eBay vrs42?

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Sun Feb 13 22:25:48 2005

On Sun, 13 Feb 2005, vrs 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?
> If you happen to get a low price, that's your good fortune.
> > Does your answer change if this is pre-arranged between friends?
> If you and your friends arrange to get a good price, that's shady, IMO.

Why? One person bid, and won the auction. Perfectly legitimate. No
price fixing went on here.

> > Does it change if everyone splits the cost of the lot?
> No, what matters (to me) is whether there is an attempt to band together to
> manipulate prices.

You're being ambiguous at this point. Read what you wrote above. You're
pretty much contradicting yourself now.

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