[rollei_list] Re: Sniping on eBay

Peter, you're lucky to be able to walk in and handle equipment in Ohio, New
York, and LA.  I have to deal from where I live and normally the only option
is via the Internet.  I don't have the luxury to "...walk out of the store
with it in my hand..." and I'm guessing most people are in my situation.



On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 6:34 AM, Peter J Nebergall <iusar4s@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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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