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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:59 am 
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Perhaps someone in the know could message her to let her know what a sensible start price might be... Perhaps even write the listing for her? :)

I see that markwashington has already contacted her to say what it is and what it's worth...


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Playing devil's advocate here......

......isn't half the point of ebay that the seller should do their research and put up a set of decent photos and description. If they haven't then that's how we get bargains on stuff.

I understand that she's selling bits that belonged to her dead brother, but isn't it defeating the point of an auction site if people email and tell sellers what goods are worth - I also bet they wouldn't have if they'd fancied bidding on it themselves!

..............devils' advocate mode off...............


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Relisted with a £450 starting bid:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kona-King-Kah ... 2a1a26aa75


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ajantom wrote:
Playing devil's advocate here......

......isn't half the point of ebay that the seller should do their research and put up a set of decent photos and description. If they haven't then that's how we get bargains on stuff.

I understand that she's selling bits that belonged to her dead brother, but isn't it defeating the point of an auction site if people email and tell sellers what goods are worth - I also bet they wouldn't have if they'd fancied bidding on it themselves!

..............devils' advocate mode off...............



She is selling items that belonged to her brother who has passed on...in good spirit the people on here they have advised her to adjust the starting bid..she has done so..must be traumatic putting items on sale or ebay that belonged to a loved one with all the memories that go hand in hand.....its good to see..well done all..i really do mean that :wink:

Ernie :wink:


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I agree, it reflects well upon the site.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:21 pm 
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She is selling items that belonged to her brother who has passed on...in good spirit the people on here they have advised her to adjust the starting bid..she has done so..must be traumatic putting items on sale or ebay that belonged to a loved one with all the memories that go hand in hand.....its good to see..well done all..i really do mean that


So, if she had not been selling items that belonged to her dead brother, then no-one would've told her and people would have kept it close to their chests?

I do agree that in this situation it is nice that people have helped her out, but if I had been a non-Retrobike member and had spotted it and bid on it in the hope of a bargain - the original ad made no mention of her brother btw - then I would be understandably annoyed.


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She is selling items that belonged to her brother who has passed on...in good spirit the people on here they have advised her to adjust the starting bid..she has done so..must be traumatic putting items on sale or ebay that belonged to a loved one with all the memories that go hand in hand.....its good to see..well done all..i really do mean that


So, if she had not been selling items that belonged to her dead brother, then no-one would've told her and people would have kept it close to their chests?

I do agree that in this situation it is nice that people have helped her out, but if I had been a non-Retrobike member and had spotted it and bid on it in the hope of a bargain - the original ad made no mention of her brother btw - then I would be understandably annoyed.



To the first paragragh ..yes personally i would have..but thats me

To the second paragragh...yes i too would be annoyed..yes we all like a bargin :D but seeing as this is the Premier retro MTB site it was nice to see the Lady was guided in the right direction by enthusiasts :D

Ernie :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:38 pm 
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kingoffootball wrote:
I agree, it reflects well upon the site.


This.

Good work lads !


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:22 pm 
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ajantom wrote:
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She is selling items that belonged to her brother who has passed on...in good spirit the people on here they have advised her to adjust the starting bid..she has done so..must be traumatic putting items on sale or ebay that belonged to a loved one with all the memories that go hand in hand.....its good to see..well done all..i really do mean that


So, if she had not been selling items that belonged to her dead brother, then no-one would've told her and people would have kept it close to their chests?

I do agree that in this situation it is nice that people have helped her out, but if I had been a non-Retrobike member and had spotted it and bid on it in the hope of a bargain - the original ad made no mention of her brother btw - then I would be understandably annoyed.

I'm annoyed every time someone outbids me. I can usually get over it though. :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:57 pm 
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Ah its very nice someone told her what its really worth

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frame was too big for me anyway... just kidding


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