Re: [CR]re KAUZO ebayer.....

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Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 14:00:46 -0400
From: "Mara & Steven Maasland" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]re KAUZO ebayer.....
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Stratton wrote:
> I've out-bid Kauzo too; but it only happens when he's in a good mood
> and feels generous enough to let you win :-)
> I suspect, that sometimes he doesn't bid very aggressively.
> He must have a hard time being enthusiastic about buying that
> third set
> of Stronglight '49s, a couple of days after winning the other two
> :-)
> >Wayne wrote:
> >Hi all, just a quickie to say that the mighty ebayer kauzo can be
> outbid,
> >I did it today

I already wrote to Wayne off-list:

Kauzo is a collector who also works as a broker and therefore purchases many items for resale to others. Contrary to what everybody believes, he rarely pays over the necessary. I doubt there is anything that he purchases which he doesn't truly want for his own collection or where he doesn't already have a buyer lined up. I have great respect for him as he knows exactly what he wants and what a 'fair' price in Japan is. I suppose the definition of 'fair' may vary in New Zealand, or the US where most CR listmembers are located and that the Japanese price is invariably higher in Japan. I therefore wouldn't be overly proud of outbidding Kauzo on anything that he truly wants. Hopefully, he was solely bookmarking the auction with a lowball bid or was attempting to purchase something for himself.

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ