I'm wondering what others' thoughts are on my situation:
I won an auction on a really nice Smith & Wesson revolver, for $351. I was bidding against at least one other bidder who placed the first bid at $130, we went back and forth and I ended up winning.
I sent the seller my FFL's info, sent my FFL the sellers info, and asked the seller where to send the USPS money order (his preferred payment). Next thing you know, the seller calls me up and says that he's not going to sell the revolver to me for my winning bid, because he meant to set the starting price at $1130, but left off a 1. I explained that that is unfortunate, but that's not how auctions work and he replied he doesn't care, "It's not going out the door for $351," and that I can do whatever I want he's not honoring the auction price.
What upsets me even more is that in the ad, the seller put a notice that said "There will be no post auction negotiations, and I should not have to mention this but I have had many buyers call after the sale and plead ignorance or some other excuse for a lower price." Apparently that does not work both ways.
It seems my only options are to just let it go, or to leave negative feedback, which could end up with the seller giving me negative feedback and damaging my reputation on Gunbroker, even though I did nothing wrong.
I just wanted to know if anyone else has been in a similar situation or had any insight. Just for the heck of it, I'll post some of the pictures of the gun that should have been mine