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post #8116 of 14986
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Originally Posted by vinouspleasure View Post
well, that was fun to watch...is double_chevron21 one of us?
Yes it was. He is, but I can't remember who at the moment. Well, actually I think I can but it should be up to him to say.
post #8117 of 14986
more fun stuff to come on the westons and the aldens...
post #8118 of 14986
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Originally Posted by vinouspleasure View Post
well, that was fun to watch...is double_chevron21 one of us? Shikar, hadn't heard from you but hadn't counted you out. Too be honest, I'm shocked distinctive wasn't in there...

I was debating going a little over 310 but honestly decided against it as it was a 202 last in black...not really my shoe, so my snip was in at 255......didnt need to push against my buds too hard...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120201630019
Distinctive was in on the other loafer .....but didnt go all in, neither did i....i think most of you missed that one.

Regards.
post #8119 of 14986
If I'm only mildly interested in an item, I'm happy to let it go to a fellow forumite who really wants it. Sometimes this thread is a good measuring stick for my interest.

That said, no one hesitates to use the BIN, and we race to the checkout during good sales. We're both bloodthirsty and ever so gentlemanly.
post #8120 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Shikar View Post
I was debating going a little over 310 but honestly decided against it as it was a 202 last in black...not really my shoe, so my snip was in at 255......didnt need to push against my buds too hard...http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120201630019 Distinctive was in on the other loafer .....but didnt go all in, neither did i....i think most of you missed that one. Regards.
thats funny, I was thinking $265 was where I'd come in...in the end, I didn't love the shoe and decided against it. The loafer was good deal but for me, the question was how many black loafers can one have? Also, "she who must be obeyed" has taken note of my burgeoning shoe collection and I have to be a little careful about additions.
post #8121 of 14986
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Originally Posted by vinouspleasure View Post
the question was how many black loafers can one have?

one is too many in my book!
post #8122 of 14986
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Originally Posted by vinouspleasure View Post
Too be honest, I'm shocked distinctive wasn't in there...

I think that was why he asked me several posts back whether I was saying I was out of that auction. As he said Boogers has done, I had kind of staked my territory early by getting in the opening bid on that item and he wasn't going to get in my way. Unfortunately, I went out for the evening and didn't get him an answer until it was to late. I could be reading that totally wrong, but that is my guess.
post #8123 of 14986
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thaAlso, "she who must be obeyed" has taken note of my burgeoning shoe collection and I have to be a little careful about additions.
Don't you wish they'd just mind their own business when it comes to our feet and the covering thereof!
post #8124 of 14986
c&j drummond, uk10 $149 bin: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=200187721511 zegna boots, 10.5 US, $149 bin: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=200186798273 tempting prices, but I fear a little small for me...
post #8125 of 14986
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post
Now the other side of this coin is that some unidentified forum member is the seller and we are conspiring to keep him from making top dollar on his auction. That hardly seems brotherly either.
Just so you know, conspiring is the right term here , and what you are talking about is highly illegal as a violation of the Sherman Act, section I of the antitrust laws. It is also called bid rigging. Your chance of getting caught is quite small, but people do go to jail for this sort of thing.
post #8126 of 14986
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Originally Posted by knittieguy View Post
Just so you know, conspiring is the right term here , and what you are talking about is highly illegal as a violation of the Sherman Act, section I of the antitrust laws. It is also called bid rigging. Your chance of getting caught is quite small, but people do go to jail for this sort of thing.
Wow...that's pretty hard to see! How is the fact that a very few guys--out of respect and friendship--try not to bid each other up when it's clear that one of them really wants the item and has put in a bid an example of conspiracy or bid-rigging? The intent isn't to keep the price low, but rather to see that a fellow forumer gets something he really wants, or, at least not to be the instrument of his not getting it. Others outside this tiny group are free to do as they wish. Let's not try to criminalize what amounts to pretty benign behavior aimed at seeing someone else happy.
post #8127 of 14986
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Originally Posted by knittieguy View Post
Just so you know, conspiring is the right term here , and what you are talking about is highly illegal as a violation of the Sherman Act, section I of the antitrust laws. It is also called bid rigging. Your chance of getting caught is quite small, but people do go to jail for this sort of thing.

People here on SF are not conspiring to keep a price low, they're collaborating to help each other out and get out of the way of a brother of the cloth who wants to buy an item for the best price possible.
post #8128 of 14986
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People here on SF are not conspiring to keep a price low, they're collaborating to help each other out and get out of the way of a brother of the cloth who wants to buy an item for the best price possible.

brother of the cloth?
post #8129 of 14986
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Originally Posted by knittieguy View Post
Just so you know, conspiring is the right term here , and what you are talking about is highly illegal as a violation of the Sherman Act, section I of the antitrust laws. It is also called bid rigging. Your chance of getting caught is quite small, but people do go to jail for this sort of thing.

I was just reading about the Sherman act and it's a little known fact that the actual intent of that law was to make sure that Ebay sellers received $20 more for their shoes than they otherwise would have. True story.

If we're going to take it this far we should probably avoid Ebay completely since many of the goods would technically be classified as gray market by the respective brand owners.
post #8130 of 14986
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Originally Posted by knittieguy View Post
Just so you know, conspiring is the right term here , and what you are talking about is highly illegal as a violation of the Sherman Act, section I of the antitrust laws. It is also called bid rigging. Your chance of getting caught is quite small, but people do go to jail for this sort of thing.
can you give some instances of people going to jail for this sort of thing? Or are you using "this sort f thing" quite broadly? lol
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