So, you see something on CL, OU or FBM that you've been gassing for. You spend a bunch of time looking at it, comparing, messaging with the seller and possibly negotiating a price and then meeting to see the merchandise. So after you've checked it all out, you're quite invested. Do you ever find it difficult, let's say, to not relieve yourself of the gas and walk away? Sometimes I find it tough to say "no" and walk away with something maybe I shouldn't have. Like today. I saw a Seagull S12 (12 sting acoustic) listed as $180. I've been looking for on. I have an S6 that I really like. That's a really good price. However, it was 20+ years old and the picture looked like it was taken in a barn. A lot of the strings were missing. Uh oh. So there was no way to know how it would sound, other than by reputation or if it had any other issues as there would not be the 12-string stress on the neck, top and bridge. I negotiated the guy down to $150 (even though he said his lowest was $160) and decided on a place to meet right next to my bank. So I get there and this thing is pretty rough looking although it does not have any cracks in it and the neck looks ok save a little backbow and a slight hump where it meets the body. With some effort we cracked the truss rod loose to make sure the neck would still adjust. But there was one thing that really bothered me. The bridge was pulled up just slightly from the top and it wasn't even fully loaded up with 12 strings. So I politely said I couldn't take it as it was too risky. I told him he should string it up to concert pitch and leave it there for a couple of weeks and see how the bridge and neck were doing. If it hadn't changed, he could always contact me. What surprised me? I actually walked away from it. I may not be cured, but maybe I have my GAS a little but under control?