I was going to let this post pass and not comment on it but here goes.
I have purchased a number of pumps over the past 20 plus years. Many of these purchases have come from farms, gravel pits, wanted ads, etc. and I can proudly say that on numerous occasions I have paid more, sometime much more, than the seller was asking. My dad was with me a couple of times, and after the deal was completed and we were back on the road, he would ask why I did what I did. I would tell him that this is a hobby for me, that I got a good deal and that I needed to be able to sleep at night. He never said anything after that but there was always the hint of a smile on his face.
Again, this is my hobby and where I put my disposable income. I do not purchase pumps to resell because I need the money. I'm certain that isn't the case with everyone.
Great pump, sad to see a person who has no knowledge of valve taken advantage of especially a 95 year man. I don't like getting involved in these types of discussions but I think the issue here is pretty obvious. Hell, the pickers would even stepped up.
Very nice original condition pump, and neat photos, thanks for posting them......
I do hope however you might make it right with the seller if you go back for more pumps, or regardless. I'm usually not one to make a controversial post or join in a "heated" discussion on OG, but I have to agree with a couple other posts above. We all love a great deal, I get that. But with the information you posted above for all to see, it isn't a reflection of an honest deal in the majority of the membership's eyes. It's very evident the seller didn't know what they had, and I don't think the extra $35 made it "right" as the post reads to me. Darin
Original plain round globe, it was a set of 3 I had bought several years ago from a jobber. 1 was etched, 1 was fired on, and this one was just plain. 6" base, 14-1/2" tall. $200. + Shipping Picture is day I brought them home, both visible are long gone.