It's called greed, and lack of personal integrity. -- A person's moral character manifest's it's self in many ways. In this case you were the mark. -- In your earlier post you stated 'lesson learned", I think you have. -- This business is known for sharks -- Never feed a shark, you will probably become his lunch. Good luck in your future endeavors, I hope it hasn't soured you on the world of collectible firearms.I am very disappointed, and have never experienced anything quite like this before.