eBay vrs42?

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Sat Feb 12 13:29:27 2005

vrs wrote:
> You missed my point. It was the conspiracy to wait for half-price
> clearance (in a contrived context, where it was important that the total
> demand and supply were known) that was the dubious behavior.

Sellam wrote:
> How is that a conspiracy? That's called smart shopping!

Are you (vrs) claiming that it is unethical for the buyers to cooperate
to buy (and possibly share) one Ford, only *because* the total supply
and demand were known?

In other words, it's OK for me to wait for the year-end clearance sale
because they sell a lot of them, but if they only sold three and only
four people were interestd, waiting for the year-end clearane somehow
becomes unethical?

What if only the supply but not the demand is known, as would more
commonly be the case on eBay (since a new bidder can enter at any
time prior to close, and often does)?

Last September I bought a new car at a clearance sale (a GM rather than
a Ford, as it happens). I hope you're not really going to claim that it
was unethical for me to wait for it to be on sale.

Received on Sat Feb 12 2005 - 13:29:27 GMT

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