Victor Penner took me to task (and Kim Klakow agreed);
>I am sure that Mark means well but I can not understand telling
>someone that is selling a bicycle on EBAY that it is more valuable
>than he thinks. If the lister asked you for an evaluation before they
>listed that is fine but to see an auction that you are not even
>bidding on and then notify them is really ruining it for someone that
>is after a great bargain.
Sorry, quite thoughtless of me. In my defense, the seller doesn't set the price, the bidders do, so telling the seller it's worth more than he thought, after the auction starts, shouldn't affect the price at all. No doubt I am missing something, because I can't see how it could "ruin it" for the person who is after a great bargain. Other than the way any outing does, of course.
You may explain it to me off list if you think what I'm missing is important.
I was only hoping to convince the guy that it was worth his while to take good close-up photos of the derailleur. If the derailleur is what he says it is, that probably would raise the final auction price. But I'm not sure if I can be convinced that more info is a bad thing in any auction.
By the way, no one has placed a bid yet. The expected frenzy caused by my goof has not kicked in yet (though of course there is still time).
Seattle WA USA