This is another non-drum related story, but I think you can relate. I recently sold a Meucci pool cue that I had purchased when I was 21 years old. Absolutely in amazing condition, it was one of the nicest cues I had personally ever seen. Spent about $180 on it. I believe I sold it for $45 more than that. But as soon as I did, I messaged the guy and said "PLEASE Don't ever sell this cue!" I gave him my contact info. He said if I ever needed it back, he'd sell it to me. Which was cool. I had that cue for over 25 years. It was just sitting. Needed to be played.