Trevor H
Mar 6, 2009 9:22 AM
Well, given that I can't purchase every pair I try on, there have been some that just simply "got away."

These are frames that while trying on, decided I wanted to buy at a later date. Then, either had trouble finding, or trouble finding for a reasonable price.

Most recent ones that comes to mind is red shift hijinx and ducati square wires. Also, the grape/grey stretchline gascans for my girlfriend. I know these aren't the most obscure, hense why at the time, I didn't think twice about waiting.

Also, I remember seeing OTT's and Medusa's in stores back in the day (and honestly thought they were more ridiculous then cool, and now I want.)

What have you come across in stores, and just couldn't do it at the time? Or maybe even passed on an ebay auction for something, and just figured; "hey, another one will come around for the same price."
18K & FMJ
Mar 6, 2009 10:00 AM
I missed the Fandangos. Life will never be the same. :(

Thread Killers
Mar 6, 2009 1:24 PM

Oh yea...

And a Carbon Penny.

Matt B
Mar 6, 2009 3:53 PM
I kick myself for not buying Romeo when they were 'only' $275 (even less on ebay at the time). They were still available around the time I bought my first Juliet, right before the serial numbers stopped. I considered Romeo, but didn't get them because of how big they were.

I also kick myself for not buying the original Juliet with Ruby, when it came out for the first X-men. I think the discounted ebay price was like $275-$300. I was able to somewhat make up for that two years ago by getting a plain Juliet x-metal, and the Ruby lenses separately to frankenstein together. I like the batch that I received, but we all know that the original Ruby lenses are way better than the cost-effectively produced ones that are available now.

Right now, I'm trying to work on acquiring one of each piece from the Over the Top family (Valve, Scar, Plate, OTT, and Unknown). I missed out on all those since I was in college during that time and had very little cash flow.
Bob Russell
Mar 6, 2009 4:31 PM
Polarized emerald C wires on eBay like 5 years ago. They went for under $200. Now I can't even find a pair, and if I did, I'm sure they'd sell for more than that.
Mar 6, 2009 4:38 PM
Night Camo Md -Took me 3 years to find them again thanks to the goodness of member here
David Lee
Mar 6, 2009 5:54 PM
I didn't have the money for one of the two pairs of Romeo 1's at my Vault.
Rick (The Doctor) Fawcett
Mar 6, 2009 6:28 PM
Copper Romeo comes to mind. So does a Gold Timebomb with a starting bid of $3500 and a BIN of $5000.
Nik Gutscher
Mar 6, 2009 6:59 PM
Blade II OTT... Bought a PS3 instead... Still kicking myself.
paul jewiss
Mar 6, 2009 7:43 PM
yellow eyeshade with orange/fire iridium lense when they first came out, parents wouldnt let me buy them coz of the cost, they let me get the razor blades instead-i should have kicked up a stink as these now are hard to get hold of in good condition
Twenty Fifty
Mar 6, 2009 8:26 PM
Blade II OTT... Bought a PS3 instead... Still kicking myself.
Well hey, though the Blade II OTT is great, the PS3 is awesome as well.
Dorian Davies
Mar 6, 2009 8:36 PM
one of my ex-colleagues tried to sell me his Polished/Ice Juliets, I wasn't fussed on the shade of blue but looking back the frames were in really good condition and I wish I'd got them...I find comfort by reminding myself they weren't plasma because I prefer that finish
quinton dube
Mar 6, 2009 9:02 PM
every thing i pass up i knoe down the road it will pop in to my head one day and i will hate my self for it.

as i right this i can think of 3 things that are going to keep me awake tonight.....................


Thomas B.
Mar 7, 2009 5:53 PM
A guy wanted to sell me some Ruby OTT's many years ago for aprox. 120 usd. But I said I won't wear them, so I passed. Ever since I found OR I have nightmares with the OTT and I know I will never be this lucky again.
I Brennan
Mar 7, 2009 11:00 PM
I let a Stealth Timebomb go with a red dial-
I did want that one, but I made a judgment call-it would've looked nice in the case.

I also like the cyclops visor-even though it appears to be a prop that does not have the logo on the ear cowl-
Mar 8, 2009 12:34 AM
a pair of new sub zero 3n +red for 100 bin.. i know someone on here snagged them, but damn i still think about those that i should have just picked up
Paul Norris
Mar 8, 2009 1:39 AM
Red Tiger striped Racing jackets and a pair of yellow Bengal ones in the same shop for a ridiculous price. Still beating myself up to this day!
Eric Arsenault
Mar 8, 2009 7:40 AM
Same here, I passed on a red timebomb a few weeks ago for cheap, but in insight, it was the right decision, bad timing.

Funny how sometimes it takes the longest to find what you were looking for and then they are everywhere...

Apr 13, 2009 3:49 AM
Passed up on a BNIB Brown Juliet for $500.
Twenty Fifty
Apr 13, 2009 3:52 AM
I think they're going for less than that nowadays, but I hear ya. Back before the economy slipped, it regularly went over $1k.
Apr 13, 2009 3:55 AM
Really?This was about 3 years ago.And yeah i watched those things go for over a grand on ebay.
Nate Long
Apr 13, 2009 6:50 AM
david, i understand, i didnt have the money for those romeo 1 at the vault either
Apr 14, 2009 7:42 AM
Having worked in a Vault, I have a myriad of items that I kick myself for passing on. For example, when we opened the store, we had two khaki Flight Deck hats, and I was the one who transferred them to the Chicago Vault, not fully understanding what I had in my hands at the time. We also had about three big boxes of Small Icon Bags in every color that I thought we'd never sell, but the price dropped and suddenly, they were gone (actually, my wife kicks me for this one).

I did, however, snag the only pair of pristine Romeo I's that came on DE, and the only L/XL Medusa that ever came in the store, and that's basically turning a frown upside down.
Pretty Hatemachine
Ironic Man
Apr 14, 2009 11:12 PM
The leather wrapped Mars. I wanted them when Fight Club came out, but not enough moolah to go around. When I had a bit more cash the Juliets caught my eye more, so I spent a wad on those instead. Someday, maybe.
Jamey Bishop
Apr 15, 2009 9:40 PM
Passed up a Polished/Blue Time Bomb that I've been after for years now. Sold for $299 on eBay. Ouch...

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