Yes he is my father-in-law although to bid that much I should disown him!
As I told Nick the other day I was enquiring about the Mar-vils on his behalf as he has 2 and we were saying how stupid the price of the one on ebay was - I never thought Ray would have bid on it but he said he was going to have it at any cost and put in a bid of =A3550!!!
He also has 3 Maytags which he paid a lot less than the one that sold recently on ebay for!
I on the other hand will not pay stupid prices and have just bough a nice Ruston apr for =A3250 and a version of the gowin self oiling pump with a differant makers name on it for =A325 so hopefully as the advet says the clever/dumb balance has been restored!
Buy the way the 2 negs he has were for 1 a Stuart compressor he sold to a guy who was unhappy about it's condition adn when offered a refund upon return of the item said it's too late now I have dismantled it and will be leaving a neg! The other is for when he bid on a van which had a fresh mot even though there were more holes in the chassis than a tea bag and the brakes didn't work!!!