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    Senior Member jish1969's Avatar
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    Whos doing all the C&V name dropping in their CL listings?

    This 912 has been on the Buffalo C-list for a bit now and I like to look at it but this guy is using T-mar and USAZorro now in his pitch. I just thought it was strange to me, unless there are any other forum members in Buffalo...

    http://buffalo.craigslist.org/bik/1737954575.html
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    Huh! That strikes me as a little creepy.

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    Google most any vintage bike or component with history and you will find T-mar posting from Classic Rendevous or here. Doesn't make it right though.
    Last edited by fas2c; 05-13-10 at 10:12 AM. Reason: content

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    I wonder if the individual speaks as poorly as he/she writes. If I met this person and they ejected that string of words I would immediately conclude they were mentally unsound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fas2c View Post
    Google most any vintage bike or component with history and you will find T-mar posting from Classic Rendevous or here. Doesn't make it right though.
    T-mar may be knowledgeable, but to the average person outside of C&V reading this ad, the seller just looks like an idiot. Who the hell is T-mar? they wonder and why should I care?
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    It reads better if you replace "T-Mar" with "Bobbie Joe" and "USAZorro" with "Lurleen."

    It's my size too.

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    It looks to me like the seller just did a google search for his bike, found a description, and did a copy/paste. He probably didn't even read it.

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    Jared's got it right.

    the ad even says "Someone's Opinion I found on the Internet" before he pastes in the post.

    Should have at least given the Original Poster credit

    but honestly, do a google search on just about any late model bike and the first page of links is gonna be threads from here, CR and a small handful of other sites
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    Found it. Looks like he took two different peoples opinions and made it one. Or just copied a whole post, quote and all.
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=1#post4448135
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    The seller's writing is not even remotely as pitiful as what I've commonly seen appearing in CL. (It embarrasses me just to think we share the same taxonomic order.)

    I doubt if the buyers will understand what real authorities T-mar and USAZorro actually are, but I think it is a pretty convincing sales tactic nonetheless.
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    If that guy had studied the list more closely, he would have taken his pictures from the drive side, raised up his seat, and used full sized pics.

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    Yes, it is a pretty bike, first it was $700, then $600, then $500, so I'm just waiting it out...
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    Once, someone on C&V found a CL ad some place, and the ad included a picture of my bike, as if it was the one being sold! Now that was really weird!
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    Well, for future reference, anyone is welcome to use this quote of mine in their CL listing:

    "According to Pcad, this bike was mentioned by Sheldon Brown to have lugwork designed by Phillip Johnson soon after he left the Skunkworks because of artistic differences."
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