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

Example: Humor:John Pergolizzi
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 19:28:46 +0000 (GMT)
From: "Hugh Thornton" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Ethical question as applies to Vintage bike parts transactions...
To:, Dale Brown <>
In-Reply-To: <>

Assuming that cash was mailed unregistered and is therefore unrecoverable i n the event of loss, the answer as to who is liable depends entirely on whe ther Person A agreed that he/she would accept a cash payment from Person B by unregistered mail.

If Person A agreed to accept payment in this way, he/she was very unwise an d must bear the loss.  If Person B sent unregistered cash without that agreement, then he must bear the loss. 

However, one can envisage Person B having said something like "I'll send yo u the cash" to which Person A might have responded "Thanks".  Person B might unwisely have interpreted this as agreement to send unregistered cas h.  I would consider that Person B would still be liable in this situa tion.

Hugh Thornton
Cheshire, England

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

From: Dale Brown <> Subject: [CR]Ethical question as applies to Vintage bike parts transactions ... To: Date: Monday, 15 December, 2008, 4:54 PM

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