[CR]You'll laugh, you'll howl: Ebay deal gone bad might be your lucky day, plus ALEX SINGER incoming


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From: "Mark Petry" <mpetry@bainbridgeisland.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2003 18:41:09 -0800
In-Reply-To: <CATFOOD35sQtgTIFprh000002b2@catfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]You'll laugh, you'll howl: Ebay deal gone bad might be your lucky day, plus ALEX SINGER incoming

Well maybe I'm just a little punch here because I am picking up the new Alex Singer bike straight from Paris TOMORROW after waiting a year to get it, and fortunately John Ashcroft did'nt see fit to drive a bulldozer over the box to make sure it was'nt a "suspected terrorist shipment" before releasing it from customs. I'll post pics ASAP. To say I'm feeling a little anticipation would be an understatement.

But anyway, here's the story. I bid for, and won, a very nice wool Giordana jersey, black and yellow. Got it for 58 buck, plus shipping. When I got it, I was amazed to discover that it was a size "1" (one). So I went back and looked at the source code for the listing and lo and behold the seller used an "l" (lower case ell) to indicate the size.

OK, I'm an idiot.

Seller refuses to take the item back etc etc so I'll deal with him in due course, but there might be a good deal here for somebody. This jersey is really nice, it is actually a "training jacket", here are 3 pics of it:

http://ebay0.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_36b2fbbb69a92e6993522473926b06a 2/i-1.JPG http://ebay0.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_36b2fbbb69a92e6993522473926b06a 2/i-2_T.JPG http://ebay0.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_36b2fbbb69a92e6993522473926b06a 2/i-3.JPG

It has a nylon front for a "wind block" effect and it is a brilliant yellow, very striking. So I'd like to find a home for it. If there's somebody out there who would like this item, it is dynamite, $50 shipped or possible trade. It is a size ONE so you'd have to be a guy or gal of appropriate size to wear and enjoy it. It is new.

Stand by for pics of the new Singer, straight from Paris !

===================================================== Mark Petry 206.618.9642 Beautiful Bainbridge Island, WA mpetry@bainbridgeisland.net

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