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

From: Bill Richman <bill_r_at_inetnebr.com>
Date: Sun Dec 13 21:59:36 1998

I can see Doug's point, but I would also have to agree that it's great
just to be able to look at the pictures of some of the stuff. I'll
admit that I've seen things I placed bids on that I otherwise would have
missed because I don't patrol eBay religiously, and tend to feel that
many of those who take the time to do so are probably speculators rather
than casual collectors. I will say, though, that there have been
several items I would have bid on, but refrained from doing so because
someone on this list was the current high bidder. If they put in a bid
and then allowed themselves to be outbid by two or three people, I
figure they're probably not all that interested and were just hoping to
get something "for cheap", and I might put in a bid. If I see them
getting back in the race towards the end of the auction, I'll usually
stop bidding. I for one hope you will continue pointing out interesting
items to this list, wherever you see them. I hope Doug understands
where I'm coming from; I consider him a friend, and have given him
several tips when I see things on eBay he's interested in, and he's done
the same for me.

On Sun, 13 Dec 1998 14:35:46 -0800, Marvin <marvin_at_rain.org> wrote:

>Doug Yowza wrote:
>> 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.
>Doug, another thing just crossed my mind. Anyone who looks at the bid items
>will see your name (assuming you are bidding on it :) ), and it would seem
>like a good thing on your part to bid late, as that wouldn't give those that
>want to see what you are up to any advance notice on what might be

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