One time while I was not doing car repossessions any more. One of the banks gave me a call and asked me to do them a favor. I asked what is it? They said it was a car, I asked why? They said this guy cursed them out every time they called about the car. They couldn’t find the car and the guy was hiding it. They said they wanted the car no matter what the condition or value. I saw at this point, he pissed off the wrong person at the bank. In fact I am willing to go out on a limb and say, had he been decent with them on the phone, perhaps said he was struggling they probably would have gave up the car and just put him in collections for the balance.
They told me don’t worry we will make it worth you’r while. They said it is an 95 BMW M3. They said we will give you title plus a grand for your expenses. I quickly agreed, they faxed the particulars and I bought a one way ticket to New York. It was fine since I am from NY originally and I have family there to stay with. As soon as I got the order, I ran a comp and did some preliminary investigation work, I printed everything out and planned on staying in NY for around 4 or 5 days.
>I arrived in NY, it was late afternoon, I rented a car and went to the 3 immediate locations that I had for him with no car showing.
I drove to his work and waited near his second car that he owned. As soon as he showed up, I told him. Listen, I just flew in for the BMW and I am not leaving without it so do me a favor and let me know where it is. He was nervous and believe it or not said OK as long as he could take his stereo out that he recently put in. I agree’d. I followed him to the car and the repossession was under way. It was that easy, I couldn’t believe it.
The car had big chrome wheels, not fat but tall. The paint was scratched up, especially on the hood. Everything worked well and it started right up. I was driving this car back to Florida so aside from the big chrome wheels it drove well, but surely the handling was bad due to the rims. I drove over to my families house to stay for the weekend and drive home on Monday. I parked my new ride in front and the first thing they asked was about the chrome rims. At first they nice choice on rims trying to be nice. I then told them the story and they laughed.
I had already contacted the police department in NY, you have to call it in prior to or go to the nearest precinct in some parts of Long Island as well.
I called the bank and asked them to send me the title as soon as they could. Upon arriving in Florida, first thing I did was find some real M3 wheels and changed out those chrome wheels.