Re: [CR]Using the CR database to avoid competitive bidding - today'sreally bad idea.


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From: "ehbusch" <ehbusch@bellsouth.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, "John Betmanis" <johnb@oxford.net>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Using the CR database to avoid competitive bidding - today'sreally bad idea.
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 10:18:42 -0500
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Sorry but I have to disagree with the collusion theory. If I see an item for sale and bid on it because I either want, and or need it, and then recieve an email that I should retract my bid because biil on the list bid on it before me....I DON'T THINK SO...It's an auction. Best bid wins...That's how it works..Like a lister before also wrote, I've never bid on an item with less than 5 secounds to go. I learned that lesson right from the start. I've won some by a dollar and lost some by a dollar. Whether you like it or not that is how the game is played. I personally like it.. As for the computer snipers, your last secound high tech bid still has to beat my last secound bid. Good luck to you my friend.....

Ed Busch
Vonore Tennessee USA


----- Original Message -----
From: John Betmanis
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]Using the CR database to avoid competitive bidding -


today'sreally bad idea.


> At 10:16 PM 23/02/2008 -0500, Edward Feinberg wrote:
>>John Betamis wrote that we should organize and all agree to not
>>competitively bid against other bidders who are on this list. Speaking of
>>eBay "ethics", The US Department of Justice has a name for this:
>>Collusion
>>in restraint of free trade, and it is a felony.
>
> Not at all. It's just exercising common courtesy, like letting someone in
> ahead of you in traffic instead of trying to beat them. If the item up for
> auction is something that comes up fairly often, why fight over it and
> drive up the price for that one sale? Of course, if it's some rare piece
> that only comes up once in a blue moon, it's every man for himself.
>
> John Betmanis
> Woodstock, Ontario
> Canada