Re: [CR]High Prices on Ebay

(Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley)

Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 19:47:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
Subject: Re: [CR]High Prices on Ebay
In-Reply-To: <011601c47903$b69cab00$6400a8c0@jfbender>

Or collecting classic motorcars.


Jerry Moos Houston, TX

Joe Bender-Zanoni <> wrote: Another school of thought is that all this, to any excess, is cheaper than owning an airplane or a horse.

Joe Bender-Zanoni
Great Notch, NJ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jamie Swan"
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 8:04 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]High Prices on Ebay

> on 8/3/04 7:49 AM, at wrote:
> > I've enjoyed reading all the "ooohhs and aahhss" about the Derosa that Charles
> > bought, the Mavic derailleur, the $180+ Regal saddle (maybe that one wasn't
> > discussed on the list but sent off-list). The part that I find intriguing is
> > that every single purchase any of us makes on ebay is actually at a higher
> > price than anyone else would pay--how else could you win at auction? So, when
> > one of you win something, it was more than I would have paid--sometimes a LOT
> > more than I would have paid--but still, more. When I buy something, likewise.
> > I have rarely felt I paid too much for something on ebay. My feeling is that
> > unless there was a "helper" shill bidding, then at least one other person
> > thought the item was worth close to what I paid too! I think that is one of
> > the reasons I like the way eBay has structured their auctions. The way I look
> > at it, it's our money to spend as we see fit, so why worry about what someone
> > else spends on something. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> >
> There is an old saying that anything you ever bought at an auction you paid
> too much for, because nobody else thought it was worth that much.
> The other school that says that you can never pay too much for a collectable
> item; you can only pay it too soon.
> Jamie Swan
> Northport, N.Y.