I had a line on a Champagne colored 40th SSEi a while back. One of my neighbors owned it. I talked to him one day to let him know about the club, and he said he was thinking of selling for $2500, and I told him if he decided to sell it, I would meet that price NQA. A couple weeks later he sold it without even asking me.
I have a feeling my reaction to the price convinced him he wasn't asking enough, and he didn't want to come to me with a higher price. It really pissed me off, though. It was during my first go-round with my trans on the Buick, and I was very serious about buying it from him. If he'd come with a higher price, I would have gone to $4,000 without any qualms. The thing was absolutely mint, except that some jacka$$ had smacked the right mirror off. (Had the ugly wheels, though...)
He moved like a month later. I saw him once before that, and called to him as I was stopping the car, and he just about bolted for his door.