Re: [NTLK] mr. navigator

From: paul oberman (
Date: Sun Dec 05 2004 - 12:12:42 PST

Well, I didn't think it was particularly good thing, buy what can you do?

I also think that creating big sales packages, with lot's of variables isn't
that great either, because you run into confusion with pricing, with such
variables as: condition of the unit and different configurations of memory
and accessories. It just leaves too much up to interpretation.

I will say that upon examining his direct offers, that the differences he
mentioned, where there. The only differences that I couldn't quantify were
the varying qualities of the units he was selling.

Anyway you cut it, his prices are pretty high on the units themselves. But,
if he can get that, good for him.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jon Glass
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2004 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: [NTLK] mr. navigator

I haven't been following this thread, and only accidently read the
following, but I must say that:

1. Anybody who one day says one thing, and then the next contradicts it
with another is not telling you the truth--cannot be trusted, and, if I
may be so bold as to say it, is a liar.

2. Somebody who pulls auctions because he thinks he won't get the price
he wants--and pulls them in the last second is not being ethical. It's
the same thing as false advertising. It is not good business. Either
this guy doesn't want to pay for a reserve price, or doesn't want to
scare off potential buyers by putting a reserve price, and uses the
auction-pulling mechanism to accomplish the same thing. In any case, it
is not ethical, nor permitted behavior by eBay. If this is a regular
practice of his, he is not to be dealt with nor trusted. That's my
take, based upon your email.

On Dec 5, 2004, at 7:19 PM, paul oberman wrote:

> Then in your second email to me, you say that you notice that the
> auction was only 18 GBP and that many people wait until the last
> minute to
> bid.
> I think it is ok to just say that you weren't getting what you wanted
> for
> the unit, so you pulled the auction.
> It is just a little frustrating for people who have been following and
> planning for the auction's end.
> Anyway, I don't think I have been wronged by you and everything is
> fine.

-Jon Glass
Krakow, Poland
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