This past Friday I was very disappointed. I was supposed to drive my new truck to work. The source of my disappointment: I didn’t have a new truck. I have been perusing the Carmax website for a while looking for new vehicles. My ’98 Cherokee is getting pretty rough, and I don’t think it’ll survive another business trip to Pennsylvania. I had found a great looking, gray 2010 Chevy Suburban 4×4 with all the trimmings, and I had pretty much purchased it in my head already. I went to go see it Thursday night, and unless it had some glaring problem, I had every intention of driving it home.
So Jenn and I arrive at Carmax in Merrillville and go find a sales associate. I tell him about the truck I want to see and he looks it up. We stroll out to the parking lot to look for the behemoth of a truck. You’d think a giant gray Suburban wouldn’t be that hard to find. The sales guys scratches his head for a bit and says, “It should be here!”
We walk back into the store and he goes to the counter to check on it. Apparently it’s being transferred to Naperville at the behest of some other Carmax-savy consumer. Come to find out, had I called before I left, I could have had the truck held and they wouldn’t have been able to transfer it.
To add insult to injury, as we’re leaving the Carmax store we look over and see a sweet looking gray Chevy Suburban. It looks an awful lot like the one I wanted to get. Low and behold, it’s being loaded on to a flatbed truck. As a matter of fact, it was exactly the one I wanted to get, and there it was being hauled away. So close, yet so far away.
We called up to the Naperville store on Saturday and got some insider information. Apparently the guy who requested the transfer is looking to get a Yukon, and the Suburban is his 2nd pick. Well we’re still waiting to see if he passes on the Suburban. If he does and it goes back up for sale, I’m on it!
So the moral of the story is: if you want to look at a vehicle at Carmax, call and have them put it on hold before you drive out there or you may have to watch a tow truck driver haul your vehicle away while you scream at him in vain and he gives your funny looks because he doesn’t know that is your Suburban that he is stealing.
Update: The guy who requested the transfer never showed. I’m having it transferred back to Merrillville. I may have it by Tuesday or Wednesday!