I have a funny story about my uncle that I wanted to share with you all. Sometime in the last year he bought a Harley Davidson Motorcycle and as a gift of some kind, his friends had gotten him a Harley Davidson leather jacket that was either too big or too small. So, he was at a dealership trying to get the sizes swapped on the jacket when a guy was trying to sell his newly purchased motorcycle back to the dealership. Apparently what happened was that he bought it, rode it home, got into a fight with his wife and had to return it. The only problem is that the dealership couldn’t accept his return even though he only drove sixteen miles (home and back) and bought it earlier that day. They argued a little bit and eventually the dealership said they could sell it for him, obviously in their used department, but it would cost him. My uncle, hearing the commotion, asked what was going on and heard the story. That’s when my uncled offered to buy the motorcycle off the guy for $10,000 less than what he just paid a few hours earlier. $10,000 off a basically new motorcycle with a mere 16 miles… incredible.
Two lessons to take away from this:
1. Sometimes you’re just at the right place at the right time.
2. Talk to your wife before you go buying a motorcycle you moron.
(My dad told me this story when I was home one weekend and I thought it was funny. I don’t know if I messed up the details in my memory but it went something like that. Just so you know, my uncle has a habit of getting stuff at great deals because of luck, haggling, etc. This story is just about par for the course)