That is why I stop dealing with dealers.
I am so sick of them.
A few good ones that is all.
The bad ones the list is so long ,you would be surprice who is on the list.
They do not care about history or the vets ALL ABOUT THE MONEY WITH THEM.
A 400$ to 600$ Luftschutz gladiator helmet you are on the list of bad ones.
He responded to my email. Not a pleasant exchange I suspect because I know how much he got it for and now he knows that I know. Im letting the previous owner know also.
That is a gorgeous helmet, I would probably go for it if I wasn't saving up for an SS and the seller of it had an honorable reputation.
I agree with your proposed actions helmetone , too many dealers too many times are taking advantage of sellers and reaping huge profits with extortionate over pricing , everyone likes to make a profit but lets see a fair mark up and one thats not born out of fleecing people and pure greed,eventually these type of dealers will crush this hobby of ours.I hope the seller takes umberage and demands that an adequate recompense be forwarded but i somehow doubt it will happen
I share the same views as you,its getting harder to convince anyone that when i say that i buy for its history and not for profit that they take that into consideration, i cannot honestly remember when i last sold any of the items i possessed needless to say it was over 30 yrs ago,much to the dismay of my trouble and strife (WIFE),commonly referred to as my own war departtment
Sounds like the seller was like one of those knobs on Pawn Stars who want $20,000 for something but Rick talks them down to $500 and then sells it for 5 times that amount. Dumb seller, shark buyer, all bad for collector.
Ah, I missed all this. Did you guys notice it had grown a drawstring too, with no mention in the description I might add.