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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-08 10:51 PM
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45. That's what I thought! It's a specialty item
There are brokers for that kind of thing, and people who want that kind of item are looking for it through (non-Ebay) channels that handle that sort of item.

High end, big ticket, specialty items (like a plane or horse for example) require knowledgeable facilitators to ensure an equitable sale. If I were to sell a horse on Ebay, I'd be gambling that the average buyer didn't know squat about buying a horse or it was some kind of scam. Same with a plane that requires an expert to ascertain that the item is genuine, saleable, serviceable, etc.

Sarah Palin could easily say that she "tried" to get $2.5 mil (or name your price) on Ebay - which is a completely inappropriate place to "get" your price for something like a plane - and when she couldn't (because the audience on Ebay isn't that kind of buyer), she was then free to make a private sale to her pal at a reduced rate.

Major scam.
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  -Palin's "eBay" Plane Sale Actually a Deal to Help Ally in Alaska State Legislature ddeclue  Sep-05-08 07:46 PM   #0 
  - Nice work!  lonestarnot   Sep-05-08 07:49 PM   #1 
  - Quite a stretch actually, making great leaps without evidence.  L. Coyote   Sep-05-08 09:56 PM   #30 
     - The point is that the buyer wasn't some random internet buyer  endthewar   Sep-05-08 10:20 PM   #34 
     - That point was made earlier today on DU and on dKos. This screws up the story!  L. Coyote   Sep-05-08 11:14 PM   #55 
        - How?? It DOESN'T "screw up" anything..  ddeclue   Sep-06-08 06:18 AM   #73 
     - OF COURSE the Buyer got a huge favor!  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 10:32 PM   #40 
        - WRONG. Palin placed the plane at auction on eBay.  L. Coyote   Sep-05-08 11:44 PM   #61 
           - You ARE NOT READING ANYTHING I WROTE.  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 11:49 PM   #62 
  - wonder why they didn't try Ebay without a minimum bid.  kansasblue   Sep-05-08 07:50 PM   #2 
  - Because the headline would be: Alaska Sells 2.5 Million Dollar Jet for $122,344.25  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 07:52 PM   #3 
  - I hope you send this info to appropriate people.  LiberalFighter   Sep-05-08 08:02 PM   #4 
  - I'm trying...  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 08:09 PM   #7 
  - Sent it to some of my contacts in politics too!  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 08:29 PM   #14 
  - Do you know who the state bought it from?  John Q. Citizen   Sep-05-08 08:08 PM   #5 
  - I could look into it but I'm not sure how that is relevant to Palin.  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 08:10 PM   #8 
     - No, but she was Gov about a year later when it was sold. She used to support  John Q. Citizen   Sep-05-08 08:21 PM   #11 
     - It was her predecessor, Frank Murkowski, who bought the plane for his official use.  Ken Burch   Sep-05-08 08:25 PM   #12 
  - Nice sleuthing.....  Bennyboy   Sep-05-08 08:09 PM   #6 
  - Hardball had a Post reporter on tonight with this. They first showed McSame saying she sold it on  williesgirl   Sep-05-08 08:11 PM   #9 
  - Which Post reporter?  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 08:31 PM   #16 
  - Wow! That's going to hurt!  ingin   Sep-05-08 08:18 PM   #10 
  - I haven't been to the DKos all that much but I'll try...  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 08:33 PM   #17 
  - Now x-posted at dailykos!  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 09:08 PM   #21 
     - WOW! DKos just ran with your ball!  ingin   Sep-07-08 06:12 AM   #81 
  - Reynolds paid about a half a million less than Alaska did  JDPriestly   Sep-05-08 08:28 PM   #13 
  - Well 499,000 less anyways!  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 08:31 PM   #15 
  - well- it was used...and i believe that she had promised to get rid of it if elected.  QuestionAll   Sep-05-08 09:12 PM   #24 
  - It was USED when the state bought it too...  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 09:16 PM   #25 
  - they weren't having any luck selling it-  QuestionAll   Sep-05-08 09:25 PM   #27 
     - I am NOT an expert, but is ebay the best way to sell a used jet?  riderinthestorm   Sep-05-08 10:22 PM   #35 
        - Trade-A-Plane, online specialty websites and brokers are best.  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 10:36 PM   #41 
           - That's what I thought! It's a specialty item  riderinthestorm   Sep-05-08 10:51 PM   #45 
           - and "surprise" they used a broker to sell it.  QuestionAll   Sep-06-08 12:05 AM   #64 
              - The "broker" was Rep. John L. Harris (R-Valdez). nt  mcg   Sep-06-08 04:33 PM   #80 
  - She is the one who made a big deal about it. She apparently saved the state of AK from a plane.  John Q. Citizen   Sep-05-08 10:53 PM   #49 
     - She's an ass confirmed.  lonestarnot   Sep-05-08 10:56 PM   #51 
  - So why was the eBay minimum reserve price 2.5 million?  mcg   Sep-06-08 09:32 AM   #74 
  - Nice work!  backscatter712   Sep-05-08 08:46 PM   #18 
  - Help me spread the word! n/t  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 09:08 PM   #23 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Sep-05-08 11:12 PM   #54 
  - must have been self Alaskan cocktail conversation for Palin, but her story  BREMPRO   Sep-05-08 08:54 PM   #19 
  - K & R  femmocrat   Sep-05-08 09:06 PM   #20 
  - Sold to Larry Reynolds of Arlington, Texas?? Safari Club Contributor?  L. Coyote   Sep-05-08 09:08 PM   #22 
  - Larry Reynolds: Valdezs great white hunter is a TEXAN!  L. Coyote   Sep-05-08 10:05 PM   #31 
  - George Bush was awarded "Governor Of The Year" by the Safari Club International  aint_no_life_nowhere   Sep-05-08 11:31 PM   #58 
  - where's the "deal to help an ally"?  QuestionAll   Sep-05-08 09:24 PM   #26 
  - What are you some kind of Republican Troll?  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 09:46 PM   #28 
  - I'm not, and I agree. Where is the evidence? You have nothing  L. Coyote   Sep-05-08 10:10 PM   #32 
  - READ THE OP! - I can't help it you aren't READING.  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 10:14 PM   #33 
     - "What part of that don't you understand?"  L. Coyote   Sep-05-08 10:27 PM   #39 
        - You are NOT reading..  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 10:41 PM   #42 
           - FALSE: "SPEAKER arranged the meeting with the Governor"  L. Coyote   Sep-06-08 12:05 AM   #65 
              - Well excuse the hell out of me for believing a reputable newspaper  ddeclue   Sep-06-08 12:10 AM   #68 
  - are used $2million jets flying(no pun intended) off the shelves...?  QuestionAll   Sep-06-08 12:08 AM   #67 
     - The plane was NOT sold for market value was it?  ddeclue   Sep-06-08 12:14 AM   #70 
        - yes, it was..."market value" is what someone's willing to pay- it wasn't selling at the higher price  QuestionAll   Sep-06-08 10:09 AM   #75 
  - Maybe to richies 300k doesn't mean much.  lonestarnot   Sep-05-08 09:50 PM   #29 
     - OP is WRONG: "Deal to Help Ally in Alaska State Legislature"  L. Coyote   Sep-05-08 10:23 PM   #36 
        - Thanks L Coyote.  lonestarnot   Sep-05-08 10:51 PM   #46 
        - WHAT IS HIS POINT????  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 10:54 PM   #50 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-05-08 11:10 PM   #53 
              - OH NONSENSE....THERE'S NO LIE HERE.  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 11:22 PM   #56 
              - "Who do you think you are anyways?"  L. Coyote   Sep-05-08 11:35 PM   #59 
                 - I really haven't seen ANY story saying what I've discovered...  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 11:39 PM   #60 
                    - Sep-05-08 09:42 AM PST = Larry Reynolds of Arlington, Texas  L. Coyote   Sep-05-08 11:52 PM   #63 
                       - OK but the Alaska papers published that much over a year ago.  ddeclue   Sep-06-08 12:08 AM   #66 
              - Oh and P.S. the plane was an issue during the elections  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 11:28 PM   #57 
        - AND IT BENEFITS SPEAKER HARRIS...  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 10:51 PM   #47 
           - Oh stop yelling, you're giving me a headache.  lonestarnot   Sep-05-08 10:53 PM   #48 
  - And that's supposed to be the big BIG reform - the one Limbaugh calls "fabulous"  aint_no_life_nowhere   Sep-05-08 10:24 PM   #37 
  - It's not unusual for someone to donate $1,000 or less.  Eric J in MN   Sep-05-08 10:27 PM   #38 
  - No actually it's pretty rare.  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 10:48 PM   #43 
  - Donation was in 2006, well before Palin was elected! Planning ahead??  L. Coyote   Sep-05-08 10:48 PM   #44 
     - Plane was an issue DURING the election...  ddeclue   Sep-05-08 10:57 PM   #52 
        - you really need some sleep, or something...  QuestionAll   Sep-06-08 12:13 AM   #69 
           - You need to join the Republican Party or something.  ddeclue   Sep-06-08 12:15 AM   #71 
              - ...  QuestionAll   Sep-06-08 10:10 AM   #76 
  - Plane now being used to go hunting in Russia  Lakerstan   Sep-06-08 12:21 AM   #72 
  - Development of the Ebay-Plane Story As Seen on DU (Relates to:)  whrab   Sep-06-08 10:36 AM   #77 
  - KICK-I was just about to post this  underpants   Sep-06-08 03:31 PM   #78 
  - She thinks she's slick  Johnbluedude   Sep-06-08 03:46 PM   #79 

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