Sorry to hear about your results. I'm sure you know by now that a person(myself) did not receive all of the items won by absentee bidding. The auctioneer said he contacted you about the WAC uniform and you set him straight(my interpretation, not his!). Honestly, I think the guy is ok but it's tough winning something and one of the most important items is not there. Out of 3 pieces missing he DID find the hat. I'm at a loss as to how something got "misplaced" like that but I've been to auctions and it gets crazy at times, I guess.
You had some great stuff but I found out that me and one other person were the only absentee bidders!! I wish I had bid on other items just to help bid it up for you!! Sorry man.
My wife is very happy with the uniform if that helps any. I'm keeping it instead of sending it back. The auctioneer was very helpful but I REALLY wanted the other items!! PLUS....as you probably know one of those items should have bounced your bidding up another $150 at least. If it was stolen before the auction, that means he was not securing the items. If his wife took it to the office immediately after the bidding ended, did she not get all that went with it? Did it find a new home after it was in the office? All we know for sure is that YOU brought it to the auction. And, why did he find the hat when he looked again and nothing else? He was sure he packed ALL of it and then found that hat!
Maybe I should not have noted all of this in the open forum but It's not your fault and I wanted to put out a warning about absentee bidding. This is only the 3rd time I've done this and the only time I had a problem. Like I said, the auctioneer is a good guy but mistakes were made. What if that had been a $2000 item!? Ouch.
If anyone here went to the auction and came away with a WAC Purse and Gloves by mistake, please let me know. I really want them to stay with the grouping.
Btw, at ANY auction I go to it seems that there are people OVER BIDDING items and I can't touch the stuff. Now, there have been two auctions lately with items from members of this forum who have not had good results. Just bad timing or what?
I wish you well, mmerc20!