Define "rare". Honestly I don't keep a list or spreadsheet - I just pop up when someone has something I'd want or asks for something I can provide. I assume you mean earlier generation events? Also, you'll be aware of this but I can't provide much by way of proof for anything a generation or older. I have checked them all to the best of my ability and I have tossed fakes before.
Would Mattle Ho-oh (for instance) count? Or XD Lugia? Or any 10th Anniversaries you may be missing?
... $1500? Okay, you win the expenses round. My car has had a number of small issues (dodgy alternator, cracked exhaust pipe, front tyre scrub, warped disc, etc.) but even the total of those repairs wouldn't amount to that much. I suppose that's the benefit of getting a cheap runner - it's never 100% fine but fixes are relatively easy and cheap. I don't blame you for getting rid.
I should be okay to trade whenever you see me online, unless I'm already in a trade.
It's getting late here and I have an early morning start. I assume you've cloned the Meloetta by now? If you can tell me exactly when you'll be online to make the trade back it would be appreciated. If you can get it back to me in the next couple of hours I can stay up for it, because obviously I would prefer to not leave it longer than I absolutely have to.
Yeah I get that, and I don't blame you for being so skeptical. The only thing I would say is that I've never seen a video of an event being obtained - usually the best you can get are time-stamped photos of the 3DS with the received wondercard. However, I've only been collecting for a year so maybe it was the done thing for previous generations.
Obviously I'm not able to provide that for this Arceus (but I trust the OT, and I've not stopped looking for others either) so I hope that you get a hold of one that satisfies your requirements.
No, this one's come from a trade so I didn't download it myself. I've already checked it to the best of my ability and I can't see anything wrong with it (I'd be mighty pissed if it was hacked - I gave up a Darkrai code for this), but shiny Arceus is more or less the Holy Grail of events so I understand the caution.
Out of interest, what would constitute proof to you?