Sold a component and bought it back, am I nuts?

I sold my brand new naim 5si integrated about a month ago, by sold, I mean I traded it in. I was looking on website of company I traded it into, and noticed in used section. I inquired about it and was told it was indeed the Amp I had traded. They had to open box up to check it out before resale, despite it being new. Anyhow, they had it listed at a greatly reduced rice. Me, knowing it was my former amp, I scooped it back I a genius? Lol...


Congratulations on getting $2000 off a new E-280! And congratulations on getting your trade in back for $800 less. Double win!

In the 1990’s I purchased a Classe Audio DR-3VHC pure class A power amplifier from a seller in the original Audiomart magazine (published by the late Walt Bender). About a year later I decided to sell the amplifier and listed it in Audiomart.

Who contacts me to buy it? The original seller! So I sell it back to him. About a year later I see the amp tor sale again and buy it back. Alas, in spite of the DR-3 VHC being a great sounding amplifier, it ran very hot (given its pure class A bias), so I rarely used it. I sold it for the final time a few months later.

I bought a Boss 302 new off the showroom floor in 1969, and sold it 10 months later to get money to go back to college ....

But, on topic, I let an aquaintance talk me into selling him a couple pairs of vintage speakers at a very reasonable price. With a fairly high level of sellers remorse,I tried to buy them back several times over the years but was rejected. He finally said "yes" but won’t accept anything less than market value for them. I’m hanging on to things that are difficult (impossible) to replace these days. That’s a good formula for collecting "too much stuff".

And, yes, I deserve any criticism I’ll get here for being a "softy" and trying to be accommodating to a "friend."

The formula for collecting is to collect the right stuff. That Boss 302 today is retirement money or a damn fine sound system and transportation.