Okay, everyone stand back--here comes a rant:
It drives me BATTY when I find an interesting gun in an online auction that has very little (or loads of useless) info describing it! ACK!
I then have to email seller and hope they respond, or hope they respond in time if it is running out.
I am talking about simple things: like the length of the barrels. I can't tell how long shotgun barrels are from a photo of it sitting alone on a table.
(despite the fact that many people think I have some awesome intuition, this is a skill I do not have
Husband and I like antique shotguns, and going from site to site finding tantalizing items only to have to track people down occassionally tends to make me walk away from the item.
Two examples which I run into all the time--the "you have to guess" advertisement: "12 gauge shotgun, old, very good condition", and then a photo.
And its polar opposite: the description of ALL information completly irrelevant to selling the gun:
"12 Gauge antique shotgun. Grandpa's next door neighbor used to shoot it in the 40s, and once I used it to kill a rabbit, and I think my cousin had a similar gun and he liked it a lot and I saw a picture of this model in a catalogue once, and I know a lot of people at my club shoot the same type of gun and......."
Maybe I get stressed to easily, but I am not shelling out a few grand because I "think" the shotgun in question has xyz. An example of my frustration: I saw a really neat AH Fox advertised a couple of months ago. It had one picture and two sentences. The auction had 1 day left, and I was VERY interested in purchasing this gun. However, I had no way to tell the barrel length, length of pull etc from the photo in question. So I emailed the seller--several times. He did not respond, and the auction ended. He emailed me the next day. He had been on vacation, and then answers my questions (which was pointless because the gun had been sold). I would have readily paid several hundred more for the gun, but was unwilling to take the chance.
So--he lost out on more money, and I lost out on a gun that I would have loved to add to the collection.
so we both lost.
Anyway, perhaps you all think me nutty--but for those who sell in online auctions, PLEASE put useful info in the description.
I sent out 4 emails last night, and am still waiting for responses. sigh.....
(its coming on Christmas people--I NEED to buy something hahahah).