Message #17 Posted by bill platt on 2 May 2005, 10:18 a.m.,
in response to message #16 by Raymond Del Tondo
I concur with Raymond in every respect.
Except that it is best to do "full disclosure" so as to say "the battery cells are flat and so I will include only the frame" etc, or "battery and frame as original HP included but note that the cells are dead and will need replacing" etc
I try very hard on my auctions to spell it all out. It is a matter of conscience and smooth dealing.
I think highly of Matthias but I think he is getting to much "inside" rather than thinking about it as a buyer--which is what a good seller should do. Always full disclosure.
The idea that "on Pioneer with LR44 etc " is rationalization....most buyers are not "serious collectors" and there is no set "standard" by which to judge such things, so again:
full disclosure is the only good way--then you don't leave Claudio and other good souls in a difficult position.
Let me note that this is not to be a condemnation of Matthias--he is a very successful ebayer and has 100% feedback for a reason--he makes sure to clear it up one way or another----
I am more speaking in the general about what I have found to be most effective for a good auction.
Edited: 2 May 2005, 10:27 a.m.