[CR]Re: eBay prices


Example: Component Manufacturers

Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001 12:59:54 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <104.e01d4ab.294e58c0@cs.com>
Subject: [CR]Re: eBay prices

John Dunn wrote:
>
> I simply don't believe that because someone out there, with a lot of
> disposable income, decides that he/she will have something, regardless of
> cost, adds anything to the intrinsic worth of a bicycle part (or a Picasso,
> or the Hope Diamond, for that matter).

And Paul Patzkowsky added:
>
> I am inclined to agree with John about the "real" value of certain
> items. Although, on the other hand, some will want that item badly enough to
> run the bids way up, they have, without a doubt paid too much.

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This is not meant to sound rude or be a put-down; I say this many times to myself.

These items are not overpriced (Juyrecord 60 derailleur, Picasso painting, Hope Diamond etc). You are just not the buyer.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California http://www.velo-retro.com (10% off reprints and three T-shirts for the price of two during December)