OT: Re: Periodic rants on eBay

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Thu Oct 25 13:39:10 2001

On Thu, 25 Oct 2001, Mike Ford wrote:

> Love it or hate it, eBay is the most credible source of pricing or value
> that I know of.

I find this comment to be INcredible.

Are you saying that an ad for a $2,500 TRS-80 Color Computer is
"credible"? "But it didn't sell!", you scream.

Fine. How about the original Macintosh that went for close to $1,000
because it was "signed on the inside of the case by all the original
design team members"?

"...credible source of pricing..."

I'm sorry that any small comment made about eBay has to erupt into a
worthless pro/con debate about it.

I don't use eBay and wouldn't care if a big black hole suddenly formed
where their servers are co-located.

On the other hand, it is the only bright spot in a stock market filled
with downward spiraling stock valuations (if you don't count Bayer and
other companies that are set to benefit from the current state of chaos).

We'll be able to happily consume other people's used crap at inflated
prices while we pop Cipro and don gas masks that we were able to buy once
we were cleared for entry into the stores with our new National ID cards.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger http://www.vintage.org
Received on Thu Oct 25 2001 - 13:39:10 BST

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