I sold a car today for $3,300. I bought that car 4 months ago for $2,500. The guy needed a car for his daughter so she can drive to school. The blue book value on that car was about $3,300-$3,500. But, as some of you may know, nobody actually pays the blue book value for cars. The car had some problems which I didn't tell the buyer about, nothing major though. It was a very reliable vehicle for me. This next part wasn't planned ahead of time or anything. Keep reading. A guy I work with came over right when the buyer was checking the car out. The guy from work just started playing around like he was another buyer interested in the car. So, I went with it. The real buyer took the car on a test drive and came back. He asked me how much I want for the car. I told him that I am asking $3,300. He offered me $3,000. I turned to my buddy and asked him if he wanted to take the car on a test drive. My buddy said yes and he got in the car and SPEED away. So, while my buddy was taking the car out for a test drive, I was just standing there with the real buyer. I didn't know what else to say, so I just fed him bullshit. I said things like "that guy seems kind of weird, I spoke with him about 2 hours ago and he seemed like he was on drugs", and "I hope I didn't make a mistake by letting him take the car out, I hope he brings it back in one piece." The real buyer said "he just wants to race the thing, nothing else." Anyway, my buddy came back from the test drive and told me that he'll give me $3,200 for the car but he has to go get the money and he'll be right back. I turned to the real buyer and he said he'll do $3,300 cash right now. I turned to my buddy and said "sorry man it's sold he's giving me my asking price." So, I got $3,300 for the car. The buyer came to look at it at night without even a flashlight, probably because he was coming straight from his sons hockey game. The body on the car had some dents and cracks on the bumpers and the door. They weren't really noticeable because the car is black and this was at night. He'll notice them tomorrow though. His son was also with him. The bottom line here is that the buyer was foolish. I'm sure he hasn't bought too many cars in the past and just generally made a bunch of mistakes. His biggest was coming to look at a black car at night. This is what bugs me the most. I shouldn't have taken advantage of this buyer. He didn't seem very experienced at buying cars, he was desperate for a vehicle, and his son was even there to watch his father get hustled. Basically I feel like a pig for capitalizing on someone else's ignorance. I made $800 off that car, but at the same time I made the world a little colder. $800, $100 of which I tossed to my buddy for earning me an extra $200 by being a con artist. How should I feel? Someone break down the reality of the situation because my emotions blind me.