This is admittedly ski gear oriented but also very much about feelings regarding skiing and ski gear related decisions more than about a particular ski gear info thread.
Yesterday I was perusing SkiBay for those unbelievable deals we sometimes see. I saw a pair of brand spankin' new K2 PBRs ending in less than 3 hours. From the first time I saw photos of Phil with his I thought they are da bomb for powder skiing. The problem is that I haven't seen more than a foot of fresh snow on a ski mountain since I moved here 10 years ago. I did see 21 inches at our house once in what was deemed the snow storm of the century here. Anyway, the committee in my head argued whether or not I should drop a last minute bid bomb on those skis for over an hour before I decided that my 91 waist skis were already overkill for anything I'd see in the near future (next 2 years) and that a used pair of goats with bindings for half what the PBRs probably went for would be a more thrifty purchase should I see something like that around. I didn't even go back and see what the skis went for in the end.
What are the deals you had to just let go but still might regret somewhat?