I suppose some one could say he did not buy that Kinney pilot wing even if he technically did.
How could that be?
After winning the auction the original buyer probably thought he had foolishly paid too much and backed out of the trade; therefore, one could say since no money exchanged hands he technically never bought it.
But the story has a happy ending. The seller relisted the wing on eBay as a Buy-it-Now and it has a wonderful new home.
I'm happy for the new owner. It's a beautiful badge considered by many to be quite rare and will make a great addition to a fine collection.
Not a fan of non payers myself Cliff! It's been happening to me a lot lately! Glad to hear it worked out and found a nice new home!