So I find this Craigslist deal, 1978 GMC 4x4 with Fisher 4-way hydraulic snowplow $1500. Just so happens, I have $1500. I call, and am lucky enough to be the 1st in line of people she will sell it to. But both her day and my day yesterday were hectic, so neither of us had time to either show or look at the truck. She says she will call me tomorrow, despite having her phone ringing off the hook for the truck and plow all day. So this morning we talk again and some guy called 5 times this morning, finally offering her $1850 cash sight unseen right now if he can get her to bypass calling me back. But she called me back and told me what was going on, and admitted she could use the extra money (cause she is moving to Cali, which is why they were selling the truck, and her husband is already down there). So, I say, I understand, that cash talks, and I had no money down on it yet. But I made the offer of matching his offer if she will sell it to me. So she said she would call me back around 2pm and I said I'd let her know by then if I would have $1850 cash to get it. As it is, I have $1838 and some change. That will leave me with 0 money if I buy it. But, though the truck isn't anything special, the plow itself is worth $1500 so it would be like buying the plow and getting the truck for $350. Geez, since when did buying a used truck become such a hassle and competition?