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To: "'Ulix Goettsch'" <>,
Subject: 1st burn
From: Michael Graziano <>
Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 17:36:50 -0400
FWIW:  I've bought quite a few things from list members in the past and
never had a problem.  Not really sure this is a problem yet, either.  It's
just frustrating and annoying, and taking an absurdly long time.  To make
matters worse,  he claims it's boxed and ready to go (since early April).
Just hasn't been able to get to UPS.  Don't they pick up?


-----Original Message-----
From: Ulix Goettsch []
Sent: Monday, May 24, 1999 5:19 PM
To: Paul A Asgeirsson
Cc:; MG list
Subject: Re: Purchase From List Member ;(

that brings up an interesting issue.
It seems that most internet trade puts all the risk onto the buyer.  "Send
me a check and after it has cleared I'll send the merchandise."  It seems
that sellers think that they are the only ones risking anything here.
As Michael's problem shows, that is not the case.
I don't have a solution, I guess I am just ranting, but a little more
faith on the part of the sellers would be nice.

BTW, I LOVE to buy stuff through this list.  It is so much more fun and
easier (and usually cheaper) than looking through junkyards etc.

Never been burned (only slightly singed),

On Mon, 24 May 1999, Paul A Asgeirsson wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> I have bought and sold lots of relatively small dollar stuff, mostly NOS
> or used, and have yet to be stiffed by anyone.  My approach to selling
> used items is to send it for approval, then they can pay or return the
> item to me.  So far, so good.  I'll continue to deal with trust with
> folks on this list. 
> Never have gone the route of having someone get something from England
> for me, so I can't comment on that.
> Paul
> On Mon, 24 May 1999 15:53:17 -0400 Michael Graziano <>
> writes:
> >Hello again.
> >
> >On another note,  I have a small problem.  I bought a item for my car 
> >from
> >an active list member several months ago.  I sent the check on March 
> >29th.
> >S/he cashed the check in early April,  After several weeks, and no 
> >item, I
> >emailed him/her (April 12th).  They emailed with a reasonable excuse, 
> >prompt
> >delivery promised.  
> >
> >Several emails back and forth till my last email went unanswered.  Now 
> >I'm
> >not sure what to do.  S/he seems perfectly apologetic, and nice,  and 
> >s/he
> >regularly contributes to the list.  But 2 months is a long time for a 
> >part
> >bought from a list member.  I know of at least one other person who 
> >has
> >bought something from him/her and not received it yet.  Same time 
> >frame....
> >
> >Anyone else ever face this?  What did you do?  ANyone else have any
> >"pending" parts out there with a similar time frame?
> >
> >Sorry to bomb the list with this crap....
> >
> >Mike
> >
> >
> >
> >  _____________________________________
> > /                                     \
> >|           Michael Graziano            |
> >|   Long Term Capital Management L.P.   |
> >|         Phone: 203-552-5706           |
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> >

    Ulix                                       __/__,__      ___/__|__  
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