Friday, September 21, 2012

Striking The Deal, Making It Happen

Five Minute Friday is stream of consciousness writing hosted over here.

The word today was WIDE and we write for five minutes and post what we got without editing (much or at all). I really like writing this way especially on a busy day.

GO CUBS (Sorry Gal, they stink. I’m only going for food and beverage!)


There was a time in my life that I loved to strike them! And I was good at it believe it or not. It was actually my job to negotiate and close “the deal”. It’s how I made money, my living!

I am a long way gone from those days but every now and then I am called on to do the deed and especially when it’s for my own benefit. I must admit I’m not as comfortable as I once was.

I’ve been car shopping this week because my car is not one I’d wish to hang on to beyond its warranty, which is virtually up, and it’s sort of a lemon.  

Tonight I got all the pricing and trade in values, all the info I needed to make my decision between two cars and tomorrow, I need to make the call and negotiate the final deal. There’s a problem though. The gap between what I’d like to pay and what they would like me to pay is WIDE.

It’s not my favorite thing to do anymore but I’ll do it.

My husband’s working. He knows I can fully handle it. He trusts me to do a decent job with the price AND he hopes I’ll walk away if I’m not feeling it.


It’s just not my favorite thing to do anymore but I’ll do it. (I know I said it twice…)

It used to give me a rush.

Now, it makes me uncomfortable. Don’t’ know why. Maybe Eric will feel sorry for me and give me what I'm asking...

Wish me luck!

Maybe tomorrow night I’ll be smelling a new leather interior instead of  one that smells like stinky dog.

Five Minute Friday


  1. I prefer to not car is like being a carcass among vultures. Good luck. I hope you get the deal so you don't have to walk away...and do it again some other day!

    1. That's how I feel. If it doesn't happen today, it just means I have to do it again. Yuck! Thanks for swinging by, Dionne!

  2. Sending you lots of good thoughts that you get a gorgeous new car with leather seats at the price you want to pay :) I know you can do it! Have a lovely weekend Gina!

    xo Mary Jo

    1. Thank you lovely comment lady! You are always so positive and supportive, MJ!

      It worked. I still have the touch...

  3. Just walk out and mean if. They wil call or email, I promise.

    1. I got the job done. We split the difference and I got an extra year warranty. Now, I just have to make sure I don't get any speeding tickets. I have a thing for fast cars. Thanks for your encouragement.

  4. I've been the one to negotiate for my cars too. It sounds like you've done your homework. Good luck!

    Thank you for visiting me at Heart Choices.

    1. I do if I'm picking but I generally haven't cared what I drive. There were two times my family traded my car in while out having breakfast. And POOF! I have a new one.

      And thank you for visiting me, Debbie!