Scrap value of machines (was Re: ebay feedback)

From: Christian Fandt <>
Date: Mon Dec 6 09:59:06 1999

Upon the date 12:58 AM 12/6/99 -0800, Mike Ford said something like:
>>Where can you find out what the gold/aluminum/steel value of a
>>computer at? The obvious solution is to know what a scrapper is
>>willing to pay, and add $10 to your bid. A scrapper will never
>>spend more to buy something than it is worth, a collector will.
>Not a good assumption. A scrapper might be willing to spend whatever it
>took to make you never get a winning bid and just go away.

Yes, an appropriate correlation is that if they can crush computers (before
shredding the carcass) then they can cru$h you.

Their profits drop corresponding with losses of bids so they're going to
spend extra in the short term to protect their profits in the long term.

Regards, Chris
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Christian Fandt, Electronic/Electrical Historian
Jamestown, NY USA
        Member of Antique Wireless Association
Received on Mon Dec 06 1999 - 09:59:06 GMT

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