Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/13

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Ebay and LUG
From: Robert Clark <>
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000 08:50:35 -0400
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Thank you, Denis.  Very well said and I agree....there's too much to learn from
one another to let this get into the way.

Robert Clark
Lancaster, PA

Denis Boisclair wrote:

> As a newcomer to LUG I am  amazed at the heat generated over members who
> dare to mention that they have some  Leica equipment for purchase on Ebay.
> It is a pity that inter member relationships are not always kept on a
> friendly level. I find it more distasteful to see postings which 'put down'
> other members or seek to score points against them. I would also prefer not
> to see in print, certain expletives used by some, which  I might  resort to
> if I accidentally hit my thumb with a hammer!
> It seems that these objections of mine are not shared by those who regard
> the posting of references to items  the member has for sale on Ebay, as
> something approaching a capital offence.  It isn't so much the fact that to
> them such action is improper (we are all entitled to our opinions)- but the
> manner in which they express their indignation that I think is 'over the top'.
> This 'sales publicity' doesn't offend me in the slightest  and I don't
> think it warrants trying to make the poster feel like a leper. One might
> argue that buying on Ebay from a LUG member, is, in a way, some extra
> reassurance.
> Let's keep it friendly at all times please!!
> Denis Boisclair
> (Northwich, England)

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