I was somewhat disturbed by the thought of contraverting the auction process to keep prices lower as this likely contravenes Ebay regulations. The other idea to buy as a group and pass a bike around seems much fairer and interesting for me. I guess you could call it bicycle time-sharing. It is done with classic cars already, where you join a club and are permitted the use of a certain number of car/days per year. Some cars have a higher car/day value than others.
Would this be fair to the seller? What if the seller were a list member or
more than one list member honestly wanted the same thing? All these are
highly likely situations. I do like that list members call attention to