Re: [CR]Ethical question as applies to Vintage bike parts transactions...

Example: Racing:Beryl Burton

Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 13:28:14 -0800 (PST)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Ethical question as applies to Vintage bike parts transactions...
To:, Dale Brown <>
In-Reply-To: <>

I think the seller has the obligation to deliver the goods and the buyer ha s the obligation to deliver the payment.  If it was a small amount, then it should be no big deal.  If it was a larger amount, then the buyer was foolish to send cash.  He should have PayPaled or sent a check, which can be cancelled if lost.  The buyer should pay again, this time in a safer form.  The only way the seller should suffer for lost cash is if he insis ted on receiving cash over the objections of the buyer.  I recently maile d a check to another CR member for bike parts to the wrong street number.   After about 3 weeks for a check mailed Priority Mail, I went to the b ank and stopped payment.  The fees have become outrageous, and the bank c harged me $29 to stop payment on the $500 check.  Of course, I returned h ome from the bank to find the returned letter in the mailbox with the now u seless check.  I tore it up and sent another, being more careful about th e address this time.  An annoying and expensive lesson, but to me there wa s no doubt that I had an obligation to deliver the payment.  The seller c annot be made to suffer for lost payments.  


Jerry Moos
Big Spring, Texas, USA

--- On Mon, 12/15/08, Dale Brown wrote:

From: Dale Brown <> Subject: [CR]Ethical question as applies to Vintage bike parts transactions ... To: Date: Monday, December 15, 2008, 10:54 AM

OK friends...

Here is a situation that we all could find ourselves in.

Two reliable, mature & honest CR members agree to a transaction.

Person A ships object to Person B & he receives it.

Person B sends the correct amount of cash to person A.

Person A does not receive payment, it is lost in the mail. A year long wait prove this...

Who is responsible for the loss? Who is "out", the seller or the buyer?

Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina USA