I went a bit too mean with one.
Every now and then, against my better judgment, I go back and read some of the stuff I wrote. One thing I should probably apologize for is the general tone of this one from last week. No, not because of any negative blow back (there’s been none that’s made it to me, actually a bit of the opposite), because I went a touch beyond snarky and condescending to just mean.
What I meant to make fun of was the advertising of a sale as ‘no-reserve’ when in reality the starting bids were the reserve. The description it was referencing made it sound like the online auctioneers have to work in other sales to run people up until the reserve is met. It’s something worth commenting on because that’s a fairly common concern people have expressed about online sales. For somebody to publicly imply that the auctioneers, in this case the online auction services, have to work in sales to meet a reserve in the other sales is actually a pretty big deal to some.
However, the blog post wasn’t meant to be as mean as it evidently was.
In reality it was probably a bit of steam let off the stuff that I DIDN’T write about last week.
- By Jeff