It's the running into the occasional deal like that which causes me to buy more Colts (and occasionally other makes) than I have a real desire for. I have two 3-5-7 revolvers now but that would have been the third if I had seen it. I have a number of specific Colts I wanted to round out a collection and there are duplicates just because the deal was too good to walk away from.
Deals like that make the hobby such fun...you never know when you run into something like that. Several times on Gunbrokers I've seen something I really didn't need but put in a lowball bid and then I won it...sometimes I was the only bidder. There are deals out there...you just have to look.
Stories like this are so encouraging. Lousiville's big NGD show is this w-end and I've got a table. I'm gonna print this thread and if I see any 3-5-7s I'll just show this thread as proof that $400 is the going price. Yeah, that's a plan.