I travel on business fairly often and this time my travels took me from sunny SoCal to Nashville. While working here I found some part on Ebay that I was interested in and they happened to be located in Nashville!!! Talk about score
So I shot a quick PM to the seller, did some wheeling and dealing and got him to pull out couple minifigs from another lot he was also selling and "repackage" what I was after into a set for me
Then.... did some negotiations and ended up settling on cash which scored me another minifig for free!!!!
Now comes the funny part: every day this week I was done by 4:30.... and of course on the day I was to meet him I got stuck working till 5, and it was raining earlier resulting in some flooding and street closures which meant I was late to my meet (I did notify him) and there I discovered I'm short a $.45 (it was a $30 deal) !!!!!!! And that was after scraping all the coinage from my laptop bag...... UGH.... but it worked out. We met in a parking lot behind MacDonalds, I explained the funds shortage, he chuckled and said that's fine.....
So, I gave him money and he gave me a plastic baggie and we both left