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PostSubject: Best Trade Ever - A little Vintage for Lifetime Memory   Best Trade Ever - A little Vintage for Lifetime Memory I_icon_minitimeSat May 14, 2016 11:25 pm

I had my miscard C3PO on DSD up for trade and I got a few really really lucrative offers but I wasn't in need of cash so I didn't give them a ton of consideration (outside of a few friends). Paul Chu was interested but we had stuff going on so I told Paul I'd hold it until we figured something out. So it's been sitting in my cabinet.

I was randomly talking to Paul and asked him if he had any Broadway connections. My daughter was dying to see the musical "Hamilton" and it's literally the hottest thing on Broadway. Sold out deep into 2017 and the resale market has tickets going into the thousands which I just couldn't justify. I told Paul that tickets to the show would be an instant trade. Didn't care when, where,etc.

Low and behold he IM's me that he's got 4 seats to Hamilton !!! My daughter went through the roof when I told her. It was for that night, so in a span of 3hrs we went from sitting home in Pawling to standing outside the theater on 46th street!! Madeline and I got to spend a few minutes outside chatting with Paul and his date Jonathan (I told Jonathan not to get jealous as Paul would be getting bear hugged by me and Madeline lol) and then we sat down and the show began. I have no words to describe the joy on her face and how I felt looking at her. My only regret was we literally had to run from the theater back to Grand Central to catch the train. We'd have loved to grab dinner with you guys.

I told Paul I can't repay him. There is no equivalent for giving a father a moment in time that will never be forgotten.

Thought is was worth sharing. Seriously there is NOTHING I could've gotten in trade that would outshine this

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PostSubject: Re: Best Trade Ever - A little Vintage for Lifetime Memory   Best Trade Ever - A little Vintage for Lifetime Memory I_icon_minitimeSat May 14, 2016 11:42 pm

That's an awesome story and a great trade.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Trade Ever - A little Vintage for Lifetime Memory   Best Trade Ever - A little Vintage for Lifetime Memory I_icon_minitimeSun May 15, 2016 3:14 am


I thought you were just being soppy! But when I got to the part where you saw how elated Madeline was, l thought to myself what an enchanting moment. Keep that moment forever John, you earned it, its yours mate Stormie Smiley

Also Paul and Jonathan look like they have a good laugh Very Happy

I know what your gonna say "dont you have work to do" lol and yes so thanks for sharing that you big softy.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Trade Ever - A little Vintage for Lifetime Memory   Best Trade Ever - A little Vintage for Lifetime Memory I_icon_minitimeSun May 15, 2016 5:54 am

that is just so nice to hear John . amazing story and trade . glad your collection worked out in such a special way . good job !!! Very Happy :clap: :clap:
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PostSubject: Re: Best Trade Ever - A little Vintage for Lifetime Memory   Best Trade Ever - A little Vintage for Lifetime Memory I_icon_minitimeSun May 15, 2016 10:20 am

What a great experience you had with your daughter, John. It'll be something the both of you remember forever.

The power of Star Wars! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Best Trade Ever - A little Vintage for Lifetime Memory   Best Trade Ever - A little Vintage for Lifetime Memory I_icon_minitimeSun May 15, 2016 11:59 am

Glad you got to the show! Cool story and a totally unique trade cheers

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cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Best Trade Ever - A little Vintage for Lifetime Memory   Best Trade Ever - A little Vintage for Lifetime Memory I_icon_minitimeMon May 16, 2016 3:39 pm

Thanks for the story John - What a great moment in time you shared with your daughter.

Great trade! :clap:
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Very cool story. Amazing how it worked out.
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