[CR]Sellers obligations to be truthful, was: Reynolds decals on eBay.

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From: <OROBOYZ@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2004 18:02:31 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Sellers obligations to be truthful, was: Reynolds decals on eBay.

In a message dated 9/5/2004 2:03:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ealbert@bellatlantic.net writes:

<< > In the defense of this seller. I have (please don't judge my > character on this alone) purchased two sets of decals from this > seller and I do not think they were NOS, but they were good repros and > worked well. Also I have bought several other items from her over the > last months. In every case they were as advertised, arrived quickly, > and were well packed. >>

Hmmm. I also bought other stuff from her (he?) and it was as stated.

BUT, there is a helluva big difference in these decals. Original is not repro, water slide is not peel-and-stick. If I wanted to, I could order a huge pile of repro decals and advertise them on eBay as NOS original and, despite cautions from knowledgeable folks, sell them at a $10 profit each over and over again.. I then would also be a minor crook or con artist or liar, take your pick.

Dale Brown
Greensboro, NC