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    Re: Cassens and Plath Sextant
    From: Mike Boersma
    Date: 2004 Mar 21, 18:06 -0500
    Ebay is the world of irrational bidding. If you are selling something, irrationally high bidding is good. Ebay gets a percentage of every sale and obviously a high sale price is good for ebay (and for their shareholders). Caveat emptor.

    Michael Boersma

    Gary Harkins wrote:

    I just watched a Cassens and Plath sextant on ebay during the last few minutes of frenzied bidding.  This sextant is 5 years old, the owner didn't know much about it (at least he couldn't tell me if it had the double prism lens), and went for $846.00.  What would make otherwise sane people (presumably) pay 2/3 of what they could buy new for a sextant that has no REAL guarantees?  Gary Harkins C400 #140 "Cygnus"
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