A personal trainer for the stars took it personally when an antique mall in Springfield, Missouri, sold him a Mark Twain book for $ 2,648 that was later valued at $ 20 – and now he is suing and collecting thousands of attorney fees.
As reported by the Springfield News-Leader, Jason Walsh – a "big" fan of the father of American literature who went to elementary school with his name – was told that the copy of "A Tramp Abroad" was a rare "saleman & # 39; s dummy "copy. He could talk the price of $ 4,000 at the Relics Antique Mall. When he took his book back to Los Angeles to have it evaluated, he was told that he had been misled. When he tried to get a refund, the owner told him about the refund policy and that "the book is worth what you paid for it."
In an email to the magazine, Relics owner Beverly Robb said that all customers have the opportunity to research and examine all items before purchasing it. She then accused Mr Walsh of being unpleasant and not wanting to pay taxes ̵
Mr. Walsh told the newspaper that he credits his feelings in the Midwest with much of his professional success – actresses Mandy Moore, Emma Stone and Brie Larson are among his personal training clients – and that he was respectful throughout the purchasing process. He said his mother was by his side and could attest to his version of the story. Catalog