No I did not. If you read my post carefully you would see that I told the auctioneer and he announced that the "new" plow parts would fit the plow that was selling later in the sale. I did not hide or cover up anything.
I bought them and planned on buying the plow. It just went for more than I wanted to give.
Also I went to the guy that bought the plow and told him what I gave for the parts and about what they would cost new. I let him put what he felt was a fair price on them. I did not asked for half new or actually any price at all. He told me what he would give for them. I accepted his offer. We both where happy.
I bet the guy that bought the loader brackets was not happy. I know the auctioneer was not happy having to referee an issue at the sale. The owner just wanted the stuff gone for a fair price. So the only person happy in that transaction was the guy that resold the loader brackets.