eBay search fail

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Mon Apr 30 22:20:51 CDT 2018

I search only for "PDP" (not -11) but I filter on category "Computers/tablets & Networking." It might not have shown up in your search if you searching in "Vintage Computing" category. This one looks like it wasn't listed there

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From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Noel Chiappa via cctalk
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 10:55 PM
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Subject: eBay search fail

So someone mentioned this to me:


Now, the crazy thing is that I religously do a search for "PDP-11" for newly listed items on eBait at least once a day - and this never showed up! I just did a search for sold "PDP-11" items, and it's not showing up there either - although a search for sold "PDP-11 parts" turns it up!
Anyone have any idea why it didn't turn up? That is a regular '-', not an mdash or anything, and those are 1's, not lower-case l's. And it does show up in the search for "PDP-11 parts". So I can only conclude that somehow eBait's search function blew out somehow?

Anyway, someone got a total steal: at least _3_ H960's, a TU10, and an -11/45 (can't tell if there's an FP11) - and who knows what else is hidden!


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