[CR]Please be careful


Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 21:37:53 -0400 (EDT)
From: <wheelman@nac.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Please be careful

Some of you may have already seen these bikes. Some of you may have bid but just a word of caution. I don't know this person so I hate to judge the book by its cover but here goes. This seller has zero feedback, they are selling a lot of bikes at one time. Some very enticing bikes that look like a deal. I see the one antique is up to almost $1300 with three plus hours to go. The rest are not yet that high. The seller is in Moskow "The Russian Federation" so you cannot visit easily should something go wrong. The last thing that raised the red flag for me (no pun intended) was this note recently added to all the auctions. "I should warn everyone who wants to participate in auction. I also want to warn everyone who already participates in auction. I do not use escrow. I ask you to understand me correctly. Time of delivery of a cargo will be 4-5 weeks. It does not depend on distance. It depends on efficiency of work of a delivery service. Thus I should wait for money of 4-5 weeks. In my present position I can not so long wait. I want to apologize before all for this inconvenience." I have been around the block a few times and this just does not look good. I could be all wet but if any one of these issues was different my reaction would also be different. If it were me starting out I think I would explaine myself better and not sell this much at one time. I would build a reputation first. Hopefully this is just me being anal but wanted you to at least see what I see. Check any one auction and then look at all his auctions by hitting the "Visit Sellers Other Items" link on the page.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2177007343&category=420

Ray Homiski
Elizabeth, NJ