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


Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2002

Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 17:01:08 -0500
From: "Noah John Gellner" <ngellner@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Ethical question as applies to Vintage bike parts transactions...
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I have done a number of transactions with a seller who will only accept cash. Since some of the transactions involve large amounts of money this can be challenging. I have always made it clear that if I were to send cash it would be at his risk. That said, I have never resorted to sending cash because even with risk allocation agreed to, I didn't want to have that tough experience. Consequently, payment is always challenging.

Ethics though... I agree with Kierkegaard that ethics are about the personal - we can only be ethical with respect to our own actions and decisions. However, unlike my transactions in paragraph one, these thoughts are veering off topic ;)

Noah Gellner
New York, New York USA