Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sometimes You Win

Another beautiful day in Montana!  Do you know how hard it is to find a notary to witness a signature on Saturday???  Almost a month ago we listed a vehicle on Craigslist and the same weekend sold it.  The man who purchased the vehicle lived about 3 hours from here, gave us a $100 deposit and promised to return the following weekend. 

Almost one month later we still have the truck and no money!  We got various sad tales, “the investment company sent my money to the wrong address, etc.”  In this age of internet and instant money transfers we weren’t buying his excuses.  On Wednesday I called the man and told him if the truck was not paid for in full by today, the deal was kaput and we would keep his $100 and the truck!!!!!  He just couldn’t understand why we were upset????Sad smile

Last night he called, would be here today with cash in hand but needed the bill of sale notarized.  I spent over a hour on the phone trying to locate a notary finally finding one at a car dealership in Livingston. 

So, instead of a trip to Big Timber (22 miles) we had to go to Livingston (57 miles) to meet this guy.  The young woman who was the notary was working with a gentleman on a truck sale and we probably waited a hour for her to finish with him (he after all was buying something from the dealership!), notarize the bill of sale and send the man on down the road with the truck.  Lessons learned!  We always write a bill of sale for people purchasing something from us so they know we are serious and above board.  All future bills of sale will have an expiration date!!!

The only good thing about the whole wasted day--we got to have lunch at the Rib and Chop House!!  And the smile on the face of the young woman notary when Michael gave her a nice tip for helping us out today!

We didn’t get home until after 4pm and tied into the little Tin Tee Pee.  I got one coat of paint on the walls and Michael laid several of the flooring boards—its going to look great!!

No photos today, too busy I guess!! 

3 comments:

  1. I would say you've been overly patient with the guy buying your truck.

    Tipping a Notary? Nice gesture on Mike's part, very thoughtful.

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  2. BLACK BEAN BURGERS! YOU REALLY NEEDED THAT RIB & CHOP PLACE. HA HA! LIVING IN MONTANA & LIMITING YOUR MEAT, THATS NOT RIGHT. HAD TO PICK ON YOU A LITTLE BIT.

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  3. Grrrrrrrrrrrr the frustration of it all. I'm hoping this week goes better for you!!

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