Sometimes I bemoan my career switch ten years ago to a low-paid but relatively stress free job. Last week was one such occasion.
On one of my regular browsing sessions on Amazon UK I came across an amazing offer for the Aoshima die-cast Captain Scarlet Zero X priced at around £36 with free postage from Japan! And they had 5 of them!
I couldn't quite believe it but realised that even this modest sum was beyond my current means until I'd sold a few LP records myself.
A few days later I had the required funds only to find, inevitably, that all 5 OX's were gone. Either the listing was pulled or some lucky fans bagged all five. Drat, drat and double drat. If ever there was a cautionary tale to buy a bargain on sight this is it!