On Mon, 26 May 1997, Barry Peterson wrote:
Greetings, I'm hoping for a little advice here:
Gee, it's started already 8-(
While scanning an auction web page
I found an item I have in the garage. which sold there for $76.50.
This brings two questions to my mind:
1: Is it worth $76.50?
No, it worth about $0.50. Of course, you have all the documentation, and
the disks that go with it. That might make it worth $1.50. Figure you have
to pack it and ship it. That means buy a suitable box, suitable packing
material, spend your time packing it, insure it for delivery, carry a
possible bad check, and never see the thing again. And then what do you
do when the guys says it doesn't work and wants his money back - never
mind he doesn't even know how to plug it in! And - oh ya sure - I'll ship
it back! - Ya right!
It's much better to get rid of it locally - $25 and it yours. Come pick it
up! Better for you, better for it.
2: Would be unethical to email the non-winning bidders
with an offer
to sell my computer to them?
Only to those of us who want to preserve the beasts - rather than sell
them off for a profit.
(Boy - I'm mean tonight!)