Re: [CR]French group on Ebay


Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 01:32:37 -0400
From: Joe Bender-Zanoni <joebz@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]French group on Ebay
To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <CATFOODI8VqzjjKXMHn000004f9@catfood.nt.phred.org> <005501c33cf9$b4198340$ad4628d5@bruce> <3EFCC331.DEDE3A70@earthlink.net>


Chuck is exactly right. Envolvement is the key to auctions. If you have to, use a reserve. This auction will get nowhere because the parts don't add up to $1200 so no one even starts.

Joe B-Z
GNNJ


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Schmidt"
To:
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 6:20 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]French group on Ebay



> Bruce Robbins wrote:
> >
> > With an opening bid of $2000 I can't see this one taking off. I had a look at the components and can't get them to add up to that sort of figure.
> >
> > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3615544166&category=42319
> >
> > Anyone willing to open the bidding?
>
> It's never a good idea to start an auction with a high opening bid, in
> my opinion. You never get potential bidders involved by doing this.
> The whole point of an auction would be to get a bunch of people
> competing for an item, pretty much the opposite of this method.

>

> Chuck Schmidt

> L.A.

>

> .