FA: ROL Auction for a Hawk Mountain Aluminum Fin Can

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I hac a few auctions posted, Hawk Mountain Fin can is one of them.... NO Reserve on any auctions.... including the Hawk Mountain 4" AL fin can.
Hawk Mountain 4" Aluminum Fin Can NO RES
Hawk Mountain has developed an aluminum fin canister for their 4" fiberglass tubing. This is a military grade
unit machined from 6061-T6 aluminum withbeveled 0.125" thick fins! The fin can screws together on the airframe
and if a fin is damaged it can be easily replaced. The fin can weighs 1.5 pounds and is clear anodized which will
resist corrosion and can be painted with regular paint.
LIST PRICE 98.00 Winning bidder pays 6.50 S&H&I to CONUS
Other destinations pay 2.50 handling plus actual S&I charges
We will combine auction wins to save on shipping</center>
If the USPS, UPS or FEDEX go there, WE DO TOO
Sorry No International destinations on motors at this time We do ship kits and supplies to International destinations
WE GLADLY ACCEPT Personal Checks, Money Orders, Western Union and Credit Cards We accept the following major Credit cards
http://www.rocketryonline.com/cgi-bin/auctions/auction.cgi?components&1117593053
Bobby B www.hangar11.com
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I find that funny that people say no reserve yet start the bidding at say $90, dont you think that is the same as a reserve price?

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A reserve is an undisclosed minimum bid. The OP is being up front with the minimum bid.
By your definition, every auction that didn't start at 1 cent would have a reserve.
Brian Elfert
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Exactly my point. But concealed or not it amounts to the same thing.
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Is there something wrong with publishing a starting bid with no reserve? I'll be placing a few kits and items on ROL, in the next few weeks, and I plan on using a starting bid on some items and not on others. Maybe it's just the terminology that is confusing.
Fred
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Mike
I agree with the concept that an opening bid of XX is similar in nature to a reserve BUT better in that it does not waste your time... You know up front what the minimum is to potentially win the item. Many of my auctions sell on 1 or 2 bids.. No wasted time, no nickel and dime increases. This gives you more time to fly and less time remembering which auctions you were high bidder on but got screwed out of because you did not make the minimum which was a hidden number.
The fin can sold and shipped within 2 hours of the payment being rec'd. No wasted time, prompt service and a fair price..
Bobby B Hangar 11, Inc.

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Bobbyb wrote:

http://www.rocketryonline.com/cgi-bin/auctions/auction.cgi?components&1117593053
I agree, the starting price is better than a hidden reserve. I've lost count of the number of e-bay auctions I've given up on, only to later find out that the reserve price was only a couple of pounds (or dollars) more than my last bid.
Oh, and I bought the fin can :)
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