My son is 1 month short of his 14th birthday and bought himself his first car this weekend, through a deal with a fellow site member.
Tuesday morning something told me to go look at the classifieds, although I rarely do. So I go in and what do i find on top, but a 65 Camino. I think about it for the day, talk to a couple of car buddies, consult with the wifey then make an offer. Only to find it's already got a deal pending. Ok, I tell my son, we have an offer on it, but only if the prior deal falls through. I get a PM in the morning indicating it's mine, and 5 minutes later he's staring at me and asking...Hey, dad, did you hear anything?
I play it cool and say I don't know..just pay attention to school and get your work done for the day.
I told him when I got home that evening and he did a major happy dance. Only problem was car needed to be gone asap and he was already going on a planned trip this weekend, my inlaws would be in next weekend so it was now or miss the deal. I told him to go skiing and the car would be there when he got home.
So I took off at 7 am on a frosty Saturday morning for what Mapquest promised would be a 4 hour trip