This is a classic case of the dropping a decimal point as the runner-up
bidder informed me....
<email@example.com> Cc: "Classic Rendezvous" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 3:49 PM Subject: Re: [CR]Some Kind of eBay Auction Record .... Or Two Folks With FatFingers ?
> I've written the winner asking him to tell me what makes those jockey
> wheels special or rare. In the meantime, I will have to assume that
> Robert Broderick has uncovered a money laundering scheme operating withing
> the confines of the Vintage Parts category on eBay :) The most expensive
> jockey wheel price I'd seen till now was $200-$300 for a pair of used 9
> tooth Campy's. I counted twice, and these are not 9 tooth wheels. So I'm
> going with money laundering.
> Ray Dobbins
> Miami Florida
> Freek Faro <email@example.com> wrote:
> Maybe it's the use of ',' (European style) versus '.' (US style) between
> dollars and cents; that caught me out a few times. I started sweating
> profusely when I realized I had bid '74,850.00 USD' instead of '74.85 USD'
> as I intended. Fortunately I could retract my bid in time. I didn't like
> sweating though!
> Freek (very European) Faro
> Rotterdam Netherlands
> 2006/5/15, Chuck Schmidt :
>> On May 15, 2006, at 1:42 PM, R.S. Broderick wrote:
>> > Alright, should I suddenly raid my spare stock and rob my otherwise
>> > functional derailleurs just so that I can pimp jockey wheels on eBay?
>> > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?
>> > ViewItem&item=7240268417&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1
>> > eBay item number - 7240268417
>> > Robert "Big Wheel" Broderick
>> > ...the "Frozen Flatlands" of South Dakota
>> I'm guessing the answer would be yes?
>> Chuck "small potatoes" Schmidt
>> South Pasadena, "Sunny & Mild" Southern California