ebay - Minivac 601, 1st pers. digital computer 1960s

From: Doug Yowza <yowza_at_yowza.com>
Date: Sun Dec 13 14:51:57 1998

On Sun, 13 Dec 1998, Marvin wrote:

> Interesting item on ebay. I hadn't heard of it but it looks like it is an
> interesting part of early computer history! The URL is:

Your ebay advertising service is great for ebay, and great for sellers,
but please consider what you do to the poor bidders who already know about
this stuff and have plans to bid on it.

Advertising an auction is not the same as advertising a Usenet ad, for
example, in which the advantage goes to those who did their homework and
legwork earlier than the others. In the auction case, you've simply
raised the price of the item.

Wasn't it you who just said "caveat emptor" in response to deceptive
advertsing tactics? Well, I say to you: vicum emptor, let the buyer find

(No, that's not how you say it, but my Latin dictionary is in my other


-- Doug
Received on Sun Dec 13 1998 - 14:51:57 GMT

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