Yes, I agree, if someone else was the high bid on it, that would be kinda creepy. But if no one bid on it, or I am the high bidder, there is nothing wrong with me asking the guy to combine the two auctions. And since I was the high bidder, and I am willing to pay a price he finds agreeable, I see nothing wrong with him deciding to sell right off. You are projecting suspicions and circumstances that have nothing to do with what I describe.
You may have issues with eBay, but that doesn't mean other people can't use the same tools successfully, and within the same ruleset as you, but in a different way.
And Craigslist is a joke. Really. $79 Walmart specials for $150 and $400 rusty old stolen frames. It's 49% scammers and 49% lame bike shops.
-- mark assaf burlingame ca 94010 http://www.sciencemonster.net
kim klakow wrote:
> Mark wrote:
>> If I want a COMPLETE derailer set instead of half, I ask. It has
>> nothing to do with anyone else.
> Sure it does; it has everything to do with someone else.
> If somebody bid on it and the seller ends the auction early that bidder is being cheated. I as a rule do not end auctions early. I've been positively surprised with ending prices quite a few times.
> As to the thrill of collecting; getting antsy 13 seconds before the end of an auction sure beats mailing a seller asking to end auctions early. It is compareable to doing 40mph on a bike or 40mph in a car.
> The forum you are looking for is craigslist, ...