Ebay horror ...

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Tue Jun 12 04:23:54 2001

I've got to chime in here.

If you can get some dough for something you might otherwise be inclined to
pitch, or at least allow to gather dust in a corner of the basement, it doesn't
matter whether you use the proceeds from the sale to buy another dust-collector
or to pay the electric bill. After all, the electric bill supports your hobby


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Engdahl" <engdahl_at_cle.ab.com>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2001 3:45 PM
Subject: Re: Ebay horror ...

> ----- 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
> used
> > 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 Tue Jun 12 2001 - 04:23:54 BST

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