A Woman Gave Her Car To Someone In Need Instead Of Taking $1,200 For It

Chris Mottram 10 Feb 2019

A man shared the story of the incredibly good deed his wife did.

In Need Of A Car

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A woman posted her car for sale online for $1,200. She got a text from someone interested in buying it, but they said they first needed to wait for their tax refund so they could afford it.

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Her Predicament

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The woman selling the care said she wouldn't be able to hold the car. The interested party then explains her current situation.

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You Can Have It

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The seller appreciates the buyer's situation and tells her that the car is hers. The buyer is super excited and says she'll pay for it when her money comes in.

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No, For Free

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But the buyer literally meant she can have it. Like, for free.

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Crying

The buyer can't believe what's happening, and says she is in tears.

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So Excited

The buyer has to triple check that the woman is serious about giving her car away. She says this is life changing for her.

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A Dream

The woman still can't believe this, and the seller (or gifter at this point) offers to help get the car registered.

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Some Background

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After posting these text messages, the husband returned to the comments to provide some additional information:

We just got my wife a newer car, and she said she was going to give this one away. At first, she was going to put it on CL for free, but I said that wasn’t a great idea, because you’d get scrappers or just anyone wanting a free car who didn’t really need it. We decided to list it as $1200, a bit below its value, because anyone looking for a car in that price range probably just really needs a car. We’ve been in that boat not that long ago, and figure we can help someone who needs it more than we need $1200. We are meeting her later today, and I think my wife is going to give her $500 to register it and maybe get new tires (or whatever she wants to use it for).

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An Update

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He then came back to provide updates on the story. He said everything went well with the handover of the car and the woman is now the happy owner of the car:

Everything went great and she is now driving her new car. Thanks to everyone for tips and ideas to make the whole thing go smoothly. Met at the DMV. The girl actually getting the car (from the texts) was pretty quiet and shy, but thankful. Her mother, on the other hand, was super excited (maybe to the embarrassment of her daughter?). We offered to pay for the registration, but she said she had it, and I didn’t want to make it awkward by insisting. My wife did leave some money in the glove compartment with a note for her to find later. When she was done at the DMV, the girl hugged my wife and thanked her again.

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