Gift a car

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by andreydzung, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. andreydzung macrumors newbie

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    My family recently came to US 2 years ago, and my dad has always wanted to have a car to drive around in Texas. I'm probably getting a summer job and should be able to save up around 7k, and I really want to gift him. But the problem is that I'm living in Chicago, so is there anyway to buy a car for him beside sending the money (which is less suprising)?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    New or used? Cause if its new a dealer might help make it happen. Used, dealers are not so into that.
     
  3. TedM macrumors 6502

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    workin all summer to save and buy your dad a car. What a swell fellow!
     
  4. PigDog macrumors member

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    Maybe you could purchase the car on Ebay from a seller who is close to where your father lives, an inspection can also be done prior to purchase.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Buy a $6500 car instead of a $7000 car. Use the difference to fly to Texas, buy it, deliver it in person (double surprise) and fly back.

    And it's an amazingly nice thing to be thinking of doing, good on you
     
  6. stonyc macrumors 65816

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    Yes, this would be amazing. Just take a weekend to do it, and it would become two surprises in one... a new (used) car, and a visit from his son!
     

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