Lol! Posts crossed in cyberspace. I didn't feel smartassed upon at all, in fact I appreciate the concern!
As it turns out, the regulator was rusty, as if some water had fallen on there and the tank was empty. When I suggested a fair price of $80, he balked and informed me that someone would take it for $150...good luck to them!
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