If you had told me 25 years ago that I would have bought an old grocery getter, I would have said you were crazy.
If you had told me 15 years ago that I would have bought a car on-line, sight unseen, I would have said you were crazy.
If you had told me 5 years ago that I would have bought a Mercury car product, older than myself, I would have said you were crazy.
Alright all you crazy people out there. I just bought a 1965 Mercury Comet Station Wagon on e-bay from a guy in Bethel, New York. A mere 2906.47 miles away from my home in San Luis Obispo, California. I have never seen it. I have never driven it.
I happen to think this a a brilliant move for Comet Realty. We will be known as “those people with that car!” Hopefully this doesn’t qualify as 15 Minute Lunch Guys description of Wanda Sykes as the Applebee’s Apple. I think it is slightly less annoying.
And just for the record, it IS driveable. At least I think it is. Purchased originally from a little old man who lived at the Grand Canyon all his life and then drove it out to New York. 18 times R/T, uphill, in the snow. Or maybe only once. Who knows? And then from a guy whose kids didn’t think the car was cool. At all.
Buying a car from e-bay is very interesting, indeed. They have a page where you can get driving directions from Google; an Expedia link to get a plane ticket to go out and get it; and a list of transport companies and what they charge to bring it on out here. And after the auction closes? Ebay then gives out your email and phone number to all the salesmen from transport companies so they can call you and e-mail you all day to see if you have already arranged transportation. If I had that prejudiced-Realtor-and-salespeople-hating gals phone number, I would have given out HER number. (AHA! Note to self: must do research).
I have a picture from the auction for you to check it out. You can see it is less ugly than the previous Comet station wagons. Someday it will be pearl white. Remember, it’s all about a moving billboard for Comet Realty.
I must have a name for it. Any suggestions will be appreciated and given my utmost consideration. When the car finally gets here (Transport company said 3 weeks), I will post more pictures and its new name. Stay tuned.
So much for instant gratification.