for sale etiquette?

From: Doc Shipley <>
Date: Tue May 25 15:37:32 2004

Vintage Computer Festival wrote:

> On Tue, 25 May 2004, Damien Cymbal wrote:
>>What is the view of folks posting items for sale on the list?
>>I've posted forsale items to the list before, but recently I've been putting
>> more free items and some auctions up on VCM so I am hesitant to re-post
>>them here and turn this into a SPAM fest. Then again, I'd like to get as
>>wide an audience as possible. Do most readers of the list also frequent VCM
>>(my guess is a definite maybe)?
>>What if VCM posted a summary of all new items received for sale/auction at
>>the end of each day? That would only add 1 msg to the list that people
>>could quickly kill if they weren't interested but would insure available
>>stuff was getting as wide an audience as possible for those people that
>>don't frequent VCM regularly.
> Patrick and I were considering this but as long as folks know that the VCM
> exists then there's no reason to annoy the list with VCM listings. The
> VCM has a "latest postings" feature so as long as you visit it every day
> or so (at the current rate of new listings) then you'll be able to catch
> anything new that gets posted.

   Thank you.

   Nothing personal, and I browse VCM anytime I'm looking for something,
but in general, "acceptable advertising" is a great way to kill off any

   Plus, if _you_ do it, we'd have to let Mailing List and his ilk do it.

   No smiley.

Received on Tue May 25 2004 - 15:37:32 BST

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