Well the tank was a bust. I spoke with the guy, seemed like a really nice guy and didn't know anything about what he had. He was offering EVERYTHING you could think of except fish. We spoke in great length tonight an he told me he had like 30 calls since he posted it on CL
He said people were offering like 50 dollars more then he was asking. He was taken back by all the attention so I couldn't do it after hearing his story and tough times so instead I educated him on what exactly he had. He's taking it off CL
and is gonna re list for more money. While on the phone with him I checked CL
and eBay also googled some of the equipment he had. He was getting robbed and I couldn't do that to him!
Yeah I have a heart and soft side. He was so thankful for all the info and what little knowledge I had to offer but he realized then why so many people were calling and why it started a bidding war. He had no idea the the filter system he had alone was worth 200 bucks then the 2 power heads and a slew of other equipment.
Anyway I feel better that I did a good thing. And he told me if it doesn't sell he will give it to me to enjoy as he has no need for it anymore. I told him thank you very much but to re list it and see what happens. He insisted on giving it to me of it doesn't sell and thanked me for being a stand up guy and for being so honest.
That alone was worth it. No fish tank can make me feel as good as I did knowing I helped some stranger. Anyway. I told him good luck and in ending the conversation he said thank you for being a firefighter and if it doesn't sell by thanksgiving to please except it as a gift. I told him thank you and I hope he sells it and gets some money back but if he doesn't sell it to give me a call and we'll talk.
Well that's the story. Have a good night.