Going once.. going twice.. SOLD!

Trip Start Oct 03, 2012
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Trip End Feb 28, 2013


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Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Back in Cairns again to enjoy my last week in Australia and.. to sell my car. I haven't been  lucky so far but today a guy wants to check out my car. We take it for a testdrive. For somebody who pretends to know a lot about cars, he's driving really insecure. To be honoust I think this guy should not have his license since he almost hit a few other cars during this testdrive. Ah well, if he wants to buy the car it's fine by me so let's talk money! Suddenly the guy is not sure if he has the money. What the h*ll do you mean you are not sure?! You either have the money to buy something or not. That's my way of thinking. He says he will let me know tomorrow.. In the mean while I dropped the price of the car on Gumtree so maybe some other people get interested.
The next morning I haven't received anything from the potential buyer of my car. I'm getting a bit grumpy and sort of frustrated here because I really want to sell my car since I am running out of time and it is quite a lot of money as well. Even Jonny seems to notice that I am in a down
mood and suggests to drive to a very nice Gorge to take a swim and cool off. This Gorge is amazing! Little waterfalls, boulders, small pools and a place for cliff jumping. It is nice and quiet, and I start to feel better already. A few of Jonny's friends join us. On of the guys I meet is a Dutch DJ under the name SQL. He's signed on to the label of Secret Cinema, a Dutch Techno hero. We have a nice talk about music and parties. He tells me he's playing a set tonight in Cairns and that I should come. Of course I am on the guestlist he says. This day is getting better an better and seems to have turned around completely compared to this morning! After dinner Jonny and I head to town to Bar 8 for some pre drinks. When we're finished with a few drinks it is time to move on to The Lounge Club, yes it is time to party! And finally some proper
Techno music :D Everybody is having a good time and I finally had a little Techno party again. The next day I receive a message from two German girls who are interested in buying my car. I drive to their hostel, we take a testdrive and they seem to like the car. So let's talk money again! My price was 1200 dollars. These two sweet, little German girls respond in the following way:
'So... We give you 800 dollars for the car because it is old and you need to sell it.'
Me: 'You must be kidding! We agreed on 1200 dollars over the phone, of course I won't sell you the care for 800!'
Girls: 'Ok we give you 1000 dollars, final offer.'
Me: 'No deal, 1200 dollars is the price.'
Girls looking at each other and hesitating.. : 'We only have 1000 dollars..'
Me: 'You can have it for 1100 dollars, and if you don't take my offer I walk away now.'
Girls: '.... Uhmm... Ok deal!'
Yes! I've sold my car !! Ok, so I've lost 600 on the car, that was something I held into account. My plan worked, travel Australia by car for +/- 1000 dollars including gas. And that is exactly what I've accomplished. This has been one hell of a weekend and made me a very happy man :D
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