eBay search fail

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 22:41:38 CDT 2018

I think "crap on a cracker" is fitting expression here.  A few hours drive
from me too.  Wow.  Hope it found a good home.

On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 11:20 PM, W2HX via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>

> 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
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Noel
> Chiappa via cctalk
> Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 10:55 PM
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Cc: jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
> Subject: eBay search fail
> So someone mentioned this to me:
>   https://www.ebay.com/itm/222941705847
> 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!
>        Noel

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