I always assume that if you're hesitant to pull the trigger, there is a reason for that. The vintage bike gods were talking to you, and you were listening. No blunder at all. For whatever reason, you were not meant to own that bike.
On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 8:05 PM, ken varney <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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.