Just left Mr. Harrington's house with my new van!
The backstory - saw his first ad, PMed but missed being first, so he agreed to sell it to someone else.. I was bummed, but what ya gonna do.
Fast forward to Sunday. I'm on the phone with the guy from CO selling the EB Quigley V10. Agree to buy that, hang up. Check In here. And I get a PM from les saying the previous deal fell through due to financing, was I still interested. I immediately responded yes! Got cash, I can be there within an hour.
Sunday afternoon passes, Sunday evening passes, off to work on Monday, all day passes. Finally Les calls me about 4. I tell him I will jump on the train and be there in an hour. He says he doesn't want to post anything on the site until the deal is final, since the first deal went south. And his daughter is helping him with the forum. He agrees to pick me up at the station.
Check out the van, it's everything it appeared to be. Les is a super nice guy and I agree to buy it, so we decide to go out to dinner to go over it. He bought it new, has every service receipt in a binder with a spreadsheet to keep track of it. He's a retired engineer, took excellent care of the van. Over plates of parmigiana and piccata we discuss vans and life.
I didn't want to post anything today, one, as he didn't want to, and two, didn't want to jinx anything. But I picked up a bank check today, did the exchange, and I'm on my way home!
Now to clean and fix a couple odds and ends on my old van.. And get that up here for sale.