Well, with all this Monkey Finger talk, I figured I’d post my tale of woe. I have bought, sold and traded many yoyos. On the whole, I’ve traded up, but not always.
This is the story of how I lost three Sea Monkeys.
I got a prototype, and a production run because I was associated with yyws at the time. I bought a third with the idea of having a competition set, and I also liked the color.
I eventually sold one for what I bought it for (not a tragedy but I could have gotten more if I’d waited). But I still had two left, I was fine.
A little later, after YYWS folded, I ran into someone who said they had always wanted a Seamonkey, and they tempted me with a “MIB Bombsquad Avant Garde 2”. You know I’m a sucker for undercuts, so I agreed to trade, not liking to let go of a YYWS throw, but I still had one left, right?
Well, I got scammed. I got a horribly beaten vaguely undercut throw (knockoff Yoyofactory?), with a bunch of weird white wall paint on it.
But at least I still had the one Seamonkey, the one I got from my association with YYWS. I was never going to trade or sell it, it was special to me.
But a friend of mine asked to try it. So I sent it over, with the idea that he would send it back, and be very careful with it.
The yo-yo never reached him. I tracked it the whole time, and it somehow went to a military postal location on Texas, and hasn’t been seen since. I also neglected to insure it. (D’oh!)
So that’s my very sad story of the day. Do you have any similar? Have you lost any awesome throws? Misery loves company…