Re: [CR]The ethics of ending auctions early on vintage items on eBay.

(Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PX-10LE)

From: <DTSHIFTER@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2003 09:47:18 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]The ethics of ending auctions early on vintage items on eBay.
To: OROBOYZ@aol.com, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 12/26/03 9:25:30 AM, OROBOYZ@aol.com writes:

<< Ending an auction to accept a particular person's offer, to the detriment and elimination of all other bidders, eliminates the promised competition to buy at a highest bid. It simply is not playing fair.

I personally would cease bidding on items placed for sale by sellers who ended auctions early to accept out-of-auction offers. >>

Dale & All,

I will not end an auction early once a bid has been placed. I have ended auctions early, and sold items "off auction," before the item has received any bids. By the definition used above, this does eliminate the "promised" competition, but potential bidders however are not, strictly speaking, bidders.

Regards,

Chuck Brooks
Malta, NY