Re: [CR]French group on Ebay

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Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 01:32:37 -0400
From: "Joe Bender-Zanoni" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]French group on Ebay
References: <> <005501c33cf9$b4198340$ad4628d5@bruce> <>

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

----- Original Message -----
From: Chuck Schmidt
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.
> >
> ><blah>
> >
> > 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.


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