What Classic Computer are All About - A Lovers View

From: Brett <danjo_at_xnet.com>
Date: Thu Jul 10 23:49:47 1997

On Thu, 10 Jul 1997, Marvin wrote:
> Brett wrote:
> >
> > I also get a little perturbed when people state "This Weekends Haul".
> > I really don't have the time or inclination to read about all the neat
> > stuff I DID NOT get. I understand the joy and amazement of those of you
> I, for one, enjoy reading about what other people pick up. For one
> thing, it is nice to see what pricing other people are paying and it
> helps put perspective on other freebee's/purchases I may get in the
> future. It also gives a feeling for what computers/stuff is available
> out there. These "Weekend Haul" reports give a LOT of good information
> and insight other than just "look at the neat stuff I picked up." Isn't
> this what collecting is all about?

That is why I chose the word *perturbed* 8-) And if your in California
with Sam 8-) there is nothing left!

Really, I don't *enjoy* reading them but you are right. I think if someone
actually made a study, you could get some interesting geographical and
soci-economical data from the "Weekend Haul" posts.

But I find that the rules of supply and demand still prevail. If there is
only ONE TI99/4A for sale in town - the guy gets what he wants for it! But
- maybe down in Texas - there may be 20 forsale and you can shop around. I
love my computers but - money - well I ain't got enough 8-)

Received on Thu Jul 10 1997 - 23:49:47 BST

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