I am not what sure what you mean by the "ad" being crass. If anything, the subject line should have indicated the tone was clearly a parody of crassness. Also, the label makes it reasonably clear that I selling goods, and folks can easily skip this if they want.
Nor I am not really sure what your objection is to my e-bay posting. There is certainly precendent for my action. For example, ChucK Schmidt, to invoke the name of someone that I feel is recognized as having among the best reputation on these lists, has posted stuff to e-bay and made note of it on the list. Others also have done so.
Further, almost all of the items I have listed on e-bay and posted to the list were offered to list members at substantially lower prices but found no takers. The only two items that were offered not to the list first , the items up on e-bay now--the Mafac brakeset and Stronglight bottom bracket , were not offered to the list first because I wanted to get the highest possible price for both of them, as I have step two boards and Christmas presents and residency interview expenses to pay for, as well several hundred thousand in student loans from my medical education . When I sell exclusively to the list I try to sell as cheaply as possible, but right now I am feeling a bit strapped.
If you want to continue this thread, I suggest you write me off-list, which probably is the best way to handle matters such as this.
At 05:46 PM 11/25/2000 EST, DTSHIFTER@aol.com wrote:
>While I don't believe Dale has ever "written" it into the guidelines for the
>CR, it has usually been understood (as a courtesy?) any list memebers trying
>to sell an item, especially one which may be of interest to the Group,
>usually announces it before going off to eBay.
>In the case of your bottom bracket, I found the "ad" a bit crass and
>certainly didn't care much for ..."if you want it go get it on eBay.."
>Considering you have a reserve price for this item, it seems strange not to
>have presented it to the list first!
>I'm not interested in a titanium bottom bracket, but we may have some members
>who would love to have Stronglight's version!?!
>Perhaps El Presidente (Dale) would care to comment on this (if any is