Ebay horror ...

From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
Date: Tue Jun 12 08:55:56 2001

At 09:25 AM 6/12/01 -0400, Craig Smith wrote:
> FINALLY! A voice of reason in this seemingly endless debate. Well said
>Joe. If you add up the time spend digging stuff out of musty basements
>and barns, gas and wear & tear on vehicles driving hundreds of miles and
>time cleaning, testing, etc .... what little return you receive
>[even at eBay {gasp!} prices] is well deserved.

Amen. If anyone is at all serious about making money to
pay for their time, I can't think of many substances you
can resell on eBay that would make it worthwhile. On the
other hand, it might be a good way to dispose of stuff
that comes along while you're doing something else.

For example, I think a garbage collector might be able to
pick up enough resellable crap because they're being paid to
do something else while skimming the good stuff.

Compare it to rummage sales. Around here in the Midwest,
there are folks who think it's worthwhile to sit around all
Saturday in their driveway while people browse their
collection of old salt and pepper shakers, available at
fifty cents each pair.

- John
Received on Tue Jun 12 2001 - 08:55:56 BST

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