Dude... I know. Really, I know. I totally know. I KNOW this.
I have three regrets; one was a folding Beretta bayonet (twenty bucks), a Chinese DPM boonie hat (in red-- WTF? RED?!), and now this.
It is just those times when the question arises, and you make the wrong decision.
But, let's us be frank for a second-- I am NOT the same sort of collector as you, Steve. I am an amateur. It is only by these failures that I can ever hope to become pro. Still sucks, tho'.