eBay vrs42?

From: Scott Stevens <chenmel_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Sun Feb 13 11:53:33 2005

On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 09:00:23 -0800 (PST)
Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 13 Feb 2005, vrs wrote:
> > If you and your friend decide to split the lot and keep your bid at
> > the same level, that would be problematic and smells of attempted
> > price fixing to me. Of course, you an your friend might still get
> > the lower price on eBay, if no other bidders show up. But at least
> > you gave the seller a chance at "fair" value for his stuff. (which
> > in this case amounts to a chance for what you would have really been
> > willing to pay.)
> Ok, what if I decide to buy a lot and I happen to get a low price,
> then I sell it off piece by piece to other people and make more than
> what I paid?
> Does your answer change if this is pre-arranged between friends?
> Does it change if everyone splits the cost of the lot?

I have been at numerous auctions where the liquidator refused to break
lots, which consisted of big shrinkwrapped pallets of various sorts of
equipment. Sharing lots in these settings is essential. I've seen
things I really wanted roll off on a pallet to the scrapper because I
couldn't justify buying, or even hauling away, the whole skid.

Unless there are people here who strongly advocate 'volume of scale'
operations being the only entities that can bid at said auctions. The
VOS operators are the folks who break it all up and throw the
gold-bearing stuff in a melter.

Now I've got a pickup truck, though. I've got the land. Next I need a
pole building.

Received on Sun Feb 13 2005 - 11:53:33 GMT

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