Making Profits (Was Re: LISA (fwd))

From: Russ Blakeman <>
Date: Fri Jul 3 08:21:46 1998

Kevan Heydon wrote:

> On Fri, 3 Jul 1998, Tony Duell wrote:
> > No. I've never sold a computer at a profit. Sometimes I've had to buy more
> > than one of a machine to get one at all (i.e. the seller has a pile he
> > wants to get rid of), but then I either keep them as spares or pass them
> > on to other UK collectors _for the price I payed_.
> I am with Tony on this one. I only ever pass things on to other
> collectors for the same price that I payed for them. I fact last year I
> saved some DEC Bridges from a skip and after deciding that I wouldn't have
> a use for them I passed them onto Tony as I knew they would be going to a
> good home.

Most of the time I onl get shipping for the oldies but on occasion I'll ask for
a few bucks to cover the time involved in getting it packed and down to the post
office as well. On other occasions I maight make 5 bucks over but it's rare on
the oldies that you can make a profit anyway. The 386SX and up I can turn a few
dollars since they're still in the realm of everyday use.

 Russ Blakeman
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