I think you did the right thing. Not to beat a dead horse, but I just posted on a New Frontier that I bought two days ago and brought it back the next day. Myself and the gun shop both over-looked an obvious barrel change. It was no money out of my pocket ..a no questions refund was issued... and the reason I mentioned this is because he also had a nickel diamondback (4" I think) that came in with it last weekend. I'm assuming same seller brought it in. I am not very familiar with the snake guns and so I let it pass, and that's with being able to hold the gun. $2k is just too much to chance. The other thing that made me whary is even Blue Book of Gun Values warns in the Python listings about getting someone to verify the gun for you. I would trust several on the forum to verify if they had all the photos they needed to do so. I used to hate letting a gun go that I really wanted. After enough disappointing situations, I've learned that there will be another one for sale. again, you did the right thing.auction ran out, no sale, thanks all for input
So, how does one sell something to gain positive feedback when no one wants to buy from someone with no feedback?
One comment and a question. I agree about the box. I have very few boxes from my pistol/rifle/shotgun purchases. I buy the guns to shoot and use and the boxes tend to get moved, moved some more, moved even some more and finally discarded.
As for feedback, this sounds like one of those "Catch 22" situations. You need feedback so that buyers will trust you. You can't get feedback without selling something, but no one will buy what you are selling because you have no feedback. So, how does one sell something to gain positive feedback when no one wants to buy from someone with no feedback?