Update: I actually made a run an it! FLIPPINGTHEFUCKOUT in my little 12x12 workshop yesterday afternoon thinking I was going to take it home.
All of the low bidders bowed out and I was prepared for up to two what I call “real bidders” which are just people who don’t bid until the final seconds because it’s kinda dumb to bid any earlier (although I’m plenty guilty of doing this). These are also bidders who have “real bid” history. If it’s someone’s first crack at BaT or they have just cast out low bids here and there...they won’t go very deep.
Only one stepped in! “This is my car buddy, I’m way dumber than you”, I thought. Then I read the bidders username and did a quick googly cyberstalk...”FRICK it’s a dealer”, I muttered to my wife who had joined in for the last minute excitement. Doubt crept in and I stopped suddenly. I didn’t feel ANY of that with the last one and it was a few more thousand miles an an ocean further away.
That guy could have and probably would have bid me well into the teens (still a deal on a rust free running roundie) but BaT takes 10% from the buyer, I pay another 6% to the state of PA and then I’d have to truck it home which we can easily call 3-4k....That car is slow anyway w a trash paint job:)
I Popped a beer and walked out back to join my wife and kiddo in the garden. Got an unsolicited hug and kiss from my kiddo and life is grand.
Side note: A few nights ago I blindly popped a whole fortune cookie in my mouth (weird right? I have never done this). I was waiting to pull out the fortune...THERE WAS NO FORTUNE!!!! The google says it’s good luck so I thought I’d win that car for REAL cheap lol. Obviously I didn’t but this morning I got a reply from someone I have been buying parts for the E46 from. He said he was dumping a bunch of “vintage” parts. I said “got any 02' door cards?” He said, “No, but I have a whole car!” I’m going to keep the deets private for now, but maybe an update after the 4th...
Me: “hey there fella, I like the cut of your jib”
Car: *continues existing
Me: “I can take ya home, park ya next to the green machine and it will be like Christmas every day! And we can drive and laugh and drive till your tires are spent! Then well get NEW TIRES!”
Car: *still existing, motionless
Me: “Seems like you like the sound of that!!!”