Let’s face it, cars are expensive in Singapore. You might usually mull for weeks, if not months, before buying one. Well, unless you score such an “amazing” deal like James Seah. Then you’d fasterly sign on the dotted line ‘cos who has time to sleep on it?
During 8day.sg’s shoot with the actor and his almost three-year-old Mercedes-Benz A180, which he bought for under $100K last December [Ed: A brand new Mercedes A180 ranges from $150K to $299K], he tells us excitedly about how he beat a potential buyer to the deal: “I bumped into my NS friend who was working at the dealership… after the test drive, we were chatting when one of his colleagues said somebody was going to take the car for a test drive. When I saw the potential buyer walking over, I told them, ‘Wait, I want!’. This was below my budget and quite a good deal, so if I had slept on it, it would be gone.”
He continues: “I think I was meant to buy this car. After getting it, I wanted to register my IU (in-vehicle unit) with Mediacorp [for my parking lot] but they said it was already in the system. It turns out that the previous owner is the brother of one of the DJs here. What a small world! So it’s an affirmation that buying it was a good decision.”