SOL feeding frenzy?

From: Marvin <>
Date: Tue Dec 15 16:04:17 1998

Doug Yowza wrote:
> 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.

As I recall, the first one I saw offered on eBay sold for somewhere around
$750 or so. I talked to the gentleman who bought it, and his comment was
that it was in mint condition, included peripherals like floppy disk drives,
and complete documentation. Two things I remember about that auction: 1)
Don't keep making bids throughout the whole bidding process as it only
drives the price up (my inexperience <sigh>), and 2) the person who offered
it for bid forgot to put a reserve price on it, and stated in an added note
that he reserved the right not to sell it if he didn't get at least $25.00
for the setup! He had bought this stuff new years ago.
Received on Tue Dec 15 1998 - 16:04:17 GMT

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