my objection to recent postings

From: Russ Blakeman <>
Date: Wed Apr 8 09:34:23 1998

Tim Shoppa wrote:

> > I object to the use of the Classic Computer mailing list for advertising
> > for-sale items on an ongoing basis for profit.
> I would object, too, but most of the postings I see have no "obvious"
> profit in them. (In particular, items are being sold for a couple
> percent of their original sale price, and the "asking prices" honestly
> barely cover the effort of packing them up securely and safely.)
> *Most* of the "for-sale" posts I read are just trying to find good homes
> for equipment - a goal that I can truly appreciate, as I just had to
> throw away about 5 tons of old iron before my last move.

Thank you. I have a feeling that Andrew was just having a "bad mail day" and
needed an outlet to blow off a little steam about my posts for equipment I
occasionally swap for or buy to be able to lend a hand to those looking for them
in this area. I could just as easily trade and buy parts I need for my direct
part time at-home business and forget about the HP's, Suns, IMSAI's, S/36's, etc
as these take up a lot of valuable space here as it is. If I get the unit for
free I generally go for shipping only or a few bucks to make it worthwhile to box
and haul it.

I'm sure anyone else that has stuff does the same. What would a ham radio group
be without swaps and sales? This is equivelant to the same idea.

 Russ Blakeman
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