Let's hear all about the greatest deal you ALMOST got, but for some reason it was not to be.
Mine went like this...
Was out for a ride on a saturday morning, walked into the driveway of a unadvertized(as far as I knew) country garage sale, there was misc. "manly junk" on 3 tables before you hit the garage, I was picking through some old used chainsaw bars to make knives out of, and used hand tools.
About 10 minutes later I found my way into the semi-dark garage where an elderly lady was sitting and writing something on a sheet of paper, more tables of junk, clothes, pots and pans, nic-nacs, etc. etc....
then I turned the corner and THERE IT WAS, stacked up against a wall!! not one, not two, not 3 not even a DOZEN, but TWENTY (YES, TWENTY) (20)unopened wooden CASES of U S Military 30-06 FMJ!!! each roughly the sz of a 24 can soda case, the sign taped on them read...(please pardon me here a minute while I dry my eyes)
Ok, i'm ready now.......... the sign read... $2.00 EACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I turned to the old woman and asked... does that say 2 dollars each? she said yes it says 2 dollars each, I said I'LL TAKE THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She replied... "oh i'm sorry, I just sold them all to that man that just left here, he had to go home to get his truck because it wouldn't all fit in his car! i'm making a sold sign to go on them right now"
moral here, RUN into the garage for a peek THEN go look at the junk tables in the driveway, I guess the good stuff will be kept under cover in case it rains! That was over 20 years ago but still haunts me to this day!