SOL feeding frenzy?

From: Doug Yowza <>
Date: Tue Dec 15 13:51:47 1998

On Tue, 15 Dec 1998, James Willing wrote:

> Not that I want to start a bidding war (or then again, why not?) so lets
> say that it could be had for $600 plus shipping, with a possibility of
> part/all trade for something similarly really cool! (tho I could really
> use the $$$)

Speaking as a cheap bastard who would never pay this much for a Sol, I'd
like to see it offered on eBay just to see what it would fetch. The last
one I saw sell there brought $300, but it was non-working, and it was
before a certain money-is-no-object bidder joined the fray.

BTW, I appreciate the gesture, but I don't understand the logic of
offering it to this list rather than the public at large. This is an open
list -- anybody can subscribe, and many do without becoming list
contributors. There's no guarantee that somebody who buys here won't
resell it on ebay or elsewhere for more. In fact, since the internet
affords a certain level of anonymity, a "dealer" could easily pose as a
mild-mannered collector if they wanted to.

If the goal is to ensure that it stays in the hands of a collector who
will maintain it and not resell it for profit, then I think a simple
contract could be drawn up to help ensure that, and those conditions could
be stated in the ad.

-- Doug
Received on Tue Dec 15 1998 - 13:51:47 GMT

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