imsal 2

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Thu Aug 19 13:03:15 1999

On Thu, 19 Aug 1999, Jeffrey l Kaneko wrote:

> Well, I've always thought that this guy who's building these has been
> spending *way* too much time on e-bay. I think he's counting on selling
> to the same idiots who pay $500 for a 'signature' Mac 128.

And you know what? He probably will.

> I dunno, your price breakdown sounds alright to me. Mebbe he figured
> that these are 'hand crafted' hence have some kinda snob appeal.

If I had $995 to blow (like I just robbed a bank) I'd get one.

> Ah yes, as I suspected, you're way too smart to be drawn into this
> 'Techno chic' marketing shtick. That's all it is: chic. This guy's
> just trying to 'make hay while the sun shines'.

Hey, that's c{r}apitalism.

> I'm convinced that the IMSAI-2 is a product designed and marketed
> expressly for the purpose of becomming a 'Hot Collectable'. I'm

You got it.

> confident in a couple of years you'll see E-Bay ads like this:
> RARE! IMSAI-2 Chassis, Complete! One of only 24 Made! L_at__at_K!

And you know what? It will be the first "RARE" label on an e-bay ad that
will be truthful.

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