I wonder what happened to all the bees. :?
Strange to have clean, untainted chemical comb, and comb not 30 years old, and yet have all this equipment and no bees for them.
Someone once told me something about a "deal to good to be true, usually isn't". But I'm sure it's just a old cliche saying... ;)
I also think asking a poll of questions on a bee forum, about whether one would be bringing disease into ones apiary, would be better questions asked of the seller. ;)
So what did the seller say? How old is the comb? What chemicals has the wax been exposed? What happened to the bees? Are you from a state that inspects? When was the last time he had AFB or had his hives inspected. After these questions (and others) are asked...go with your gut feeling. Not advise based on a dollar figure from a host of beekeepers not able to see the equipment, ask questions, or lack any risk in the deal. Sellers not willing to answer questions openly and without hesitation.....walk away from. He should respect your willingness to ask questions and protect your investment. Good beekeepers have no problems being grilled when they have nothing to hide. Those that become irritated or think your out of line....walk away!