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

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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2010 17:33:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Steve Whitting" <>
To:,, "earle.young" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] MAFAC brakes @ $279......feel the burn!

Makes me wish I'd held on to my old Mafac Racers.  I think I only paid around $25 for my first set back in 1972!

Steve Whitting

Prairieville, Louisiana USA

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--- On Sun, 4/11/10, earle.young wrote:

From: earle.young <> Subject: Re: [CR] MAFAC brakes @ $279......feel the burn! To:, Date: Sunday, April 11, 2010, 12:39 PM

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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