Re: [CR]'71 Masi 60cm on SF Craigslist

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From: "K.R. Bennett" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]'71 Masi 60cm on SF Craigslist
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 21:55:40 +0000


I don't think I'd attribute that ulterior motive to the seller's craigslist post. Seems to me that he would have actually sold the bike if the response to his listing had been less, uh, intense.

His email indicates that his decision to keep the bike had more to do with the appraiser's advice. The seller wrote that:

"[the appraiser] said given the bikes current condition , mainly old and chipped paint, that he would place it's value at $2,800. I guess what hit home the most was he said, don't sell it. I guess it's darn rare with a pretty special paint job."

Seems pretty clear.

Kerrigan Bennett Pleasant Hill, CA USA Archive-URL: From: LouDeeter(AT) Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 17:28:22 EDT Subject: Re: [CR]'71 Masi 60cm on SF Craigslist

This was an interesting thread, just to watch what happens when someone outs a classic bike that is advertised without a set price for it. The owner got what he wanted--a valuation. While it is nice to see how this played out, in effect it was a demonstration of just why the list rule of having a set price is so important. In this case, it wasn't the owner who violated a rule, so you can't chastise him. But, in the end, it was the list members who got to watch the "troll" as the bait continued to be tossed at us, discussed on and off list, then to watch the owner quietly reel in his lure, ref the motor, and speed away. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL


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