Hahaha, just kidding :D
So now that I've got your attention....
I had the opportunity to meet James not once, but twice this weekend. What a super guy. I popped up a thread a few months back asking for advice on acoustic treatments for my listening room. James had 6 GIK traps that he wasn't using, so he gave me a sweet deal on them. I finally made it up into Red Sox Nation on Saturday night to pick them up from him. Man, this dude takes acoustic treatment seriously! GIKs everywhere! Very sweet setup.
I thought that was it for seeing James for the weekend, but boy was I wrong...
I woke up Sunday morning and had a PM from James pointing me to a headfi thread. Check this one out!!!!
Having been on head-fi for several years, I know the OP and knew that this was serious. The guy's a concert pianist and has an ear for audio like few I've ever encountered. Tyll from Headroom uses that guy to audition experimental headphone amps that they're working on...
So I was all over that offer. I'm only about 40 minutes outside of NYC, so I wasn't going to let those get away. By the time I answered his post, he only had the eight tri-traps left. EIGHT FREE GIK TRI-TRAPS!!! They sell for $130 each, do the math!
So on the way home from running to New Jersey to pick up those 1C's on Sunday, I ran through NYC and picked up the first four, then ran back into the city to grab the other four.
I only need four of them, but I knew James would want them. So James headed down here into Yankees Universe on Sunday night to pick them up. We got a chance to hang, listen to some music on the SDA's, and he gave me some great advice on how to position all my new acoustic treatments.
So this was definitely my lucky weekend. A pair of SDA 1C's, four GIK tri-traps, and 6 GIK 244's. Total cost.... $550. Oh, yeah, I got an iphone too
But the icing on the cake was I made a new friend this weekend. James, thanks for the deal on the 244's, and way to go spotting that thread!
By the way, in case you're wondering why this guy was giving away all these GIKs... He's English and had already moved back home. He was only in town for the weekend to clear out his apartment, and just didn't have the time to deal with trying to sell them. SCORE!!!!