Then they asked why we were selling it.
Me: Have you heard of Dave Ramsey?
Them: Oh yeah, we love Dave.
Me: Well, we are following his plan to be out of debt and drive free cars. So we are taking the leftover cash from this sale to buy an older van.
Them: Oh, that's cool. Man, I really love this van. Even the color is perfect. We'll talk to you tomorrow!
Tomorrow came, the mechanic signed off, morning passed, and I hadn't heard anything. As the day wore on I started getting a little nervous. Then late that night I got the following email:
After thinking about it a little further we decided to go with a much cheaper van ($4000 dollars). We really loved your car but we feel like this was the better decision for our family. Good luck with your total money makeover!
Let me summarize. In an attempt to sell my car to get out of debt, I inspired the person who was going to buy my car to instead pay cash for a car so they could be out of debt. Meanwhile, I'm still in debt.
Honestly, I laughed at the situation. I don't have to sell my car, I want to. And if I can inspire someone along the way to change their financial future, I am happy.
But, um, I wouldn't mind if a buyer came by, like, today.