Sale postings to classiccmp (RE: my objection to recent postings)

From: Kai Kaltenbach <>
Date: Wed Apr 8 14:54:58 1998

Since Bill is absent, I'll presume to speak for him and the rest of us
founding members. You'll notice that the name of the list, same as its
charter, is "Discussion re-collecting of classic computers", not
"preservation" although that is something we are all concerned with.
Webster's defines "collect" in this sense as "to collect objects", which
implicitly requires their acquisition! Blatantly commercial advertisements
are not allowed, but collector for-sale ads are explicitly part of this
newsgroup and are welcomed.

Not only that, but offering items on Ebay instead of on this list, opens
them up to the speculative investor masses and creates much higher prices
than trading among collectors would produce. Trust me, it's much better to
have them advertised here than on Ebay.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Davie []
> Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 1998 6:11 AM
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Subject: my objection to recent postings
> I object to the use of the Classic Computer mailing list for advertising
> for-sale items on an ongoing basis for profit. I consider the use of this
> list in this way akin to dropping advertising leaflets in my mailbox, or
> ringing me up and asking if I want to buy insurance.
> Surely, the newsgroups and eBay, etc., are an appropriate place for
> regular
> sales?
> A mailing list dealing with the preservation of classic computers is not.
> Cheers
> A
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