12 years ago
I won this table, with cast iron base and wood top, two anvils, and
some misc gas welding crap on top of the table for $75 at a bankruptcy
I bid online, sight unseen and all I have seen is this picture:
I was thinking about picking it up tomorrow, but I got a phone call
from someone. He called from the auction site and he offered me $150
for the table alone. He says he wants it for his workshop. He would
leave me all the anvils, vise and tools and would take the cast iron
based table only. He will leave $150 in an envelope with the auction
guy (who I know from prior auctions and who confirmed everything).
Not being a greedy guy, and anticipating marital difficulties arising
from me bringing home that table, even temporarily, plus the hassle of
loading/unloading, I agreed to his offer.
Now I am wondering is perhaps I was screwed by this deal. Could it be
this table was used by Stradivarius to build violins, or otherwise has
some extremely high value? Any idea?