Ebay horror ...

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Mon Jun 11 10:59:13 2001

If you pay attention to the posts on this list, you'll see lots of occasions
where people "part-out" systems in order to resurrect others as opposed to
junking the whole, non-functional, thing. It's no crime to recycle what would
otherwise go in the dumpster. How many PC-Jr's do you think a person, or, for
that matter, the world, needs? How many non-functional ones do you think are

There are some folks who think dead computers are of value for something other
than parts, but I don't know very many. Give the sensible ones a break, will


----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Brutman" <mbbrutman_at_bresnanlink.net>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2001 9:11 AM
Subject: Ebay horror ...

> I'm so mad. I'm watching on Ebay now as a greedy seller takes
> apart a PCjr, and parts out the individual pieces for obscene
> amounts of money compared the the cost of an intact system
> unit.
> We're talking almost a complete disassembly - he has even
> removed the IR receiver for the keyboard from the motherboard,
> and is selling that bundled with a keyboard. That part has
> no use without the motherboard.
> The power card, floppy drive card, parallel printer sidecar,
> and the "RARE" 64Kb memory card are also being listed
> separately.
> I polite email to the seller suggesting that the machine is more
> valuable as a unit basically came back as "I sold one part,
> the rest is all gravy, I know what I'm doing so mind your own
> business."
> So distasteful .... I wish there was a way to blacklist people
> like this.
> Mike
Received on Mon Jun 11 2001 - 10:59:13 BST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:33:57 BST