Re: [CR] New trend in E-Bay Auctions? Seller's wishful thinking?

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Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 14:02:25 -0800
From: "Peter Naiman" <hetchinspete1@yahoo.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, Steve Birmingham <sbirmingham@mindspring.com>
In-Reply-To: <008101ca6625$c23b74e0$46b25ea0$@com>
Subject: Re: [CR] New trend in E-Bay Auctions? Seller's wishful thinking?


Steve & Tom,

I've noticed this as well. You'd think in a recession economy sellers would have more realistic expectations, but instead it seems to working in reverse.

Peter Naiman
Milwaukee, WI USA


--- On Sun, 11/15/09, Steve Birmingham wrote:


From: Steve Birmingham <sbirmingham@mindspring.com> Subject: Re: [CR] New trend in E-Bay Auctions? Seller's wishful thinking? To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Date: Sunday, November 15, 2009, 12:59 PM

The guys on the baseball card message board call this the "Ebay buy it now museum" A constant display of nice stuff at prices nearly guaranteed to leave them unsold.

Steve Birmingham Lowell, Massachusetts USA

Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 06:54:51 -0500 From: Tom Sanders <tom@orderandchaos.com> Subject: [CR] New trend in E-Bay Auctions?  Seller's wishful thinking?

I see a very nice Campagnolo tool kit offered on E-Bay   Item # 200397050159.  The  Buy It Now is $7000 or Best Offer.  Recently there have been some other extremely high prices accompanied by a best offer option in the sale.  Are we seeing the new normal method of selling a high priced item?  I wonder if this makes good sense or not, and to whom?  It sure makes for some interesting reading on my monitor!  I wonder what the longer term implications are for nice vintage bikes if this gains popularity?  Will it be healthy for us as riders and collectors?

Tom Sanders

Lansing, MI USA