What I meant was that the minute something is posted here the vultures set in. Some respect the fact that someone else might want the item. However, in most cases it is every man or woman for themselves. I have been involved with many sales posted here in which the seller is now looking for the highest bid because so many people who saw the item posted here are trying to buy the item.
Well, I hadn't tried to talk to the seller yet. I didn't want to get in the way of others here who had spoken up before me and start a bidding scene. And didn't want to get involved until I could wrap things up regarding price, payment, and pickup all at once. Just got someone lined up to pick it up this morning, looked, and it was deleted. I still have the picture, though. She sure was pretty <sigh>
The opposite has happened also. Attention was drawn to a small very beat up scope on the bay, originall bid 99¢, no resrerve. Because of a posting here, a small bidding frenzy drove up the price, bidder and seller criticized and lambasted soundly. The winning price more than the scope was worth,though it was unique.
Just be aware that sometimes a seller or buyer could be a member here, might be reading our discussions, and is always a felow human being.
We do not always know the reasoning for selling, pricing, or purchasing a scope, nor the needs, desires or even nostalgia weighed in the values.
Edited by Vesper818, 27 July 2015 - 11:00 PM.