what about this larry.. guy on the west coast. What a
friggin moron! He apparently bought up ALL the Zenith
Z-100s west of the Mississippi (the rest belongs to
another ass-carrot named Herb right here in the great
state of NJ. But excuse me, I feel the sudden urge to
projectile vomit). At each and every auction he says
its the last one hes got. So I shoot him an e-mail
question, and his reply begins with - understand...I
dont know you. And he refused to give a shipping quote
until after I bid.
--- cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org
<ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> > Even if the seller is not a collector and
nothing about what he's
> > selling?
> Yep, even then. They should take a little bit of
pride in their work, and also
> do the rest of us the common courtesy of first
checking anything that they
> present as fact.
> If the former isn't possible, there's absolutely
nothing wrong with
> item and admitting that they know nothing about
it! If the seller knows
> nothing about the item, there's no reason for
just saying so...
I've bought many things over the years -- at radio
rallies (hamfests), in
second-hand shops, and on E-bay -- where the seller
doesn't know much, if
anything, about it. Maybe it turned up in some
scrap, maybe it came from
the estate of a relative, whatever. Often I've
rather well by
recognising something that others haven't
kicked myself a few times for _not_ recognising
something as the missing
part I need to complete a <foo>).
And I have no problem with sellers not knowing much
about the item.
Nobody can know everything.
That does not excuse them from making up false
information. IMHO they
should either take the time and trouble to check
(which may boost the
final selling price, so it could be to their
adbantage), or just say
noting. Present the facts (in this case just quote
what it says on the
nameplate), let the buyers decide.
IANAL but I think that presenting false information
like this would be
classed as misrepresentation. And even 'innocent
giving false information when you had no reason to
suspect it was false,
is an offence.
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