Re: [CR]Most Pleasant Surprise in my Email


Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi

Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 15:14:37 -0500
From: "Steven Willis" <smwillis@verizon.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Most Pleasant Surprise in my Email
To: <bgcycles@svn.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, <framebuilders@phred.org>
References: <2006D42939E54398A928514729452FF5@BruceGordon>
reply-type=original

Nice to hear you get some of the recognition you deserve. Steven Willis The Bike Stand 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-3330 http://www.thebikestand.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Gordon"
To: ;
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 12:55 PM
Subject: [CR]Most Pleasant Surprise in my Email



> This morning while having my coffee and watching the "Depressing News" on
> TV, I received an email from someone who bought a frame of mine on ebay.
>
> Usually this type of email (I usually get about 1 per week) asks for
> detailed info about a frame I have built in the last 35 years. My
> standard
> answer is that I have every piece of info dating back to 1976 - but,
>
> It takes at least an hour to research it - time spent not working - time I
> must charge for. This answer is usually followed by emails about what an
> @#$%$#%^#$%%$ I am for charging for that research.
>
>
>
> Well much to my surprise - the new owner of my frame said how well made it
> was, and that he was anxious to get parts on it and ride it.
>
>
>
> Now for the "Kicker"!!!!!!
>
> He had made a deposit in my Paypal account of 10% of the price he paid for
> it as a "Royalty" in appreciation. This is for a frame I built 29.5 years
> ago. It almost brought tears to my eyes - yes - Bruce Gordon has
> feelings -
> contrary to public opinion.
>
> It was not the $$$, but the appreciation of the 'New Owner" that choked me
> up.
>
>
>
> Something to think about.
>
>
>
> I hope everyone has a Happy Holiday Season.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Bruce Gordon
>
> Bruce Gordon Cycles
>
> http://www.bgcycles.com http://www.bgcycles.com/