Re: [cw_bugs] re: gee
- At 13:57 1/25/2008, BPCI@... wrote:
>I hope he sells them to somebody for that. It just means mine (Ser.Dunno -- I did a simple eBay search for "Vibroplex" and just
>#67xxx) is getting more valuable. Did he sell #1?
happened to notice his listings.
KD5XB -- Earl Needham
Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
All other "collections" aside, the "X" models would be a great buy if
you got them all for $3,000. Just my opinion as a non-collector.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Earl Needham <earl_needham@...> wrote:
> He's back, but with a variation -- see the following:
> Seems to be out in left field...
> KD5XB -- Earl Needham
> Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
> Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
> At 07:11 11/30/2007, Earl Needham wrote:
> >At 07:03 11/30/2007, Randy Ott wrote:
> > >This is the 4th time this collection has been listed. It started
> > >with a $2000 starting bid then it went to $1800, $1600, and now
> > >
> > >I don't think he has ever had a bid in all 4 tries.
> > >
> > >Randy
> >Sounds like he's trying to keep them all together, or maybe
> >he thinks 20 different auctions would be too much trouble. There
> >a couple I'd like to have on my shelf, but I don't think I'd pay
> >for any one of them.
> At 08:20 12/1/2007, cloud runner wrote:
> >some years ago, he was out bidding (over-paying) everyone on
> >essentially common (not particularly collectible) bugs, ammassing
> >dull collection. I think he is a university museum curator. In
> >addition, knowing some of the bugs he bought, I know he did a lot
> >questionable cleaning and parts mix and matching, surprising for a
> >curator sort. No collector would want his collection. Probably
> >none collector would want to buy a whole collection. Makes the
> >he is selling kinda odd...
- Casper! So funny. Maybe some day he can sell the stuff he bought for what he paid for it.
Just like in the stock market if you don't know what you're doing, you're most likely to:
But what might happen in this auction is that someone might think that they'll get a deal on it, and bid the minimum, which eliminates the Buy it Now price and then people not knowing what they could have paid for it, bid it up and another turkey buys another rare but not very good bug.
I don't like the Model X, I don't like the Wirechief, and I don't like the Bunnell Gold Bug (in fact I hated it so much, it got heaved over the rail somewhere two days after passing Horta outbound from the Med one year.)
That was one key I couldn't sell to any one - I would feel like I was selling him a lemon, only worse. Perhaps it was like selling a JJ-38 Japanese ball bearing key for $100. That makes me skin crawl offa me back.