On my way back from looking at a taxi after a 2.5 hour drive. The cabinet and bg were great, the pf wasn't bad. However when I got there I noticed the spinout ramp was cracked and had glue or epoxy or something on it. One of the tabs had broken off it too, and it didn't feel sturdily attached to the pf. The arrival ramp was also cracked, and taped back together. The guy was asking $1600. I felt that was too high, and he wouldn't budge, so I walked away.
I hate driving out so far to return with nothing, but it just didn't feel right. There is more to the story though. Last week I purchased a WCS from the same guy. (It is very nice and I am happy with it). I noticed the taxi then, and my initial view of it, it looked pretty good. I didn't do a deep inspection of it because I was there for the wcs. Anyway, I made a $1200 offer on it. He declined and i left. Called him again later, he said a buyer in Cali offered to pay him $1600 and have it shipped, but he would pass on the offer for $1600 cash. I said okay, offered to give him a deposit, he declined as long as I didn't leave him hanging.
I don't know what to feel. I clearly screwed up his other deal, but it's not like I just didn't get back to him. I drove 2.5 hours out there, only to discover it's not nearly as nice as he was boasting. Thoughts? Would you have handled it differently? I apologized profusely, but he was clearly pissed, so I feel kinda bad about the whole thing.