I: [CR]re: cooperative buying strategy

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From: The Maaslands <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
Subject: I: [CR]re: cooperative buying strategy
To: Classic Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 18:09:39 -0500

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.

Interesting concept,

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ

----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Sanders
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 5:01 PM
Subject: [CR]re: cooperative buying strategy

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
interesting items.
Tom Sanders
Lansing, Mi