Wolfe’s Woofer: How to Bargain
Sunday, May 29th, 2016
“Can you watch your grandkids for awhile this afternoon?” Melody asked.
“If I get back in time,” I told her. “I have something I’m trying to do.”
“What do you have to do?”
“If I get back in time,” I said. “I’m trying to buy a golf cart. If this guy drops the price by $1,500 I’ll have enough cash to buy it today.”
At the golf cart shop the owner said, “I can’t drop the price from $8,000.”
“I’ll give you cash right now,” I said. “$6,500.”
“No. Price is firm,” he said.
“What about this?” I asked. “Will you promise to hold the cart one week for me until I can come up with the other $1,500?”
“Of course. But I don’t see why it is so important. We have lots of golf carts I can sell to you.”
“No. I want this one because I like the color and the tires.”
When I got home Melody came by to drop off the boys.
“Did you get your golf cart?” she asked.
I told her what happened.
“Here is what to do,” Melody said. “Let me handle it. Give me the money and I’ll meet you at the golf cart shop at around 1:30.”
The next day I arrived at the golf cart shop at 1:30. The shop owner was busy with a beautiful young lady and they were looking at golf cart I wanted.
“Yes, miss,” the owner said. “I’ll sell it to you for $6,000.”
When they finished their deal I came storming up and said, “I thought you were holding this golf cart one week for me. Now you sold it to her for only $6,000.”
“Yes, I was holding it,” he said, “but she was here with cash and she is beautiful.”
The young lady walked over at that time and tossed me the keys to the golf cart.
There you go,” Melody said. “I told you I could get this idiot to sell it cheap. See you later, Dad.”
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