That's ONE of the reasons that I chime in every once in awhile, or maybe it's too often but...
I know that everyone on here has had different experiences in this hobby up to the present and I've come into it at a completely different time than what it was like even 5 years ago but in some ways I have had some part of this hobby since I was 7 or 8 and my other experiences in different hobbys and jobs also lend to my current experiences in this current amazing path that I have chosen to walk.
Everyone above just told it like they see it and that is GREAT!
....but the telling it low and then sending a pm to see if they want to sell it to you seems SNAKEY to me and it has happened to me before and I won't do that to someone else, so if I think I can add something intelligent to the thread that will possibly help someone out, I chime in either on the thread or by pm. I come across enough stuff around me and most of the time I can't even afford the stuff that falls into my lap much less try to grab items from people on here. I also get genuine enjoyment from hearing all the different experiences that people in this hobby have that they decide to share with us on here so in a small way it's like I'm 'buying' everything I see on here.
The experiences that anyone shares on here and the thoughts of the value that they have ARE VALID and are just as important as any others thoughts that they share on the same thread and
IN MY OPINION
no one that shares any genuine opinion as to the value that is bieng asked for, is wrong, it's just a different 'set of eyes' or another experienced members opinion.
I would hate for someone to loose money because of what I said and I also don't want someone to be out there hanging, for a long time, on to something that I said was worth too much. I just tell my opinion and I really leave it up to the person to figure out for themselves what they think because ya know what the old saying is,
Opinions are like ........, everyone has one and they ALL stink!
Thanx to all for the compliments and thanx to all the brave souls for sharing your vast expanse of experience and knowledge with us on this site and in these value threads. This site and it's members kick a$&!!