e-bay item

From: Sellam Ismail <dastar_at_ncal.verio.com>
Date: Tue Mar 2 13:50:50 1999

On Tue, 2 Mar 1999, John Foust wrote:

> The VCF is an admirable effort, indeed, but I don't see how you're
> going to avoid eBay's influence on the price of old computers.

In fact I fear it helped fuel the fire.

> For the booth sales, I'm sure eBay's prices will have an effect
> on the initial price for some high-profile items, don't you?

Yes they will. But the sellers are always welcome to go through the
hassle of using ebay rather than the simple immediate exchange of cash for
computers. Cleaner and easier than ebay.

> The VCF isn't an auction, right? Or are you thinking of an auction
> format for next year? If you took a small cut, it might be good
> for the bottom line.

I was considering an auction last year but due to time constraints had to
drop the idea. I may do an auction this year but we'll see.

Sellam Alternate e-mail: dastar_at_siconic.com
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