when she came in. It is like this all the time he is here or there you have to call and hunt him when you need him or it is his up. While 99.99% of the time I am sitting here they come in to me then I have to find them to give them their sell. If this was his up then when he seen us walking around the lot talking or me walk out with her didn’t he come out and say something? Why did he wait until I had the sell and just needed to do the paperwork to say something?

It’s alright his will come around trust me. He may do the rest this way, he isn’t going to do me this way.

Last night I was up and then I was on the phone taking payments, one person was making two or three so it took a bit. The guy closing with me went out and started talking to them and helping them. I didn’t care I could of went and helped them told him they were mine or what. But I didn’t, honestly I didn’t want to deal with them. They just looked like ones that were going to waste your time.

In a little bit another couple came in and I took them since it was just me and him here and I was up. I showed them some cars and they picked one. Her car was totaled in an accident so she is waiting for the check from the insurance company in order to get it.  So she gave me $500 to hold it for her.

The car I sold was one his people were wanting. But they were driving everything and I found out later had their own mess going on. The boss had said they could not buy a car last night. They finally after hours of looking and driving they left. This morning they came back and the truck they wanted sold about a half hour before they got here.

But they were just time wasters and wanted to give us less than $1000 and leave with 2 cars. I was glad I hadn’t went out to help them.

{January 25, 2019}   Sold Another one

Last night when I left my day job I went and picked up something to eat before I went to the lot. I got there and was sticking my purse in the drawer and putting my stuff down and Mr. Auto said that’s your customer your up. I dropped my food in the drawer with my purse found my papers and went to go out the door.

The guy was headed in the women was sitting in the truck still and she was saying something to him. It looked like they were arguing. I turned to Mr. Auto and said this isn’t going to be anything they are not out of the truck and fighting.

About that time the guy came in. I asked of I could help him. He said yes he needed to talk to a sales person about a few of the cars he seen on line. I said okay which ones were you wanting information on? He said could he talk with a sales person to get him information on them. I said yes I can help you with all that I am the sells person. He looked funny and said oh okay then. I took them out and showed them a few they decided on a car and bought it. He says he is going to come back and get a truck in a few months when he gets tax money.

I made some money last night if they bring in the rest of the down by the end of April I will make some more off of it.

Tonight it is dead again, hopefully it will be busy tomorrow. I have to do my 10 hours.

I hope with the government opening back up it lets tax money come out on time and people calm down and start shopping again.

Even a few good checks would be good and help right now.

{October 14, 2018}   Can’t Sell My Truck

Just as I knew and said they do not want to give me anything for my truck. The lot offered $1500 because there are a few on craigslist going for $3999 and up.

I was hoping to get at least $5000 it because I know he is going to put it out there at $7000 or more like he told me before.

I went and test drove this little Ranger that I have had my eye on the last week or so. Motor wise and body wise it is in great shape. Should not need any work done for a while. The guy drove it counties to work and back so he kept everything up and running amd replaced and fixed because he had to have it. Even the front end is tight and no problems been replaced.

Me and the the girls went to check it out. I we walked to the back and the guy kept looking at me we were talking.

We got to the truck and he said your more than welcome to look at it drive it check it out but I do not think this is the truck for you. I don’t think your going to want this truck.

I said it runs good you did all this to it the front end is sound no problems been replaced and things right? It isn’t going to leave me stuck in a week or anything right?

He said no no it runs great I have replaced this and that. I can pop the hood and show you. I had an accident in it fixed all that. But, it has some gremlins.

I’m like what kind, what do you mean? Is it going to randomly shut off on me or something? He said no but, the driver side door handle is broken, you have to open it from the outside or crawl through. The light knob is missing and it has no airbags.

I said oh so can I test drive it? He like sure if you want. We took and drove it around I loved it. It drove so nice no issues it was nice to drive. I told him I was very interested in it but was on my way to sell mine and had to see what I worked with it that I maybe back Monday. He said okay.

When I found I couldn’t sell my truck I messaged Starfish told him about it sent him a picture. He is like me wants it but don’t have the money. He ask if the guy would take payments from me for him? I told him it was just a random truck I found on line I didn’t know the guy. He said if he had it he buy it. I said I know me too. But it no way I can swing it.

Its an older truck it has it’s “gremlins” as he called them but I don’t know I loved it. It is killing me I can’t get it. It is one of those things where yeah it is old but thats part of the appeal. Just something about old well maintained trucks.

I still have no idea how I am going to pay bills now because of the way she is doing and renigging on the deal we made. I was going to pay for it out of what I got for the truck now can’t sell it either. I would just sell it for the $1500 buy the truck I looked at and pay the bill. But the truck only 3 of the 5 of us can get into so I can’t really do that and leave is stuck not all being able to get places. I just don’t know what to do anymore.

{February 26, 2017}   What Would You Do?

I bought a rug for my living room a while back and it works good but it is to small I need two or one bigger. I looked for a bigger one but I have the biggest size that one comes in. I am not against getting two and using but then would need to buy two new ones since the other has been washed and outside in the sun, it’s faded so you could really tell one was older than the others. I had been looking at the store to see if I could find one and hadn’t seen anymore, the other night me and the kids found one it was marked down. I decided to go ahead and get it and hope to find one at another store or just use the two together even if one looked brighter/newer than the other.

They were on clearnce and when I checked out I watched to make sure it rang up the right price because so many things I have gotten in the past ring up full price and I only notice once I get home. Anyway it rang up for half the clearance price so it came to $45. I figured for that price I would buy another one and put them both in the living room and just use the other for my room because it is driving me crazy not having a rug in my room and I don’t have anything really to match it to or care. It’s in the bedrooms no one goes in there. I have looked at three stores and even called father of the year to make him look at some south of me by his job and can not find it.

I looked on line and found them but they are $97 full price even though they are clearing them out in the stores. I do not want to pay $97 for something I just paid $45 for in the store a week ago. I am debating ordering it then returning it when it comes and then buying it again from the store. Once I return it they will put it out for the $45 price that they are selling them for now. My mom is saying that it is not right to do that. I don’t think it is wrong they can put it out for the $97 price if they want if they chose to sell it for the $45 that is on. I don’t feel it is wrong either because if I found something on line and it is cheaper than in the store the store will price match. But you can’t price match when ordering on line because your aren’t talking to anyone your doing it all yourself.

What would you do? Order it online and return it to repurchases? Just use the two you have even if they don’t match and buy a different one for the bedroom? Or just suck it up and buy it at the $97 and forget it?

{December 19, 2014}   Becoming A Dealer

I think I am going to become a dealer. It isn’t a get rick quick thing and takes some money and time to get into. It’s something I have thought about doing for a long time. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it the other night when I was trying to think of something to get into.

Well I know why because I was looking at a little small store front with no parking spaces of its own. It is in a little down town area where you park and walk to what you want to go to. I stalk the block making two to three passes before I either get a place where I want it or run out of time and park where ever and walk. We are there once a week with the two little ones the closer I can get the better.

Anyway back to my business adventure, I like dealing with cars and trucks. I love to car and truck shop as much or more than most people like to clothes shop or shop for other things in general. I hate to clothes shop or really shop for other things most the time. But if I could shop for cars and trucks and get paid to do it that would be great. Like a dream come true. I get to work around something I like doing. I could set my hours and work around my family. I could hire someone to work for me since they pretty much get paid commission I wouldn’t be putting out money for a worker unless they sold something.

I could also do reposing if I had too. I wanted to get into reposing before but they put a bunch of restrictions on it than when I first looked into it. I have to check again but I think there are loop holes if you are doing it for your own company. I hate the idea of having to take someone’s care away. But many times people will call and try to work something out and deal with you, let you know what is going on. It’s the ones who try to avoid you and not let you know what is going on that I would be most apt to go after. I am sure I will have to go after some of the others as well but like anything else it is part of the job nothing personal. You can’t get to involved in it and become friends with people to the point you can’t separate work from business.

I have researched tonight and I know I have to get a surety bond, tax number, employee id number, training, have an approved lot, Garage liability insurance, fingerprinting and all. Just to turn in the application for approval. It is $300 once its approved and $54.xx for each person that will be fingerprinted.

I am sure there is other stuff that I need as well. I have to call around the next couple weeks and find out what inspections I need what I need to have a approved dealer lot. I know you must have so many parking places for the cars you are going have selling. I am not sure how many you need to start or any other restrictions or inspections I will need either. I also need to figure out the charges for them all how long it takes to get everything done, when, where the next raining class is and cost. How long it takes to get approved to open the doors once you turn everything they want in.

It would be nice if I could get everything in order and have it open by June. Sooner would be nice but I have to do everything find a place see what it is all going to cost and make sure I have the money to do it.

Plus I want my divorce over before I start the process. I don’t want him to try to say he has any claim to any business I start and if we are married he will try every which way to be a a part of it. He will see it as a way to get money and not have to work or pay support if he can get his hand in on it. This another way to stay tied to me make me see him every day or all the time and have to deal with him and share what I started and earned with him. Or for me to buy him out if he tries to say it is part his. I will not do any of the above. If I have to line everything up and sit on it until my divorce is done and open doors the next day.

I am not worried about dealing with the customers and doing the paperwork and making the deals. I am pretty good at dealing with people and doing office work. I’m not to worried about making deals and buying cars either because I love to do it.

My biggest problem is I can tell many times if something is wrong and have an idea of what it is. If the car sounds funny or drives funny, I can check the floods and see if it seems like its been taken care of or if it looks like it has never had anything done to it. I can figure cost of parts and repair. I just can’t make sure it’s what I think it is or check it for a lot of other things that could be wrong and things that could need to be fixed write a way.

Just starting out I am not going to have the money to pay someone and keep them on the books to check them out and do minor repairs. I think I may have an idea on how to work that until I can, really if it works out good I may not have to have that cost all the time at all. I know a lot of people who work on cars. I could sign a deal with one or two of them that they will check the car out for me I would have to pay that off the top. Then if I get it and it needs stuff I need them to take care of I will pay them once the car sells. Once I get a couple of cars sold I could put money aside so that I could pay them upfront for the cost. I know one of two that would more than likely do it for me with no problems. I would even be willing to give them a little more for doing it that way. This so that I can do it and get it done without having big out-of-pocket cost upfront.

A lot of lots around here way over price their cars to me and don’t want to make a deal or come off the price. I want to try to keep it at a fair price to start with, with a little wiggle room to knock a little off so people who want to haggle and feel like they got and even better deal will. But I have to be realistic as well and not price to low and not be able to get more cars, pay bills and help. It will just be one of them things where I have to go out and find supper good deals so that I can come back and sell them at the kind of prices I want to sell them for.

I have a few ideas for ways and places I could get decent cars and trucks other than the auction. I know some of the auctions around here you get pretty decent prices at as well depending on when you go. I just don’t know how good you can check the car out before you can buy it at the auction.

I figure I will start kind of medium to small. Depending on what kind of cars and trucks I can get. Price and work they need will be the biggest reason in how many and what I can buy. I figure if I can get between 10 and 20 care on the lot to start I will be doing ok and can add more as they sell. I hope to have my rent paid on the building and lot for a about 4 months. This way I can take the money from any of the cars that sell the first month and roll most of it into more cars for the lot. Then the second month I would take any money that came in and pay bills and rent then use the other to go toward cars. If I did this the same each month the rent would always stay ahead and I could still keep cars on the lot. If things go good then I hope to be turning a decent profit by the first year.

I know dreaming big. But you know what I figure dream big and stay realistic at the same time. I don’t see anything wrong with having big goals as long as you know that you may not make them in the time frame that you set but that you don’t give up on making them happen. I am one that I will set a big goal like that but know in my mind that it is about a 70/30 chance of it happening in my time frame. But it gives me motivation to work hard. I am ok if I don’t see a decent profit coming in for a couple of years. If it don’t happen the first year it will motivate me to work harder at it. I like a challenge and once I start I don’t give up easy. Like my long-term goal is to turn a decent profit, my short-term goal is to make it happen in a year. If I don’t hit my short-term then it pushes me that much harder to meet my long-term.

I guess I better go to bed for now. It is really late and I have to be up and out of the house by around 9 or so in the morning. Me and the kids are going to meet my friend J and have breakfast. They haven’t seen her and spent time with her in a while.

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