To elaborate on what Fred is saying, You can use Ebay as a great sales
location (albeit for me, a "yard sale" location). There's no need to have a
bidding war if bidding offends thee, Just list the item at the price you
want to sell as the opening bid and state "first bid wins". But, be careful
how you list your item. Review it with a lawyers eye, because your listing
is a contract. If you goof up, your obligated to follow through. the same
goes for your bid.
Victor (sr311 - on ebay)
70 SRL 31113136
----- Original Message -----
To: datsun roadsters <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Roman Rist
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2000 3:54 PM
Subject: Re: E-Bay
eBay is not evil, as it has a purpose to serve for those who are desperate
to get something no matter the cost.
I think the datsun-roadster list is great for people to offer parts free to
other list members, and to help them out. But when it comes to money, no
one is going to be happy with for-sale items on the list. Offer something
at a price to the first taker, and the guy with the fastest connection and
a lot of free time is first in line every time. Everyone else loses. I've
heard of stories about guys who were first to respond, and the seller goes
back on his word and sells it for more to someone else.
I think eBay levels the playing field. Anyone gets a chance at getting the
if they're willing to pay the price above everyone else. And there is
arbitration and rules to regulate the process.
Those who do their homework or put out inquiries on our list can find the
they need. I've seen a lot of generousity on this list, where members often
items for free or in trade for small stuff (like a six-pack of beer). The
vendors should be excused for advertising items because their prices are
and available to all comers, and their expertise is freely given to the
my 2 cents is that yes, a seller should send a note to the list about items
sale, but you should point them to your eBay auction. Personally, I'd rather
this list used as a means of giving parts away to those who need them.
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> Subject: E-Bay
> Author: Roman Rist <email@example.com>
> Date: 6/21/2000 2:07 PM
> List, here is my 2 cents RE: E-Bay, Evil!
> First off to me the concept of bidding is B.S.
> Second, we have a list, (united, I hope ), and all buyers and sellers
> of the things we need or want for our cars should be here. If not we
> need to get more people onto the list or online. personally, I
> disseminate the list to roadster owners like mad.
> Third, assuming that is is considered ethical to sell through the
> list, the select market for your product, service, is right here.
> with photopoint.com, one can send an E-mail to the list and the
> prospective buyer can see what is offered, seems to be much more
> Maybe I should chill out but, I get a little offended when I hear of
> somthing on E-Bay that I never heard of on the list. Probably ok for
> Non-Roadsterites who happen to have roadster stuff they need to sell
> but, for us, I think in the family, is the way to go.
> Anyway, just my opinion, feedback welcome.
> Roman Rist
> Roadster and list fan
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