Ebay horror ...

From: Mike Ford <mikeford_at_socal.rr.com>
Date: Mon Jun 11 14:23:28 2001

>>There are some folks who think dead computers are of value for something
>>than parts, but I don't know very many. Give the sensible ones a break, will
> I'm not saying that the PCjr falls into this category, but there are any
>number of systems that even if they're not working should be kept intact and
>not junked or canibalized for whatever useful parts you can get. This

My first choice is to sell the system, but if that isn't practical then
other options have to be considered. I think the objection that many of us
have is the notion of selling off a working computer as non working
trophies or display items. This is NOTHING like parting out a nonworking
system as replacement parts to get other systems working.

The other thing I really don't like is the practice of selling off the one
valuable part and dumping the rest, or routinely dumping in advance all the
lower profit items like cables and documentation.
Received on Mon Jun 11 2001 - 14:23:28 BST

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