[CR]The ethics of ending auction sales early

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing)

From: Tom Sanders <tsan7759142@sbcglobal.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 15:31:15 -0400
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Subject: [CR]The ethics of ending auction sales early

Someone just wrote:

"And it's also possible that the seller is not greedy, has realized that the bids are getting ridiculous, and is satisfied with the amount of money he/she will be getting for the derailleur. There are still people with scruples out there in the bike world."

Not trying to be argumentative, but just how would ending a sale for less money demonstrate one's superior scruples? It might do well by those who have already bid.what does it do to the ones intending to bid late? How is it more scrupulous to make less money? Certainly Sainthood is not acquired by making none at all.perhaps barring one being a true mendicant. Is it the case that those of us who would let an auction run its course are somehow deficient in scruples? Even assuming one does not need the money, there is the possibility of donating some portion of it to the local food bank or other worth while outfit.

I think one's scruples are a bit more complex than this.

Tom Sanders

Lansing, Mi USA