Told this story several years ago, when I was still steamed about it. Once I came across a mint stash of what I understand are the best old Wilkinson blades ever. The seller had them priced for peanuts but I had no cash on me and it was a Cash Only shop. But the vendor pleasantly said he'd hang on to them. How long did I think I'd be? I'll be back in on Friday. No problem, he said, they'll be here. Friday, I'm back with the dough. The vendor has left for the weekend and the blades are gone. Another vendor, one who did not like the guy, said he's a jerk and that he saw him pull the Wilks to list on ebay the moment I was out the door. The guy said he'd pulled fast ones like that. The jerk hadn't realized the blades had any possible value so he broke his worthless word and went for the biggest and quickest price. Business is business but I am of the view that greedy liars are scum when they lie to my face. Just my opinion. Can't tell you how mad I was at that time -- not so much the loss of the blades (big deal) but being lied to. But I don't think I'd get angry about such things anymore. I don't think the situation would happen at all now. One, I really don't go out hunting at all. What more do I really need? That's the best reason not to go wasting gas and cash on more clutter. I also don't troll ebay anymore looking for bargains. Sometimes I browse the bay just out of curiosity on current prices but I don't bid just for myself and don't foresee it. The last things I did bid on (shave related) were the old AV and SB variety sets, which I always wanted to try, and the silver Trac II razor handles I got for my daughter. Those were, what, three or four months ago? Nothing since. Of course if I happen across somthing of interest in the wild I may pick it up...or I may keep on walking. Point is, no more excursions, no more safaris. Wasn't like that before. I did do some prowling down here last year, but it got boring quick. Stuff was around but it wasn't the same. I'd changed. Now I don't want to bother. I now get much more pleasure seeing what other guys happen across. Cream, soap, blades, etc, need replenished from time to time but the heady days of greedy coveting (calling it what it was, at least for me) are past and I'm glad for it. Anyone else had RAD finally burn out? If so, how long did it take? What are your reasons for it? Tell your story.