Nothing to be ashamed of anyway Martin - I wasn't having a pop - I know how much time you must invest in looking for these so in no way is it luck at all. If you go that extra mile I'm sure bargains are available - I just wish I had more time.
Paying market rate (and above) sucks ass...
The US can at times feel like a clearing house for VRC, we Yanks are lucky in that regard. But's it's competitive and hence my personal luck on being in an area that I am. I also have a pretty fancy homebrew search engine for CL which when active allows me to find stuff a bit faster than some others. That helps for sure =)
I'm trying to think what my best scores were, and I think it was a minty Backfire Attitude for $300, followed by my Gator Adroit for $600, and I guess this FRO at $305. There have been others, but few like that.
Fan of: Kleins, Groves, Fats & Mantiseseses
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