[ModLib] ebay people are a strange lot

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Fri Feb 1 17:03:42 EST 2008


That's what an auction is. If the seller doesn't like it, he can donate the book to a local charity.

Barry Miller

-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: "Terry I. Seymour" <tseymour at ptd.net> 

> Increasingly people are reluctant to publicly exhibit their interest in a 
> book by making a bid. Thus, they will watch and submit their bid very late 
> in the auction. Bid sniping programs are exacerbating this problem. At least 
> one seller I know of has tried to combat this practice by vowing to pull the 
> item off the auction if no bids are received by two days from closing.My 
> guess is that at least half of those people who are "watching" will bid on 
> it in the final hours of the auction. 
> Terry Seymour 
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: modlib-bounces at owu.edu [mailto:modlib-bounces at owu.edu] On Behalf Of 
> JOSEPH HILL 
> Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 3:07 PM 
> To: For collectors of Modern Library books 
> Subject: [ModLib] ebay people are a strange lot 
> 
> Knowing it to be a quick sale for a non-ML collector; as the Jane Austen 
> series is at this time running on PBS. I listed a VG/VG copy of the six 
> novel Giant edition @ $15.00 No bids!!! 
> Yet, seven people on my ebay "watch list."for the book. 
> My question is, what were they "watching?" 
> As for myself, I had rather "watch" grass grow. 
> 
> 
> 
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> -----Original Message----- 
> From: John Wolansky 
> Sent: Friday, February 1, 2008 10:11 AM 
> To: 'For collectors of Modern Library books' 
> Subject: RE: [ModLib] Transitiom Periods 
> 
> Is there a difference between the spine on a 3 versus 4? 
> 
> John 
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: modlib-bounces at owu.edu [mailto:modlib-bounces at owu.edu] On Behalf Of 
> JOSEPH HILL 
> Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2008 4:27 PM 
> To: For collectors of Modern Library books 
> Subject: [ModLib] Transitiom Periods 
> 
> I just sold 26.1 Mikado VG/VG, spine #3 but with logo facing left. (see 
> guide Pps.28) This makes it difficult to describe to buyer. 
> What do I call the spine, 3 1/2 or -4? 
> 
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