Ebay notices, was re: PDP-8 on e-bay

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_ncal.verio.com>
Date: Wed Jan 20 13:41:42 1999

On Wed, 20 Jan 1999, Marvin wrote:

> Mike wrote:
> >
> > <rant>
> > Ok, maybe its just me. I'm a conniving, sniviling, wheez who would probably
> > step on my own mother to get at a cool computer (on my good days) and I
> > spend alot of time raking though the ebayish trash to come across something
> > tastey in a dark passed over corner of the sale. And just when you think
> > you got a line on something, some damn smaraitan decides to post a
> > billboard.... (no offense)
> > </rant>
> Well as you might have guessed, I totally disagree with that viewpoint.
> When I notice someone from the list bidding, I generally have passed on
> putting it up here. ***BUT*** I have also seen a number of instances where
> a given listmember was not willing to bid at the prices the items were going
> for, and perhaps another listmember would have been willing to bid higher.
> Cases like that are changing my mind as to letting listmembers know when I
> find something *I* think is interesting.
> The reasons for collecting have been already discussed on this list a number
> of times, but it is worthwhile trying to remember that for most of us, this
> is a HOBBY done because we enjoy it.

And of course if one spent one's time doing their homework and searching
the internet in places OTHER THAN ebay one would eventually turn up the
computers one wants at a price that would make the effort well worth it!

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