Re: [CR]Craig's list


Example: Production Builders:Cinelli:Laser

Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2004 18:20:46 -0800 (PST)
From: "Ted E. Baer" <wickedsky@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Craig's list
To: losgatos_dale@yahoo.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, gpvb1@comcast.net
In-Reply-To: <20041212220959.23269.qmail@web41507.mail.yahoo.com>


Greg,

I respect you as a collector and a seller. I know you only sell and deal quality merchandise.

But I gotta say I do have BEEF with "the cats" who shoot their mouths off about an organization (in this case "Craigslist") that are helping others as opposed to the numb Americans sitting on their rear ends in front of open garage doors on a Saturday morning selling memories of yesterday's life to an onslaught of Bozos who arrive is SUV's (which by the way, if the weigh over 7,700 pounds can be written off on their taxes so as to "keep that oil coming.")

Ted Baer
coming apart at the seems in
Palo Alto, CA


--- "Dale B. Phelps" wrote:


> I'm with you Greg. One can get great deals from

\r?\n> dopeheads and thieves too!

\r?\n> People go to pawn shops, flea markets, and "garage

\r?\n> sales" too, only the latter is close enough to

\r?\n> "legit" in my book. Police auctions are only

\r?\n> legitimized by the fact that the cops cannot locate

\r?\n> "rightful" owners. I've never seen a discussion of

\r?\n> "hot" merchandise here, I guess its only a taboo if

\r?\n> someone talks about it or gets caught.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Dale "remembers the pain of getting my bike boosted

\r?\n> from school" Phelps

\r?\n> Longmont CO

\r?\n>

\r?\n> gpvb1@comcast.net wrote:

\r?\n> I think the fact that you can can go and see the

\r?\n> item(s) in question prior to a potential purchase is

\r?\n> clearly the key to your success there.....

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Greg Parker

\r?\n> Ann Arbor, Michigan

\r?\n>

\r?\n> -------------- Original message --------------

\r?\n>

\r?\n> > Greg,

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > You are missing out on a heck of a lot deals. In

\r?\n> > general, people are good. Sure there are a few

\r?\n> scams,

\r?\n> > but we need to look beyond that. I have found a

\r?\n> ton

\r?\n> > of stuff on CL for cheap!

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Ted Baer

\r?\n> > Palo Alto, CA

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > --- gpvb1@comcast.net wrote:

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > > Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 21:55:33 -0500

\r?\n> > > From:

\r?\n> > > To:

\r?\n> > > Subject: [CR]Craig's list

\r?\n> > >

\r?\n> > > I'm just curious, has anyone on the list ever

\r?\n> > > purchased a bike off of Craig's

\r?\n> > > list?

\r?\n> > > Fred Durrette

\r?\n> > > Summerville, SC

\r?\n> > >

\r?\n> > > Good question! All the bikes I've seen

\r?\n> references to

\r?\n> > > on Craig's list have been either: A) highly

\r?\n> likely a

\r?\n> > > scam, or B) priced at 2-3 times their market

\r?\n> value

\r?\n> > > IMO. Not somewhere I'd generally go to look for

\r?\n> a

\r?\n> > > "bargain," that's for sure....

\r?\n> > > YAMMV.

\r?\n> > > Greg "no such thing as a free lunch" Parker

\r?\n> > > Ann Arbor, Michigan