Logistical Issues - Now Volkswagen talk!
Okay, I have to work this out on paper and I thought you all could help.
There's this object that I want badly. It is no longer made and pretty hard to find. There is an updated version but I don't like the redesign and will settle for nothing less than the original.
I have found several on ebay and lost the last four auctions. I want to pay around $100 including shipping but my maximum bid has been outbid every time.
There are currently three that I have a possibility of getting today, with varying pros and cons.
Item 1: From ebay, in great condition, cost = $145 but no shipping as I can pick it up semi locally and only spend about $15 in gas. I have spoken with the seller and he will accept a buy it now price. It come with accessories I don't want so I can possibly resell the rest and get most of my money back.
Possible final cost +/- $50
Item 2: From ebay, in pretty good condition, bidding stands at $36 with 4 hours to go, but will skyrocket toward the end and there's no guarantee that I'll win it.
Possible final cost +/- $120
Item 3: From craigslist, in poor but repairable condition, cost = $20 plus shipping. While it is craigslist I have spoken with the seller and it is a reputable business, albeit out of state.
Possible final cost +/- $40
I think Item 1 is my best bet, but should I wait to see if I win Item 2 before committing to it? There's no guarantee I'll be able to resell the accessories but it's a very strong (90%?) possibility. Item 3 is a last resort but still a better option than nothing.