Thank you, Cindy,
YOUR vouching for him means a lot!
On Thu, 24 Jan 2019, Electronics Plus via cctalk wrote:
I just got off the phone with Jesse at Cypress. He
said he did not post the
gold and tantalum items on ebay. It is someone else, trying to cast a bad
name on him.
I am sorry to hear, and a little surprised, that there are that level of
"dirty tricks" in that, or any other part of the industry.
The eBay listing and Jesse's cypress-tech.co both connect to the same
seller/store on eBay.
Nevertheless, he responded promptly to my query about a board such as what
Jay had expressed interest in. I am quite serious in my willingness to
provide fifty bucks to pay for something that Jay wants.
Prices are based on far more than "value".
Having filed "schedule C" for well over half a century, I've learned that
the "cost of doing business" is NOT necessarily even related to "cost
of goods sold".
And, the variance in prices can be astronomical.
eg. When I found out that City College Of SF was considering buying a used
Centronics 101 for $1000, I gave them one that I had repeatedly been
unable to get $25 for at computer swaps. Fantastic tax deduction!
(If you have had for over a year, you can deduct "fair market value",
rather than your cost!)
When I don't like somebody's prices (happens often), I can "vote with my
feet", without holding it against them, even if I might think that they
have a distorted view of the value.
So, to repeat, if Jay and Jesse can work out the details, I will gladly
spring fifty bucks.
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
I explained to him that the list would really like to
work with him, and
that old HP stuff is wanted. He explained that each item is put into a
system, fully tested, and has warranty and follow up support if needed, so
prices are not low. I explained to him that many list members can do board
I suggested a "garage sale" type scenario, where he offers as-is equip, to
save the costs of paying a tech to test everything. He is open to that idea.
He has pallets of old terminals and keyboards that he does not work on
anymore, so no warranty. I told him that if he would test the monitor to
make sure it turns on, and include a complete matching keyboard, members
would prob pay about $85 plus shipping for a set. He does have a 150, and a
lot of 1970s and 80s terminals and keyboards. He said he will gather them
together and do a basic test and offer some out, on an as-is basis.
Please understand that he is a business (for the past 30 years), and he does
have to cover costs of storage, technicians, etc. No, he won't sell stuff
for $5. It costs him more than that to pay someone to find the stuff and
pack it. Please bear his needs in mind too.
1613 Water Street
Kerrville, TX 78028
sales at elecplus.com