Ebay horror ...

From: Jonathan Engdahl <engdahl_at_cle.ab.com>
Date: Mon Jun 11 16:45:55 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeffrey S. Sharp" <jss_at_ou.edu>

> Right. I would, however, tack on a note saying that it's ok
to try
> and make money off of classic computing items IF that money is
> to recover costs incurred in your collecting activities.

I could not disagree more. Whether someone makes a profit off
selling a classic computer item, and what he does with the
money, is entirely his own business.

If it were not for the guys that are making a living by selling
classic computers and/or parts on eBay, I would not have much of
a collection at all, and most of my PDP-11's would have been
scrap metal by now*. I have found eBay to be a great place to
find things that otherwise would be inaccessible to me, at very
good prices.

It's time to let up on eBay and the people that use it. Overall,
they're doing a good job. We ought not to be judging and
criticizing people that we don't know. Let's talk about
computers instead.

Jonathan Engdahl             Rockwell Automation
Principal Research Engineer  24800 Tungsten Road
Advanced Technology          Euclid, OH 44117  USA
Euclid Labs                  http://users.safeaccess.com/engdahl
*footnote: if you ask my wife, they became scrap metal anyhow,
except it's in the family room.
Received on Mon Jun 11 2001 - 16:45:55 BST

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