Re: [CR] MAFAC brakes @ $279......feel the burn!

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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2010 12:39:18 -0500
From: "earle.young tds.net" <earle.young@tds.net>
To: curmudgeon1957@yahoo.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] MAFAC brakes @ $279......feel the burn!


Larry Myers said: "short answer- someone got ripped off"

I don't see how anybody got ripped off. The description was honest, the pictures clear, showed a set of Mafac brakes that had never been mounted but had kicked around the shop since they were new.

I know the seller, and while he asks top dollar and more, I have never seen him knowingly mis-represent an item.

Nobody forced that buyer to bid that much. That's the wonderful thing about eBay. When something sells, it means that there was a buyer willing to pay the closing price. If the buyer does not claim he was ripped off, where does a third party have any right to say "somebody got ripped off?"

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