Keep your eyes on eBay, you'll find one cheaper.So auction house wanted $500
I say no way - countered with $350
They say no way - I say $400 my best offer
They thank me for the offer but choose to put to auction
Auction starts off feverishly with bidding quickly getting to $300, at this point I'm thinking sweet maybe I get it at my offer as all priors are considered - then someone comes along and a duel ensues taking bids up to $400 with a final bid of $425 taking it home.
I was gutted - but oh well just not to be I guess... guitar probably needed maybe $100 spent on it to get to a real nice usable aged player and in hindsight maybe it would have been worth jumping in and taking to $450-$475ish