I had postulated in another thread that there were pins out there that I wouldn't cross a county line much less a state line to get for free
Took a road trip to look at a project pin. Seller was listing it for $300. Apparently the seller has had it for decades in their home, but it hadn't been fully functional for a decade. I had powered about a month ago when another prospective buyer came to look, but no longer would power. For a project machine, the description seemed compelling enough to take the 300+ miles (each way) to take a look.
Long story short, I ultimately was going to walk away. I considered offering a token amount, but decided against it. As we were backing out of the driveway the wife stopped us and asked if we would just haul it. We obliged.
We wrap it, pack it in the back of the truck and hauled it home.
Someone mentioned in another thread cautioning against getting a pin that was in a fire. Check!