You just never know
Today I was tidying my office and came across an old UK car registration document that I no longer needed (obviously).
A reg for a 1937 Ford that is, so quite unusual. I had bought a US title and "imported" it into the UK back in '96 to use on my 'glass 37 Ford replica.
So, just for grins I thought I'd post it for sale on my favorite hot rod site. Immediately a guy in Scotland said, yes please, how can I pay, and it was paypal'd within the hour.
Bear in mind that I'd put it up for $300 - and you can buy them here in the US for $30-$100. I thought I'd get beaten down to $150 or $200. But no haggling took place! How cool was that? I was well chuffed.
Guessed it yet? The catch?
Five minutes after the first guy, another one stepped forward. I said sorry it's gone and he said..
"i thought it would have been, these are swapping hands over here for £700, yes pounds, each so yours was real cheap!!"
FYI, 700 pounds is $1372.42 as I write this.
Of course, I'm still pleased - I got what I wanted, and quickly.