Started by Go4fun, February 15, 2013, 03:47:14 PM
Quote from: Mossie on July 17, 2014, 01:39:02 AMmy Grandma (his mother in-law) decided she was selling her Vauxhall Cavalier and my Dad would buy it off her cheap because he was family.
Quote from: Librarian on July 17, 2014, 01:57:17 AMOh I just love that part "decided...my Dad WOULD buy it off her". "Cheap" becomes almost redundant I was forced by my Father into buying a Volkswagen Passat estate from his friend. "Perfect Condition" etc etc. He was/is a very rich man and sold it to me for £500. The car was a disaster and when fully checked quickly taken off the road. In the paperwork I found a receipt and he had bought it five years earlier for, you guessed it, £500. When I demanded my cash back my Father came down on me like the whole affair was my fault..."How dare you embarass me" etc etc. The rich, I can tell you, are only good for eating.Yours sincerelyHannibal Lecter
Quote from: Mossie on July 17, 2014, 01:39:02 AMSounds similar to what happened to my Dad years ago. He bought an old Volvo 240 but in very good condition and he loved it. Bit of a tank but he liked big cars and best of all it had a special slot between the rear seats specifically for carrying his fishing rods. He'd only had it a few months when my Grandma (his mother in-law) decided she was selling her Vauxhall Cavalier and my Dad would buy it off her cheap because he was family.He didn't want it, he loved the Volvo, didn't like the Cavalier and didn't want to pay for something when he had a perfectly good car. He got strong-armed into it, went along with it to keep the peace which eventually ended up backfiring as he resented the whole mess. He had the Cavalier a few years, but in that time it was stolen and then written off after an electrical fire. The insurance company wouldn't pay out for it so he ended up with a string of very cheap bangers. Families eh???
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