RE: [CR]Selling items on the CR List


Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina

From: "David Toppin" <dave@pelletizer.com>
To: "'Donald Gillies'" <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>
References: <200706231648.l5NGmG0g014800@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>
In-Reply-To: <200706231648.l5NGmG0g014800@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>
Subject: RE: [CR]Selling items on the CR List
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 22:11:32 -0400
Organization: The Pelletizer Group, Inc.
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cc: 'Classic Rendevous' <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

I'd say that's not really fair to the people who spend time checking the list for stuff for sale! Kind of welfare for the less fit buyers. But I'd also say it's your stuff and you can sell it anyway you want and to whomever you want.

David Toppin dave@pelletizer.com http://www.pelletizer.com <------ see our complete, searchable inventory.

The Pelletizer Group, Inc. 4 LaChance Street Gardner, MA 01440-2476

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-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of Donald Gillies Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2007 12:48 PM To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]Selling items on the CR List

Re: How to be fair, selling onto the CR List

I used to design and implement email protocols way back in the 1980's. Many systems even today only transfer mail on 10 minute boundaries. Most list members poll the archive only once or twice a day because 100 mails in your mailbox is untenable. There is a time spread of at 12 hours between some senders (UK) and some receivers (Pacific) of CR mail.

When I offer multiple copies of the same item to the list, I already have a policy of 1 per customer if some people want several and the offering is oversubscribed.

Due to the vagaries of email, the next time I offer something I'm going to wait 8 or 16 hours after posting a "for sale" message, and then pick a winner randomly among the "yes" people ...

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA