Originally Posted by hoserpants
What you're proposing is placing a competitor restriction on the demand side of what would otherwise be a free market transaction. It's dishonest and I find it fundamentally disagreeable.
In other words, if you're too cheap to pay more than the next guy for semi-rare commodities, then get used to doing without.
And what your doing is not thinking it the whole way through. Say I put my Olive retro strap on ebay and dont set a reserve, if people in this thread us it to its advantage, they will get a good deal, because they used a resource to there full advantage, where I did not. But if I put it on ebay and put a reserve of $50 on it, Im making sure I dont have to let it go for cheap, and people in this thread can still use it to there advantage, and hopefully get it for less than they would want to spend on it.