Ever heard the term “Pig in a poke?” I thought of that when I read Linda’s prompt for today. I had to look it up and it means buying something without really knowing everything about it. I try really hard to pay attention to what I’m buying, especially if it is expensive.
I’d have to say that buying our Dodge Journey was like buying a pig in a poke. I really wanted the car because of the name, Journey, which is one of my all time favorite groups (the Steve Perry years). We didn’t have much money and so I went online to find a used one, which I did at a dealer near us. It had been on the lot for quite a while (which in itself should have told me something) but I just used that to try and get a better deal (which I didn’t).
This car had lots of secret hiding places and not much mileage so I thought it was a good bargain. Unfortunately, it also had some problems that became apparent after we had it for a while – like the habit of not starting occasionally. I would go out to run some errands and get stuck when I tried to get back. Of course, most of the time when I called my husband to come and rescue me, it would start right up! Eventually we got a recall notice about it and there was a problem with something, I can’t even remember now what it was. We had them fix it but shortly thereafter we got our CRV which I loved. One good thing is that we got money back on our income taxes that year since I use my vehicle for work and somehow what we got in trade in value was less than what the depreciation was or something like that (a refund is a refund, who cares really why?)
So, got a pig in a poke story to share?