[meteorite-list] not too worried

From: Adam Hupe <adamhupe_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:45 2004
Message-ID: <005d01c400bf$c4e1c360$62f61018_at_attbi.com>

Bill, not that we need to explain anything to you, we will address your
question since you were compelled to ask it on the List in the middle of a
so-called firestorm.

What this statement means is that it is not going to be offered for sale to
the public at $2.80 a gram when $5.00 a gram was paid in the field. This
stunt was pulled in the past in order for one dealer to prove a point to
another without consideration for collectors and other dealers who took a
lose because of it. This is called collateral damage, innocent people hurt
by somebody else's actions. How could this be a good thing when most
dealers will not even pursue a new fall anymore unless it lands in their
backyard? They will not pursue new falls becuase there is no reward for
doing so when somebody is willing to sell below their cost in order to prove
a point. Do you want only a single source collecting new falls and
distributing the material? Do you have any idea what kind of damage this
could cause if the single source was unreasonable? What if one fell on your
birthday and you had to have a piece of the stone? Would you be willing to
pay $100.00 a gram for an ordinary chondrite? This could happen if only one
source thought he or she was in control.

Think about it,

----- Original Message -----
From: <joseph_town_at_att.net>
To: <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 3:19 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] not too worried

> "We are not too worried about you -damaging the market- this time with
> share
> that only amounts to a few hundred grams after you divide it up with your
> investors."
> Well, I don't smoke hash and I still see exactly what this statement
> Bill Kieskowski
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