Do any parts of your collection have crazy stories attached to them?
I bought this Ghostbusters collection from a man in his early 60s. They once belonged to his oldest son.
He called me up one day and said he was ready to let go of his son's old toys from childhood. They included MOTU, GO Joe, The Real Ghostbusters, TMNT, Sectaurs and others.
While I was there, he mentioned his son had passed away about 8 years ago but didn't mention how or why.
After talking for a bit and negotiating, I felt we had enough of a rapport that I would ask, "May I ask how your son passed?".
He replied ,"Murder suicide. He killed his girlfriend, then shot himself."
That was one of the first times in my life that I had nothing to say. It caught me off-guard.
After a few minutes, I just said, "I'm sorry for your loss." That had completely changed the tempo of exchange.
Though the awkward silence finally passed and the conversation shifted back to the deal.
That also wound up being one of my biggest hauls to date.