Sounds like he's had a couple dissappointing deals with members over the list that he's uncomfortable blaming others for but nevertheless does. This leaves him ruminating over his resentment whenever he reads for-sale posts which is often.
I don't think you should take his email as evidence that CRlist is any more of a marketplace than it should be. It is what it is.
Mitch Harris Little Rock Canyon, Utah
On 5/23/06, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
> I am sending this to the complete CR list as part of a request.
> I am a bit puzzled by it so invite any insights you all may have....
> Sergio Servado askeded that he be removed from the CR list a week ago.
> At that time I complied and removed his e-mail address as shown on the
> mail I was sent. Turns out that he had two memberships active, which I
> guess he didn't realize either. So I removed the second version this
> morning after reading this.
> From: Sergio Servadio <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 10:50:02 +0200
> Please, delete my address from the mailing list (second request).
> Despite I sent, quite a while ago in fact, the required message to
> unsubscribe, I have been receiving correspondence all this time.
> Meanwhile, I have got also private @-mail messages of people who felt
> sorry that I would leave and expressed appreciation of my past
> contributions. Their kind words were very well received,.as much as I
> have enjoyed reading some of the things that had been circulated
> through the List.
> This is why I feel bound to explain the reasons behind my decision.
> After its Charter, this List is, in reality, primarily a marketplace,
> which annoys me already quite a bit.
> I have also entertained (very small scale) business correspondence with
> some members and, with two most notable exceptions, I invariably got
> disheartened by it, and a couple of times very disappointed and upset
> It might be possible to trace my uneasiness back to a sort of different
> attitude about money, to differring rules for trading and, more
> generally, to a cultural barrier.
> No matter what, I think I really would like not to be involved any
> longer in such transactions. Nor to be forced to read, and dump, so
> many messages the sole scope of which is to present merchandise and
> embellish it beyond my comprehension.
> Sergio Servadio. PhD
> Pisa >>
> Dale Brown
> Greensboro, NC USA