Invisible officer wrote:Barter deals can be hard to resist. And sometimes they can be great.
If you realy want the items on offer you should take them.
I did so last week. I got some British and Canadian stuff from UK for a friend and asked 430 €.
He offered me instead of money a Scots Guards Officer's sword , Wilkinson made 1917 , name etching, MC winner, superb condition and a MK II Drummer sword. An original one. The sword alone is worth twice the sum I paid for the stuff.
I hear ya IO...this is what's making it so hard. The guy offering the items is just as passionate as I am. I've even considered taking the trade and selling off parts. The hitch is SWMBO - I've been out of work for a while now and the amounts being tossed out would be a big help. SWMBO thinks I should take the money and start a small on-line business dealing in militaria. That is one thought. All the items he's offering, with the exception of the Granatenwerfer 16, are easy enough to find.
Something now has happened that really makes me feel bad though... The guy wanting to do the trade...he showed the pics to a friend of his. This 'friend' has gone behind his back and made the highest offer!!!
At this point...all I know is I'll be glad when Friday gets here.