Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

The Accidental Kyosho

So last weekend, in the boredom that is the calm before the storm for my final semester of community college, I embarked on an eBay Kyosho challenge. Not to be swayed by the temptation of a $20 Kyosho or TSM, I stumbled across an $80, or best offer BMW 750Li, by Kyosho. As an outspoken defender of the reputation of Bangle, this was the last car released during his time at BMW, as he retired a few months after the F01/F02 were released so naturally I had to have it. I sent in an offer for $60, trying to hit at the lowest release price. Within a few hours, I received a counteroffer for $75. Soon, I countered with the deal of “$69.99, or my name isn’t Billy Mays, guaranteed!” A few hours later, I received a message from them, reading “Billy Mays $69.99. Will ship this car out Monday by USPS Priority Mail. It is a striking car with great blue paint. You will love it. —- or my name isn’t Billy Mays!”

It arrived on Wednesday evening, just in time for me to unbox it in art class. The mirrors didn’t survive transit intact, but after a smear of library glue, they were back in their right place. Not bad for a car I didn’t expect to have!

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