Help with pricing on vintage computers?

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Sat Jan 11 17:33:36 2003

On Thu, 9 Jan 2003, John Allain wrote:

> There's Mike Nadeau and Sellam Ismael's "real"
> book on the subject, wherever it is.

It's on Amazon, for one ;)

> Spend 2 hours a week on eBay category 1247
> or the search
> engine to know their prices for whatever it is that you want.

Ugh. I cannot express enough how much I abhor eBay prices. Unless you
knock off the top 10 highest and bottom 10 lowest prices then take the
average, the prices on eBay only reflect pricing in eBay dollars, which is
to say it is based on some pricing that is of another dimension and has no
meaning in our own universe.

The corollary is that if there are not enough representative samples to
knock off the top 10 and bottom 10 then eBay is not suitable to use as a
means to price things.

Buy Mike's book instead.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger

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