Today the garage contacted me to say that apart from the reg document not coming through from the DVLA yet the bus is ready for me. They also want me to have it as they need the space for more stock arriving this week. Hey, not really my problem but I’m happy to be getting it sooner than I thought, and delivered too (for the cost of the fuel, of course, which will save me the cost of a couple of train tickets and taxi fares).
The plan then is for them to drop it off at my house tomorrow evening. I’ll have a good look around it to make sure it’s as I was promised and pay the balance. Once I get the registration I can insure it and get plates made up and It’ll be on the road.
This is a very different way to buy a car from what I’m used to, and I’m not sure I want to do it like this again as right now I’m as apprehensive as I am excited. It’s been with them since around 19th April and it’s getting a couple of bodywork issues sorted tomorrow morning..? It may be a total lemon dumped on my yard but I’m trying not to think like that.
The garage specialise in this kind of vehicle and the Internet gives dissatisfied buyers an opportunity to make other potential buyers aware of any shenanigans, so it’s not in their best interest to try and pull a fast one. However this story plays out I’ll let people know over at the Elgrand OC.
Tomorrow does bring an amount of comfort though that I won’t have to stress about getting it insured to collect it and also there’s no travel to sort either. It can sit on my yard until I’ve got everything in place.
My finger nails are even shorter than usual.