A Great Find & A Defense of E-Bay

From: Mike Ford <mikeford_at_socal.rr.com>
Date: Fri Jun 16 13:44:58 2000

>I think the concept we are dealing with here is the supply of something
>simply running out. There were only so many vintage computers ever sold.
>They don't grow them anymore.

More like oil, plenty of its down there, you just need to drill deeper. Do
you think the stockpile of old DEC stuff John found this year is the ONLY
one? I hope not.

What I am seeing is that different categories of places let go stuff at
different times. Some have a fixed cycle just a few years long, ie many ISP
lease the hardware for only a year or two then it hits the liquidation
market. Other places hoard everything ever purchased until the company
folds or sells etc. I am actually looking forward to some of the Apple II
era machines I know are still hiding in industrial settings.

If you want to see a Grammophone go to the Cal Poly Pomona hamfest this
Saturday, there are few out there most times. <in the antique swapmeet next
door anyway>.

Morbid perhaps, but in a few years I bet a LOT of stuff worthwhile starts
showing up in storage auctions.
Received on Fri Jun 16 2000 - 13:44:58 BST

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