Ebay Packing Jobs

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun Feb 13 14:03:42 2005

> >As collectors, we're anal about "provenance". We don't want to alter the
> >historical artifact of the piece ;)
> I'm with Tony on this one... I could care less about the box (other than
> the old foam or whatever may not be up to the task of safe shipping) and if

I will agree that _I_ couldn't care less about the box (cardboard boxes
aren't suitable devices to attack with a 'scope :-)), but I appreciate
there are people who do.

Thereofore if I was selling something and had the original box, I would
ask the buyer if he cared about the box, and if he did, I would try to
get it to him in an undamaged date (e.g. I would not stick new labels all
over it).

As another example, a few years back I was given an HP33C calculator with
AC adapter, manuals and the box. Now, I wanted to use the machine, so I
kept all but the box, but I found somebody at HPCC (UK HP calculator user
club) who actually collects boxes, etc, and gave it to him. Seemed more
sensible than throwing it out.

Received on Sun Feb 13 2005 - 14:03:42 GMT

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