"IS IT WORTH IT?"-
With Gas prices zooming upwards, it becomes increasingly difficult to make the decision to purchase, or pass on that Ebay item you've been looking at. I've seen some pretty decent buys, but shipping costs were more than the rig itself, and I can understand why I see more sellers stating "Local Pickup Only".
As a buyer, you have to consider just how bad you want the item, and when selling, you have decisions to be made: Increase the price to make up for shipping, or charge a nominal amount and eat the loss. (At one point I was considering a roadtrip to pick up the item, vs. paying the shipping amount).
Granted, some sellers just "guesstimate" shipping (example: two tubes, and $15 to ship), but every time I drive by the local gas station and see the latest price, I cringe and wonder how FedEx, UPS, etc. can keep up with the changes.
I guess some of you have wondered if I was still around, or living under a bridge somewhere, but the first Quarter is always busy at work, and yes, the Divorce is ongoing, but there is light at the end of that tunnel.
I did make it to another horror/fear-fest recently, and met some nice folks. I had gone to get Director Neil Marshall's autograph, but he never seemed to be where he was supposed to be. I enjoyed talking with John Saxon, and bought his autographed book about his days filming with Bruce Lee.
Mr. Saxon is a photographer and he includes several 8x10's of the pictures he took while on the set, and yes, he looks in fine condition, so perhaps we'll catch him in another film sometime. At times, people found me, and...well....I got surrounded.....
But for now, I just wanted to get a quick update online! 73 - Woody-