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Date: 29 Nov 2006 02:02:45
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Some one is going to get a bargain Nuova Simonelli Mac Digit
http://tinyurl.com/y7mrvg

Only 4 hours left on this NS Mac digit 1-group & bidding is currently $99.
If you're a tinkerer like me this is made for you. 110 or 240 volt? Who
cares; at this price you can have an electrician run a line. Same with the
plumbing.

Robert (Too many machines on my workbench right now!) Harmon
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Date: 30 Nov 2006 08:19:57
From: daveb
Subject: bargain ?
lower stress and the price you pay --

auctionsniper.com

and indeed, ac users are perhaps .000001 percent of the ebay bidder
pool.

Dave713

daveb



 
Date: 30 Nov 2006 06:32:16
From: Omniryx@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Some one is going to get a bargain Nuova Simonelli Mac Digit

Barry Jarrett wrote:
> i passed up a pavoni 120v 2-group yesterday at a local cafe auction. i
> probably could have had it for under $600, but i stopped bidding when
> it got to $500.

See? If you had posted this in advance I'd have torn up there with six
bills in my hand. And gotten the opportunity to meet you face to face
in the bargain.

ROFLMAO



 
Date: 30 Nov 2006 06:29:55
From: Omniryx@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Some one is going to get a bargain Nuova Simonelli Mac Digit
(Shredding my diplomas)


I- >Ian wrote:
> On 29 Nov 2006 08:07:12 -0800, "Omniryx@gmail.com" <Omniryx@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >having been broke for a good part of my
> >life (try paying back well over 100K in student loans!)
>
> http://www.pennylicious.com/2006/10/09/billionaire-dropouts/



 
Date: 29 Nov 2006 11:53:31
From: Doug Cadmus
Subject: Re: Some one is going to get a bargain Nuova Simonelli Mac Digit
Barry Jarrett wrote:
> aaahhhhh....
>
> i'd rather not have to drive to the other end of the state to pick it
> up, and i'm too cheap to have it trucked down here. too bad roscoe
> isn't closer.

If it were (yes, I looked!) I'd have bought it and asked you to pick it
up for me and give it "the treatment". ;)

I *love* the NS steam lever... makes so much more sense to me than a
knob.

-dec



  
Date: 29 Nov 2006 20:20:33
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: Some one is going to get a bargain Nuova Simonelli Mac Digit
On 29 Nov 2006 11:53:31 -0800, "Doug Cadmus" <decadmus@gmail.com >
wrote:

>If it were (yes, I looked!) I'd have bought it and asked you to pick it
>up for me and give it "the treatment". ;)
>

i passed up a pavoni 120v 2-group yesterday at a local cafe auction. i
probably could have had it for under $600, but i stopped bidding when
it got to $500.



  
Date: 29 Nov 2006 20:03:07
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Some one is going to get a bargain Nuova Simonelli Mac Digit
"Doug Cadmus" <decadmus@gmail.com > wrote in news:1164829832.867246.30210
@n67g2000cwd.googlegroups.com:

> Barry Jarrett wrote:
>> aaahhhhh....
>>
>> i'd rather not have to drive to the other end of the state to pick it
>> up, and i'm too cheap to have it trucked down here. too bad roscoe
>> isn't closer.
>
> If it were (yes, I looked!) I'd have bought it and asked you to pick it
> up for me and give it "the treatment". ;)
>
> I *love* the NS steam lever... makes so much more sense to me than a
> knob.
>
> -dec
>
>

Funny thing is, I bought the same exact machine in September from an eBay
user in Roscoe, IL. I asked if they were connected in any way, but they
both assured me that they didn't know each other. But what are the odds of
the same machine from the same suburban community showing up on eBay?

I paid more than the latest sold for but my machine looks like it could've
come of the assembly line last week (a few minor scratches & one copper
tube had a hair-line crack and needed replacing). I think I'll PID it &
list in on eBay for some ridiclous starting price.

If anyone wants to bid on it let me know & I'll refrain from mentioning it
in this forum. :-O



Robert ($145 to pick up, pack, and ship wasn't bad.) Harmon
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Date: 29 Nov 2006 08:07:12
From: Omniryx@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Some one is going to get a bargain Nuova Simonelli Mac Digit

Cordovero wrote at some length about the unfairness of publishing links
to items that he had previously researched for himself.

I resonate with your concerns, having been broke for a good part of my
life (try paying back well over 100K in student loans!). That being
said, however, I don't think your argument is very convincing. Given
that millions of people look at ebay every day and that most of the
coffee equipment transacted there is neither bought nor sold by ACs or
CGs, the likelihood that Robert's posting of a bargain is going to
reduce your chances of winning are pretty small.

Ebay auctions are by nature and intention competitive. As any of our
eager supply-siders here would likely tell you, getting the edge on the
competition any way you legally can is not only acceptable but the way
the system is supposed to work. You try to get your edge through daily
research. Others may get it by picking up on a post by Robert or Randy
or someone else. Either is perfectly fair.

Some time back, I bought my son a car for his 16th birthday. Through
diligent research over a period of days, I had found a real sleeper
deal at a local Nissan dealer. I tore over there only to find that
some other guy had made a chance phone call half an hour before and
found the same deal....and closed it just before I arrived! Was I
pissed? You bet. Did it seem unfair? Damned right. Was I, in the
end, merely a chagrined loser? Yep.

Keep your chin up. All of us who buy from ebay have had our hearts
broken. On the other hand, many of us have found fabulous bargains.
You can too, just keep at it.



  
Date: 29 Nov 2006 18:36:52
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Some one is going to get a bargain Nuova Simonelli Mac Digit
On 29 Nov 2006 08:07:12 -0800, "Omniryx@gmail.com" <Omniryx@gmail.com >
wrote:

>having been broke for a good part of my
>life (try paying back well over 100K in student loans!)

http://www.pennylicious.com/2006/10/09/billionaire-dropouts/


  
Date: 29 Nov 2006 16:18:02
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: Some one is going to get a bargain Nuova Simonelli Mac Digit
On 29 Nov 2006 08:07:12 -0800, "Omniryx@gmail.com" <Omniryx@gmail.com >
wrote:

>Keep your chin up. All of us who buy from ebay have had our hearts
>broken. On the other hand, many of us have found fabulous bargains.
>You can too, just keep at it.

i completely owe my current 4-group zocco (and subsequent
zocco-mania) to an ebay post here on a.c.



 
Date: 29 Nov 2006 04:14:35
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: Some one is going to get a bargain Nuova Simonelli Mac Digit

aaahhhhh....

i'd rather not have to drive to the other end of the state to pick it
up, and i'm too cheap to have it trucked down here. too bad roscoe
isn't closer.



 
Date: 28 Nov 2006 19:41:28
From: razmoo
Subject: Re: Some one is going to get a bargain Nuova Simonelli Mac Digit

Robert Harmon wrote:

> But I firmly believe anyone who is reading this newsgroup deserves a shot
> at these bargains, not just the few of us that troll eBay on a daily basis.


I don't think its a big deal either way, but I guess those who make the
effort and constantly search ebay should be more deserving of a bargain



 
Date: 28 Nov 2006 19:17:02
From: Ken Fox
Subject: Re: Some one is going to get a bargain Nuova Simonelli Mac Digit
Someone or some people have been following this auction waiting for the end
to bid, in hopes of getting a good deal.

Some may be ng regulars; their hopes of getting that good deal are probably
now over, due to this link having been posted here.

It used to be standard operating procedure here not to post links to online
auctions except in the case of something truly bizarre or seemingly
dishonest. In my opinion, that is the best practice and we should return to
it.

ken




"Robert Harmon" <r_h_harmon@Zhotmail.com > wrote in message
news:Xns9889CBED66DE4rhharmonZhotmailcom@207.217.125.201...
> http://tinyurl.com/y7mrvg
>
> Only 4 hours left on this NS Mac digit 1-group & bidding is currently $99.
> If you're a tinkerer like me this is made for you. 110 or 240 volt? Who
> cares; at this price you can have an electrician run a line. Same with the
> plumbing.
>
> Robert (Too many machines on my workbench right now!) Harmon
> --
> http://tinyurl.com/pou2y
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Date: 29 Nov 2006 02:25:50
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Some one is going to get a bargain Nuova Simonelli Mac Digit
"Ken Fox" <morceaudemerdeThisMerdeGoes@hotmail.com > wrote in
news:4t48stF11smraU1@mid.individual.net:

> Someone or some people have been following this auction waiting for
> the end to bid, in hopes of getting a good deal.
>
> Some may be ng regulars; their hopes of getting that good deal are
> probably now over, due to this link having been posted here.
>
> It used to be standard operating procedure here not to post links to
> online auctions except in the case of something truly bizarre or
> seemingly dishonest. In my opinion, that is the best practice and we
> should return to it.
>
> ken
>
>
>
>
> "Robert Harmon" <r_h_harmon@Zhotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns9889CBED66DE4rhharmonZhotmailcom@207.217.125.201...
>> http://tinyurl.com/y7mrvg
>>
>> Only 4 hours left on this NS Mac digit 1-group & bidding is currently
>> $99. If you're a tinkerer like me this is made for you. 110 or 240
>> volt? Who cares; at this price you can have an electrician run a
>> line. Same with the plumbing.
>>
>> Robert (Too many machines on my workbench right now!) Harmon
>> --
>> http://tinyurl.com/pou2y
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>
>
Howdy Ken!
I understand your arguement, and I strongly disagree! Some folks may not
'know' they want a machine like this until the opportunity presents itself.

I'll continue to help out my fellow posters here whenever I can, however I
can

Robert (Secrets suck!) Harmon
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Date: 29 Nov 2006 03:13:23
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Some one is going to get a bargain Nuova Simonelli Mac Digit
On Wed, 29 Nov 2006 02:25:50 GMT, Robert Harmon
>Howdy Ken!
>I understand your arguement, and I strongly disagree! Some folks may not
>'know' they want a machine like this until the opportunity presents itself.
>
>I'll continue to help out my fellow posters here whenever I can, however I
>can

The only person you have clearly helped out is the seller. If the
current bidders include your "fellow poster," they may not see you as
quite so helpful as you do.

shall


    
Date: 29 Nov 2006 03:38:56
From: Alan
Subject: Re: Some one is going to get a bargain Nuova Simonelli Mac Digit

"shall" <mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net > wrote in message
news:fiupm2pot1i8qonam12hsbjh1sbj9u81u3@4ax.com...
> On Wed, 29 Nov 2006 02:25:50 GMT, Robert Harmon
>>Howdy Ken!
>>I understand your arguement, and I strongly disagree! Some folks may not
>>'know' they want a machine like this until the opportunity presents
>>itself.
>>
>>I'll continue to help out my fellow posters here whenever I can, however I
>>can
>
> The only person you have clearly helped out is the seller. If the
> current bidders include your "fellow poster," they may not see you as
> quite so helpful as you do.
>
> shall

Just kind of interesting to see that since the NG post, the current high
bidder (122.50) seems to be a buyer and seller of espresso machines ......




    
Date: 29 Nov 2006 03:25:42
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Some one is going to get a bargain Nuova Simonelli Mac Digit
shall <mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net > wrote in
news:fiupm2pot1i8qonam12hsbjh1sbj9u81u3@4ax.com:

> On Wed, 29 Nov 2006 02:25:50 GMT, Robert Harmon
>>Howdy Ken!
>>I understand your arguement, and I strongly disagree! Some folks may
>>not 'know' they want a machine like this until the opportunity
>>presents itself.
>>
>>I'll continue to help out my fellow posters here whenever I can,
>>however I can
>
> The only person you have clearly helped out is the seller. If the
> current bidders include your "fellow poster," they may not see you as
> quite so helpful as you do.
>
> shall
>

Howdy shall!
I suppose I can live with that.

As someone who buys & sells with some regularity on eBay & elsewhere it's a
double edged sword whether posting bargains here is a good thing or not.
But I firmly believe anyone who is reading this newsgroup deserves a shot
at these bargains, not just the few of us that troll eBay on a daily basis.

Robert (Some pigs are more equal than others?) Harmon
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Date: 28 Nov 2006 22:35:01
From: Cordovero
Subject: Re: Some one is going to get a bargain Nuova Simonelli Mac Digit
Robert,

If it helps you understand the situation: I'm a broke dude and before I
secured my machine, I had a couple of predone links that I'd click on once a
day every day: two or three specifically worded searches on Ebay, one on
Craigslist, and one on Coffeegeek's forums. I'd bit on tons of things and
get outbid. It was a daily ritual. I just didn't have the bucks to buy
new. I was willing to take chances with Ebay.

It was incredibly demoralizing to be close to winning an auction and then
have someone post here or on coffeegeek about "Hey guys, a .... is going
really cheap on Ebay! Thought y'all want to know." I think guys like me
who were searching things out ought to somehow reap the benefit of our work
over someone who stopped into the group and was like, "Oh, I guess peope
think that's a good deal -- I'll bid, too." or "maybe I'll add that machine
to my workbench..."

I like the fact that this ng has been against such postings in the past.
I'd like to see things return to that way.

C




     
Date: 28 Nov 2006 20:22:52
From:
Subject: Re: Some one is going to get a bargain Nuova Simonelli Mac Digit
Notice that "good old help my fellows to a bargin Robert" doesnt post
the items he's bidding on so everyone else can get a shot at it..

Could it be Robert is the seller? nahhh.