Re: [CR]Confente on E-Bay

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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Confente on E-Bay
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 20:42:23 -0700
To: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


Not the point actually. Of course everything can be done better with very little effort. But this thread started out with the assertion that the auction was questionable.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

David Toppin wrote:
> But it wouldn't hurt, and probably the bike would bring more money
>
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org
> [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of Chuck
> Schmidt
> Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 11:16 PM
> To: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS
> Subject: Re: [CR]Confente on E-Bay
>
> I don't remember ever hearing that selling a fairly rare and
> desirable bike
> required the seller to be polite...
>
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California
>
>
> On Jul 26, 2006, at 6:13 PM, Mike Schmidt wrote:
>
>> Yo Chuck,
>>
>> The dude is a rude. I can corroborate Tom Sander's story of the
>> seller's
>> bedside manner. If you are going to sell a rare bike, a seller
>> should be
>> able to show photos, not illustrations, that represent its
>> condition.
>> So far, he illustrates his arrogance better than the bike.
>>
>> A brown Confente? Barf! Retch!, no wonder he does not want to show
>> photos.
>>
>>
>> Mike Schmidt reporting live on a balmy July evening from..
>> South Stirling, Southern part of Northern NJ
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
>> To: "CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
>> Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 8:31 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CR]Confente on E-Bay
>>
>>
>>> This whole thread is starting to make me laugh! I see no "RED
>>> FLAGS"
>>> with this auction whatsoever.
>>>
>>> The seller states:
>>> "...local pickup only (no shipping)." and "Cash only (no cashier
>>> checks) will be accepted on buyers approval of item. Wire money
>>> directly to my bank."
>>>
>>> If I was selling my Confente (two numbers before the frame being
>>> auctioned) I'd have the buyer (or his representative) look over the
>>> frame and then, upon their approval of the frame, give me the CASH.
>>> There's no way I'd pack up a frame worth $4500 plus and send it off
>>> with a shipper... no way. And yes, if a complete Confente went for
>>> $8,000 on eBay more than a few years ago (a CR member was the
>>> buyer),
>>> then the frame might actually be worth $4500... if you want to own a
>>> Confente that is.
>>>
>>> Time for the list to take their chill pill.
>>>
>>> Chuck Schmidt
>>> South Pasadena, Southern California
>>>
>>> .