Guys, sorry for a bit of a rant here, but please bear with me.
From the Doxa Forum rules above:
"No linking to live auctions. Linking to a live auction really is a double edged sword. You may get the information you need, but you're only hurting your chance of getting a good deal in the end. More over, if you have no interest in the item yourself, you have possibly hurt someone else's chance of getting a good deal".
Yes, it goes on to state we can link to items of historical significance, but hey. Those can be linked and discussed after the gavel falls!
See this post on the Dive Watch forum....
SnapIT (Breitling Forum Moderator) also posted thoughts on this subject, and stated it about as well as I've seen it. Can't seem to find it now, if I do I'll link it.
Edit: Okay, I found it. First is the thread name, then SnapIT's response to the post (echoes my thoughts perfectly!).
Re: Nice deal for someone...wife won't let me
Thanks for the heads up. The thing is, the forum is not here to spruke ebay auctions. We all know ebay is just a click away and spend much time there looking and dreaming and bidding when the price is right. We could post 10, 15, 20 auctions a day that are interesting in one way or another but refrain because at the end of the day you might be queering an auction for someone and not have the faintest idea the one of us are interested and looking to maximize the situation. Fair cop? I could point you to forum rule 3 but I think that would be over the top in this instance. Thanks for posting!
I hope SnapIT doesn't mind me borrowing his words. And I hope the members here will consider these thoughts before posting "the grail is on the 'Bay", or "Best example of XXX I'v seen in some time" or the like. Really doesn't serve any purpose that couldn't be discussed after the auction closes!