True - one winner indeed.
Your stated price gives a good indication of what lenghts both sellers and buyers will go to in this game, if it went for that.
I have no reason to disbelieve you and even if the price was just a ballpark figure, its beyond silly.
Nuts is a good word for it, really.
I did a lot to help him out with the dumb black cap that was in the pile, as well. Wie dumm von mir.
I am not an enemy of the profit motive, but I think it is exceptional bad taste to drill in with the concentration camp horror factor, the virginal veteran thing, and also the hard luck story with medical bills.
I have medical bills, too, and do not start shaking people down for my close reading of the RZM circulars or the chance to examine a somewhat above average collection....
Scheisse is what I say to all of this.
Neither am I (an enemy of the profit motive - a free market will dictate the price of even this type of uniform), but you pretty much narrowed it down in the rest of your post.
The talk of money gets everyone posting, most of whom I've never read of their educated input to any threads before now.,.
I'm really sorry to have started this topic., it leads no where.