[CR] Did I make a mistake

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Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 20:05:56 -0700
From: "ken varney" <recycler@cableone.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] Did I make a mistake

Hello list, Today on the Phoenix CL, there was a DeRosa for sale. He was letting it go to the highest bidder. It was a 56cm with full Campagnolo Record groupo, with just one minor chip in the paint. I talked to him and the bid was $800 and he was willing to entertain an offer from me. I offered him my really nice Vitus and $500 but he said no. I had the money to offer him $850 but didn't. My question to all of you is how bad of a blunder was that?
Ken Varney
Questioning in Dewey, Az.