Re: [CR]Alternate Web based selling tool


Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina
Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 22:18:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Nick Zatezalo" <nickzz@mindspring.com>
To: Mark Buswell <mark@sisuhome.com>, oroboyz@aol.com
Subject: Re: [CR]Alternate Web based selling tool
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Yeah...there are a lot of brick and mortar; as well as virtual retailers using the site. They also charge fees for searching the price history archives. These are monthly or annual charges. I think the one month fee is $19.00

The individual user can use the service virtually cost free because the primary financial support is from the retailers choosing to use the site.

I have been very pleased with the service provided by this format.

Nick Zatezalo Atlanta,Ga US

-----Original Message-----

>From: Mark Buswell <mark@sisuhome.com>

>Sent: May 22, 2007 10:08 PM

>To: oroboyz@aol.com

>Cc: nickzz@mindspring.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

>Subject: Re: [CR]Alternate Web based selling tool

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>Advertising? Though there seems to be only a little of that.

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>Mark Buswell

>San Francisco, CA

>USA

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>On May 22, 2007, at 6:57 PM, oroboyz@aol.com wrote:

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>> -----Original Message-----

>> From: Nick Zatezalo <nickzz@mindspring.com>

>> To: CR List <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

>> Sent: Tue, 22 May 2007 9:17 pm

>> Subject: [CR]Alternate Web based selling tool

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>> http://buy.audiogon.com/

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>> This site has eclipsed ebay as the web based marketplace and

>> gathering spot

>> for high end audio gear.

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>> The interesting thing is that most sales are not auction based.

>> Sellers post an

>> asking price or best offer listing and let the buyers decide what

>> to offer.

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>> Internet based auction selling is so old school.

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>> Nick Zatezalo

>> Atlanta,Ga.US

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>> Subject: Re: [CR]Is 'Bicycle Trader Classified' - another

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>> Surely eventually Ebay will lose the serious collector and

>> specialty niche

>> markets to auction sites with expertise in-house. Ebay lacks the

>> ability and

>> even seeming interest in running a well managed auction site. If

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>> anyone knowledgable in the respective fields keeping an eye on the

>> auctions

>> running, virtually none of the scams it is plagued with could

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>> being dead obvious to anyone versed in the niche. All they've got

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>> them is their size- which admittedly is a lot.

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>> The problem, it seems to me is, each niche can only realistically

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>> one or maybe two online sales/auction venues. If one needs to

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>> seven different sites to see the market in whole, few will bother.

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>> with Ebay's primacy, there's only one marketplace that matters which

>> massively simplifies things for both buyer and seller. And even if

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>> vintage bicycle sales/auction site emerged supreme among

>> collectors, you'd

>> still need to scan Ebay for those attic and barn finds sold by people

>> unfamiliar with the market where the true bargains are often to be

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>> site run and frequented by knowledgable, savvy collectors will be

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>> to bargain hunt I reckon.

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>> Kurt Sperry

>> Bellingham WA

>> USA