Ya... Glassdave doesn't usually.... but when he does, he is usually right. I can see the possibility that the seller tried them briefly and moved right on, knowing that it wasn't happening. He could have spent very little mental energy on it, knowing that they weren't the props for him.
If we all agree to be suspicious of Moeron from now on, and you agree to change up your prop buying routine, can we hijack this and turn it into a thread about who has destroyed a prop worse?
Btw... on the issue of prop buying.... we have a guy on the western end of lake erie that will let you try before you buy. Of course, you bend it you bought it. But, that is a great service for folks just trying to find that perfect prop. There could be other willing to do this to earn your business. But I don't think I would buy props on the internet. I am spoiled by the "try them out and see" guy. Props to Lake Erie Props.
(This is possibly the same guy that looked at Bouy's prop. I think that bouy and I hit the same pickup truck in the bay.)
I think that you should put them up for auction and see which one of these big ballers will buy them and use them for decorations just to end your pain. Sell them to Bill and tell him that they are huge shotglasses. Put a green light in one and a red light in the other and sell them on ebay as proplights. Tell Bootdaddy that they are paperweights. When Dean sees the pic of one on Pat's desk.... Dean will buy the other. Things are great in Paducah.
How much do you want for them, anyway? Let's see what we can get for those bad boys.