[rollei_list] Re: Sniping on eBay

Just as likely as in rural Missouri.  I have a network of trusted
suppliers I use, in Ohio, in LA, in NYC...

PJN
On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 21:32:44 -0800 "Jeff Kelley" <jlkphoto@xxxxxxxxx>
writes:
> Peter, I'm convinced.  Could you please point me to the nearest used
> Rolleiflex dealer in rural Oregon.  Thanks.
> 
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 8:32 PM, Peter J Nebergall 
> <iusar4s@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > This highlights an important issue.  Ebay is not a purchase, it is 
> a
> > sporting event.  It is about winning and losing.  If I need a 
> specific
> > item I need the item.  Machismo, andrismos, need not enter in.   I 
> will
> > go find the item from a seller who will deal with me, and I will 
> walk out
> > of the store with it in my hand and get back to work.  It is a 
> tool, not
> > a trophy.
> > Ebay is splendid, if you wish to "shop victoriously," as their 
> current ad
> > proclaims.  If you are seeking a tool, asap, forget it.  "Maybe" 
> is not
> > part of my toolkit.
> >
> > P.J. Nebergall
> >
> > On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 21:41:53 -0500 Marc James Small
> > <marcsmall@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > > Hmm.  Again, I am really not looking for all that=20
> > > much any more but when I do find something on=20
> > > eBay which I wish to acquire, I figure out my=20
> > > high bid and toss that in towards the end.  I=20
> > > HAVE been known to do this in the last fifteen=20
> > > seconds but am more inclined to do it an hour or=20
> > > two before closing and then avoiding the auction=20
> > > until it is over.  The point is is that this is=20
> > > my maximum bid.  By maximum, I mean maximum.  If=20
> > > my maximum is $173.47 and I am outbid at $17 I6.39,=20
> >  > so be it:  someone valued it more highly than I=20
> > > did.  I don't do feeding frenzies well and my=20
> > > maximum is my maximum, no more and no less, and so be it.
> > >
> > > Marc
> > >
> > >
> > > msmall@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Cha robh b=E0s fir gun ghr=E0s fir!
> > >
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