Ebay horror ...

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Tue Jun 12 03:59:29 2001

see below, plz.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Ford" <mikeford_at_socal.rr.com>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2001 1:23 PM
Subject: Re: Ebay horror ...

> >>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,
> >>you?
> >
> > 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.
I have a couple of large cardboard boxes into which I toss cables as I
disassemble old computers, though I haven't done that much of late. I even save
the screws and washers, but the sheet metal is either scrap steel (low quality,
since it's painted, therefore priced by the ton) or scrap aluminum (priced by
the pound).
Received on Tue Jun 12 2001 - 03:59:29 BST

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