Re: [CR]that holdsworth on ebay..

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Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2005 07:36:38 -0400
From: "George Vincent" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]that holdsworth on ebay..
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>My word. Who'd'a thought?
>2700 bucks and counting.
>Two things come to mind here, neither dealing with the current
>bid on that frame (far be it from me to question anyone's sanity
>when it comes to paying too much for a bicycle frame...although,
>that said, are these things THAT rare?? Looks like a garden-variety
>italian-style British racing frame... looks a lot like my Falcon
>San Remo actually.. but whadda I know)
>1) one of the bidders has precisely one transaction on ebay.
>This would concern me, were I the other bidder.
>2) This auction is a perfect example of why e-snipe was invented.
>This auction is also a perfect example of what's wrong with the 'bay.
>At a real auction, the last thing you do is give away how much you're
>willing to pay. On ebay, that's essentially what you do if you don't
>use e-snipe, or something similar. You end up paying the maximum.
>Assuming you win the auction, of course.
>Why give away your interest in something, and then pay more than
>you have to? Make no sense to me at all.
>If one of these two guys had been smart enough to bide their time and use
>e-snipe, neither would end up risking paying so much money for the item.
>Instead, they're in a pissing-contest. Been there, done that, got the tee-shirt,
>and I'll never do it again. It's just macho-stupid.
>And if one or both of you are here on the list, I apologize for my
>bluntness, but not for the sentiment.
>Bemusing, what can I say?
>Charles Andrews
>(and I still say that bidder with one transaction
>would make me a little nervous, were I the other bidder...
>but that's just me.)


what is e-snipe?
George Vincent