First day of being a 27 year old and already made my first Pinball sale.
It was a learning experience, though what transpired these last hours? That's what this entry is for.
March 28: Cloudy day, woke up late, already sensing the frigid spray of water on my back. NOTHING. Just my usual close call waking up before 9am. After my normal routine, said goodbye to my brother, a quick glance on the web and... I thought I was going nuts. 4 people were interested in our Monopoly pinball machine. I had placed an advertisement up a few weeks ago, and already some eyes were hooked.
Most of those eyes however, weren't what I expected. 3 of them wanted a low price for it, asking "What's your lowest price?", "I'm a player for this price," etc. I thought this nonsense would never end. Then one gentleman, the guy from Santa Clarita, asked if he could buy the machine. I was hesitant at first (details changed throughout the messages), but after some guidance from my father, the buyer and I made the deal.
March 29: 10:30 am, the Santa Clarita gentleman shows up on time. Payment is made. My brother returns home and helps us load the machine. Turns out this guy is a Pinhead like me! We get to talking about games like Hook, different editions of Stern. Finally, we load Monopoly into his truck and he drives off. The guy messages me and thanks me for the sale and being patient.
So what transpired? A successful sale and small talk!
But the biggest thing for me is you have to put in effort, a lesson I have been struggling for years to learn. Nothing magical happens to you except when you put in elbow grease and you feel good about it. I have been avoiding this habit way too long; time to employ it for life!