[CR]A tale of two auctions - Was: Mavic rims


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From: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <roydrink@mac.com>
Subject: [CR]A tale of two auctions - Was: Mavic rims
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 20:19:56 -0400

Well I waited until the second auction was over to post this (not to spoil it for Steven ;^), but I don't think the difference had anything to do with the wheel components. It has to do with language and availability.

Both wheelsets were from Germany, but:

Auction #1 is written in English, priced in US dollars, and available worldwide. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1862365024 (now $102.50 with 4 days to go)

Auction #2 was written in German, priced in Euros, and posted/ship to Germany only. (went for $60.23) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1860192089

If you limit your selling area, you're not going to get top dollar (or top Euro).

Roy "new email address = roydrink@ptd.net " Drinkwater Lititz "same old, same old", PA
>There are two ebay auctions on presently that have very similar sets
>of wheels available. The one has Mavic GP4 rims built up onto
>Campagnolo hubs, with regina freewheel and Clement CF2001 tires
>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1862365024 and
>has reached $102,50 with 5 days left, whereas the other one has
>Mavic blue SSC hubs onto Campagnolo hubs and Wolber tires (no
>freewheel). It hasn't even reached $20 with much less time left.
>Isn't the SSC much more desirable than the GP4? How much difference
>would the Regina freewheel make? Is it that this second auction just
>has not been found because it is so poorly labelled (it hadn't been
>picked up by any of the standard searches that I use)? Please don't
>ask me how to find it as I am planning to bid on this second set.