Scrap value of machines (was Re: ebay feedback)

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Mon Dec 6 10:40:56 1999

It's pretty obvious, then, isn't it, that the place to be is on their side
rather than bidding against them? Even if you have to pay a little more or
work a little more, it's better to be in a position to call the guy up on a
free morning and ask whether he's got anything new that you'd like to look
at, isn't it?

-----Original Message-----
From: Christian Fandt <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Monday, December 06, 1999 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: Scrap value of machines (was Re: ebay feedback)

>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
>-- --
>Christian Fandt, Electronic/Electrical Historian
>Jamestown, NY USA
> Member of Antique Wireless Association
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