For those new to the forum, sorry not been here regularly lately, another story for another time, but I am a Jawa focus collector.
I just want to highlight how greed triumph given word.
Most will probably be aware a slit bubble Palitoy VCJ appeared on eBay recently. The seller is a member but not regular on SWFUK.
I contacted him to see if he will do a deal as I am looking for an upgrade. He told me he is looking for £3k, after a few more spontaneous messages I offered him £2.8k then there was silence for a day or so, he came back saying he was offered £2950 on eBay. I immediately say ok, I will match that offer off eBay but includes PayPal fees and postage within UK. Again heard nothing for a day, so I said what the heck, I will offer him the full £3k inclusive, again nothing for a day, then he said he wanted £3k excluding fees, which is about £120. I offered him half the Paypal fees £60, I will pay the £3k and he will send the item to UKG for verification (I am in Australia so kind of a pain to post all the way here if any issues) and if all ok I will Paypal him the £60 via friends and family. Again nothing for a day or so and just got a message he took an offer for £3200 on eBay (not sure true or not).
Can't help but feel I have been taken for a ride and if the buyer is on this forum, message me and I can sent you some screen shot of the conversation. No money changed hands so this is just a learning experience. Ultimately it was not just about the money but the principle of doing a deal, I hate silent auctions. If you have a price say it, if it is not for me I will pass.
Hope everyone had a great weekend by the way!