on 05/12/2002 09:55 AM, Guy Apple at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Further to that well noted comment.
> I have a list member friend. He was recently trying to fine a frame
> decal for a frame set. He e-mailed around, and he called around only
> to find that no decal supplier would supply a decal without
> conditions. They obviously had the decal but would not part with one.
> Why? I call it the "I have got mine" syndrome. These people had the
> decals, but would not part with them unless my friend refinished the
> entire frame. How about $500 for a decal? It is always their choice
> as sellers, but it sets a tone for the CR community that, in my
> humble opinion...stinks.
How about the fact that many of these decals are original and in very short supply? How about the fact that the people owning them make a living by repainting/refinishing frames, and the decals are the details that can make or break a sale? How about every time they sell a decal set, that's one less full restoration they can do to put food on their family's dinner table?
How about the fact that many people (if they could) would order Bianchi decals, and stick them on a generic frame? How about the fact that many people would order 531 decals, and stick them on a gas-pipe frame?
How about people trying to a) protect their livelihoods, and b) protect their reputation, and c) protect the community against potential fraud?