A Great Find & A Defense of E-Bay

From: R. D. Davis <rdd_at_smart.net>
Date: Thu Jun 15 20:51:10 2000

On Thu, 15 Jun 2000, Bruce Lane wrote:
> I would add to this another pet dislike I have for E-bilk (much better
> name, BTW). To my eyes, they are in large part (sheer unmitigated greed
> makes up the other part) responsible for the decline in quality and
> quantity of equipment that used to show up at hamfests and other
> electronic-oriented swap meets.

You've noticed this decline as well? :-( Interesting hackish things
seem to be getting more and more difficult to find a hamfests. The
last one I went to had very little, and most I've been to, I've seen
people going around buying large quantities of things,
indiscriminantly, just to snap them up, apparently to resell on e-bilk
or squirrel away in storage... or even to sell them at 200-percent and
much higher, mark-ups at the same hamfest. Disgusting.

R. D. Davis                  
Received on Thu Jun 15 2000 - 20:51:10 BST

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