I feel the same way. I wonder if these folks will be so keen to keep the
bidders away when it is their item they are trying to sell? Maybe they
should start another list of Spridget members who would bid against each
other, but only when another enthusiast has placed a spare part up for
auction. When large corporations get caught fixing bids, someone usually
goes to jail. I've never sold anything on E-bay and don't know if I ever
will, but should the opportunity ever arise it would be nice to know that
there isn't a club with hundreds of members either asking, or pressuring
other members to keep away. What's wrong with a free market...let the chips
fall where they may. If someone wants to pay $100 for a $20 part, who
cares??? If someone needs something for their car and can't afford what
others are bidding, let him post his request on a bulletin board, or ask
those on this list for a reasonable example. It surely isn't right to
interfere with commerce in order to try to "steal" the part. I'd be
interested to hear if others feel my comments are out of line.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Brad Fornal <email@example.com>
Cc: David Ramsey <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com
Date: 10 December, 1999 10:13 AM
Subject: Re: E-bay
>I have not responded to this thread (ugghh) for several reasons:
>1) If I don't really want something, I don't bid on it in the first place.
>2) I view this as a form of bid manipulation.
>3) The items are going to be bid to their max anyway, regardless of whether
or not some Spridget Listers exchange secret handshakes. There ARE other
registered ebay users not on this list just as interested in these items.
>Brad Fornal wrote:
>> Well mine is Toyman*htcomp. I have noticed that Jay has not offered up
his ebay name, or maybe I missed it. Must be a privacy thing :-)
>> David Ramsey wrote:
>> > Here I was just getting ready to put my rebuilt Lucas tach-drive
generator with the tach drive on E-bay so I could send me and my sprite to
Hawaii and retire. If anybody wants it I'll let it go for $5000, but I was
hoping to get really big bucks for it. As to my bidding name "I forget".
>> > Crash