I hear ya.
I recently had someone contact me & ask if my collection is for sale.When I said no,he asked for pictures of certain items,then that transgressioned into selling him the entire collection.We then agreed on a price for all of it.
He calls me up on the agreed upon day,saying he's at the bank withdrawing the money,and will be here in 2 hours.
He calls me when he's in my driveway.He & 3 other guys step out..huh?
I don't remember inviting three other people,but OK.
They walk in and start looking..Bill,the guy I made the deal with is the quietest mouse I ever met.
The other 3 say they'll give me X amount,I laugh & say no,Bill & I agreed on this dollar amount.They say there's not enough left for them to part this out & make money at that agreed upon amount.Bill is quiet,the other three shake their heads and walk back to the truck,I ask what's going on.Bill says he was the "foot in the door" guy.The other 3 were the cash & have the final say.
I laughed at this sophomoric game and said goodbye.
They drove 4 total hours for a complete waste of time,which gave me solace.