[meteorite-list] Ebay Tactics and Zagami

From: meteorites_at_space.com <meteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:10 2004
Message-ID: <20011111015750.2639.cpmta_at_c000.snv.cp.net>


Would you consider a trade of Glorieta pallasite individuals for this?

Steve Schoner

On Sat, 10 November 2001, "Walter Branch" wrote:

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> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Hello Everyone,</FONT></DIV>
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> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Ending an auction early because one does not like
> the bidding is, in my mind, unethical.&nbsp; I would be weary of even bidding on
> this person's auctions in the future.&nbsp; If the item had received no bids,
> that would be different (akin to pulling an item before the auction starts) but
> in this case, it seems the seller deliberately avoided a loss.</FONT></DIV>
> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Another tactic you sometimes see on ebay is where a
> seller sets a hidden reserve at a ridiculously high level, knowing full well
> that the reserve will not be met.&nbsp; After the auction ends, the seller
> contacts the high bidder(s) explaining that they "just fell under the reserve"
> and offers the item to the bidders, thus avoiding the commission.</FONT></DIV>
> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Please note:&nbsp; I am not saying all sellers on
> ebay do this nor am I pointing out anyone in particular.&nbsp; Just something to
> think about.</FONT></DIV>
> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>BTW, if anyone needs a very nice slice of Zagami, I
> have&nbsp;a beautiful&nbsp;1.96 gram&nbsp;polished slice for sale.&nbsp; I am
> thinning out my collection.&nbsp; I really don't want to post it on ebay (my way
> of avoiding the sellers commission). &nbsp;It is only $300.00/gram.&nbsp; It
> even has some fusion crust along one side.&nbsp; The price is $588.00 and I will
> pay for shipping.&nbsp; Here are images:</FONT></DIV>
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> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><A
> href="http://www.branchmeteorites.com/temp/zagamia.jpg">http://www.branchmeteorites.com/temp/zagamia.jpg</A></FONT></DIV>
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> <DIV><A href="http://www.branchmeteorites.com/temp/zagamib.jpg"><FONT face=Arial
> size=2>http://www.branchmeteorites.com/temp/zagamib.jpg</FONT></A></DIV>
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> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Best wishes,</FONT></DIV>
> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>-Walter</FONT></DIV>
> <DIV><FONT face=Arial
> size=2><BR>-----------------------------------------------<BR>Walter Branch,
> Ph.D.<BR>Branch Meteorites<BR>322 Stephenson Ave., Suite B<BR>Savannah, GA&nbsp;
> 31405 USA<BR><A
> href="http://www.branchmeteorites.com">www.branchmeteorites.com</A></FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>

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