In a message dated 6/9/2004 11:04:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< Quite a few CR members do not follow Ebay and others do not like purchasing through Ebay. In fact most of the items previously listed on Ebay are reduced. Those that are not are items that normally fetch the prices asked for and on this occasion did not get a buyer. The world of selling this type of cycle parts is very small and what won't sell one week will actually often sell for more another week. Auctions are always to some extent unpredictable... There are also a few items in this list that have not been up on Ebay and are really quite special. >>
I must say I agree with Hilary on this one.. Because of time constraints, I only rarely seek out eBay auctions. I depend upon chance references here on the CR or direct clues from friends (same thing!) If Hilary or anyone else offers goods on the CR the choices are three: you can buy it or no buy it or offer an amount you would be willing to pay. What could be wrong with that?