Cleaning up yellowed/grubby plastic?

From: Teo Zenios <>
Date: Wed Aug 25 05:58:28 2004

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Subject: Re: Cleaning up yellowed/grubby plastic?

> On Tue, 24 Aug 2004, Fred Cisin wrote:
> > On Tue, 24 Aug 2004, Teo Zenios wrote:
> > > The problem is new furniture has to look 100% new, while something
> > > years old has to look vintage (some signs of normal ageing). While
some rich
> > > person would love to have a piece of furniture that Napoleon might
> > > scuffed with his boot (a good story helps) they don't want a new table
> > > spent tons of money on to get dinged by the movers (no interesting
> > > there).
> >
> > So,...
> > the damage that you do reduces the value, UNTIL you become famous.
> I'll go around kicking dents in stuff you own for $5 per dent, but there's
> no guarantees I'll ever be famous :)
> --
> Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer

I can see people lining up with landmines and a crisp $5 in their hands...
just kidding.

Anything a person used to become famous is usually what becomes collectable.
An example would be the weapon Oswald supposedly killed JFK with in Texas,
or the guitar a musician used to record his greatest song. If you ever
became world famous for your computing collection then any part of that
collection would be worth a little more IF it can be traced to you by serial
number etc. In the coin world quite a bit of coins are known for the
collectors that used to own the rarities. So Sellam if you end up famous I
don't think the coffee table you kick over when you are pissed would be
worth anymore then $5 at a garage sale.
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