I wouldn't say never post potential purchases. It happens all the time, especially to get authenticity opinions, and that's an important part of what the community provides.
The offer I submitted was essentially face value for the coins, and I was pretty sure it would be declined. Earle42 obviously didn't even see this topic before buying them, so I don't see any ill intent there.
I'm sure many of us are frequently, if not obsessively, scanning eBay for deals.
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