Personal Narrative: My Road Trip To Texas

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“What do you think?” I said to the man as he analyzed the car in my driveway. He was doing this for the past half an hour, asking every question there was to know about the car. I knew everything about the cars that I dealt with and I answered every question more confidently than the one before. This chat went on for another fifteen minutes and by this time I knew in my head, if he didn’t like the car, he would probably have already left. Finally, he said to me in an eager tone, “What’s your final price?” This was a trick question and has been asked to me over a dozen times before.
I answered in an assertive manner, “Gimme an offer.” “I’ll give you 12k, he said,” knowing fully that it was a lowball that I wasn’t going to accept. I said,
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By the time I entered high school, we had collectively visited 25 states, the farthest being a 28-hour road trip to Texas. Spending a good deal of time in a car during my childhood, I grew up staring out the window of our minivan, naming every car that we passed. By the time I was 12, I knew every car that I saw on the road, and when I turned 16, I knew the year, model, and estimated price of every car I spotted. The car business isn’t always the easiest since you could have a car for two weeks or two months and not always get a buyer. Within a year from beginning the business, we had sold around six cars, making a total of $12,000 in profit, all reinvested into the next car. The best part about this experience was that we got to drive around every car until it was sold, feeling which car we could keep and which car we should sell. And with every person I showed the car to, there was always a new, different experience that I was faced and learned from. My interest with cars and passion for becoming a businessman has led me to start and maintain a thriving business that has given me valuable first-hand experience. This hobby has also given me insight into the business world while still enjoying what I started loving as a kid and what I continue to love

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