[CR]Re: Your good name

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From: "garth libre" <rabbitman@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 19:33:46 -0400
Subject: [CR]Re: Your good name

I am sorry that Chris Beyer feels that there is no vintage bicycle content in recounting the story of a bicycle sale/ rip off. My take on the situation is that without the internet, e-bay, this list and other means of world wide marketing, the ability to collect and locate classic bikes would be hindered indeed. The internet has been a blessing and also offers the potential for dishonesty. Any legitimate story relating merchandize that has not been delivered, and/ or UPS tracking numbers not given, is a definite plus for the readers of this list. Without fair warning about list abusers, we are all a lot less secure in our classic bike purchases. In this case the poster has related the story of an undelivered bike without resorting to abusive or foul language. If the bike does arrive then he has no unpleasant words that he will have to apologize for. As far as I can see, this transaction has all the earmarks of taking money (cashing a check) under the false pretence of delivering the merchandise. All of us now can be a little more cautious in our dealings with this seller. Garth Libre