So there was a craigslist ad touting $20k worth of Lego sets for $2800. As many of you know, I deal mostly in used sets so this one was right up my alley. I went to see it today. The collection was very large. Problem was is had been in open cardboard boxes in a garage and was covered with mouse urine and droppings. The sets that weren't were extremely dirty. HOWEVER.....Here is a list of some of what was there:
Cafe Corner (this was relatively clean)
2 Santa Fe Superchief engines (these were relatively clean)
3 Santa Fe Superchief cars
Entire Coast Guard collection
Cargo Train Deluxe
about 200 pieces of 9v track#4955
Creator Family home#6752
Model Town house
THere were also about 80-100 other town sets dating back to 1988. Various police stations, firestation, cargo centers, etc. Also tons of vehicles.
I couldn't confirm that everything was complete, but most looke to be 99 percent there.
So, I really wanted the CC, GG and Santa Fe stuff, but the guy wouldn't parcel it out. I told him to get his friend's bottom dollar and let me know. In the meantime, someone came and gave $1800.
Now, I new when I walked out of that garage that someone could have come and bought the collection, but I was just way turned off by the filth in the collection. Now, I am kicking myself for not stepping up and buying it. Even though I've bought 3 collections in the last 4 months, this one was overwhelming as far as what it had in it. I just couldn't do it.
So, bricksetters, let me know, did I blow it or make the right call????? I'm really not sure.