Yeah it's those types that were odd.
Not sure if I put it in this thread, but I had al manner of weirdos when selling my Boxster a few years ago (a retro one, no less). Several middle-aged-crisis-qualifying gents were feverently interested, and I'd basically fully restored it (dreamer's dream) and had it for a great price (under £4k), so it was a carrot on a stick I guess. I had several who asked about every nut and bolt, over and over, queried all sorts of nonsense, then it would all end in a weird excuse. One of the excuses (I might have put it a few pages back) was from a guy who had measured his garage and 'realised there was a 1ft step' into his garage and so he clearly couldn't buy it.
I have had smugness before from people who would low-ball you with offers, join whichever relevant forum the car related to, post a 'welcome' type post about how amazing the car is, and how they got it for an amazing price, only for the car to end up as a complete money pit and cost thousands - just because they didn't want to pay and extra £200 or so to buy one which had all the correct stuff checked and done. You'll get those people all the time though. Very similar to the types who will list their car for sale on a club as "reluctant sale", "drives spot on", "no problems", and either side of the for sale ad they will do nothing but ask for help on the numerous list of problems said car has and how much they hate it
All of this is why I have a bit of respect for Mike Brewer. People say Edd did all the hard work and Mike had it easy, but I personally find selling a car to be far more uncomfortable and exhausting than replacing a gearbox