Found Speaker After 6 Yrs,Bought & Lost In Minutes

If you want an opportunity to feel better about any frustrations finding or buying audio gear, just read on.

As the title says, I have been watching Audiogon almost nightly for the past six years for an original model, Legacy Marquis center channel speaker needed to complete my all Legacy home theater. The later models have different drivers that do not sonically match my other speakers, so finding an original model was critical. Only one other Marquis has appeared in all that time, and it was in a very light, non-matching finish, and was very dinged up. Earlier, I finally find one here, in perfect condition, and even in the matching rosewood finish needed to match my other Legacy speakers. I immediately click on "buy now" and have been celebrating after finally finding what I wanted so badly for so long. See Audiogon notification below.


You just agreed to purchase “Legacy Audio Marquis Dual 15 inch Woofers Legendary Mar...” from ****** for $925.00. Congratulations!

Before you can send payment, the seller must enter shipping details for this order. You will receive an email when they do.

NOTE: Failure to complete orders placed on Audiogon may result in negative feedback. Please be prompt and thoughtful when working with fellow community members.

And now, just hours later, I receive a follow up from the seller apologizing that he reached an agreement to sell the speaker to someone else no more than five minutes earlier, and had not even had time to close the listing before I selected the purchase option.

Six years of looking, I actually send an offer thats received as a purchase, and I find out I'm five minutes late. Is it possible to have worse timing?

Not to mention having to continue on with an inadequate center channel in my otherwise completed home theater, with no prospect of when or if I will ever see one of these available again. I dont have another six years to wait. :(
To me the system is flawed if the other buyer did the same thing and clicked on buy now. There should be a sale pending notification.
The system is flawed no doubt. There's one simple solution. Sell your old speakers and get some with a matching center option! Or have a center made using the same drivers or buy a pair of the Same speakers you have and use one as the center and sell the other.....regardless....... Good luck:)