I'm not "shaken" by your post. I'm confused.
Let me explain something. You are a merchant. I'm a customer. That's it. The customer is always right. Or have you forgotten this basic tenet of salesmanship? Even a rug merchant knows that.
The only reason I haven't purchased more sets of cups from you over the past years, is that you haven't offered but a couple of sets. One was a set of French tin cups, which I purchased about 2 years ago. Another was a set of Kort cups, which you did not recognize, but I did.
I won't tell you how many sets I have, but it is well over 200 sets. Some of them belonged to prominent performers, such as Bill Malone and Allen Okawa. I even have a set of cups that Danny Dew used for a while, along with a letter of provenance for it. Several of my sets are extremely rare. Maybe if you opened your mind a little and visited my site, you would learn something about cups and balls.
Just to help you out, it is www.cupsandballsmuseum.com
. Bring a lunch. It will take some time.
BTW, I never bought anything from you before about 2002.