i was prepared to drive 1200 miles from Mid MO to Colchester Conn to pick up a 4 octave DEAGAN 64 marimba that's probably from the late '30's or early '40's.
it was listed on C-list for $2000 or best offer and due to it's size was "pick-up only".
these are very rare birds and the folks that have 'em don't part with them very often. at twice the price it would be a good deal.
so , i called and left several messages and texts last friday. finally heard back from her today and she said she made arrangements to sell it to someone last week. nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!
they're supposed to get it today but she had a note or two of skepticism in her voice about them actually showing up to do the deal.
dumbass that i am, i made the god awful mistake of asking her what price they agreed on.... $1000!!!!!
i am seriously, SERIOUSLY BUMMED OUT! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!