Wednesday, 28 May 2008

#86: Job; #98: Motorbike

So yesterday, I sold my motorbike and got a part-time job. Excellent!

The motorbike I've been having issues selling for a while. I sold it to a girl in Auckland who promised several times to pay, eventually gave me a deposit, and continued to promise to pay the full amount until I gave her an ultimatum; she didn't pay up, so after two more ultimatums (I'm just too darn nice, I know), I relisted it. I instantly got another offer and accepted, only to find out that the guy who'd made the offer recounted his money and realised he was $200 short. Grrr.

But third time lucky — a really nice guy came to look at the bike on Saturday to buy a bike for his student-son; took it out for a ride, asked a few questions and finally settled on a reasonable price after minimal haggling. I just hope the son knows the bike's purple....

Anyhow, I sold it for $200 more than I paid for it three years ago, so I'm happy! The price of motorbikes has gone up as the price of petrol has dropped, so it's not surprising I got a bit more, but still. It's going to be good to get the extra money.

And the job is pretty perfect — it's early hours, so won't be interrupting my normal study time, but will make me get up at a decent hour — and it's also a good amount of hours; not too many, not too few, so I get some decent extra pocket money without having to abandon my studies at all. And best of all, it's a job that requires me to be anal and obsessively tidy; what more could be better? My first day was today, and I think it's going to be good.

So, very happy. Got a job and sold my motorbike on the same day! Life's good.

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