ebay question

From: ben franchuk <bfranchuk_at_jetnet.ab.ca>
Date: Wed Feb 25 14:15:56 2004

Vintage Computer Festival wrote:

> If you like a fair marketplace suited specifically for the vintage
> computer hobbyist and market, use the Vintage Computer Marketplace. And
> I'll make a base appeal to those who still use eBay to buy/sell/trade: you
> have no room to complain when something on eBay pisses you off because
> there IS an alternative which you have chosen not to use. The VCM is not
> used nearly enough. Some of that we can and are working on to get more
> activity. We've got an advertising push coming up to take it to the next
> level. But everyone here can also do their part by spreading the word
> about the VCM and actually using it to sell or trade your stuff. We'll
> have incentives to make you want to do this, but in the meantime, do it
> for your own good!

I like the old idea -- the seller sets a price, the buyer pays the price.
I want to buy the product today! Not to fuck around with bidding or
other things. The biggest problem is not buying a product , it is
getting it shipped. That is where you need help in the Vintage Computer
Marketplace. If I want to bid on the lastest FAD item I would collect
what ever is the latest box of "Sugar Sugar Crunch Cereal".
While we all remember the day FREE computers for a Song, that is not
longer the case for vintage computers.

PS. There is a NICE PDP-11 waiting to sold at VCM. Note I don't have the
cash for it, or a way to get shipped safely here.
Received on Wed Feb 25 2004 - 14:15:56 GMT

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