Help with pricing on vintage computers?

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Mon Jan 13 22:57:04 2003

On Mon, 13 Jan 2003, Ethan Dicks wrote:

> --- Sellam Ismail <> wrote:
> > The next guy at a flea market to tell me "I can get $X for it on eBay" is
> > going to get bitch-slapped.
> No doubt. I heard that the first time at the Dayton Hamvention a number
> of years ago, and asked the seller, "then why did you come here?" as I

That's what I ask them too. If I really want the item, I explain to them
how much more of a hassle it is to sell on eBay: how they have to go
through the trouble to take photos, come up with a description, wait a
week, hope the winning bidder sends you the money in another week, pack
the thing up, take it to the post office, etc. Not to mention that they
are already here and I've got money in hand.

Sometimes it works.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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