Re: [CR]eBay Machinations

(Example: Framebuilding:Paint)

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Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 11:26:37 -0500
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From: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]eBay Machinations

Well, checking ebay rules, it doesn't say that the seller can't contact bidders about the particular auction, like for giving information & answering questions. However under the User Agreement:
>5.5 Manipulation. Neither you, bidders nor sellers may manipulate
>the price of any item nor may you interfere with other user's
>listings or auctions.

I don't know if a seller asking bidders to pay more is unethical or manipulative, but it's pretty pathetic. If he asked you to purchase something else, that's spamming and against the rules.

Roy "pedantic" Drinkwater Lititz "rain - 40's", PA

p.s. are there pictures in the original listing, or are these additional pictures?

Chris asked:
>I received the following (somwhat edited to protect the guilty) from the
>seller of an item for which I was not the high bidder. Isn't this unethical,
>as well as a no-no per eBay?
> > Hello,
>> Although the reserve has been met, I hate to sell these unique brakes for
>> $61.
>> Attached are photos of the actual set for sale.
>> Thanks for bidding.