THAT IS A LIE!
I am sick of reading all of these posts. Mike, you knew the handle was replaced by Mike Webb. I sold you that cue for $1300! The wrap alone cost $300 from Kenny Koo.
I was taken advantage of by Tank138 last year on this cue. Tank did not list this cue for sale. I approached him. I do not blame him for his asking price because I thought I was getting a collectible cue according to HIS description. I trade a mint Ebony nosed South West with all the rings and matching SW jp's. I also included a mint PFD merry widow cue made out of Masur Birch. This was over $3500 in trade value. I also gave him $175 in cash. He is probably still laughing at my ignorance for that deal. That's OK, I have still have my dignity.
The real problem for me started a month after the deal was complete. I read a thread on AZ saying the older BB's "buzzed" in the forearm. I ran to my basement to check my newly acquired cue. IT BUZZED! I immediately contacted Tank. I wanted the cue fixed by Tony. He said he would not pay for that. Then he said he would have Mike Webb make the repair. I had no choice but to agree.
When I received the cue back from Tank about a month later it looked great. No buzz and no problems what so ever. After a few months I wanted to place a value on the cue. I heard anywhere from $2100-$2400. At this point I started to get upset. I sent the cue to Kenny Koo for a real lizard wrap to help increase the value of the cue.
At VF I heard this cue was only worth $1200-$1500. I was so disgusted, I made the best deal possible. That was with Mike Gartland. What he tries to sell this cue for is his business. My reputation WILL NOT BE QUESTIONED because of this cue. If anything I was too honest. I called TAnk a few days before VF to ask him why he sold me this lemon and his reply was "why did you draw attention by posting the cue was repaired?". I said because I am an honest person and I do NOT want to deceive anyone.
When you made the deal with MG you also had other people next to you that witnessed the deal, so... You are not lying for sure, we all know that...
I know this story since the beginning, you are by far one of the most honest and truthful friends I have on AZ and that goes beyond cue deals, just friendship, and we all know how TANK138 got you screwed on this deal - no worries here... what goes around comes around...