What the hell -- CRAZY prices

Bryan Pope bpope at wordstock.com
Wed Oct 11 19:00:04 CDT 2006

And thusly were the wise words spake by Jeff Walther
> I bid on a Fujitsu magneto-optical drive.   Ah, here's the URL still 
> on my Snipeswipe page 
> <http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8786740987> .
> I was willing to go to about $16 (with shipping it would have been 
> closer to $30).
> After the auction, the high bidder had the gall to email me to tell 
> me that he sells items of the type I'm interested in and that I 
> should visit his store.   Of course, he sells MO drives for well over 
> $100.
> So this creature outbids me and then tries to turn around and sell me 
> the same item at a higher price.   If I had been willing to pay more, 
> I would have bid higher.
> I can't point out some way in which this behaviour is morally wrong, 
> but it is certainly irritating.

Maybe he thinks he is doing you a favour?  (Or if this item doesn't 
come up often, he believes he can extort some money out of you 
depending on how much you want it..)



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