Thanks to all who posted in my promise breaking post.
I returned to the place today with cash in my pocket. The same fellow greeted me and said I'll bet you are here to look at the tractor again. I sure am I replied, I'm seriously interested in it. So far, so good.
I said, you said you had a geared one too. Yup, it's out back. I explain I want a back up for mom and dad's place, something that will be a good mower. Well, that deck has bad bearings, but the tractor runs great. He leads me to a rough looking MF10. It's plenty cheap, but deck is not up to speed. I tell him, I'd like the hydro, let's go look it over.
He goes back into the shop and goes right behind the counter. Then he says he has had them listed on the internet and a guy said he wants all three. Three? What is the other one? He says it's a smaller one with an 8hp on it with only a plow blade. He never mentioned it yesterday. He says he'd like to sell them as a package and he's going to hear from the guy on Friday. Hmmmmm, yesterday, he dropped his price by 150 like the tractor was on fire. Today, he wants to hear from Mr I'll take all three.
I left, saying if it's here in a week or two, I'll stop back in. I never told him I'd take it right then and there with cash in pocket of what he dropped to yesterday. If it's there in a week or two, my offer will be a lot less, if I make one.
I never raised my voice or showed what I was thinking. I was thinking many unkind thoughts and wanted to say unchristian like words. Instead, I held my tongue and we'll see if it's there next week. By the way, I asked again where all three came from. An acquaintance traded him for a few pieces of equipment and they all came from a barn, that's all he knew. Then I said I knew the Hydro came from a nearby community where I had seen it for years. No come back. I know it's the same one, big honking radio and two holes in the side? Yeah, there could be two just like it, and I could be Cindy Crawford.
Thanks for listening. I think I'm going to keep my tractor promise and take the cash and buy a new rifle. I never promised to stop buying guns. Besides, I gave my word.